In the 1800s and well into the 1900s, the area around Lake Quinsigamond, in Shrewsbury and Worcester, was one huge summer resort. Hotels, ethnic and social clubs, boat clubs, a horse racing track, picnic grounds, and two amusement parks, Lincoln Park and White City Park, lined the shore. Steamboats and smaller steam launches transported tourists to the area. Canoes, rowboats, sailboats, and motorboats crowded the lake on weekends. Crew boat regattas, which started in the 1850s, continue to this day. Lake Quinsigamond and White City Amusement Park lets readers experience the attractions, such as the shoot the chutes and White City roller coaster, and enjoy the fun atmosphere during those long-ago summers.
Amazing Places to Take Your Kids: Hundreds of North American Adventures features hundreds of family vacation destinations that are educational, exhilarating, unforgettable, and just plain fun. Each adventure in this beautiful hardcover book is designed to create lasting family memories and appeal to children of all ages. Parents can flip through the pages for ideas on where to find the most interesting children s museums, the wildest dune buggy rides, and the most exciting parades and they can encourage kids to lend a hand in creating the family s next adventure. Amazing Places to Take Your Kids includes hundreds of vacation sites throughout North America. Destinations are organized by region: New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the South, the Midwest, the Southwest, the Rockies, the Pacific, and Canada and Mexico. The perfect family vacation is at your fingertips, including beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring national parks, state-of-the-art amusement parks, imaginative festivals, and much more. Put a new spin on your next trip by visiting the continents most amazing family vacation destinations. Here s a sampling of the unique adventures profiled in Amazing Places to Take Your Kids: Hundreds of North American Adventures: Historic Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts Pennsylvania s Hershey Park Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in Kentucky Florida s Everglades National Park The fairy-tale village of Frankenmuth, Michigan The American Institute of Architects sand castle competition in Texas
Birnbaum is the most respected and well-known name in Disney guides--and the only official guide. This updated edition of Birnbaum's Walt Disney World Resort For Kids takes younger readers through Disney's biggest resort from the peer's eye of a child. What to look for in 2016: Help plan a trip to Walt Disney World, with detailed descriptions of theme park shows and attractions, maps, photos, and more. Join Ana, Elsa and Olaf for a Frozen adventure in a brand-new Epcot attraction! Experience new theme park shows and attractions, including the Magic Kingdom's popular new parades: Festival of Fantasy and Move It! Shake it! Dance and Play It! Decide which attractions belong on every kid's "can't miss list." Use the Force and become a junior Jedi knight at Disney's Hollywood Studios Get advice from young Disney experts -- kids like you! The book is filled with kid-written tips and attraction reviews. Go on a happy hunt for "hidden Mickeys" in every Walt Disney World theme park Reader scan share thoughts and advice about all things Disney World by completing a "Reade rReview" survey after a WDW trip. Preserve magical memories in a special scrapbook section. Meet favorite Disney characters and collect autographs from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and all the gang. "
The sand dunes stretched higher than many skyscrapers, with the remnants of an abandoned lumber industry at their feet. The sandy, overgrown land was nothing that Michigan City residents cared to develop, let alone visit. The area was largely forgotten until Mayor Martin Krueger decided that his town would have a park and bathing beach. In a few short years, the deserted area was transformed into a family amusement center on Lake Michiganâs southern shores. These beginnings helped shape the Michigan City community. However, the lakeside park and bathing beach of today barely resemble the famous amusement area of the early 1900s. Somewhere along this townâs history, its greatest asset of that early timeâits amusement parkâtransformed into a natural beauty that is still treasured by families today, though nostalgia remains for the park of the past. Michigan Cityâs Washington Parks traces those lost amusement years with images and the complete amazing tale, from the building of the large wooden roller coaster with a lake view to the communal turn toward a nature park.
From its earliest days as a picnic grove to its subsequent evolution into a major amusement park, Riverside Park was synonymous with summer for generations of New Englanders. Situated on the banks of the Connecticut River at Agawam, Massachusetts, Riverside was enjoyed by area residents for more than a century. Thousands swam in Lake Takadip, danced to the most popular musical groups of the day in Cookâs Dancing Pavilion, spent Saturday nights at the Riverside Park Speedway, roller skated at the Rollaway, and thrilled to the Cyclone roller coaster and countless other attractions. Riversideâs status as the epicenter of summer recreation in the Northeast continues to this day with the parkâs current identity as Six Flags New England.
A thrilling amusement park ride turns diabolically deadly in this Hardy Brothers adventureâa fresh approach to a classic series.
Joe and Frank Hardy are attending the seasonâs opening night at Funspot, a local amusement park thatâs been declining for years, but that recently got new owners and a facelift. Their friend Daisyâs family has everything riding on Funspotâs success: If the revamped park is a failure, her family will be broke! At first, an exhilarating new attraction is a huge hitâbut when one of the riders disappears into thin air, fun and games turns into spine-tingling danger. Will the Hardy Brothers find the missing rider and restore Funspotâs reputation, or is the amusement park doomed for disaster?
Hailey Ashton is devoted to her challenging job as the Director of Guest Relations at the Serendipity Amusement Park in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Those who know her are impressed with her hard work and dedication as well as her beauty and strength. But Hailey's tough exterior hides a fragile self-image that dashes any hopes of a love life. Until one afternoon when a minor emergency brings her into contact with Tyler Scott, the dynamic and thoroughly irritating new owner of the park. Tyler sees past Hailey's facade to the real woman hiding within and a promising relationship quickly begins. But there are still obstacles in their path. Tyler's young daughter has lost her mother and wants Hailey to replace her and Hailey's unpredictable younger sister always shows up at the wrong time. But the biggest problem is Hailey's own doubts and fears which could jeopardise her best chance at total fulfilment.