Friday, February 25, 2011

Retro Friday: Marineland of the Pacific

Remember Marineland of the Pacific? It's been nearly 25 years since the attraction, located on the Palos Verde Peninsula, was shut down by new owners Sea World (which moved its killer whales to San Diego. Many of the buildings remained, abandoned, until five years ago, when the land was cleared to make way for the Terranea resort.

Cheesy 1981 ad featuring Willie Aames

"L.A.'s Own Marineland"

Video shot of Marineland's ruins.

Read more about the history of Marineland here.

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