At the heart of Palace Amusements was 'The Fun House' which featured wobbly stairs, a rotating barrel, surreal, distorted perception rooms, jets of air intended to blow ladies skirts up in the air and surmounting it all a giant, mechanical gorilla. All now sadly gone. This photo of mine is from the early 80s. [photo © Ted Polhemus]

From Wikipedia - Palace Amusements > Palace Amusements was a historical indoor amusement park in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Built in 1888, and expanded several times over its history, the 100-year-old structure saw the good and bad of the storied Asbury Park boardwalk, withstood multiple nor'easters and hurricanes and both the Great Depression and World War II. After several different owners and an increase in competition from other nearby attractions and worsening economic situation in both Asbury and the country in the mid-1980s, the park had to declare bankruptcy and closed its doors for good in 1988.

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