When Rocky Point reopened in 1948 after a 10-year hiatus, something important was missing. It had most all the amusement park staples such as a carousel, fun house, dark ride, and Ferris Wheel. But it debuted without something all amusement parks had — a roller coaster. Rocky Point’s owner Vincent Ferla should be forgiven for… Continue reading Rocky Point’s chip off the old (wood) block!
To some it’s a reprieve from a day of white knuckle terror. To others it’s an enchanting escape into unknown terrain, with joyful anticipation of what lies beyond the next bend. For centuries, the smaller-than scale-train has been a staple in American amusement parks. The train ride appeals to all demographics – from train… Continue reading Backtracking at Rocky Point Park