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The most colossal, super-stupendous amusement park in the world, a unique amusement park devoted to the exploits of a fabulous hero - Superman.
The park, which opened to an enthusiastic public in November 1955, includes such varied attractions as:
A gigantic statue of Superman standing guard over the main entrance, holding aloft a giant globe emblazoned with the park's name, "Superman Land";
A fabulous "rocket room," where 3-D movie films and other special effects enable youngsters to experience the thrill of a make-believe journey through outer-space to the planet Krypton.
Audiences board the "Krypton-Earth Express" and are guided through the take-off, a meteor swarm, and other outer-space adventures like the "Sargasso Sea of Space," until finally a planet of "unearthly beauty seems to loom before them..." The rocket ship begins to land...
A Daily Planet building, containing lifelike wax dummies of Superman's close friends Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, and Clark Kent;
A Superman Super-Powers building, where papier-maché barbells and X-ray special effects enable visitors to experience the thrill of simulated super-strength and X-ray vision;
A Super-Shooting Gallery, where youngsters can fire guns and bows and arrows at a steel Superman dummy;
A Superman Cartoon Festival Movie Theater, featuring Superman cartoons;
A Superman Hall of Trophies:
Here, youngsters can purchase Superman costumes and other super-souvenirs, and a chunk of imitation kryptonite is handed out free with every purchase;
A Superman Land Post Office:
Here, visitors can post letters stamped with a distinctive Superman stamp and cancelled with a special Superman cancellation;
A Super-Sized Stadium where audiences can thrill to a colossal spectacle: A live re-creation of the destruction of Krypton;
A Superman Merry-Go-Round, equipped with models of Superman in place of horses, so that youngsters can pretend to soar through the air atop a flying Superman.
"Superman in Superman Land" was originally published in Action Comics #210, 1955; later reprinted in 80 Page Giant Magazine #11, 1965; and again reprinted in Black & White in The Amazing World of Superman Treasury Edition. This story was one of the inspirations for the real-world Superman Land.
Text on this page taken from The Great Superman Book © 1978 by Michael L. Fleisher.
Artwork by Wayne Boring.