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Funtown USA 1968 Amusement Business Photo

This is a b/w night shot of Funtown USA from a page of the February 3, 1968, edition of Amusement Business magazine.

Sky Ride at Funtown U.S.A.

In these two views you can see the Sky Ride cars and elevated track that circled the Funtown Amusement Pier.

The following two postcards are from the collection of Lou Blazik, a Seaside Heights resident who is now deceased. These postcards (and others) were loaned to me when I was writing my book by his granddaughter, Megan Brady, who I attended high school with.

The next postcard provides a great aerial perspective of how the Sky Ride and the Funtown Railroad were laid out on the Funtown Pier. If you enlarge the photo with your mouse you should also be able to spot McKelvey’s Bar (which later became Frankie & Johnny’s Saloon) and the Strand Movie Theatre on opposite corners of Porter and Ocean Terrace Avenues.