Sunday, June 9, 2013
Silver Springs Nature Theme Park is in transition
This is one of the boats that was used to take patrons on the Lost River Voyage. In my opinion it was one of the best rides at the park but was discontinued in 2011, supposedly because the owners were having financial problems. Silver Springs Nature Theme Park also shut down the Fort King River Cruise. Unfortunately, the park is a mere shell of its former self. I have heard that the State of Florida is taking it over and will make it part of the adjacent Silver River State Park.
It will never be the same!
A short distance behind this boat is a set that was used in the filming of the popular TV show, Sea Hunt, starring Lloyd Bridges. Sea Hunt had a run from 1958 to 1961. Lloyd Bridges played a scuba diver. Many of the episodes were filmed here at Silver Springs Park as well as at other central Florida locations.