A train called 'Deer Park Special' was the very first ride at Deer Park Funland, built almost 60 years ago in 1958.

Shivering Timbers, Thunderhawk, Wolverine Wildcat, the Big Dipper, Zach's Zoomer and Mad Mouse were not always a part of the largest amusement in Michigan. Long before the name was changed and the water park added, the very first ride at Deer Park Funland was a train called 'Deer Park Special' that left the station for the first time in 1956. Vintage home movies from nearly 60 years ago reveal the less-than-thrilling days of yesteryear.

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