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SeaWorld Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Oldest Operating Skyride in California

At the time of its construction, it was the longest span of any skyride and remains the only one that travels over a body of salt water

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    SeaWorld Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Oldest Operating Skyride in California
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    SeaWorld celebrated the 50th anniversary of the "Von Roll" Bayside Skyride, the oldest operating skyride in California Friday.

    The iconic skyride was built in 1967 by the Von Roll company and has provided more than 20 million park guests a scenic ride across nearly 3,000 feet of cable above Mission Bay.

    At the time of its construction, the trip was the longest span of any skyride and it remains the only one that travels over a body of salt water.

    Rob Von Roll, descendant of the Von Roll family who founded the modern day gondola rides, helped commemorate the occasion along with the SeaWorld park President Marilyn Hannes.

    Five decades later, SeaWorld’s Bayside Skyride stands as only one of 11 operating Von Roll-type gondola rides in the United States and just one out of 18 worldwide.