Throughout Whalom Park's history the Arcade is perhaps the area which frequently changed with the times. Originally a penny arcade, many of the machines were just that - one penny or a nickel. Movie-O-La machines which had short clips of old silent movies, wonderful gypsy fortune telling machines, Skee-ball games, monkey orchestra's etc. The earliest penny arcade suffered a fire at the midway section of the park and many of the machines were moved into the Ballroom. Later, a newer building was constructed near the Roller Coaster and Whip. It continually needed to be updated with new pin ball machines and later, the newest video games: race track and jet fighter simulators, and air hockey tables.
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