Monday, April 16, 2012

Vintage Postcards from Storytown USA Lake George, New York

A trio of vintage postcards from Storytown USA located near Lake George, New York. This park is still in business and is now operated by Six Flags as the Great Escape. Luckily most of the Story Town and Ghost Town have been lovingly kept up and you can still visit the houses today. First up is a shot of the front entrance to the park with Mother Goose and Cinderella greeting guests.

Next up is Danny the Dragon. Danny was originally a ride at Freedomland. When Freedomland closed, Storytown purchased the ride. Unfortunately Danny is no longer in existence.

To capitalize the Western and Cowboy craze, Storytown added a ghost town. Of course the ghost town needed a Marshal and this is Marshal Bill McKay who also sings and plays guitar. He is all decked out in his Western Wear and Acme boots.


Major Pepperidge said...

Awesome photo of Danny the Dragon, with the added bonus of a miniature train in the background.

DBenson said...

A clone of Danny (with a different paint job) still operates at Happy Hollow, a venerable city-run kiddie park in San Jose, CA. And I don't know if it's still there, but another Danny's head and chest used to be part of the decor in the comedy-themed "Cave Train" at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.