Category Archives: Dangerous Playground Rides

Dangerous Playground Rides: Teamster Union special!

What child does not want to drive a shovel loader truck? No, seriously, kids desperately, deeply wish to drive giant construction vehicles. Girls and boys. Gender makes no difference when it comes to huge-wheeled, loud, smoke-belching behemoths scooping, plowing, carrying … Continue reading

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Dangerous Playground Rides: Flesh burning, ankle busting, crown slide!

Thank you, Pittsburg! New Hampshire’s northernmost town comes through with a Dangerous Playground Ride favorite; the Crown Slide. This deadly beauty was sometimes called the Platform Slide, or Fort Slide, named for the caged-in area at the top where children … Continue reading

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Dangerous Playground Rides: Whili-gig of terror!

Bumps and bruises are fine. I was thrilled to discover that Harrisville Pond beach playground had an old school whirli-gig! Some of you of a certain age may remember one of the greatest of dangerous playground rides. It also went … Continue reading

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