Palace Playland, 1970s


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Palace Playland, 1970s

Old Orchard Beach is a summer resort town located on the Atlantic Ocean, south of Portland, Maine. Extending into the Atlantic Ocean is the town's Old Orchard Pier. In the early summer of 1969 two small amusement parks operated in Old Orchard Beach; Pier Amusements, north of the pier and Palace Playland, south of the pier. A fire broke out at Pier Amusements on July 19, 1969 destroying its old carousel and much of the park. Soon after, Palace Playland (which then did not have a carousel) purchased PTC #19 from Euclid Beach. It operated there until 1996 when the park's ownership changed

At some point when PTC #19 was at Palace Playland the horses and chariots were repainted. They were no longer white with just the saddles and trappings getting color - they now had a variety of colors and hues all over their bodies.

Image courtesy of Euclid Beach Park Now


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