After seeing the Chance catalog here, I realized that I've been on more Chance rides than I previously thought. Some years back, Chance acquired Morgan's assets, including their coaster designs. Interesting how there've been few---or any---"Morgan" coasters built since.
I'm really digging these updates. I had that same Chance catalog, I used to write the companies and tell them I was doing a report for school. Do you by any chance have anything on S.D.C. from Italy?
Keep it up, all this old stuff is good to help with the winter time blues.
Now back to some retro park stuff. the year is 1979, the year that I started my collection of all this stuff. In 1978 I was quite young and I didn’t really know that there were any other parks outside of the state of California (well except for DisneyWorld). Since my Dad was in the amusement business and he saw my fascination with rides he thought it would be fun for me to attend the IAAPA convention with him.
While at the convention I got a hold of a membership directory and discovered a whole new world of parks. I sent away for brochures and information from all these parks around the country and almost everyday, for a couple of weeks, I would get something in the mail about each one of them.
So for the next couple of weeks I am going to post one brochure a day from each of these parks as they were in the year 1979. It is really interesting so see the new attractions that were introduced that year as well as to see how different the parks were back then. Click on the links below to see the brochures.
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