Great Old Amusement Parks
Great Old Amusement Parks Previous Broadcasts
KQED Life: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many, many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day. This program celebrates these pre-Disney parks, visiting Playland in Rye, New York; Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana; and California's Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go-round. The special also checks out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides. Narrated by Rick Sebak.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 1:00 AM