Freedomland: 1960-1964

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Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960, in the Baychester section of the Bronx, New York. Historically themed attractions and costumed cast members were located throughout the seven sections. Designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles for International Recreation Corporation, it was the third and largest innovative theme park built across America to mimic Disneyland. Constructed in the shape of the United States and presenting 200 years of American history, Freedomland was intended to be both exciting and educational. In addition, Freedomland offered national and local stars, big bands, and daily entertainment events. Professional character actors also worked throughout the park. Through photographs, Freedomland: 1960-1964 takes a tour of all seven sections of Freedomland and more. Although it was open for just five seasons, the park's guests and cast members were fortunate to have their very own "Disneyland of the East."
ISBN: 9781467123150
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 160
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Robert McLaughlin has an avid interest in theme park history. He is the author of two books in the Images of America series, Pleasure Island and Freedomland, and of Images of Modern America: Pleasure Island: 1959–1969.
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