I grew up in Southern California in the 1970's. This was the hey day for theme parks, a romantic time well before the steel girders and concrete of today's thrill parks. Busch Gardens in Van Nuys. Marineland of The Pacific. Enchanted Village (successor to Japanese Deer Park). Magic Mountain when it was still run by Newhall Land And Development. Lion Country Safari way out in the sticks of Irvine.
Join me as we take a trip into yesteryear to visit that bygone era...