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Amusement Parks East


Elysburg, PA
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

Here's a shot of the marquee for perhaps the finest amusement park there is. This is the sign for Knoebels Amusement Park that can be seen out on the road.

Photo courtesy Steve Felder

Check out Playland. This great sign is found at a great park... Knoebel's in Central Pennsylvania.





Kohr Bros
Seaside Heights, NJ
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

On the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ is the Kohr Bros frozen custard stand. A good place to go to for some great ice cream... custard.





Coney Island, NY
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Here is the entrance sign to Astroland, the seaside amusement park in Coney Island, NY. Astroland is home to the world-famous Cyclone roller coaster, one of the oldest still-operating coasters in the world. The Cyclone was first placed into operation in 1927 and moved over to Astroland in 1975. In 1988, the coaster became a landmark and historical site. With 3,000 feet of track, the Cyclone is a rip-roaring bit of fun.

This Astroland sign displays the character of the park. Or as the photographer states, "full of bite."


Cyclone Coney IslandConey Island Cyclone
Brooklyn, NY
Photo courtesy Jim Zahniser

Here's a shot of the sign and world famous Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster in Brooklyn, NY. The coaster began operation on June 26, 1927. The Cyclone was listed in the New York State Register of Historic Places and received the National Historic Landmark status in 1991. 09-10

Coney Island, NY
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

Here's a rocket and a little hamburger fella outside of this area of Astroland. 10-10


UPDATE 10/10: The Coney Island's Burger Boy and Girl are still on on the Boardwalk but the rocket was removed in January 2009 and remains in storage. More information can be found here. Many thanks to Tricia Vita for update. 10-10


Wonder Wheel Sign
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Coney Island is also home to the Wonder Wheel. Another survivor of the "Golden Age" at Coney, the ancient wonder wheel has operated at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park since 1920. It is a giant, unique ferris wheel in which cars along its inner diameter rock back and forth at unannounced intervals. The neon on the sign travels from car to car, giving it an animated touch. The Wonder Wheel is a NYC landmark.










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