Seventy-five years ago this summer, a family attraction for a simpler time opened just north of Seattle. Now, those who remember Playland are taking a fond look back. Before Enchanted Park, before the Fun Forest, before anyone ever dreamed of a Space Needle, summer nights saw Seattleites throng to Playland.
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Always a shame when parks go under....the residents really lose a sense of community. (But OTOH, they generally gain condos or WalMarts, and Lord knows there's not enough of THOSE around)...
This panorama view clearly shows the long straightway.
The 1953 fire that started in the Old Mill.
The odd shaped turn which led to the long straightaway.
My friend claims the Jantzen Beach Dipper was probably the best for airtime in his opinion.
Sigh... if only it were still there... I could fall asleep to the sound of a Carl Phare masterpiece...
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