Floridaland - Sarasota Venice
View-Master 3 Reel Packet
1960s Views - Vintage (zur Kleinsmiede- estate)
Reels: like new
Jacket: small tear on back otherwise excellent
Booklet: none issued
This set offered here is from the View-Master estate from the late renowned author, Harry Zur Kleinsmiede, and was an integral component in his research and development of the classic treatises:
Certificate of Provenance is included with this offering.
For more biographical information on Harry zur Kleinsmiede see Article in Stereo World January/February, 1993 or p. 756 in View-Master Reels and Packets Volume 3.
Floridaland, which opened in December, 1964 in Osprey (near Venice), seemed to be a theme park searching for a theme. Colorful tropical birds decorated the entrance, suggesting possibly a Florida theme, yet the main attraction inside was a western town. The various attractions offered suggest a scattergun approach, as if they tried to capture the main part of other successful Florida Attractions along with some of their business.
Shoot outs in the street entertained the kids, while the requisite saloon show, complete with can-can dancers, held Dad's interest. And what western town is complete without its... porpoise show? Here Floridaland jumped back to the Florida theme. Today, Floridaland does not exist.