June 18th, 2018

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Oh yeah, want to know What's Going On In The Amazing Spider-Man? Mostly Green People Throwing Spider-Man Around. Read on to see why that makes sense as a capsule summary!

It's getting to nighttime at Rye Playland a year ago. How's it looking there?

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Musik Express and the Derby Racer's dome, with the Ferris Wheel illuminated in the background. I love difficult-lighting shots like this.


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Derby Racer's dome with the Ferris Wheel centered the way I so hoped it would be.


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Super Flight in motion --- it was down for a while --- showing the cage with the four riders inside and yet it still somehow looks like a toy version of itself. I don't know.


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Musik Express as seen from inside, from the seats in back of the facade.


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One of a handful of fairy-tale scenes lining the outside of Rye Playland's Kiddyland section. This one is about the Sing-A-Song-of-Sixpence.


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Rye Playland has one of the oldest Kiddylands out there. Over the entrance is the Kiddy Coaster, which opened in 1928 --- so it's a year older than Dragon Coaster --- but which adults aren't allowed to ride.


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The Kiddy Carousel at Rye Playland's Kiddyland. We've seen this ride before, in other places.


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The Kiddy Carousel in motion, beneath the moon. If I had a camera that could photograph the moon in focus this would be a picture of the year.


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Rye Playland's midway at night. This is looking southwest from around the area of the Grand Carousel.


Trivia: Qualification testing for the Space Shuttle Main Engine required a successful test-firing of 65,000 seconds, approximately what would be needed for forty shuttle missions. The rated life of the engine design was 55 missions. Source: Development of the Space Shuttle, 1972 - 1981, T A Heppenheimer.

Currently Reading: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons, David A Bossert.