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Marineland of the Pacific Memories

Discussion in 'United States' started by Bib Fortuna, 8 Jul 2015.

  1. Bib Fortuna

    Bib Fortuna Well-Known Member

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    I wonder why no thread exists for this famous and interesting place of History in keeping cetaceans in human care, the first walrus was born here in 1975 and the first orca in 1977( not raises, as the other three calfs, unfortunately, but the beginning was made).

    Its sale to Seaworld and very quick and unexpected closure in 1987 was a shame for the Zooworld and a shock to all the Employees there.

    Last year, Marineland would had its 60ty Years Anniversary-if it would still exists.

    I've found this two intersting articles about the early and the last days of Marineland of the Pacific-I would be glad, if anybody here, who was there, would share his memories and maybe pictures.

    The origin and early days of Marineland of the Pacific | South Bay History

    Marineland’s tumultuous final days | South Bay History
     
  2. Bib Fortuna

    Bib Fortuna Well-Known Member

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    And here is the Map pf the 1968 Guidebook.

    The legend is:

    1.Main Dmission gate
    2.Gift Shops:)
    3.Snack Bar
    4.Parking Lot
    5.Picnic Area
    6.Sea arena
    7.Restaurant
    8.Motel and Office
    9.Walrus Enclosure
    10.Whale and Dolphin College-I dind#t knew, it is allow to cetacean sto study:)
    11.Training Pools
    12.Oval Fish Tank
    13.Whale Stadium
    14 Flamingo Garden
    15 Tuna Trolley Pickup for Ocean Boat Cruise
    16.Sky ower Ride-this idea was stolen by Seaworld,I guess...;)
     

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