Thank you for sharing – as soon as I saw the picture, it brought back very happy memories. And, yes, I think that is the Ferris wheel that was inside the building. I always wanted to ride on it, but my parents said no – probably things were going on that I was too young to understand.
My favorite thing I remember about the funhouse at the Palace was near the end you’d go through the jail. The first time I did it, I was 7 years old and I could not figure out how to get past the bars — until someone else came through and simply grabbed one of the bars, in a very specific location, and it was made of black rubber and could be pulled far enough open to allow one to pass.
That was the summer of 1969 and it was the last time my family ever went to AP. Too bad things worked out how they did for AP because they had a very fun town.