In November 1976, Georgia’s first indoor amusement park closed its doors permanently after only five months of operation. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft, an eight-story attraction in the Omni International Complex – now known as the CNN Center – was projected to attract at least 1 million visitors after a year in operation. However, the park never reached that milestone. Canadian brothers and puppeteers Sid and Marty Krofft had a history of creating extravagant designs to showcase their creations to a larger audience, but this ultimately led to the failure of the World of Sid and Marty Krofft.
The Krofft brothers started their careers as puppeteers in the 1940s. Sid Krofft, the older of the two, spent his early 20s touring the United States with puppet shows, operating marionettes on the “Jack Benny Program” (1932), and collaborating with Judy Garland. Sid Krofft had 28 years of professional experience before he and his younger brother, Marty, became household names… read more >