Casa Flamingo

Saturday, December 16, 2017


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – The Early Years

Chapter 2 – George Becomes a Bruin & Gets His First Job

Chapter 3 – George’s First Really Big Pay Day

Chapter 4 – The SeaWorld Idea Gets Roots

Chapter 5 – SeaWorld Takes Shape

Chapter 6 – The Lovely Sea Maids

Chapter 7 – SeaWorld Opens & The Fine Tuning Begins

Chapter 8 – SeaWorld Receives a Name & Other Early Happenings

Chapter 9 – The Arrival of Shamu

Chapter 10 – Fine Dining, Whales on Wheels & Mrs. Millay

Chapter 11 – Short Hair: Keep Cutting

Chapter 12 – Creating Unique Entertainment

Chapter 13 – Avoiding Adversities

Chapter 14 – On to the Buckeye State

Chapter 15 – Ohio’s Success Had its Price

Chapter 16 – Water Skiing Comes to SeaWorld

Chapter 17 – The Making of a Magical Mountain

Chapter 18 – The Fiasco at Magic Mountain

Chapter 19 – George Thrilled to Meet Ray Kroc

Chapter 20 – Move Over Mickey, Shamu is on Her Way

Chapter 21 – George is Doomed

Chapter 22 – The Post-Millay SeaWorld

Chapter 23 – George Falls for a Zsa Zsa Line

Chapter 24 – Once a Restauranteur, Always a Restauranteur

Chapter 25 – The Sociable Boss

Chapter 26 – Wet and Wild Thoughts

Chapter 27 – Sailing the Seven Seas

Chapter 28 – Visualizing a Waterpark

Chapter 29 – What’s a Waterpark?

Chapter 30 – Wet and Wild Become Wet’n Wild

Chapter 31 – George the Ride Builder

Chapter 32 – Surviving Cancer, Three Times

Chapter 33 – Big Time Success in the Big Arena

Chapter 34 – Building Wet’n Wild in Texas

Chapter 35 – George Builds a Family Entertainment Center

Chapter 36 – Selling Texas for Big Bucks

Chapter 37 – The Las Vegas Experience

Chapter 38 – George Deals Happily With the Japanese

Chapter 39 – Expanding South of the Border

Chapter 40 – Searching for Sites: Santee & Nashville

Chapter 41 – Back to San Diego, Finally

Chapter 42 – South Florida: The Last Good Waterpark Site in the U.S.

Chapter 43 – The Sale to Universal

Chapter 44 – A Few Final Words on Wet’n Wild

Chapter 45 – The George Stories

Chapter 46 – The Absent Minded Genius

Chapter 47 – George as Husband, Father & Grandfather

Chapter 48 – George Turns 70 & Searches for His Next Big Idea

Chapter 49 – Trade Associations, Kudos & Awards

Chapter 50 – Epilogue, or Living Happily Ever After

Section Two: George’s Personal Tributes & Accolades

Chapter 51 – Mother & Wife: The Dominant Forces

Chapter 52 – The Top 3 Most Influential People in My Life

Chapter 53 – The SeaWorld Pioneering All-Stars

Chapter 54 – The Wet’n Wild Pioneering All-Stars

Chapter 55 – The Secretarial All-Stars

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