Historic Amusement Parks and Fairground Rides

    SubTitle

    Introductions to Heritage Assets
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 Jun 2015

        Summary

        This short guide provides an introduction to the history and development of buildings associated with historic amusement parks and fairground rides. It is intended to support the listing selection guide on Culture and Entertainment.
        10460554
        10460554

        Main Summary

          This short guide provides an introduction to the history and development of buildings associated with historic amusement parks and fairground rides. It is intended to support the listing selection guide on Culture and Entertainment.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Allan Brodie

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          13

          Number of Pages

          28

          ISBN

          9781848023987

          Contents

            Introduction
            1. The origin of amusement parks
            1.1. Annual fairs
            1.2. Pleasure gardens
            1.3. Coney Island
            2. Blackpool pleasure beach
            3. Seaside amusement parks
            4. Urban and rural amusement parks
            5. Development of large fairground rides
            6. The origins and development of rollercoasters
            7. Types of early rollercoaster
            7.1. Switchback railways
            7.2. Side friction rollercoasters and figure-of-eight rollercoasters
            7.3. Scenic Railways
            7.4. Under- friction rollercoasters
            8. Other fairground rides
            8.1. Gallopers
            8.2. Big Wheels
            8.3. Water Chutes
            8.4. Swings
            8.5. Smaller rides
            9. Change and the future

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