May 25th, 2005

10-H

Ten random things: May 25

Ten attractions at Palisades Park Amusement Park:

  1. World's Largest Salt Water Pool
  2. 1865 Trains
  3. Love Bugs
  4. Cyclone
  5. Whip
  6. Cuddle-Up
  7. Giant Wheel
  8. Wild Mouse
  9. Sky Planes
  10. Showboat Funhouse

The Palisades Park Amusement Park was located in Bergen County, New Jersey, just south of the George Washington Bridge. (fox1013, I get the impression from that you may live on the former park grounds. Can you confirm?) The park opened in 1898, and was shuttered for good in 1971. When I was a wee lad, I would see ads for the park in old comic books, playing up the licensing deal they had with DC Comics. I desperately wanted to go to Palisades Park and go down the Batman Slide, but I was stuck in the Chicago suburbs. Much later, I learned that by the time I saw those ads, the park had closed. Alas.

Thanks to Dial B For Blog for posting one of those old ads in today's issue.

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