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abstractiki
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Posted: 2011-09-15 4:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks for reposting the pics!

 
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thejab
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Posted: 2011-09-16 3:32 pm   Permalink

TikiG: Thanks for clarifying what that building was. Didn't know about a P.O.P. book coming out. Looking forward to that!

 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-09-28 11:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-09-14 18:19, TikiG wrote:
A-ha!

That A-frame, thatched roof building housed the "Gift Shop Mystic Isles" or "Pacific Island Gifts" - either way a gift shop. One half of the building (backside) housed the "Hula Horseshoe Game."

The "...Whip" is actually P.O.P.'s version of a standard Scrambler flat-ride, in P.O.P.'s instance called the "Jungle Whip" - obscured in the postcard view.

Hope this helps to clarify!


Is this the building that everyone is referring to?...



An attraction map of POP shows this building near a ride called "Mrs. Squid" (hidden?). Did that become "The Whip"? Obviously that's the iconic "Mr. Dolphin" ride in the background.

Taken from Jeffrey Stanton's book "Venice California, Coney Island of the Pacific".


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-09-29 09:02 am   Permalink

Obviously not Tiki but it is interesting to compare that late 1950's photo above with how that area of POP looked in the 1970's when the park was shuttered and crumbling...



There may be POP Tikis at the bottom of Santa Monica bay.


 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2012-11-13 11:37 pm   Permalink

Wow - blast from the past! I'd have to dig them all up again & re-upload them here, since my website was "swiped" from me a few years ago... Maybe when I have some more time to kill. By the way - myself and Domenic Priore are doing a book on Pacific Ocean Park, planned for release sometime next year. It will feature work by Mr. Casey and a goodly amount of tikis!
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2012-11-14 03:35 am   Permalink

Pacific Ocean Park! I remember going there when I was a really little kid. I have vivid memories of the diving bell ride taking us below the water... Very cool! When your book comes out I'll definitely get a copy, will have to share it with my 82-year-old mom. Don't remember a whole lot more than that, it was one of the places my parents liked to take us on family outings.

 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-14 03:40 am   Permalink

I missed this thread, and am thankful to those that dug it up.

 
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MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2012-11-14 06:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-14 03:35, AceExplorer wrote:
Pacific Ocean Park! I remember going there when I was a really little kid. I have vivid memories of the diving bell ride taking us below the water...



The best part about the diving bell was when you surfaced. It came up so fast the you experienced a moment of weightlessness.

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