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3 Palisades Amusement Park items: PC, Print, Ticket Booth
« on: August 16, 2010, 12:20:23 AM »

1. Modern Water Scooter PC

Up for bid is this very nice postcard showing the "Modern Water Scooter" at Palisades Amusement Park. The ride was later called the U-Drive Em Boats and eventually the Atomic Boat ride. In their first year of ownership, the Rosenthals built several new rides for Palisades Amusement Park, including this Water Scooter. Passengers drove gas-powered Lusse boats through a winding canal. The facade of the ride resembled a huge steamship, and all the attendants were dressed in sea uniforms. The postcard is used with some minor creases in the top right corner. I would rate the overall condition as good. It is postmarked "1939."

2. Palisades Amusement Park - 11x14" Aerial Print

This beautiful limited-edition print uses state-of-the-art color lithography to bring to life the long gone Palisades Amusement Park in all its glory. This is NOT a photocopy or cheap ink jet repro but A HIGH-QUALITY PRINT that would be a proud addition to your home or office. This newly unearthed archival photograph is digitally restored to its original brilliance and is printed on top 80# coated card stock. It measures a large 11" x 14" and fits nicely into a standard frame. (Of course, the eBay logo is not on the actual print.)

The photo shows all of the great rides and attractions that fans of the amusement park will remember: the World's Largest Outdoor Salt Water Pool, the Cyclone Roller Coaster, the Giant Coaster, the Wild Mouse, the Penny Arcade, the Carousel building (dome-shaped building in the center),  the Open Air Stage, the Cockeyed Circus Fun House, Miniature Golf Course, even the Palisades cliffs. All 38 acres of the park are seen in this photograph.

3. Palisades Amusement Park Ticket Booth

This is a life-size replica of the Palisades Amusement Park ticket booth. It was originally built to celebrate the 1995 centennial of Cliffside Park, NJ. It was part of a promotion for the initial release of the Rutgers University Press hardcover book Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories. The booth was used at Barnes & Noble in Paramus in February 1996 for a book signing. It was also featured in a parade in Fort Lee, NJ. The "Cyclone" signs are interchangeable and included are a set of signs for the "Tunnel of Love."

The design and plans for the booth were created by a former maintenance technician from Palisades. The booth holds the accuracy of the original booth design while at the same time it was designed with lightweight construction to allow for easier transport. The booth is made from a wood frame construction with plywood covering. The shingles and corner trim is cardboard that was painted to match the park's colorful decor. It is designed to be displayed indoors, but can be brought outdoors for events as long as it is not raining.

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