Found 8 articles matching Amusement and Theme Parks category.
  • Sep 8 2013
  • 8 Sep 2013

Musical and Arcade Rarities to Make Noise in Upcoming Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two outstanding 35-year collections to be sold without reserve, featuring items in many categories, will be included in a specialty auction slated […]

  • Apr 5 2010
  • 5 Apr 2010

Fabulous Fakes: Bogus Carousel Horses

Wooden carousel horses are the stuff of childhood legend, though most of us alive today have only ever rode on fiberglass, plastic or aluminum steeds. […]

  • Mar 20 2009
  • 20 Mar 2009

Lakeside Merry-Go-Round Features Folk-Art Carvings

Adjacent to Lake Rhode in Lakeside, Colo., gleams the Tower of Jewels, a 150-foot-tall wooden tower built in 1907 originally fitted with 5,000 lights. It […]

  • Mar 17 2009
  • 17 Mar 2009

Carousel Goes Around and Around for 80 Years

It was one of the most popular rides at the original Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colo. It goes up and down and round and round, […]

  • Jan 22 2009
  • 22 Jan 2009

Kit Carson County’s Historic Carousel

Kit Carson County residents thought it to be quite the mistake. Buying a carousel? The very idea. But, the county commissioners thought otherwise and in […]

  • Nov 30 2008
  • 30 Nov 2008

Disney’s Magic Kingdom of Collectibles

Editor’s Note: There are collectibles, and then there are Disney collectibles. Mickey, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Little Mermaid—these keepsakes go across so many generations and bring such happiness to them. Learn more about Disney collecting.

  • Sep 18 2008
  • 18 Sep 2008

Wooden Carousels: Historic “Collectibles” Worth Preserving

Editor’s Note: Most collectibles are displayed on shelves, hung on walls or snuggled into a corner of the living room. WorthPoint’s Mary Brenneman came across a type of “collectible” that wouldn’t make it through the front door and needs plenty of space to spin—the wooden carousel.

  • Sep 15 2008
  • 15 Sep 2008

Colorado’s Historic Carousels: Kit Carson County

Carousels have ignited the imagination of Americans of all ages since their golden days in the late 1890s through the 1920s when carousel makers in New York, Pennsylvania and Kansas built elaborate ones destined for parks and resorts and simple ones that would travel by train and horse-drawn wagons to small towns all across the country.