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stephaniepriscillarta month ago
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Fragements of abandoned memories 馃挆 always wanted to do this theme in a long time
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nerviovago12 days ago
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twixnmix2 months ago
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Keith Haring with the carousel he designed for Andr茅 Heller鈥檚 Luna Luna, 1987.
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newyorkthegoldenagea month ago
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Parachute Jump, Luna Park, Coney Island, June 1947. Two passengers rode at the same time, to a height of 250 feet. It ascended into the air before being released at the top, floating to the ground.
The ride was created by James Strong of the U.S. Navy for the Chicago鈥檚 World Fair in 1936. That one rose 200 feet and had six arms to carry passengers. Strong was asked to reproduce it for the 1939-40 New York World鈥檚 Fair, and this version rose 250 feet and had 12 arms. It was such a success that the owners of Luna Park bought it for Coney Island. During World War II, the Parachute Jump served as a beacon of light for American planes and ships.
It is no longer in operation, but in 1980 it was admitted into to the collection of National Register of Historic Places. Nine years later it was finally recognized as a New York City Landmark. Now the Parachute Jump is like the Times Square of Brooklyn for New Year鈥檚 Eve. It counts down the seconds and illuminates the space at midnight.
Photo source: Daily Mail Info source: CUNY
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unexplained-events2 years ago
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Action Park
Also known as聽鈥淎ccident Park鈥, this park opened in Vernon, NJ in 1978. It is considered one of the most dangerous amusement parks.聽Founder and CEO Gene Mulvihill鈥檚 philosophy was that amusement park visitors should be in control of their experience, envisioning a park where patrons managed the ride--including how fast and how high they went. And that鈥檚 exactly what he created at Action Park.
For example, the Alpine Slide (3rd pic on the right) was described by a former employee as聽鈥渆ssentially a giant track to rip people鈥檚 skin off that was disguised as a kid鈥檚 ride.鈥 The Alpine Slide concept was simple enough: you sat on a sled and descended down concrete tracks using a hand brake to control your speed, either slowly or at a speed described by a former park employee as "death awaits鈥. The park saw its first fatality on the Alpine Slide, when a 19-year-old employee rode off the track and hit his head. According to New Jersey鈥檚 records, there were at least 26 other serious head injuries and 14 fractures attributed to the Alpine Slide.
The Tidal Wave Pool, nicknamed The Grave Pool (pic on 2nd row - left), which was filled with fresh water as opposed to sea water could have waves that reached 40 inches at the highest blast.聽The 12 lifeguards on duty rescued, on average, 30 people a day on high-traffic weekends.
The most notorious ride was definitely the Cannon Ball Loop (bottom).聽According to one urban legend, when park owners sent a dummy doll on a test run of the ride, it came back with no head. Gene Mulvihill offered his employees $100 to test out new rides, including the Cannonball Loop, and despite employees winding up with bloody noses and bruises, he opened the ride. One person even remembers hearing that a patron got stuck at the top of the loop, causing the park to build a hatch to aid in future rescues. Just a month after it opened, and after countless injuries were reported, it was shut down by the Advisory Board on Carnival Amusement Ride Safety.
Action Park was finally closed in 1996. It had 6 fatalities (3 drownings, an electrocution聽,and a couple skull injuries). In 2010 is was re-opened under the name Mountain Creek Water-park
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vuruncaherseycalisir3 years ago
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before-life4 months ago
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maddcactus-art3 years ago
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Okay. Here鈥檚 a Gardener killer trash-baby and an Entertainment Hive Mind pirates. I just like to think that Ralph learned not to turn any human that approaches him into the聽fertilizer, and now has a nice garden somewhere. And that amount of Jerry鈥檚 could easily tidy up that park, repair stuff and re-open it, so that鈥檚 what they did. Ralph helped. Because why not. I decided not to draw the triangle on Jerry鈥檚 shirt. I kinda wasn鈥檛 feeling like it.
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unexplained-events2 years ago
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The abandoned Fun Fair, located in Pripyat, just a few miles from The Chernobyl Power Plant.
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claytondraws2 years ago
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Amusement park date
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petalier3 years ago
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@WeHeartIt聽/entry/116914641/via/reignisct
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scoobydoomistakes3 years ago
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Now, admittedly, this *was* the聽鈥70s...
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...but if I was at an amusement park...
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...and it claimed to have the 鈥淲orld鈥檚 Greatest Roller Coaster鈥...
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...and it was just a couple of amoebas attached to a red bouncy ball?聽
Ok, yeah, I鈥檇 have some questions.
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