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Playland, 1960

Home movie footage by Ron Biagini visiting Playland-at-the-Beach in 1960. Rides shown include the "Wild Mouse/Alpine Racer," "Crazy Dazy" (like Disneyland's teacups ride), the "Roto-jet," the "Flying Coaster," "Rock-O-Plane" (essentially a Ferris wheel), the "Dodge-em" bumper cars, Laffin' Sal, the carousel, "Dark Mystery," the "Diving Bell," and more, including some shots of the beach, Seal Rocks, and the Great Highway.

Thanks to Ron Biagini, who shot this footage back in 1960, and kindly made it available to us!

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Page launched 17 March 2009.

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