Monday, February 11, 2008 6:20 AM
Caught this on Youtube. The footage is from the movie "The Fury" which shoots scenes from Old Chicago. First scene is of the mall area of the park which themes an outside village. The rest is of the amusement park itself with plenty of rides that it had.
It's ashame this park didn't last. It reminds me so much of Mall of America but on a smaller scale. You will see a Paratrooper, an Enterprise, a Scrambler, a Roundup, a Ferris Wheel, the Haunted House,a Chance Toboggan coaster, and an Arrow Looper coaster. (Chicago Loop).
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My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.
Monday, February 11, 2008 11:14 AM
But the Chicago loop didn't have a loop, but 2 corkscrews instead.
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
Monday, February 11, 2008 1:00 PM
I don't think this was the first indoor amusement park. The short lived World of Sid and Marty Krofft at the Omni plaza in Atlanta, predated Old Chicago. I'm sure someone will soon post actual dates. etc.
Monday, February 11, 2008 2:03 PM
Actually Steeplechase Park on Coney Island predated them both by over a half century.
Monday, February 11, 2008 2:58 PM
Wow, no fence around the paratrooper. Must have been just for the show right?
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Monday, February 11, 2008 4:37 PM
The Chicago Loop only had four cars on a train?
-Congo Falls - 90 rides (one day)
-Murder of the Orient Express (1980-2003)