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pledged of 6.000 $pledged of 6.000 $ goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 13 2019 8:29 PM UTC +00:00

About

Joyland: Reliving the Memories will be a new public television documentary about the epic history of Wichita, Kansas' legendary Joyland Amusement Park. Wonderful memories and childhood nostalgia will come to life in this documentary. The film will feature never-before-broadcast home movies, photos and interviews about the historic park that played such a joyous role in the lives of Kansans throughout the second half of the 20th Century.

Journalist Bryan Ramsdale is on a quest to explore the rise and fall of the park and uncover little-known facts that make the Joyland story such a dramatic and bittersweet tale in the history of Wichita, Kansas' largest city. Along the way, Ramsdale is discovering how Joyland continues to live on throughout the community in both emotional and material ways. This program will truly be a roller coaster ride that will leave viewers laughing, crying and longing for the good ol' days, but still hopeful for the future. 

Joyland: Reliving the Memories is a production of KPTS - Channel 8 in Wichita, Kan. We need your help to make this once-in-a-lifetime program the ultimate and defining work that does justice to the remarkable story of the Joyland Amusement Park and the fond place it continues to hold in the hearts and minds of Kansans. 

Whacky Shack
Whacky Shack

Risks and challenges

KPTS - Channel 8 staff and journalist Bryan Ramsdale are experts at creating compelling videos. We don't anticipate any problems getting this piece produced and on air by July 1, 2019.

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    Kiddy Land

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    The Ferris Wheel

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    The Log Jam

    You'll take pride in knowing you're helping keep Joyland alive. Your name will appear on kpts.org and at the end of the KPTS Joyland documentary. You'll receive KPTS Passport Membership so you can watch your favorite PBS shows anywhere, anytime. And receive a KPTS 2-for-1 Member Card, good at various restaurants and attractions across Kansas.

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    The Carousel

    You'll take pride in knowing you're helping keep Joyland alive. Your name will appear on kpts.org and at the end of the KPTS Joyland documentary. You'll receive KPTS Passport Membership so you can watch your favorite PBS shows anywhere, anytime; a KPTS 2-for-1 Member Card, good at various restaurants and attractions across Kansas; and an iconic Joyland T-shirt + DVD of program.

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    Whacky Shack

    You'll take pride in knowing you're helping keep Joyland alive. Your name will appear on kpts.org and at the end of the KPTS Joyland documentary. You'll receive KPTS Passport Membership so you can watch your favorite PBS shows anywhere, anytime; a KPTS 2-for-1 Member Card, good at various restaurants and attractions across Kansas; and an iconic Joyland T-shirt + DVD of program. In addition to these items, you'll become a KPTS Coffee Club Member. This includes a collectible mug and 1 lb. of coffee at The Spice Merchant each month.

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    Roller Coaster

    You'll take pride in knowing you're helping keep Joyland alive. Your name will appear on kpts.org and at the end of the KPTS Joyland documentary. You'll receive KPTS Passport Membership so you can watch your favorite PBS shows anywhere, anytime; a KPTS 2-for-1 Member Card, good at various restaurants and attractions across Kansas; and an iconic Joyland T-shirt + DVD of program. In addition to these items, you'll become a KPTS Coffee Club Member. This includes a collectible mug and 1 lb. of coffee at The Spice Merchant each month; you can also share your Joyland story to be included on the DVD.

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