Sea Lion Park

Sea Lion Park

Sea Lion Park was a sixteen acre amusement park started in 1895 on Coney Island by Paul Boyton. He fenced the property and charged admission, the park becoming the first enclosed and permanent amusement park in North America. Up until the establishment of this park, amusement areas around the country consisted of pay-as-you-go concessions. [http://www.icewind.net/themepark/History/h_coneyisland.htm History of Enduring Coney Island] . Retrieved 4 August 2007.] In 1903, Sea Lion Park was replaced by Luna Park.

History

Mr. Boyton achieved international notoriety with various demonstrations of a rubber suit which served as a type of kayak, for example, by crossing the English Channel.Stanton, Jeffrey (1998) [http://www.westland.net/coneyisland/articles/sealionpark.htm Coney Island-Sea Lion Park] . retrieved 4 August 2007] He travelled around the United States with an aquatic circus and in 1894 established an amusement park in Chicago. He then decided to settle in Coney Island and purchased the land behind the Elephant Hotel as a permanent location for his aquatic show featuring 40 sea lions.

Rides and Attractions

The most popular attraction, aside from the aquatic show, was a ride called the Water Chute. The attraction, designed by Boyton and Thomas Polk, consisted of flat bottomed boat that slid down a ramp into a pool of water at the bottom. When the boat hit the pool it would skim across the surface of the pool.

The park also included the infamous Flip Flap, which was a roller coaster ride, designed by Lina Beecher, that inverted the riders in a loop after fall from a height of 20m. [http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/schlottablubbik/History1.html Luna Park History site] . Retrieved 4 August 2007] The ride was too dangerous and was closed. Boyton also added an old mill style ride called Cages of Wild Wolves, and a ballroom (1899).

Demise

By 1902, Boyton could not keep up the pace of new attraction introductions that the public craved. The 1902 summer was particularly rainy and not very profitable. The nearby Steeplechase Park had opened on Coney Island in 1897 and was presenting even newer competition. In 1903, Frederick Thompson and Elmer Dundy, obtained a long term lease for Sea Lion Park and it was re-opened as Luna Park. [ [http://history.amusement-parks.com/lunamain.htm Luna Park history at Amusement Parks.com] . Retrieved 4 August 2007.]

ee also

*List of abandoned amusement parks

External links

* [http://www.icewind.net/themepark/index.htm Midway Plaisance-Amusement Park histories]
* [http://history.amusement-parks.com/lunamain.htm Luna Park at amusement-parks.com]
* [http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/schlottablubbik/index.html Luna Park history site with numerous pictures]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Sea Lion Park — était un trolley park créé en 1895 à Coney Island par Paul Boyton. Il a clôturé la propriété et s est chargé de l administration de ce qui est devenu le premier parc d attractions permanent d Amérique du Nord. En 1903, le Sea Lion Park fut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Galápagos Sea Lion — Taxobox name = Galápagos Sea Lion status = VU status system = iucn2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Otariidae genus = Zalophus species = Z. wollebaeki binomial authority = (Sivertsen, 1953)The… …   Wikipedia

  • Lion — For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). Lion[1] Temporal range: Early Pleistocene to recent …   Wikipedia

  • Sea World — This article is about the Australian theme park. For the unrelated U.S. theme park chain of a similar name, see SeaWorld. For other uses, see Sea world. Sea World Location Southport, Queensland, Australia Co …   Wikipedia

  • lion — lionesque, adj. lionlike, lionly, adj. /luy euhn/, n. 1. a large, usually tawny yellow cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa and southern Asia, having a tufted tail and, in the male, a large mane. 2. any of various related large wildcats, as the… …   Universalium

  • Sea kayak — A sea kayak on Valdes Island, British Columbia, Canada. A sea kayak or touring kayak is a kayak developed for the sport of paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and the ocean. Sea kayaks are seaworthy small boats with a covered deck and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Lion Rock Country Park — (zh t|t=獅子山郊野公園) (established June 24 1977) is a country park, located in the New Territories, Hong Kong. It consists of approximately 5.57 square kilometres of land, including Lion Rock and Mong Fu Shek and their surrounding scenic hillsides, of …   Wikipedia

  • Lion's Head — Lion’s Head Lion’s Head, gesehen vom Tafelberg, im Hintergrund Robben Island Höhe 669 m …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lion’s Head — Lion’s Head, gesehen vom Tafelberg, im Hintergrund Robben Island Höhe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lion's Head (Cape Town) — Infobox Mountain Name=Lion s Head Photo=Lions Head from Table Mountain.jpg Caption=Lion s Head as seen from Table Mountain Elevation=convert|669|m|ft|0|lk=on|abbr=on Location=Western Cape, South Africa Prominence = Coordinates =… …   Wikipedia


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»