Wednesday, January 13, 2016
It's time to go to Palisades Park in New Jersey, courtesy of Ken Martinez's vintage postcards!
More Fun at Palisades Park
In today's post are five more postcards from the legendary Palisades Amusement Park which was located across the Hudson River from New York City, atop the New Jersey Palisades in Cliffside, New Jersey. You can find the first part of this series I wrote about HERE.
Featured on this first card is "The Monster", an Everly Aircraft Company flat ride, the same ride manufacturer that created midway classics like the Octopus, the Spider, Rock-O-Plane and Loop-O-Loop.
I love this postcard for the many details and overlapping rides. Featured are the Gold Spike Railroad, Soakyland and Antique Auto Ride. I love all the detail and everything crammed into the small area.
The Jungle Land attraction seems to have made appearances in several of the old traditional parks in the 1950's and 60's. I wonder if it was the same company who manufactured other Jungle Land attractions. Also in view is the giant Ferris Wheel.
Great midway scene featuring the Round Up, the Monster and what appears to be part of a Kangaroo flat ride. Is that a funhouse in the background?
Here's a great nighttime scene showing off the park's dramatic lighting and fanciful architecture. I'm not sure wha the concession stand is selling as I can barely read the signs, but one sign looks like "clams" and another sign "franks".
I hope you have enjoyed this second postcard visit to Palisade Park. There is one more set of five postcards from this series which I will share with you in the near future.
Information source material:
Palisades Amusement Park History - www.palisadespark.com
Roller Coaster Database - www.rcdb.com
Wow, what a place that park was! Look at that last photo... it almost makes me think of the rare color pictures of the World's Fairs of the 1930's. I am grateful to Ken Martinez for providing the next best thing to a time machine. There's more from Ken coming soon!