Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday FUN: Try our Trivia Challenge for a chance to win copies of "Hunt's Pier"

UPDATE: Congrats to Kimberly Fisher for correctly answering our question! We'll be sending you a signed copy of "Hunt's Pier" shortly.

We'll also be giving away two more books via random drawing on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. To enter, simply "like" our Friday FUN posts on Facebook.

Jack Hanna's "indirect" connection to Wildwood history is as follows...

Jungle Jack's Landing is a small amusement park attached to the Columbus Zoo, where Hanna served as director from 1978 to 1993.

The park's oldest attraction is the Sea Dragon wooden coaster, which is a nearly-exact replica of Hunt's Pier's famous Flyer. In fact, the Sea Dragon (originally called the Jet Flyer) was one of three identical "junior" coasters built by John C. Allen of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1956-57.

Both the Flyer and Valley Volcano (at Angel Park in Drums, PA) were demolished in the late-80s. The Sea Dragon remains in operation. So, you can *technically* still ride the Flyer, should you ever visit the Columbus Zoo; albeit, without the "Over the Ocean" sensation.


Original post/question...

Welcome to Friday FUN, brought to you as always by our good friends at Boardwalk Bucks!

This week, we're giving away three copies of Images of America: Hunt's Pier (Arcadia Publishing), by Rob Ascough and yours truly.

One book will be sent to the first who correctly answers the Trivia Challenge below. The other two winners will drawn at random. To enter, simply "like" today's Friday FUN posts on Facebook (Wildwood 365 - Boardwalk Bucks) or leave a comment here.

Earlier this week, "Jungle" Jack Hanna was a guest on the Late Late Show with David Letterman. (The clip below has nothing at all to do with the question, but we always enjoy Hanna's interactions with Dave.)

This reminded me of one of my favorite bits of trivia. Here's our question:

What is Jack Hanna's indirect connection to Wildwoods history?

That may sound a little vague, but here's a hint - it has to do, specifically, with Hunt's Pier (and there's a bit of an additional clue in the cover image above, as well).

If you think you know the answer, leave a comment for us below or on Facebook, or drop us a line at

Good luck, and have FUN!

1 comment:

  1. Jack hanna was at the grand opening of hunts pier