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  1. I am old enough to remember it. I ate there on 17 July 1980, during the 25 hour party celebrating the parks 25th birthday.

  2. I don’t know if it was intended, but this photo is a splendid nautical pun. The big timber that the cat is sitting on is called the “cathead.” Its function is to bring the anchor aboard while keeping it clear of the hull. That process is known as “catting the anchor” and the rigging that hauls the anchor up to the cathead is the “cat tackle.”

    Also, “poop” (as in “poop deck”) is indeed a nautical term. I believe that it comes from the Latin “pupus” which means a statue or doll. Ancient ships had a religious icon on the afterdeck, which was the location from which the ship was commanded.