This is a special article about the history of Waagner-Biro’s double and triple wheels. For more information about Giant Wheel at Hersheypark see here and here. Waagner-Biro produced a new kind … Continue Reading Waagner-Biro | Double and Triple Wheels
With the year coming to a close, here is a look back at some of the articles published on the website in 2017!
Posted by vanalogue on YouTube, this is a look at the Pacific National Exhibition Midway in 1960. Merry Christmas to everyone! This video is from the midway of the 1960 Pacific National … Continue Reading Merry Christmas!
One of the earliest rides purchased by Hersheypark, the Miniature Railroad debuted in 1910 and was operated to the 1971 season. This is a detailed review of the history of the Miniature Railroad.
Here is your Hersheypark Update for December 13, 2017. Check out some photos of Boardwalk construction!
Redondo Beach, California, operated a twin racing roller coaster called Lightning Racer, from May 1913 until October 1923. It was a twin, racing, out and back roller coaster, constructed at … Continue Reading Lightning Racer at Redondo Beach, CA | 1913 – 1923
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Congratulations to Hersheypark for picking up a few Brass Ring awards at IAAPA 2017!
Lots of things happened in Hersheypark since the last update, so take a look at this Hersheypark Update for November 9, 2017!
Sky Fun 1, Inc., was a company based in Longmont, Colorado. They are best known for the SkyCoaster at various parks.
A Ben Schiff Wild Mouse was purchased by Kennywood Park in 1958.
Cable Transportation Engineering Company, Incorporated, (CTEC) was a chairlift manufacturing company formed in in 1977.
This is a look at the entrances of Hersheypark in 1971 and 1972, in the transition of Hersheypark being renovated into a theme park.
Chester “Chet” Eben Albright, Jr., was a leading civil engineer and builder in Philadelphia. He was born on July 31, 1859 and died on March 29, 1949.
Makin’ Whoopie Pies is a food franchise that specializes in creating customized, made-to-order whoopie pies (also known as gobs, in western Pennsylvania).
Construction on the new 2018 Boardwalk attractions is underway!