Chutes in Sea Lion Park, Coney Island 1896
Filmed June 18-23, 1896. Edison Manufacturing Co. A lively scene on the famous water chutes at Coney Island. This is the original Shoot the Chutes designed and built by Captain Paul Boynton. He was inspired by Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893 to build an outdoor amusement park. Boynton opened Sea Lion Park, the worlds first enclosed outdoor amusement park two years later. Boynton's venture inspired George C. Tilyou, who built Steeplechase Park next door. Boynton would eventually sell his park to Fred Thompson and Elmer Dundy who would rebuild it into Luna Park, one of the most successful amusement playgrounds that Coney Island would ever have.
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