Boardwalk: My life and Jersey Shore

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Experience life on the Jersey Shore, from the days of when such visits meant fun, games, and family values. Seaside Heights, Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Wildwood, Keansburg, and Long Branch; Walk the Boardwalk again, through the tunnel of time, and re-experience the wonders of what was. A Jersey Shore seemingly long gone, from a world that has changed the way it plays, and what is considered a summer vacation. Through this detailed accounting of a way of life, the story is told of not only growing up as a frequent visitor to the Boardwalk amusement areas, but becoming the guy in that very business, some years later. Fighting against injustice everywhere, the battle continues to preserve a way of life, that one knew and loved. The love of the games, and the simpler things in life that matter much more then they seem.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR AT AGE 50, RANDY SENNA HAD ALREADY BEEN IN THE AMUSEMENT BUSINESS FOR 34 YEARS, AND HE IS RECOGNIZED AS THE ONLY AMUSEMENTS OPERATOR WHOSE ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN TOTALLY IMMERSED WITH A DEDICATION TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL ELSE. HE HAS OWNED AND OPERATED VARIOUS MAJOR AMUSEMENT ESTABLISHMENTS OVER HIS CAREER, INCLUDING ARCADES, FASCINATION HALLS, KENTUCKY DERBY RACES, GAMES OF CHANCE, ICE CREAM AND CARNIVAL SNACKS CENTERS, AND AN ARCADE OF AMUSEMENTS MUSEUM. HIS DEDICATION, SHOWMANSHIP, AND UNIQUE WAY OF RUNNING HIS GAMES, CROSSED A BRIDGE CONNECTING SIMPLE AMUSEMENT, TO AN ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE FOR HIS GUESTS, WHICH HAS BEEN UNDUPLICATED ANYWHERE. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A TWO-YEAR PERIOD, WHEN RANDY SENNA ALSO BECAME AN UNMISTAKABLE FIGURE AT THE MAGIC KINGDOM AT WALT DISNEY WORLD IN FLORIDA, HIS DEDICATION HAS BEEN TO THE NEW JERSEY SHORE AMUSEMENT PLACES WHICH HE HAS FREQUENTED SINCE EARLY CHILDHOOD. HIS LIFELONG OBSESSION WITH AMUSEMENTS, ALONG WITH A GOD-GIVEN APTITUDE FOR THE DESIGN, AND INNER WORKINGS OF AMUSEMENT GAMES, COMBINED WITH A HOBBY OF COLLECTING, AND PRESERVING FOND CHILDHOOD MEMORIES, RESULTED IN RANDY SENNA'S BECOMING NEW JERSEY'S LARGEST PRIVATE COLLECTOR OF AMUSEMENT GAMES. HIS MASSIVE COLLECTION INCLUDES HUNDREDS OF THE ACTUAL MACHINES THAT HE, AND HIS FELLOW NEW JERSEYIANS, PLAYED OVER THE PAST 60 YEARS. INCLUDING THE WORLD'S OLDEST FASCINATION GAME FROM KEANSBURG AMUSEMENT PARK DATING BACK TO 1938, ALONG WITH BOTH DARK-RIDES AND THE BUMPER CARS, WHICH WERE ONCE A PART OF THE FAMOUS PALACE AMUSEMENTS IN ASBURY PARK. FEATURED FILM DOCUMENTARIES HAVE BEEN MADE ABOUT RANDY SENNA AND HIS LIFE LONG AMUSEMENTS DEDICATIONS, AND HE HAS BEEN A CHAMPION FOR JUSTICE AGAINST A MOUNTAIN OF CORRUPTION INVOLVING CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS WHO HAVE ATTEMPTED TO HOLD BACK HIS DREAMS. CELEBRITY STATUS WAS ACHIEVED THROUGH HIS LIFE EFFORTS, AND THE TALES OF RANDY SENNA’S EXPERIENCES. COUNTLESS VISITORS TO RANDY SENNA'S STORES ENJOYED HEARING STORIES OF HIS LIFE AS HE REMINISCED ABOUT THE DAYS OF AMUSEMENTS GONE BY, WHICH HAS PROMPTED THE WRITING OF THIS BOOK. BOTH EDUCATIONAL, WITH THE DETAILS, AND FACTS THAT COULD ONLY BE DESCRIBED BY AN EXPERT IN THE FIELD, AND ENTERTAINING WITH ANECDOTAL HAPPENINGS TOLD BY RANDY SENNA, THE SHOWMAN, THIS BOOK IS A TESTIMONIAL TO A WAY OF LIFE, AND WILL DELIGHT ALL, ESPECIALLY, ANYONE WHO HAD VISITED THE JERSEY SHORE IN THE PAST 50 YEARS.

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