Marineland of the Pacific finally comes down for good

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Demolition started Thursday in Rancho Palos Verdes on the last remaining buildings of what was once Marineland of the Pacific, a mecca for Los Angeles-area families for more than three decades. One year older than Disneyland, Marineland, which opened in 1954, was one of Southern California's first theme parks. It once billed itself as "the world's largest oceanarium" and featured such baby boom icons as the 320-foot-high Skytower and Bubbles, billed as the world's first trained and performing whale.

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