Marineland Site, California

Marineland was a major pre-Sea World type attraction, until it was bought by the owners of Sea World in 1986, and shut down. Marineland's performing killer whale, Corky, who was originally captured in 1968 near Pender Harbour, British Columbia, was one of two animals that were moved to Sea World, San Diego and renamed Shamu. After a period of abandonment that lasted more than ten years, during which the derelict site was used as a shooting location for films requiring coastal scenes with fiery explosions (such as Charlie's Angels, Conair, FaceOff, and The Aviator), a $480 million luxury resort called Terranea opened in 2009, where the world's largest oceanarium in its day once stood.