Sunday, December 28

Rise and Fall of the American Kiddie Ride

"On a recent Sunday afternoon in my neighborhood in Queens, I stopped to watch a mother, father, and their young child. The parents, in church suits with the mildly stoned look of the truly exhausted, leaned against each other. But their kid? Their kid was euphoric—rapturous, even—because she was riding a coin-operated pink dinosaur that slowly rocked back and forth while playing a chiptune version of 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'.”
YouTube: Vintage Baby Duck Kiddy Ride, 1950's Bally Space Ship rocket ride kiddie ride, Kiddie Ride (Quick Silver Horse), Kids riding the Bally Model T coin operated kiddie ride, Dino the Dinosaur Coin Operated Kiddie Ride