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The Gigantic Fun Slide at Funtown U.S.A.

The Fun Slide at Funtown U.S.A. is the featured amusement ride in this postcard, but you can also see more of the elevated Sky Ride track in this view.

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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.

Funtown Amusement Center Scenes 1960s-1970s

The next group of postcards that I scanned and will post during the week feature Funtown U.S.A. in the early 1960s through the 1970s. In the first set of postcards below you can see that the boardwalk has sprung to life in the evening hours. The Haunted Castle ride can be seen in several of the postcards. Magnify the views for better detail!

 

 

 

 

Casino Pier View From Sky Ride

A view facing east toward the ocean from the Sky Ride…