Check Out This Patent for An Early Amusement Park Ride By Annaliese GriffinMay. 10, 2013 | Updated Jun. 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm W.F. Mangel, the Coney Island amusement ride inventor we profiled today, earned close to 50 patents in his life. Here’s a drawing one of them, click to see the whole patent.