Silver Springs located in Ocala, Florida, has been a theme park destination for locals and tourists for over a century. It’s feature attraction being its glass-bottom boats have provided visitors with an up close view of one of Florida’s natural attractions, its fresh water springs.
Palace Entertainment, the current owners of the park, will pay the state of Florida $4 million to take over the park and remove a lot of its current attractions, including rides and animal displays. The park is set to re-open in October as a state owned park.
The state is planning on reducing the amount of pollution the springs has encountered over the years as a tourist attraction, and return the site to a more natural state.
Read more over at the Orlando Sentinel. Our local news station Local 6 also has an interesting article about the history of the park. Check it out here.