C.V. Wood - Other Parks

Other Parks

Wood went on to design more amusement parks; he billed himself as "The Master Planner of Disneyland" before a Disney lawsuit stopped him from using that title. Wood, leading his firm known as Marco Engineering, Inc., helped create Magic Mountain (now Heritage Square at Golden, Colorado) in 1957, Pleasure Island (in Wakefield, Massachusetts) in 1959, Freedomland U.S.A. (on the current site of Co-op City in the Bronx), in 1960, and initial work on Six Flags Over Texas before work was taken over by Marco member Randall Duell. None of the first three amusement parks lasted longer than then a few years before closing. In 1991, Wood, who had become President of the Recreation Enterprises Division of Warner Bros., played an instrumental role in the design and development of Warner Bros. Movie World theme park in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, capping a noted theme park creating career

Wood was also the chief designer for Lake Havasu City;. That city's CV Wood Aquatic Center is named for him.

In addition to these achievements, Wood was the winner of the International Chili Society's 1969 Annual World's Championship Chili Cookoff and had a small part in the B movie Miami Supercops.

Wood was initiated to Transcendental Meditation by Nancy Cooke de Herrera in the late 1960s.

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