This past weekend, my daughter and I went in a local antique shop. From the looks of things, business must not be too good right now. Several vendors had from 75% to even 90% off in their booths. I happened to spot a little pitcher that sure brought back a lot of memories. The original sticker marked Japan was still on the bottom. I don't imagine this to have too much monetary value, but memory value, it holds quiet a few.
Let me say this, there really was a marine wildlife park before Sea World.....at least here in Texas there was and here is a great little souvenir creamer to prove just that. When I spotted this, it sure brought back a lot of memories. Not bad for .49 cents.
(All Seven Seas Photos from Internet)
According to Wikipedia:
Seven Seas Marine Life Park was a marine mammal park and animal theme park built and owned by the city of Arlington, Texas, United States.
The property is now the site of the Arlington Sheraton Hotel and has several buildings on property that date back to the park.
I guess back in the 1970's tropical landscape was not in the budget. I had to laugh at myself when I saw this picture. Native Texas Landscape in the background.
This ship was the icon of the park. It was visible from the Interstate for years, I think a portion of this may be still in standing today.
There was only one ride in the whole park. This was a cave type ride and if I remember correctly, a penguin exhibit. It was most popular to say the least, as the heat here in Texas was always a scorcher in the summer and this ride was so cool.
This brought back fun memories, we used to go there when we had family members visiting from out of town. I can remember going myself as a child several times.
I remember once, there was an attraction and you got to pick a "oyster" and mine had a pearl inside. It was a little pearl and they put it in a pink plastic clam case. I still have that little pearl, I just could not find it today...go figure!
Here is the map of the park. I remember this map so well........
Well, hope you enjoyed a peek at a vintage theme park that was in operation before Sea World became so popular, at least around here anyway!! What about you? Did you ever get the chance to visit Seven Seas?? My guess, would be not too many have even heard of it.
Have a great weekend everyone and a wonderful Vintage Thingies Thursday!!!