Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chuck & Fred

I typed "Peanuts Flintstones" into Google and look what I found...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dial S For Spinach

Here's a nifty TV ad from 1980 featuring Popeye, voiced by Jack Mercer who did Popeye from 1935 until his death in 1984. At one time he was even married to the girl who provided Olive Oil's voice.

Friday, March 22, 2013

King Cobra Beyond KD

The looping coaster in the background is the infamous King Cobra which resided at Kings Dominion from 1977 to 1986. However, this picture shows the Schwarzkopf steel shuttle loop at Jolly Rogers Amusement Park in Ocean City, MD where it ran from 1987 to 1989. King Cobra then moved overseas to England where it became Thunderlooper at Alton Towers from 1990 - 1996.

Here's the coaster in it's current state as Hopi Hari at a park in Brazil...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

February Movie Round-Up

Here's what I saw in February...

  • The Aristocats (1970)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Butter (2011)
  • The Dukes of Hazzard: Carnival of Thrills (1980)
  • Flight (2012)
  • Oscar Nominated Short Films - Animation (2013)
  • Xanadu (1980)
  • National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995)
  • History of the World Part I (1981)
  • Sleeper (1973)
  • Race The Sun (1996)
  • Small Time Crooks (2000)
  • Repossessed (1989)
  • Here Comes The Boom (2012)
  • Escape From Planet Earth (2013)
  • Taken 2 (2012)
  • Mardi Gras Spring Break (2011)
  • Two of a Kind (1983)
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
  • The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones (1987)
  • So Undercover (2012)
  • House at the End of the Street (2012)
  • The Hollywood Knights (1980)
  • Project X (2011)
  • The Babymakers (2012)
  • Police Academy (1984)
  • The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure (2012)
  • Mortuary Academy (1988)

Best New Movie: Flight
Best Rewatch: Xanadu
Worst Movie: So Undercover
# of Movies: 28
Movies This Year: 60

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Inside Fantasyland, Gettysburg

Holy Cow! I finally found some film footage of Gettysburg's long lost theme park, Fantasyland. Somebody uploaded to YouTube about 12 minutes of family home movies including 2 minutes of a visit to the defunct Fantasyland park.   Just click on this link to see about two minutes of silent footage shot on 8MM. You'll see the park's iconic entrance through a giant story book. The structure of the book was still standing as recently as 2002, but has since been destroyed. The film also shows kids on a sliding board attraction. Research shows the park did have a sliding board in The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe's house, but this appears to be more of a castle structure...perhaps Rapunzel's Castle which is also reported to have been an attraction at the park.
There is also some footage of kids playing around a giant farmer with a huge apple. This display was sponsored by Musselman's Apple Sauce, who along with their parent company own three factories in the area.
Mr. Musselman - A Musselman processing plant in nearby Chambersburg, PA was bought by parent company Knouse Foods in 1949 and was used to produce one product...applesauce!

Vintage Newspaper Ad
The park's train - The Cannonball Express - can also be seen in the footage.

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