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Playland ad from 1977 PNE booklet
Playland Seattle 1953 advertisement

Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition
Butte's Pride - The Columbia ...
Clark County History 2008
Dear Old Nat...Sokane's Playground
Doin' The Puyallup
Great American Amusement Parks
Guide to Ride 2000
Harry G. Traver: Legends of Terror
Herbert P. Schmeck Forgotten Legacy
Memories of Columbia Gardens
Once Upon A Time In Playland
The Enchanted Forest And Its...
The Incredibla Scream Machine
The Pacific National Exhibition
Vancouver: A History in Photographs
Vanishing Seattle

Jantzen Beach Park ~ 1940's

On The Midway ~ Puyallup Fair 2007

DVDs and Videos
Finding Playland
Remember When: Nat Park
Remembering The Columbia...
Great Old Amusement Parks
PNE ~ 1958

RollerCoaster! #113 ~ Spring 2010
RollerCoaster! #88 ~ Winter 2004
RollerCoaster! #47 ~ Fall 1993
Sunset Magazine ~ July 1976
Sunset Magazine ~ June 1962
Unwind Sunday Magazine 2008

Souvineer Fair Programs:
Rip Snortin'-Fun! 1983
Whooopitup 1977
The Western Washington Fair 1973
50th Western Washington Fair...

Columbia Gardens Roller Coaster
Western Washington Fair Midway
Jack Rabbit at Nat Park
The Fun Forest

Photos and Postcards:
Happyland amusement rides
Jantzen Beach display
Playland Roller Coaster 1960s
Alaska Yukon Pacific Tickler
Puyallup Carnival Town WWII
Fun-Tastic Rides Amusements sign
Old Mill and Caterpillar Ride
Puyallup Coaster and Rides 1930's
Puyallup Fair Midway early 1970's
Restored Scooter & Whip Car
Restored & Unrestored Old Mill Boat

Finding Playland ~
Documentary DVD

Finding Playland documentary DVD
Stock photo

Well done documentary on Seattle's long lost beloved amusement park. This DVD contains footage of the park's attractions and rides including POV shot onboard the Dipper roller coaster. Also included are fun and interesting stories depicting people's experiences at Playland as well as interviews with Carl Phare's daughter Nina Fraley and her son Tobin Fraley. Carl Phare was Playland's owner who also designed Playland's Dipper coaster as well as the Jantzen Beach Dipper and the PNE/Playland Coaster that is still operating today in Vancouver, BC. The Seattle Playland, located in Shoreline, Washington, opened in 1930 and closed in 1960 prior to the debut of the 1962 Worlds Fair.

To learn more about this DVD and to purchase it visit: IndieFlix - Finding Playland

Directed by Greg Brotherton
Written by Greg Brotherton
Produced by Greg Brotherton
Running Time 48 min
Release Date 2009
Country United States of America
Content Rating Intended Audience: family