Results for - Palisades Amusement Part
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Palisades Amusement Park was a thirty-acre amusement park located in Bergen County, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City. It was located atop the New Jersey Palisades lying partly in Cliffside Park and partly in Fort Lee. The park operated from 1898 until 1971, remaining one of the most visited amusement parks in the country until the end of its existence. After the park closed in 1971, a high-rise luxury apartment complex was built on its site.
1. Did you ever go to Palisades Amusement Park?
2. In 1962 Chuck Barris composed and Freddy Cannon first recorded a song about the park, Palisades Park. The song was an up-tempo rock and roll tune initiated by a distinctive organ part. The song also incorporated amusement park sound effects. "Palisades Park" received nationwide radioplay and increased the park's fame even more. Do you remember this song?
3. The "Palisades Park" song generated a huge surge of visitors to the park. Additionally, behind the Palisade Park music stage was the park's worst-kept secret: a hole in the fence used by local children to sneak into the park without paying admission. Despite the fact that the Rosenthal brothers knew all about this breach, it was purposely left unrepaired. If you went to Palisades Amusement park did you sneak in through the hole in the fence?
4. By 1967, Jack Rosenthal had died of Parkinson's disease leaving his brother Irving as sole owner. Irving, in his 70s, was not expected to manage the park for much longer and without family heirs, it was unclear as to who would eventually assume ownership. Meanwhile the park had become so popular that the towns of Cliffside Park and Fort Lee were being overwhelmed by the hordes of people who were "coming on over" in response to the park's advertisements, and the traffic situation had become worse. Do you miss Palisades Amusement Park?