You could have fond memories of Rocky Point and Crescent Park. You may want to learn about former Rhode Island amusement parks you never knew existed. Or you may have been born before all these parks closed, and you want to see what you missed. Whatever ride you want to take, the Rhode Island Historical… Continue reading Two events for (all) the ages!
Out of every one of the four decades I visited Rocky Point Park, one trip always stands out; great memories that will never fade with time. So, of the pilgrimages I made to the park in the 1990s, one in June 1993 with my wife Elaine and our two nephews was my favorite — an… Continue reading Saying uncle at Rocky Point in 1993
During the off-season following the 1960 season, Dom Spadola and Ed Leis teamed up to create a completely different experience in the Laff In the Dark building. The two East Providence, Rhode Island residents worked under the guise of National Amusement Devices (NAD). Leis was already an established coaster builder, having designed and built… Continue reading The Mysterious Monster Ride at Lincoln Park (Part II)
One summer as a youngster, I recall taking about a 45-minute drive with my grandparents and seeing what appeared to be the ruins of a large wooden roller coaster. The land around it seemed to be abandoned, although there could have been an active go-kart track. The image stuck in my mind, but I never… Continue reading The “secret park” next door!
You’d have to be of a certain age to recall Rocky Point’s short-lived Witch Mill dark ride. The three-story, portable attraction debuted in 1971 and was removed after the 1973 season. But if you want to locate the site of the former Witch’s lair at Rocky Point State Park, read on! Rocky Point’s Witch Mill,… Continue reading Witch ride at Rocky Point?
For most of you who park in the city lot and walk down the former amusement park roadway to Rocky Point State Park, you probably think of the Flume when you eventually look to your left. Not me. The park’s kiddieland is engrained into my memory; the first rides I saw upon my initial visit… Continue reading A Castle, a Rocket, and Salty Brine. My first visit to Rocky Point Park.