1948: Rocky Point Park 2.0

  Those old enough to have walked through the ruins of Rocky Point Park in the fall of 1938 would tell you they had seen the apocalypse.  With the exception of a few attractions, namely the Rock Cafe, the Flying Turns, the midway carousel and the Tumble Bug, most of the park was leveled by… Continue reading 1948: Rocky Point Park 2.0

Two events for (all) the ages!

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!

Rocky Point Park’s dark corners

  The history of Rocky Point’s dark rides, post 1948 reopening, has as many twists and turns as a dark ride track.  So to shed a little light on the timeline, hold onto the lap bar and keep your hands and feet inside the car. Here we go! Rocky Point’s 1948 reopening debuted two dark… Continue reading Rocky Point Park’s dark corners

If this Tower could talk!

Next time, you visit the Circle Swing tower at Rocky Point State Park, take a moment to reflect. The tower belonged to a historic ride dating back to its 1906 installation when it was the Circle Swing.  The ride was installed by Harry G. Traver who had invented it a few years earlier after watching… Continue reading If this Tower could talk!