In 1938, West View Park purchased a new dark ride, Ride-N-Laff. It was installed and opened on May 8, 1938, the first day of the 1938 operating season. Ride-N-Laff was manufactured by the Ralph E. Chambers Engineering Company (commonly called R.E. Chambers Company) of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. The Chambers company was the successor company to
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Take a look at this article and advertisement for West View Park on this day, 100 years ago, June 17, 1917, on page 2 of the Theatrical Section of The Pittsburgh Press. To read more about West View Park, click here.
West View Park had two roller coasters called Figure-8. The first Figure-8 was built in 1906 – for purposes of designation, this roller coaster will be called Figure-8 (1906) – for West View Park’s first season. It was one major part of the $250,000 spent on constructing the park. It was constructed by T.M. Harton &
West View Park opened on May 23, 1906, a Wednesday. Learn more about how the park was developed and who was on the first Board of Directors.
Katzenjammer Castle was a type of funhouse that was commonly seen in the 1890s through the 1910s. West View Park‘s version was constructed by T.M. Harton Company as part of the updates for West View’s second season of operations, in 1907. Katzenjammer is a German word meaning hangover. Alternatively, katzenjammer can also mean confusion, which