Summer FunVintage Theme Parks05.26.12Summer FunVintage Theme ParksIn celebration of Memorial Day, The Daily Beast looks back at classic amusement parks of summers gone by, from Disneyland to Six Flags.05.26.12 8:45 AM ETWith their wild roller coasters, snack stands and endless souvenirs, amusement parks have long been an adrenaline seeker’s heaven. Some of the best known opened their doors half a century ago and are here to stay—Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster has been going up, down, and around since 1963. And Ryan Gosling isn’t the only famous face to frequent theme parks: Princess Diana braved Disney World’s Splash Mountain, while Clint Eastwood visited Pacific Ocean Park in Los Angeles and, of course, Walt Disney himself enjoyed the spinning tea cups in Anaheim. Here, the Daily Beast compiles the best vintage pictures from parks across the world. Getty ImagesOn Top of the WorldSunbathing high above the crowds at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.AP PhotoEasy RiderFashion model Twiggy chats up Coco the Clown at the Bertram Mills Circus in London in 1967.Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesComing Up RosesA woman rides the merry-go-round at a theme park, circa 1955.AP PhotoOld-School Speed The Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island, shown here on opening day in 1963, attracts thrill-seekers to this day. AP PhotoDizzy With AnticipationTwo spinning rides, the Gyro-Globe and the Airplane Spin, put riders through the wringer in 1953.AP PhotoBumper to BumperTwiggy and her manager/partner avoid fender benders at the Bertram Mills Circus in London.Gene Lester / Getty ImagesIn His CupsWalt Disney, along with his wife and daughter, ride one of the spinning tea cups at Disneyland shortly after the park opened.Gaylon Wampler / AP PhotoPiping DownThe Viper roller coaster at Astroworld Six Flags theme park in Houston looks decidedly old school since 1989.Carl Sutton / Getty ImagesCare for Some Doublemint Gum?Two women on the carousel at Battersea Park in London in 1953.Ed Widdis / AP PhotoUFOMG!High-school graduation night at Disneyland in 1962.Bob Pearson / Getty ImagesHer Majesty’s ShipPrincess Diana braves Splash Mountain at Disney World, with her son Harry in the front seat, in 1993.CBS Photo Archive / Getty ImagesFeeling LuckyClint Eastwood and his wife, Maggie, take a ride on the Union 76 Ocean Highway at Pacific Ocean Park in Los Angeles, 1959.Tom Stoddart / Getty ImagesOh Mon Dieu!French revelers in swinging seats at an amusement park in Paris in an undated photograph.