Marineland of Florida - Edition B - View-Master 3 Reel Packet - 1970s views - vintage - (PKT-A964-G3B)
One of the nation's oldest marine parks may tank soon, thanks to the inexorable drain of central Florida's tourism megamonster. Marineland, located on the Atlantic coast north of Daytona Beach and south of St. Augustine, has been a required "just off" I-95 stop for vacationing families since 1937. Sixty years later, with drooping attendance and the pressure to compete with the likes of Disney and Sea World, Marineland has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Marineland started as an underwater movie studio, and Events - View-Mastern incorporated as the town of Marineland in 1940. Postcards and films from the 1950s and '60s show a happy-go-lucky attraction -- giant underwater tank shows with leaping porpoises snatching reward fish from the mouths of their trainers.
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