Marineland still takes educational groups

MARINELAND, Fla. -- Marineland continues to accept educational groups, although it was forced to close its doors to the general public Nov. 9 because of financial problems.

The foundation running the park is seeking additional financing, a spokesman said.

Jacoby Development of Atlanta, a shopping center developer, earlier this year acquired a hotel (the Inn at Marineland), a restaurant and a marina, all outside the park, but it has no financial interest in the park itself, a spokesman said.

Jacoby's holdings are in the community surrounding the park, which is also called Marineland. Jacoby does not intend to invest in the attraction, a spokesman said.

Of the 124 rooms at the Inn at Marineland, only 24 are in operation. These units rent for $64 or $84 per night, depending on the guest's arrival date. Jacoby has not decided what to do with the other 100 rooms.

Marineland, Phone: (904) 460-1275
The Inn at Marineland, Phone: (904) 471-1222

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