One or two years, we had annual passes to #SoCal Disneyland. If you go at least fifteen or twenty times, avoiding the most crowded times, it becomes a winning proposition. But going once per year during a school break, it is nowhere near worthwhile.

@lnxw48a1 I can't help but wonder how my life would be different if Crystal Beach Amusement Park survived. I was promised a job running the train as soon as I turned 14. I would have spent every summer working at the park during the day and partying every night, I bet. It would have been one hell of a time. The park closed permanently when I was 7 years old.

@kai I think most of the waterfront amusement parks died in the late 1970s through the late 1980s. I remember The Pike in Long Beach #SoCal. That area became rather seedy and family-unfriendly before the park closed.

@lnxw48a1 the train from Crystal Beach survives at a winery that I drive past on the way to Toronto, but I haven't stopped to see it.

Of course my family has made the pilgrimage to Crystal Beach's famous roller coaster, The Comet, at its new home.

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