In 1982 Matt Dillon hosted a film on the history of the amusement park (in particular roller coasters) called Wild Rides. He discusses a lot of the Coney Island rides, and there's some great old footage -- check out that "human pool table"! We'd be interested in seeing some numbers on how many people got injured on rides during this time.

There are also some shots of Steeplechase Park which opened in 1897, we wonder if the proposed new one will include a real steeplechase ride.