Dreamland Shoot the Chutes 1909

                William Reynolds understood that the Shoot-the-Chutes were one of the biggest draws at Luna Park and he decided to copy the ride for his park. In fact, that was his theory when building much of the park. Many rides, from the Chutes, the Fighting Flames (a copy […]

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Dreamland from Shoot the Chutes

            This is Dreamland and Coney at its best. The sun has started to set and there is an air of excitement in the air. Dreamland’s 1,000,000 lights have begun to burn brightly into the night, inviting onlookers from Surf Avenue.  (Photo Courtesy Library of Congress)         […]

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Dreamland Fire

At two in the morning on May 27, 1911 workers worked in Dreamland’s Hell Gate attraction, preparing it for opening day only a few hours away.  A few light bulbs burst, buckets of tar were tipped over and shortly Hell Gate was engulfed in flames.  The fire spread quickly to the rest of the park.  […]

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Dreamland Tower Night 3

            It must be Sunday in Dreamland at Coney Island. The crowds have come out in their best and are seeing what the park has to offer. The stately Dreamland tower offers the perfect backdrop for this scene, Spanish architecture in the middle of Brooklyn, a great time to be […]

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