It’s clear from my blog posts that I’m a huge fan/historian of amusement parks. So it stands to reason that I visited SeaWorld and Fun Spot America Orlando during my recent Florida visit. And by now, you’re certainly aware that I’m a strong advocate for Rocky Point State Park, here in Rhode Island. … Continue reading A Florida park that fills the bill!
Gas up the SUV, set your iPhone GPS app, and then a quick stop for a couple dozen clam cakes to go, because we have lots of driving to do today! In honor of the Sykliner remnants at Rocky Point State Park, let’s see if we can find an operating Goforth Brothers, Inc. Skyliner just… Continue reading The Rocky Point Road Trip (Part IV)
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
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!
Perhaps no structure at Rocky Point State Park is more enchanting and mysterious as the Skyliner remains. It’s the only ruin you can actually set foot on — and pretend to embark and disembark just as millions of people did for real for nearly 30 years. Its towering supports serve as a reference point for… Continue reading Uplifting experiences at Rocky Point