Palace Playland
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Palace Playland

Palace Playland is a seasonal amusement park located in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. It has operated on the same site since 1902.


In the 1900s, Palace Playland's startup decade, the then-small amusement park centered on a roller skating rink and adjacent merry-go-round. Simple summer refreshments were served, such as lemonade and salt water taffy.

In the 1950s, Palace Playland was operated by future banker and philanthropist Bernard Osher, a Maine native.

In the 1970s and '80s, Palace Playland was noted for operating a 1910 Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel, PTC #19; however, in 1996 the valuable antique was withdrawn from service and moved to Ohio.[1]

In the 1990s, Palace Playland claimed to be "New England's largest pinball and video arcade." A guidebook writer recommended the park to "aficionados of the garish."[2]


In the 2010s, Palace Playland describes itself as "New England's Only Beachfront Amusement Park." In 2010-11, the park tore down and replaced its Ferris wheel. The Playland has positioned itself as a provider of amusement-park-experience services to French-speaking residents of Quebec, including offering a webpage in French.[3] In 2016, Palace Playland opened April 14 and is scheduled to operate through October 10.[4] For the 2018 season according to the arcade manager, palace Playland is replacing all skew ball machines and will be looking into getting a new roller coaster.

Palace Playland is located directly on the waterfront, across Maine State Route 9 from the Old Orchard Beach Downeaster passenger railroad station.

See also


  1. ^ Curtis, Wayne (1998). Maine: Off the Beaten Path (3rd ed.). Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press. 27. ISBN 0-7627-0190-0. 
  2. ^ Curtis, Wayne (1998). Maine: Off the Beaten Path (3rd ed.). Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press. 26. ISBN 0-7627-0190-0. 
  3. ^ "Palace Playland". Palace Playland. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Palace Playland". Palace Playland. Retrieved . 

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Coordinates: 43°30?53?N 70°22?29?W / 43.5147°N 70.3747°W / 43.5147; -70.3747

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