Ocean City Oddities: Playland Amusement Park on 65th Street
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Ocean City Oddities: Playland Amusement Park on 65th Street

In 1965, construction was completed on Ocean Playland Amusement Park on 65th street bayside, on a large peninsula-type lot that protruded out into the bay at a price…

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Ocean City Oddities: A Photo Journey of OC’s South End Through the Decades
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Ocean City Oddities: A Photo Journey of OC’s South End Through the Decades

Often referred to as the heart and hub of town, Ocean City’s “South End” at the Inlet has been hosting families and making memories for well over a…

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Ocean City Oddities: Boardwalk Fire of 2008
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Ocean City Oddities: Boardwalk Fire of 2008

March 30, 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of a nine-alarm fire that spread down Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk destroying the Dough Roller restaurant and severely damaging Marty’s Playland…

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Ocean City Oddities: Bill Tracy, OC’s Original Dark Ride Bat Boy
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Ocean City Oddities: Bill Tracy, OC’s Original Dark Ride Bat Boy

Bill Tracy, legendary dark ride designer and industry leader for his time, was a mysterious man with a passion  for unique artistry. It’s not widely known that Tracy…

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Ocean City Oddities: The Bearded Salesman
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Ocean City Oddities: The Bearded Salesman

One salesman still stands Step back in time with this 1964 advertisement from the International Fiberglass Company out of Venice, California that featured many large figures produced by the company,…

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Ocean City Oddities: The Genie is Out of the Bottle
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Ocean City Oddities: The Genie is Out of the Bottle

After over four decades, the giant genie down at Trimper’s Rides and Amusements has finally been let out of the bottle. One of the park’s iconic funhouses –…

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Ocean City Oddities: Boardwalk Memories in Wax
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Ocean City Oddities: Boardwalk Memories in Wax

Happy New Year! My name is Brandon and I am a longtime enthusiast, chronicler, and author of Ocean City’s amusement and boardwalk history. I have been collecting and…

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