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Photos and Postcards:
Though the video is silent, it clearly depicts the beginning stages of Playland. Construction workers are shown raising the Coaster structure and walking the tracks from start to finish. They are seen building the station, testing the first single car over the track, and installing the first trains.
There is also footage of opening day and the midway section. Rides seen operating (at that time) were the: Rock-O-Plane, Whip, Scrambler, Caterpillar, Squirrel Cages, Round-Up, Roll-O-Plane, Dodgem Cars, Ferris Wheel, Merry-Go-Round, Fly-O-Plane, and Paratrooper.
The movie also shows the midway all lit up at night that seems to have captured the early magic of this park. Children and adults would wave at the camera while enjoying their ride on the Ferris Wheel, Merry-go-Round, or the Scrambler. This was definitely a different time and place in amusement history.
The video is a treasure and a keepsake.
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