Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Al Turner was the founder, president, and chief executive officer of the World Waterpark Association (WWA) until his death in 2001. During his time as president of WWA he kept slides, photographs, brochures, and documents about the various waterparks that his company worked with worldwide. This collection contains the materials that Al Turner collected.
Compiled by attorney Robert P. Foster, the collection consists of a variety of documents, clippings, maps, and photographs, all of which pertain to the process of purchasing and developing land in Central Florida for the purpose of creating the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), where Walt Disney World would be constructed.
The Florida Ephemera Collection is a collection of brochures, advertisements and news clippings documenting the history of Florida. Although the collection includes information about Florida as a whole, it focuses on the Central Florida area, and Orlando in particular. The collection contains information about most aspects of life in Florida including business and industry, real estate and development, tourism and wildlife.
George Millay founded both Sea World and Wet 'n Wild for which he was named Father of the Waterpark Industry. This collection of correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, news clippings, reports and audio visual materials documents the complicated and not always successful process of building a new waterpark. In addition to materials concerning Sea World and Wet 'n Wild, the collection contains information on George Millay's other projects and his personal achievements.
The Home Move Archive houses films created by individuals that mostly depict their family interactions, ceremonies, celebrations, and vacations. Others depict famous moments in history such as the opening day of Walt Disney World or the 1964 World's Fair. The origins of the footage in the collection span across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
This collection contains materials relevant to the opening of the world's first water park, Wet 'n Wild. There are newspaper articles, advertisements, brochures, photographs, and other materials about Wet 'n Wild from before the park opened through 2002.