Wednesday, August 1, 2018

"Here are the lost locations of 18 of LA’s most spectacular lost amusement parks"

For example:

The original Busch Gardens opened in 1906 in Pasadena, on land surrounding the Busch family’s mansion, but it was actually just gardens. The first Busch Gardens theme park opened in Tampa in the 1950s; the one adjacent to Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Van Nuys opened in 1966, with a monorail, boat rides, lagoons, thousands of rare birds, and free beer. The park was trimmed back to only its birds in 1977 and finally closed in 1979 (the birds were distributed to various zoos and other theme parks, but descendants of some are said to still fly the Valley skies).