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Playland: The rise & fall of Seattle’s largest amusement park
Playland: The rise & fall of Seattle’s largest amusement park
6/6/20223:34

A giant 85-foot-high roller coaster once poked through the tree line of Seattle’s Bitter Lake neighborhood. Opened on May 24, 1930, just months after the great stock market crash, Playland debuted as the largest amusement park of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The 12-acre "million-dollar pleasure resort" enticed thrillseekers with rides, entertainment, and concessions. Here’s the story of the rise and fall of the once-popular destination.

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