First, I apologize for not getting this out on October 1 as promised. I simply spaced it.
In Episode 3 of The Genre Traveler Podcast, I chat with Jim Futrell, historian for the National Amusement Park Historical Association and author of several books about amusement parks. He takes us from the birth of the modern amusement park in the early 1900s all the way through his predictions for the future of amusement parks and their rides. Along the way we learn about the first science fiction ride and it’s role in the birth of Luna Park at Coney Island and why there are more fantasy themed parks than science fiction themed parks.
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File Size: 24.1 MB
You can listen to a snippet here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYrWV0pMThI
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For previous episodes, go here.
- Step Into the Wizarding World
- Another Step Toward the Holodeck Open Now at Universal Studios Japan
- Theme Parks Could be Affected By Rising Oil Prices
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