A Gone Grand Maryland Amusement Park~

1ge A Gone Grand Maryland Amusement Park~

The once hugely popular Glen Echo Amusement Park entertained the public until 1968. It was the cutting edge of amusement parks in its day. The 1940’s were the greatest years of innovation at the park with exciting and innovative rides like…

The U-Run-‘Em Motor Boats ride (see below)which gave the park a head start on the new decade. Park patrons wanted faster and more exciting rides—rides they could control to some extent; the motor boats fit this need. Glen Echo’s boats were real; gasoline powered motor boats floating in a winding trough of water, were under the control of the rider, though with a limited top speed. To prevent accidents the waterway was too narrow to permit the boats to turn around. Wouldn’t you love to visit this once grand park in its heyday? Check out this great link to see the old park…http://www.laffinthedark.com/articles/glenecho/glenecho1.htm

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