an iHammock kind’a day

This delightful vid triggered some old memories.
(go full-screen and turn-up the volume)
An old wooden roller coaster was plenty of fun for a little kid,
since it built-up courage without having to challenge the helpless terror
that I they get riding the big, modern ones.

The cheapest motion simulator is an easily entertained kid and her easily entertained dad.
Fun+discomfort+trust —> courage.

Wenona Beach Amusement Park was still a really fun place in the ’50s, bumper-car meanies and the ring-toss booth notwithstanding.
More before-my-time pics

Also lived ~3mi from Tony’s Park. That was filmed in ’86, but I knew it 30 years earlier, when it had a great classic old penny arcade. The merry-go-round was fun, as was the boat ride; but the train ride through the tunnel was the best part, although we went the other way around back then. Plus, a roller-skating rink and miniature golf were right across the street.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, all this reminiscing has left me exhausted; and there’s a nap out in the iHammock with my name on it.
Reckon I’m still pretty easily entertained.
Via Ace of Spades


  1. Posted July 12, 2018 at 1:47 pm |

    I fondly remember Action Park in NJ from when I was in my late teens.
    It was everything a 17 year old could want in an amusement park, it had a water park (for the bikinis) and most of the rides weren’t, quite, suicide.
    My favorite was the boat ride. You each piloted your own small boat around a snake infested island. Bumper boats in other words.

  2. bogsidebunny
    Posted July 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm |

    Veeshir ^^^

    You’re just a young pup. You need to have seen the real deal rides. I use to go to Palisades Park amusement center in Palisade Park, NJ in the 1950′s and 60′s and ride the Cyclone coaster for hours. That old wooden beast made your heart race. It was great.

  3. Moses Lambert
    Posted July 13, 2018 at 10:28 am |

    Now here’s a great ride…

  4. Terentia
    Posted July 13, 2018 at 1:53 pm |

    I grew up and still live in Essexville. My 7th grade end of year picnic was at Wenonah Amusement Park. The roller coaster was great. I also had good times at Tony’s Park as a small kid. What wonderful memories. Do you remember the Roll-Air rink and the battles of the bands held there? I saw ? and the Mysterians, Bob Seeger and the Last Herd, and Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes there among many others.