Pennsylvania is home to many classic amusement parks, several of which began operating as early as the late nineteenth century. Some of these parks maintain rides and amusements from their early years, preserving an atmosphere of nostalgia. Others have evolved with new trends in the industry, adding high-tech rides and water parks. This book begins with a concise history of the amusement park, and then surveys the industry in Pennsylvania. This is a comprehensive guide to 13 parks in the state and a selection of smaller ones, complete with information on rides and attractions. It is packed with vintage postcard images and photographs. Featured parks are: Williams Grove Amusement Park, Mechanicsburg Idlewild and Soak Zone, Ligonier Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, Allentown Conneaut Lake Community Park, Conneaut Lake Lakemont Park, Altoona Waldameer Park and Water World, Erie Kennywood, West Mifflin Bushkill Park, Easton Hersheypark, Hershey DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Tipton Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster Sesame Place, and Langhorne.