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FREEDOMLAND 1960-1964

New Book Titled "FREEDOMLAND" is on sale on or after 05/31/2010.
Please go to www.friendsofpleasureisland.org for details.

Written completely by Robert McLaughlin - principle author

Welcome to the new site for "Freedomland". If you are a former park guest, professional performer, cast member, or someone who worked on building or tearing down Freedomland, we would encourage you to celebrate Freedomlandís history by logging on to our new guestbook. Maybe you recognize yourself or a friend in the new book just out, "Freedomland", Write in a question or comment, tell the world your story!.


Arcadia Publishing


Book Description:
Billed as New York's answer to Disneyland, Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960. Designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles for the International Recreation Corporation, Freedomland transformed a former landfill, lowlands, and farms into an exciting theme park in the shape of the United States. Through photographs, Freedomland recalls boat rides on the Great Lakes, putting out a fire in Chicago, dancing under the stars at the Moon Bowl, or taking a train ride all the way to San Francisco. Entering Freedomland was like walking into a history book of America for both young and young at heart. Open for five seasons, Freedomland gave its guests and cast members memories that have lasted a lifetime.