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Looping the Loop roller coaster in Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1901. It was among the earliest of its kind and a stood at Young's Million Dollar Pier from 1901 to 1912. The racing roller coasters were closed after reports of being extremely uncomfortable to ride due to g-force

Images show precarious wooden rides at early theme parks

Atlantic City NJ 1908 Loop de Loop rollercoaster on a beech pier

Glen Echo Coaster Dips Roller Coaster 1920s 4x6 Photo The park was originally designed as a Chautauqua site in 1891, a precursor of sorts to the arts facility Glen Echo has become today. It flourished

Glen Echo Dips Roller Coaster 1920s 4x6 Reprint Of Old Photo

Glen Echo Coaster Dips Roller Coaster Photo The park was originally designed as a Chautauqua site in a precursor of sorts to the arts facility Glen Echo has become today. It flourished

First Roller Coaster - June 16 in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York.  It traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride.

First Roller Coaster - June 16 in the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. It traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride. I rode it for the first time 102 summers later, in

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It's just an art department model of Aunt Josephine's house for "Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events" movie

The Flip Flap Railroad was the first looping roller coaster. Its high G forces sometimes whiplashed rider's necks. - 1895 Sea Lion Park, Coney Island

The Flip Flap Railroad was the first looping roller coaster. Its high G forces sometimes whiplashed rider's necks.

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29 Spectacular Images of Carnival and Amusement Park Rides

Nara Dreamland, abandoned amusement park, Japan. (1963-2006)

Nara Dreamland abandoned theme park in Japan. Nothing is as beautiful in a (very) creepy way as an abandoned theme park.

Nantasket Beach boat

Nantasket Beach boat

Gilded Age era - Steeple-chase horse ride attraction, had eight horses on which patrons rode side-by-side down a long hill. Coney Island, NY.

Gilded Age era - Steeple-chase horse ride attraction, had eight horses on which patrons rode side-by-side down a long hill. Coney Island, NY.

Chippewa Lake theme Park, Ohio

Photographer snuck into abandoned amusement parks to capture their decay

Abandoned Chippewa Lake Amusement Park in Medina County, Ohio. Photo by Seph Lawless

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