If you have any Chicago in your past or present, you'll remember Riverview, the most popular amusement park ever. It opened in 1904 and closed and was torn down in 1967. Here's a silent film taken at the park in 1952 spotlighting many of the rides and people. It's fascinating to me to see the women and girls dressed in mostly dresses or skirts. A different time for sure.
I'd guess most all of us who grew up in Chicago went to Riverview, if not regularly, at least a few times during our growing up years. I know we went. What is missing in this video is the 'ride' I most remember is the circular room that had everyone stand along the walls and when the room began spinning, the floor gradually dropped off so that you hung on the wall with no support.
Also in the film you see roller coasters and other rides which are totally covered. One roller coast looks like a commuter train roof and all. The same with the planes. No open to the air rides here.
Also, if you don't want to bother with the short black and white silent film, here is a link to images from Riverview. I can't stop noticing women and girls in dresses.