Legends: Pioneers of the Amusement Park Industry


      Legends: Pioneers of the Amusement Park Industry
This new book series that pays homage to the creative pioneers who have made the world s amusement parks, theme parks, amusement rides and waterparks what they are today Legends Pioneers of the Amusement Park Industry, is the first in that series There have been hundreds of books written on individual parks, on individual rides and attractions and on the amusement business as a whole, but few have been written specifically about the people who dedicated their lives to creating the industry This series, written by industry veteran Tim O Brien and published by Ripley Publishing, adds faces and personality to the rich history of the industry, an industry that entertains than 300 million people a year in North America alone Presented here are the most detailed and comprehensive biographies ever written about 10 men who were instrumental in shaping the 20th century fun park landscape Written in a casual, easy to read style, the passion of these pioneers beautifully shines through Buzz Price had no data bank to refer to when he conducted the original feasibility study for Disneyland or when he directed Walt to the location in Anaheim where the park should be built Ron Toomer had no g force numbers or than a basic knowledge of friction when he left the space industry and joined Arrow Development Company to design the world s first Runaway Mine Train roller coaster for Six Flags Over Texas He had never ridden a coaster until he designed and built one When you read the chapter on the Father of the Waterpark Industry George Millay, you ll learn of his amazing visionary skills that led to the creation of three SeaWorld marine parks, Magic Mountain theme park, and seven Wet nWild waterparks You ll read of Harold Chance s pioneering journey through life as you learn the history of Chance Rides, a ground breaking American ride manufacturer and one of the most prolific ride builders ever You ll discover how Carl Hughes of Kennywood Park became the first non family member to reach top management at the park and at the same time you ll be treated to a short primer on the history of the International Assn of Amusement Parks Attractions IAAPA , the group that Hughes helped to develop into the world s largest amusement industry trade association To most, John Graff is known as the now retired top official of the IAAPA but few know of his pioneering efforts in theme park law and contract work when in the early 1970s he became the first lawyer for the parks division of the Marriott Corporation Dr Roberto Ortiz, a physician in Costa Rica raised funds to create that country s first modern theme park as an on going revenue generator for the country s largest children s hospital that he built 17 years earlier Today, the park contributes nearly 300,000 a year to the operating funds of the hospital Marty Sklar, who started working for Walt Disney four weeks before Disneyland opened in California in 1955, has attended the opening of and contributed to the creation of all 11 Disney parks worldwide His creative instincts and managerial skills took him to the top rung of the Walt Disney Imagineers, where he has worked for than 50 years You ll meet Bo Kinntorph, the affable Swede from Liseberg Park who was the first non American president of IAAPA and who is widely recognized as the one who made the IAAPA the truly international organization it is today.Jeff Henry, from the family who created and still owns the Schlitterbahn waterpark resorts, took his crazy ideas and became one of the world s most productive and creative waterpark ride builders and park designers in the history of the waterpark industry. Read Legends: Pioneers of the Amusement Park Industry By Tim O'Brien – tbjewellers.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 276 pages
  • Legends: Pioneers of the Amusement Park Industry
  • Tim O'Brien
  • English
  • 08 January 2018
  • 1893951138

10 thoughts on “ Legends: Pioneers of the Amusement Park Industry

  1. says:

    It was quite an interseting book about people who built amusment parks or did the first designs and things It was a good book but there was 10 people in it so not much detail It was the sort of book that you read to decide if you wanted to read a full biography.

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