All Classic Video - Freedomland USA (1963) - Classic Theme Park
Freedomland USA (1963) - Classic Theme Park
Even after all thses years Freedomland USA remains one of the best and original theme parks ever built. It disturbs me when critics who never went to the park try to discount what the park featured. The park was just as good as Disneyland, I visited both and still regard Freedomland as it's equal. For those who think Freedomland's main street was a poor imitation don't know that Freedomland's building were full scale and Disneyland's 3/4 scale.
Freedomland from 1960 through 64 the five seasons of the park had more than many parks have now or ever did have. The World's Fair did not force the closing of the park as the Fair only opened in 1964, Freedomland opened in 1960, and the fair would be done as planned in 1965. In fact the true plan for Freedomland's closing was contrived to make money for the owners and operators of the park by Building Co-Op City the housing project.
As far as those that pointed to some problems the park had the first year, so did Disneyland, and if Disney did not have a tv show that pumped money into the park it may have never lasted.
So view this movie as a visual treat of a mere sampling of what the park had, which included rides for everyone and great free entertainment from rock and roll stars to big band entertainers.
It's time that this great park be remembered as one of the best entertainment centers ever built.