Palisades Amusement Park, 1932


If you grew up listening to AM radio in the New York City area during the 60s, you probably can remember the Palisades Amusement Park jingle:

Palisades has the rides,
Palisades has the fun,
Come On Over [….]

Ride the coaster,
Get cool,
In the waves in the pool.
You’ll have fun, so,
Come On Over.

Palisades Amusement Park opened in 1910, and didn’t close until some sixty years later.  The 1932 footage here is actual park footage with real sound, and not from a movie.  I had to laugh at the woman’s “disappearance.” Perhaps the vanish took so long because it took time to move the gorilla aside to make room? I wonder if there was a reason for making the trick so obvious. The roller coaster was called The Cyclone but it wasn’t the same as the one in Coney Island. Click on the video above for a carefree time.

Thanks to YouTuber guy jones

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