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Teen Island theme park?

Postby bricology » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:25 pm

I just found something rather odd that I wanted to ask for help identifying. It's a large printed artist's conception/rendering of a Disneyland-esque theme park. I reckon it to be from about 1960. When I first saw it, I thought "that must be Walt Disney World", since it had water around it (rather than orchards or warehouses). But the only signage I could find was a sign at what must be one of the entrances to the park, which proclaims "Teen Island". It's got everything a theme park needs -- a monorail, aerial gondolas, a tiki compound, swanky pavilions, etc. There may be a submarine ride in there somewhere; I haven't found it yet, tho'.

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Postby bricology » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:37 pm

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Nobody has any ideas?

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Postby Chris Merritt » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:07 am

Fascinating! I've never heard of this...

What else can you tell us about where you picked this up?

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Postby bricology » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:24 am

I got it at an estate sale in the St. Francis Woods neighborhood of San Francisco. A large 1950s house, but otherwise a pretty unremarkable estate, although this certainly caught my eye. Getting it home on the back of my old Vespa was a challenge, let me tell you! (it's larger than 2'x4') SF can get pretty breezy, and it acted like a sail, pushing me all over the road.

Well, since I've been unable to find anything out about it, I've put it up on eBay. We'll see what happens there.

Cheers --

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Postby Futura Girl » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:41 pm

what about it being a rendering for the long beach disneyland?

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Postby scottkaycee » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:02 pm

Could this be a bay area theme park? Something on the bay itself or maybe it is an early Sea Worldish concept for Mission Bay in San Diego.
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Postby deanna b » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:47 pm

The off-the-shelf rides and architecture is extremely similar to Magic Mountain when it first opened in 1971, so I'd say that if it's 1960s, it's late '60s, probably 1968 or later, possibly by the same designer.

You could post the question at , or , or any of a dozen other theme park-related boards.

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