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Gorilla

(? to ?1974)

This mysterious attraction in the early 1970s consisted of a mechanical gorilla in a tree carrying a human arm. It hung out in Tarzan's jungle, just beyond the Red Sea and Snow Cottage, around some grass huts.

The two photos show different stages (one with human arm, one without) and the Gorilla is in different poses. Does anyone know which one came first? In the bottom right photo of the huts (from 1973), there is no Gorilla - had he been removed by then?

See the Snow Cottage page for more context

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The Red Sea Gorilla (Photo courtesy John Murdy)

The Red Sea Gorilla (Photo courtesy John Murdy)
Gorilla in 1972 (photo courtesy Dalton Macdonald)
Gorilla in 1972 (photo courtesy Dalton Macdonald)
Grass Huts, seen in 1973 (photo by Bill Cotter)
Grass Huts, seen in 1973 (photo by Bill Cotter)
From Inside Universal Studios, 1973 - 'A tropical jungle and a snow-covered alpine village... only fifty feet apart!' (scan courtesy universalstonecutter)
From Inside Universal Studios, 1973 - 'A tropical jungle and a snow-covered alpine village... only fifty feet apart!' (scan courtesy universalstonecutter)

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