Mt Laurel posted some carousel vids in the last thread and it got me to thinking. My Dad worked for a company that sold and serviced pin ball machines, juke boxes and pool tables. They had the arcades for pretty much every amusement park from Old Orchard Beach Maine down to Palisades Park in NJ. Dad would take us with him in the summer; allowing us each to bring a friend (yeah he was damn popular lol), and we would get our hands stamped and ride the rides all day while he serviced the machines in the arcade.
Here is the first carousel we rode- from the old Paragon Park at Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA.
The park is long gone- but the carousel was saved and relocated down the street.
Ah those were the days. Amusement parks before Six Flags! Small, local fun! And Paragon had the beach right across the way! Smart parents did the beach and lunch AFTER the rides lol!
Did you have a favorite local amusement park? Carousel? How about the rickety old wooden roller coasters?
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