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Episode of Great Old Amusement Parks

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Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many, many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day. This program celebrates these pre-Disney parks, visiting Playland in Rye, New York; Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana; and California's Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go-round. The special also checks out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides. Narrated by Rick Sebak.

Previously Aired

day time channel
7/30/2013 9 p.m. PBS HD
7/31/2013 2 a.m. PBS HD
8/5/2014 noon Ready TV
8/5/2014 8 p.m. Ready TV
8/9/2014 noon Ready TV

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