In the early years, regional theme parks offered souvenir maps for sale. These were beautifully illustrated works of art with lots of fun details to discover. One of the ideas for the park history book was to include excerpts from these opening/early season maps to help visualize the walk-through descriptions. That would have made the book too long, so I’m posting these on the book site instead—here’s Kings Island from 1972. Enjoy!
Author: Barry R. Hillhttp://www.barryrhill.com
Barry is a professor, audio engineer, instructional designer, writer, and park design enthusiast. He's the designer and producer of the Themed Attraction Podcast as well as a contributing author to the site. His new book, Imagineering an American Dreamscape: Genesis, Evolution, and Redemption of the Regional Theme Park, tells the story of America's regional theme parks. Reach out anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.