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Welcome’s You…

Welcome to Amusement Park Archives, where nostalgia meets excitement! Step back in time and explore the rich history of beloved amusement parks from around the world. Immerse yourself in vintage photographs, thrilling rides descriptions, and fascinating anecdotes that capture the essence of these timeless attractions.

Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a curious newcomer, our meticulously curated collection offers a thrilling journey through the evolution of amusement parks, celebrating the joy and wonder they have brought to generations of visitors. Join us on the captivating adventure as we celebrate the magic and memories of these iconic destinations.

Start your rollercoaster ride through history now!


Highlighting Present and Past Park History Is What We Are About…

My first ride on The Phoenix Roller Coaster at Knoebels Amusement Resort remains vivid in my memory. Seated in seat 3, I recall the exhilarating airtime as we crested each bunny hill, the rush of excitement filling every moment. The scent of carnival foods hung in the air, enhancing the thrill. Amidst the excitement, the lively tunes of carousel organs echoed throughout the park, creating a truly enchanting experience. This is what captivated me, ever since I have had a fond fascination with amusement parks, which is why I wanted to document the industries history.

We hope to feature the following here at Amusement Park Archives:

  • Parks Database
  • Manufacturer Information
  • Rides Database
  • So Much More

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WordPress? Let’s Talk!

Amusement Park Archives is an open collaborative environment built on top of WordPress as a platform, if you have a knowledge of WordPress, amusement parks, and want to contribute let us know! We would be happy to discuss and bring on others to help maintain the site.

What’s Coming Next Year

We will try to keep a list of new attractions and rides listed here, so you can find out what to expect at your favorite parks next year. 

What We Have to Offer:

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