Lost Amusement Parks of Southern California: The Postwar Years (Images of America) (Paperback)

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After World War II, veterans and their growing families flocked to sunny Southern California for jobs in the aerospace and defense industries. Capitalizing on the baby boom and expanding suburbs, amusement parks sprang up to entertain residents and their visiting relatives. The crown jewel was Disneyland, which focused on themed sections and changed amusement parks forever. Other parks followed, transforming Southern California into one of the world's top vacation destinations. Parks like Lion Country Safari, Corriganville, and Marineland--along with many kiddie lands and animal, water, and theme parks--came and went in the postwar decades. Some were planned but never developed, while existing popular parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios periodically close rides only to substitute them with attractions considered more crowd-pleasing.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467106917
ISBN-10: 1467106917
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: August 30th, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America