Friends of the Whale is a website remembering the theme parks of Aurora, Ohio.
These were SeaWorld of Ohio, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, and Wildwater Kingdom. This website also has a special place in its heart for Geauga Lake. All of these parks are now closed.
The name of the site comes from a play on words. There was a shop located in the very back of SeaWorld, called Friends of the Wild.
The author of this website is Ross Leighliter. I’m a finance professional that most recently helped develop a healthcare startup based here in Ohio. Years ago, I worked at SeaWorld of Ohio, summer after summer. One year I even worked for Geauga Lake.
However, this website isn’t about me. It’s about you. Families saved their hard earned money all year. When it was time to vacation, they brought their kids to Aurora. Now those moments are just memories. Please drop your pictures in a scanner and upload them to share with others. If you have digital pictures, send those too.