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Dante's Inferno - A Trip to Hades, 1932
Our very first haunted ride, "Dante’s Inferno – A Trip to Hades" opened in the same exact location way back in 1932. Over many decades, we've re-used the same spot for...
Cocoanut Grove Then and Now, 1947
The Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove Ballroom maintains its classic charm after more than 100+ years of fashionable dances, popular concerts and must-attend events. Today it's used...
Ice Skateboards on the Boardwalk, 1995
When Olympic ice skaters visited the Boardwalk for a TV special in the summer of 1995, it was definitely a major production. Ted Whiting shares photos and memories from the big event:...
Bayview Rooom Then and Now, 1907
Have you ever partied in the Bayview Room inside the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove? This #ThenandNow shows you how it's changed since 1907. Back in the day, it was a fancy...
Trapeze Stars Enjoying Cotton Candy
Can you believe a dentist invented Cotton Candy? It used to be called Fairy Floss back in the day. Here's Boardwalk's trapeze stars Freddy Quadros and Shirley Wightman in...
Cave Train Then and Now, 1961
This #ThenandNow merges a photo of today's Cave Train Plaza with a 1961 b&w photo, the year the popular Cave Train opened.
Delicious Boardwalk Food
Back in the day (1930s - '60s) a very delicious food item stood out from all the rest.
Entrance #1 Then and Now, 1938
This Then and Now photo shows Boardwalk "Entrance #1" in 1938. The entrance was used for over 70 years before being replaced in the 1980s by the Cocoanut Grove Sun Room. The Sun...
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