The problem with being fascinated…
…is that you buy stuff. Now that I finally read that book on Freedomland–the “Disneyland of the East” that lasted for just five seasons on the site in the Bronx where Co-op City stands now–I wanted a piece of it. I found a program they would’ve handed out to guests on Ebay for a reasonable price (well, $30 is reasonable because this stuff is hard to come by). It’s not in the greatest shape, but it’s good enough for me to get a sense of the experience. The descriptions of the attractions are particularly fascinating, as they put the stress on the guest “being there,” in much the same way WDW used to in its earlier ephemera. This dates to 1960.
Posted on January 22, 2017, in Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff and tagged Co-op City The Bronx, Freedomland, Freedomland official guide books, New York World's Fair, what was the name of the disneyland-like park that used to be in New York. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Wow 🙂 Cool! I’d never even heard of this venture!! –Paul
Hi Pauly! Lots of people haven’t heard of it…I hadn’t either. I stumbled across it one day when I was looking for something else.