1939 New York World’s Fair- Parachute Jump

I bought this card yesterday at a postcard show in Lancaster, PA. I have wanted it for awhile and was happy to have found it postally used. It shows the Parachute Jump at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The tower was 250 feet high, seated two people per parachute, and the parachutes were attached to the top of the tower by cables.

The ride was sponsored by Life Savers. It is currently located at Coney Island, but stopped operating in 1968. It was moved there after the owners of Coney Island paid $150,000 for it.

The YouTube video below shows the ride in action. The owner of the video’s father captured the footage.



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