From 1949 to April 1986, many different rides and attractions came and went at Rocky Point Park. But there was one main fixture in the park over those decades, and that was the late Conrad Ferla. You didn’t need to look very far to see Mr. Ferla; in fact he seemed to be one step… Continue reading Mr. Rocky Point: Conrad Ferla
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?
It was known to strike fear into anybody who rode it. Rocky Point’s Wildcat coaster (not to be confused with the smaller, single-car Wildcat that arrived in 1958) was a wooden coaster that operated 1926 to 1938, having been destroyed by the ’38 hurricane. It was designed by Herbert Schmeck of Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc… Continue reading The Wildcat “strike” at Rocky Point
The thrill of flying a jet fighter! Throwing back the throttle and navigating your jet high into the air overlooking Narragansett Day! Oh, the rider-controlled elevation of the metal sweeps! With the help of lots of compressed air, of course! Such was the Roto-Jet at Rocky Point Park. According to amusement park historian Victor… Continue reading Rocky Point’s Jet Set
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
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.