Great Escape founder dies at age 90

Posted Wednesday, October 6, 2004 9:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Charles Wood, known as "the grandfather of the American amusement park," died of cancer Thursday. He was 90. He got his start in the amusement park business in 1954, when he founded Storytown USA, later renamed to The Great Escape and sold twice. Six Flags now owns the park.

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