Virginia Beach, Virginia: Giant Beach Dude Gorilla

Grinning, with sunglasses "Hugh Mongous" is the simian mascot of Ocean Breeze Waterpark.

Ocean Breeze Waterpark

Address:
849 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA
Directions:
Take Pacific Avenue south out of Virginia Beach and cross over Rudee Inlet bridge. Pacific turns into General Booth Blvd. From the ocean front, past the Marine Science Museum, on the right in front of Ocean Breeze Waterpark.
Phone:
757-422-4444
RA Rates:
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Big ape. Giant Gorilla

When driving along the oceanfront south from Virginia Beach, you can't miss the giant Beach Dude standing in front of a water park with his smiling welcome. He seems to need some fresh paint as he looks a bit tired, but still very large!

[John Holmes, 10/04/2009]
Giant gorilla statue. Giant Gorilla

There is a huge gorilla in board shorts and a hawaiian shirt. He has been burned down a couple of times. When I was little he just wore red shorts. After they rebuilt him one time he had glowing red eyes and was rather scary. Now he has glowing green eyes, which is still freaky.

[gina cogan, 02/29/2004]

The gorilla is known locally as "Hugh Mongous."

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