Louis Ritter

Amusement Ride Operator

Louis Ritter


Louis Ritter, born in Coney Island on the 4th of July, worked a variety of amusement rides including three carousels and the boardwalk train ride in the 1960s. He also ran a cotton candy stand. When he was a child, people mistook him for John Tilyou's son because he would follow John all over Steeplechase Park.