Most Washingtonians Have No Idea This Amusement Park In Seattle Ever Existed
If you grew up in Washington, you know that it was a bittersweet day when the Seattle Center’s amusement park, the Fun Forest, closed down in 2009. Plenty of us can recall spending many a day dragging our families through the entertainment area, begging for one more ride or game.
But Washingtonians who are a little older might recall a different amusement park in Seattle, one that had a 31-year run before a series of unfortunate events shut it down forever. Allow us to introduce you to Playland.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Had you ever heard of Seattle’s Playland? While it had a long run, it actually wasn’t the city’s first amusement park. Check out Luna Park’s story.