Tropical Wonderland Park In Titusville Endorsed By Tarzan Actor Johnny Weissmuller

By  //  April 22, 2016

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Built in 1959 as "Florida Wonderland," the park became known as "Tropical Wonderland" in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the "Tarzan" movies, endorsed the park.

Built in 1959 in Titusville as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, above right, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park. (Florida/Tropical Wonderland Facebook image)

BREVARD COUNTY  • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA –  Located on U.S. 1 just south of  State Road 50 in Titusville, Tropical Wonderland was a small, nature-centered themed park endorsed by Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller

Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

Tropical Wonderland closed its doors in 1973. An economic recovery for the park was short-lived after Weissmuller pulled his endorsement from the park, citing mistreatment of the animals.

Marine Life Park was a short lived park across the street on U.S. 1 from Tropical Wonderland. They had porpoise shows, a manatee you could pet along with rays and a sea turtle.

The park  featured animals including dolphins, a petting zoo zoo, boat ride and amusement rides.

All images below are courtesy of the Florida/Tropical Wonderland Facebook page.  To see more pics of Brevard’s history, visit SpaceCoastDaily.com/brevardhistory

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Marine Life Park was a short lived park across the street on U.S. 1 from Tropical Wonderland. They had porpoise shows, a manatee you could pet along with rays and a sea turtle.

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Marine Life Park was a short lived park across the street on U.S. 1 from Tropical Wonderland. They had porpoise shows, a manatee you could pet along with rays and a sea turtle.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.

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Built in 1959 as “Florida Wonderland,” the park became known as “Tropical Wonderland” in 1971 when Johnny Weissmuller, star of the “Tarzan” movies, endorsed the park.


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