Rocky Point 1948: the park that Jack built

  Following the devastation it suffered from the force of the September 1938 hurricane, Rocky Point Park needed some glimmer of hope if it were ever operate again.  After nine years of uncertainty, it was announced that Frederick Hilton and Joseph Trillo planned to rebuild.  Hilton eventually sold his share to Vincent Ferla, and one… Continue reading Rocky Point 1948: the park that Jack built

The Mysterious Monster Ride at Lincoln Park (Part II)

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)