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Marine World Map 1968

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Marine World first opened in 1968, as a small zoo in Redwood City, California. In the mid-1970s, it merged with a failing land-animal park called Africa USA and became Marine World Africa USA.

In late 1985, the increase in value of the park’s property became too great a tax burden. Following an intensive search for a new site led by Michael B. Demetrios, construction began on a new and larger park in Vallejo, California, about 55 miles north of Redwood City. The new Marine World opened to visitors in 1986 and remained under control of the non-profit Marine World Foundation, using Garfield the cartoon cat as a mascot at various points.

About Frederick Luna

Frederick Luna, is a a world traveler who has spent many family vacations at many different theme parks. Some of his favorites includes Legoland, Knotts Berry Farm, and Dollywood. Always ready to share info about his favorite theme parks!

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