Enter for a chance to win one of six copies of Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History, the story about America’s theme park. These six copies celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Freedomland U.S.A. on June 19, 1960. Copies of the book will be personalized and signed by the author. The book documents the entire story from conception to bankruptcy of one of the most innovative and beloved theme parks in America. The 300+-page tale includes first-time interviews with park employees and never-before published photographs.
Located in The Bronx, Freedomland U.S.A. was celebrated as the “Disneyland of the East.” While it survived only five seasons (1960-1964), to this day the park generates fond memories among baby boomers who enjoyed its American history-themed attractions. Freedomland U.S.A. was conceived and built by C.V. Wood and his Marco Engineering Company. Known to many as Woody, he was Disneyland’s first employee and he brought Walt Disney’s imagination to life by leading the team that built that park. He then created Marco Engineering to build theme parks and other venues across the country. The northeast Bronx marshland that featured Freedomland U.S.A. eventually became Co-op City and its adjacent shopping center.
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End Date: 7/31/2020