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State Archives of Florida
Circus performer standing atop a pyramid of elephants.
Community culture--Florida--Orange County--Orlando
Performances (Entertainment events)
Circuses and shows
Real photo postcards
Service industries--Florida--Orange County--Orlando
Amusement parks--Florida--Orange County--Orlando
Women entertainers--Florida--Orange County--Orlando
Women circus performers
Circus World was built in 1973 by the Felds (then owners of Ringling Bros.) to combine circus based shows and amusement park rides with a new winter quarters for the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. It was later sold to Mattel, Inc. who sold it to developer Jim Monaghan in 1984. Sold to Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich in 1986 who shut the park down and rebuilt it as Boardwalk and Baseball which opened on February 14, 1987. HBJ sold its theme park assets (which included SeaWorld and Cypress Gardens) to Busch Entertainment Corporation on September 28, 1989 and Busch closed Boardwalk and Baseball on January 17, 1990.
Accompanying note: "HAS HE GAINED WEIGHT? - Five elephants build a pyramid at the command of one of their trainers, Benny Williams."
Subject - Person
Subject - Corporate
Chicago Manual of Style
Circus World (Orlando, Fla.). Circus performer standing atop a pyramid of elephants. 1973. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/330168>, accessed 6 December 2023.
Circus World (Orlando, Fla.). Circus performer standing atop a pyramid of elephants. 1973. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/330168>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Circus World (Orlando)