Journal of Ride Theory Omnibus

by Dan Howland

A compilation of issues 1 through 5 of the Journal of Ride Theory, the zine created by a man obsessed with amusement parks, rides and strange forms of transportation. Willamette Week named it one of Portland's "Best 'Zines for Inducing Bafflement and Awe." Articles include Rex Everything of Negativland on the Haunted Mansion; Teresa Bergen on the Tiger Balm Gardens; "Power to the People Mover"; Jacques Bouchard on the American Carwash; the Pep Boys; Carl Houston on Ride Brut; Roger Rabbit's Car-Toon Spin; Universal Studios Hollywood; World's Fairs of the 20th Century; the 1939 "Futurama" ride; Flying Saucers at Disneyland; submarine busses; Freedomland; new introductions to each issue by the editor, and previously unpublished bonus material. A memory from the former era when zines where penned about people's obsessions around a singular topic. Dan Howland just happens to be interested in learning every last facet and piece of history surrounding amusement parks.