Happy Centennial anniversary to our favorite park!!!
The Flying Coaster or also known as the Kangaroo was a fixture on the midway from 1963 to 1986. This unique ride went around in a circular motion and went up a ramp to "fly" off into the air. The car would then land softly for another trip. (Photo by WHR, Inc. 1980)
The original Dodgem car ride was located on the midway between the Stardust Gardens entrance and the Carousel. It consisted of 18 cars and was installed in 1940. The ride was destroyed in May 1988 when an accidental fire started in the Carousel building and spread to the Dodgem building. In May 1990, a new Barbieri bumper car ride was installed just inside the park entrance gate and renamed the De
The Space Combat was a carnival model that was installed in the park in 1968 and removed after the 1993 season. The ride consisted of themed space ships. The rider could control the vertical motion of the car while it went around and press a "gun" button that created a loud, screeching noise.
"Howard Berni, Ron Berni and I put that ride together and and it took us the whole day," recalled part-own
The Scenic Ride was a simple tractor pulling three passenger cars; sort of a forerunner to the Iron Horse Train ride. It was installed in 1940 and served thousands of customers until it was replaced after the 1955 season with the Turnpike Ride. (Photo: park archives)
This Chance carousel was a second generation ride that debuted in 1996. It was a much smaller version that the park's original carousel and was called the Brass Ring Carousel. It was sold in 2006 to an unknown buyer. (Photo: Kevin Miller)
The swimming lake was the original attraction of the park established in 1922 in the location of old ice making lakes. Lake swimming was permitted until 1976 when the swimming pool was opened nearby. (Photo: park archives)