Roller Coasters (1950's)
By Justin Pedersen
The great depression
There were not many roller coasters in the 1950's due to the great depression. Many amusement park companies and roller coaster companies went bankrupt. People did not have the money to afford them and when people aren't paying to ride then the roller coasters cant afford to keep running.
Even though the great depression was happening there were still roller coasters in business. One of these coasters were Montana Rusa at Chapultepec Park in Mexico city. It had two names Montana Rusa (1964-1992) and Serpiente De Fuego (1993-?). It costed $600,000 to build, and its length is 4,000 ft.
Fun Fair in Germany (1950-59)
Jacksonville Beach Coaster
It was 3,168 ft. long, it had carts that could hold twelve people at a time. Even though in 1959 it had to be dismantled because of safety issues.