Amusement Park Rides (Shire Library, Volume 693) by Martin Easdown

By Martin Easdown

A journey on a thrill rollercoaster is the spotlight of any stopover at to an entertainment or topic park. Today's rides are on the leading edge of know-how and engineering, yet they're however the most recent of a protracted line of rides with humble roots in Russian ice slides and wood sleigh rides. seashore historian Martin Easdown describes the nice age of those interesting constructions, from the 1st mass produced rollercoaster, the Switchback Railway, via to the large wood coasters of the inter-war interval, utilizing historical postcards and images to chart their improvement. The fullest expression of the recognition of rollercoasters used to be to be discovered on the nice British seashore and well known leisure parks, similar to Blackpool excitement seashore, Southend Kursaal and Margate Dreamland, that have been created round the rides. the writer additionally is going past rollercoasters to different leisure rides, corresponding to revolving towers, aerial rides, Ferris wheels and water chutes that have been made out of the overdue Victorian period in all demeanour of interesting kinds. This publication is a party of the way rollercoaster and different amusements enthralled and delighted and have become a much-loved function of our relaxation undefined.

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