Location: Marineland, Florida
Date of Photograph: 1990
Photographer: John Margolies
Credit: John Margolies, Library of Congress
Interesting Facts About Marineland
Around 30,000 people attended Marine Studios on its opening day in 1938.
The park’s founders were lIia Tolstoy, Douglas Burden, and C.V. Whitney.
The founders were also developers. Indeed, they built a town, known today as Marineland, along with the marine facility.
The bottlenose dolphin was the main attraction of the studio in 1938.
The marine facility has been used for scenes in various films.
In 1961, Marine Studios changed its name to Marineland of Florida.
Read more at JMI’s online publication Florida Verve