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Products and services for parks and attractions ADVENTURELAND


BY CHRISTOPHER MERCADO The Images of America Series continues its focus on the nation’s amusement parks with this focus on a park where former IAAPA chairman, president and CEO Chip Cleary had been a driving force.


Since 1962, Adventureland has been entertaining and thrilling the Long Island community on New York. The park was constructed in


Farmingdale, a rural area of Suffolk County, around the time of a suburban boom, which brought enormous population growth. Published here are many images which have never been seen by the public before. Author Christopher Mercaldo is an avid theme park and amusement park historian, designer, and enthusiast, serving as Adventureland’s marketing co-ordinator in 2013.


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MAKER OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S DREAMS


In 1990 Rob Swinson was asked to help superstar Michael Jackson create his lifelong dream: an amusement park for the “children of the world” at his Neverland Valley Ranch in California. In this new 224-page book, the former Chance Rides sales manager shares with readers stories and photos from some of the late entertainer’s happiest years.


Maker of Dreams – Creating Michael Jackson’s Neverland Valley Park is your chance to learn more about Jackson’s hand-on involvement in developing the park, which featured such attractions as a Carousel, Zipper, Pirate Ship, 2.5 mile (4km) CP Huntingdon train ride and a theatre building full of Disney animations. You can even hear about the rollercoaster that never was, much to the singer’s disappointment. Packed full of large colour photos, the book is available direct from the publisher in three formats: e-book, soft cover or a beautiful collector's grade hard cover with dust jacket. A taste of what to expect can be found in an article Swinson penned for Park World soon after Jackson’s death in 2009: bit.ly/1p8AQrE


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