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Neptune's Kingdom, Pacific Ocean Park Pier
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Neptune's Kingdom was one of the more popular attractions at Pacific Ocean Park located in the underseas diaorama. The attraction also featured live fish in huge saltwater aquariums. One would enter the park through Coca Cola's Neptune's Kingdom by first taking an elevator to the underwater world. Water would fill up through a glass pipe in the center of the elevator, giving one the impression of being underwater. Exiting from the elevator, visitors would see the large saltwater tank filled with sharks and numerous other fish. After viewing the tank, one would walk into the underwater world of King Neptune along the 'bottom of the sea' - complete with sea creatures and hanging seaweed, and get a glimpse of the mighty king sitting at his throne.
Photograph caption dated July 19, 1958 reads, "King Neptune gets a checkup by Maurice Ayers who created "Neptune's Kingdom" section of the park, one of the most intriguing Ayers, by the way, is an Academy Award winner in special effects."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1583.
Amusement parks--California--Santa Monica
Neptune (Roman deity)--Statues
Pacific Ocean Park (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Ocean Park (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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