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Texas Sized Thrills

Texas Sized Thrills: A Legacy of Excitement

Saturday Apr 6 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

When it comes to having fun, North Texas has been at the forefront of innovation for over a century! Join attractions professional and history aficionado, Kris Rowberry as he takes us through the unique history of amusement and theme parks here in North Texas. Discover lost parks and rides from a bygone era and see how the attractions industry is still feeling the influence of Texas parks to this day.

Kris Rowberry, a former newscaster at KLIV in San Jose, California, created, along with Nicholas Laschkewitsch, the award-winning Lost Parks of Northern California, a series of TV programs that highlighted bygone amusement parks in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. He also helped produce the documentary film The Legacy of Arrow Development with American Coaster Enthusiasts. The documentary follows the history of one of the amusement industry’s most prolific companies, and it has amassed over 1.5 million views on YouTube. To date, Rowberry has conquered over 475 different roller coasters all around the world. When he’s not chasing down the next thrill, he enjoys photography, bowling and cruising the metroplex on his bicycle. He is also passionate about volunteering his time for American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) and the National Roller Coaster Museum & Archives (NRCMA).

Fort Worth Public Library - Southwest Regional Branch

Fort Worth Public Library - Southwest Regional Branch

About Center for Texas Studies at TCU

Texas Sized Thrills: A Legacy of Excitement
The Center for Texas Studies at TCU celebrates all that makes Texas distinctive through public programming, exhibitions, publications, and continuing education related to the culture of the Lone Star State.

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