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"Island in the Sky" amusement ride at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven.
Founded in 1936 by Dick and Julie Pope, Cypress Gardens was the state's first theme park.
Accompanying note: "'Island in the Sky' is a landscaped tropical island surrounded by water which will lift 100 visitors at a time to a viewing height of 150 feet above Cypress Gardens. It will make three consecutive revolutions, giving guests a 360-degree panoramic view of Cypress Gardens' floral wonderland and surrounding lake and citrus district."
Island in the Sky opened in 1983, it was later renamed the Sunshine Sky Adventure.
Numbers on back top right: FNC7687 & 175123.
Subject - Corporate
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"Island in the Sky" amusement ride at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven. 1983 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/330972>, accessed 28 September 2022.
"Island in the Sky" amusement ride at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven. 1983 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/330972>