Pleasure Beach

Davis Dunavin / WSHU


For the first Memorial Day weekend in nearly 20 years, Pleasure Beach was open for business in Bridgeport, Connecticut. On Saturday, sightseers started taking the city-operated ferry boats to the peninsula. Some had their own memories of Pleasure Beach.

“It was the Disneyland in our days," said 85-year-old Sarah Vena Masso, who rode on one of the first ferries Saturday morning. She remembers buying peanuts at the penny arcade and riding the roller coaster at the amusement park as a girl.

Bridgeport's Pleasure Beach reopens

Jun 29, 2014
Tarice L.S. Gray

A recreational peninsula off the coast of Bridgeport that has been closed to the public for nearly 20 years has reopened.