Page 24 (top): Fighting Flames at Dreamland

Page 24 (top) of the Glimpses of the New Coney Island book: Fighting Flames at Dreamland

Illustration of the Fighting Flames attraction at Dreamland

"Fighting Flames was one of the rides that most directly copied from Luna Park, where it was called Fire and Flames. The same idea prevailed here: tenements were set and the fire department of New York came to rescue the trapped victims, some of whom had to jump down into nets to escape the blaze. This was one of the attractions with which New Yorkers identified most, since many lived in badly-kept and run down dwellings where fire was always a concern. Note the splash pool for the Chutes to the left."

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