Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Brochure Spotlight: SeaWorld Cleveland

This is the first post in our new feature called Brochure Spotlight where I will be sharing pictures of old zoo brochures I have kept. The first is a look back at the now defunct SeaWorld of Cleveland. This particular brochure was printed in 1998.

Built in 1970, this second SeaWorld park was built in Aurora, Ohio, 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. The park was relatively successful until February 2001, when Anheuser-Busch sold the Ohio park to Six Flags. Sea World executives claimed that their park had been sold because of the short season for animals due to Northeastern Ohio's cold winter months, and also because they were not able to get the rights to build roller coasters like the other Sea World properties had been able to. The site is now the location of Wildwater Kingdom water park.