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Pleasure Island (Wakefield MA), McLaughlin, Robert

Author Name    McLaughlin, Robert

Title   Pleasure Island (Wakefield MA)

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   New

Availability/Release Date   3-5 days

Publisher    Arcadia

ISBN Number    0738564605 / 9780738564609

Seller ID   0738564605

Billed as Boston's answer to Disneyland, Pleasure Island opened on June 22, 1959. William Hawkes, president of Childlife Magazine, and executives at Cabot, Cabot and Forbes collaborated with Marco Engineering of Los Angeles to build what was called the Disneyland of the East. Pleasure Island rose from the wetlands off of Route 128 into an 80-acre theme park. Through photographs, Pleasure Island recalls memories of boat rides to Pirate Cove, searching for the great white whale, driving a Jenney car, getting dizzy in the Slanty Shanty, and taking a ride on Old Smoky. At Pleasure Island, children and children-at-heart entered into a world that traditional amusement parks could not provide, where character actors continually put on a show and the entire park was the stage.

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