Park Hoppin’

Fun House longings
By 12/01/2017 Read More →

Fun House longings

In the old days, just about every park had a fun house filled with crazy things to do, writes Paul Ruben. Today most of them are gone.

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Gone to the dogs
By 11/02/2016 Read More →

Gone to the dogs

Park Hoppin’ with Paul Ruben Recently I visited Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey, and met the newest member of the Morey Organization, Hobbs Morey, a Weimaraner.

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Socially acceptable road rage
By 18/12/2015 Read More →

Socially acceptable road rage

Park Hoppin’ with Paul Ruben The winter of 2014/15 brought an unusually large amount of snow to North America. And with the snow came scenes on my television screen of automobile carnage on the slippery snow-covered roads.

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Getting high in Colorado
By 26/01/2015 Read More →

Getting high in Colorado

PARK HOPPIN’ WITH PAUL RUBEN Since 2014 it is legal to buy cannabis in Colorado, but I much prefer adult beverages to Mary Jane.

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Sunshine on a rainy day
By 15/12/2014 Read More →

Sunshine on a rainy day

PARK HOPPIN’ WITH PAUL RUBEN Monday of IAAPA Attractions Expo week I made a quick trip to Busch Gardens Tampa to ride the park’s spectacular new drop tower from Intamin, Falcon’s Fury. While there I made some new friends, pictured here.

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Coney Island comeback continues
By 17/11/2014 Read More →

Coney Island comeback continues

PARK HOPPIN’ WITH PAUL RUBEN It had been two years since I last visited Coney Island, birthplace of the outdoor amusement industry. 

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Tubin’ in the Dark
By 22/10/2014 Read More →

Tubin’ in the Dark

by Paul Ruben

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By 23/05/2014 Read More →

Where A Million Diamonds Shine

by Paul Ruben Innovation is to be celebrated, to be cherished. That’s why I was so pleased to revisit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to experience the crown jewel in the park’s New Fantasyland, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. 

It’s a Jungle Out There!
By 07/02/2014 Read More →

It’s a Jungle Out There!

by Paul Ruben It’s rare that I travel any further south in Florida than Walt Disney World. But the World Waterpark Association’s 33rd Annual Symposium and Trade Show brought me to West Palm Beach last fall. While in South Florida I discovered three new things.

Swing Time
By 23/12/2013 Read More →

Swing Time

by paul Ruben Have you ever heard of Venetian Swings? I hadn‘t until about 20 years ago when I first visited Crossroads Village in Flint, Michigan.