Hop on the trolley and join NAPHA as we journey to one of the United States’ most historic regions for ParkHop23! We will visit three of the country's 12 surviving trolley parks in Western Pennsylvania and New York as we celebrate the 125th anniversaries of National Historic Landmark, Kennywood, and NAPHA Heritage Fund Recipient Midway State Park. Of the more than 4,000 amusement parks that have operated in the United States, only 19 have survived to see their 125th anniversaries, so being able to celebrate two in the same event is something special! They will be the ninth and tenth amusement parks that NAPHA has welcomed to this exclusive club.
But that’s not all! ParkHop23 will take us to two former amusement parks to explore their remnants, three museums including two NAPHA Heritage Fund recipients, and another park being revived with classic attractions by NAPHA Champion of Preservation award winner Gene Staples - Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World.