View Full Version : "Ole South USA" theme park for Nashville

11-19-2006, 10:03 PM
I couldn't find a news story for this, so I posted it here:


It needs a better name, but good to see more park plans for Nashville. Hope this one actually gets off the ground.

I love DW
11-19-2006, 10:15 PM
Well it sounds good to me. Nashville really needs a theme park. Hopefully they will be better operaters than Gaylord Entertainment.

11-20-2006, 07:56 AM
Sounds promising. If Gaylord was smart he would get involved.

11-21-2006, 04:35 PM
Sound good I just hope this one will get something going .One thing about it is I live in Nashville and I haven't heard anything about this .But I'll keep looking for more info on this .

Michael C
11-21-2006, 10:19 PM
Any new park is a good thing. But keep an eye out for a real news report. right now there is nothing concrete.

11-26-2006, 11:47 PM
That's exciting. :-)

12-05-2006, 02:26 AM
I don't think Gaylord should get involved in the "Ole' South USA" them park project. Look at how they ran Opryland!

06-01-2007, 04:45 PM
I found this in today paper it is about the possibility of 2 theme parks in middle tennessee.One is the old south which I thought was a joke until now and the other is called bibleland usa.The people in the area were they want to put bibleland are fighting the idea cause they think it will kill property value.I'm for this old south idea it sound like it would be alot better of a park with 2000 acers the bible park only has about 200.

06-04-2007, 12:18 AM
Sounds cool. That area off I-65 would be a perfect location. I think a LOT of people would drive up from Huntsville to visit.

06-04-2007, 07:46 AM
The Bible Park USA project is indeed confirmed but is in the very early stages. In fact, they're trying to get it so that part of the sales taxes are used to pay off the debt from developing the park. Most in the area seem to be against it, especially the religious, who have reservations about the theme itself. I don't like the idea of public money being used to pay off a debt like that, but otherwise, I have no problem with the park. Even with the acreage, that is all it'd probably need.

Also, I don't think anyone needs to get worried about Gaylord getting involved... they already said they're focusing on their existing businesses.

07-12-2007, 06:20 AM
See! If somone made BUDHIST PARK or athiest PARK you would hear outcries but NO! bible park will be family friendly! UG!

07-24-2007, 04:44 PM
I found the offical web site for ole south usa.This place looks to be a theme park with a resort and waterpark.Check it out.

08-13-2007, 04:28 PM
Some new press on this park .

02-09-2008, 09:45 PM
According to the web site the feasibility study is completed and they are in negotiations with a development partner.

02-09-2008, 10:55 PM
I can just see it now...

Old South dark ride - The Burning of Atlanta
Old South concession stand - Deep Fried Shortnin' Bread
Old South steel coaster - Emancipation Proclamation (no restraints!)
Old South musical show - Well, Fiddle De De!
Old South restrooms - Gentlemen & Ladies
Old South arcade - Belle Whatling's Place
Old South kiddie carousel - Bonnie Blue Butler's Ponies
Old South rock climbing - Jackson's Stonewall

And the list goes on

Whoever opens the park better be VERY careful what they name things!!!!!

Michael C
02-10-2008, 01:05 AM
The parks main page has descriptions of the themed area and lands. pretty much a disney knock off by the description of the set up. Large Mansion holding a a Sorin style attraction instead of a castle. It looks promising but I'm a bit skeptical of the attendance numbers. 1.25 million opening year with 1.7 by year 3.


Carowinds 73-03
02-10-2008, 01:17 AM
Now that looks really nice. I just love the names and themes for all the sections. I really like the boulevard & The resort looks amazing. Gota love tham small southern charm.

"New South is silhouettes of skyscrapers from southern cities".
That sounds like a nice touch.

Michael C
02-10-2008, 11:24 AM
I agree the names of the themes and the ideas around them sound good. Though it seems very much a show park more then a rides park.

Carowinds 73-03
02-10-2008, 12:36 PM
True. I think thats what i like about it. It will never be overy crowded (atleast i hope) and it's kind of a place where you just go to enjoy the scenery and quite and i learn about southern culture.

I did however notice in their future developement it showed a picture of a Vekoma. That was scary to see.

04-14-2008, 04:09 PM
They have updated the web site with a drawing of what the theme park may look like .They also have a profile of the main person behind this project.

04-14-2008, 06:03 PM
Looks like it will be heavy on theming and family entertainment, and low on thrills, which is definitely a good decision. That is what will do the best in Nashville.

06-04-2008, 12:03 AM
For those who are keeping up with the "developement" of this park. Screamscape has posted a link from the News Channel 4 website...

It looks like the proposed land is a no go. So now they're looking along 840... which I think is a good place... also at the same time, 840 is close to Murfreesboro and isn't that where the Bible Park supposed to be? By the way, I have no desire for this Bible Park to be built lol.

06-04-2008, 07:25 PM
So there's been a correction on Screamscape's site. It seems that the primary site is still being considered and the previous statement about them looking for another site. Here's the link to Screamscape's report...

This statement came from the actual President of Ole South USA.

06-04-2008, 09:09 PM
It good to hear that this thing still has life .The bible park got voted down in Murfreesboro.But the Lebanon mayor is trying to get them to build there .I think the bible park and the Ole south park sould work together and build a nice large park and if they wanted to keep the bible theme they could just theme an area of the park .

06-04-2008, 10:23 PM
^ Woah! Were did you hear that from? I live in Lebanon and this is my first time hearing about it... I really don't like the plans for Bible Park (basically because it sounds lame) and nor do I want that in Lebanon lol.

06-05-2008, 04:10 PM
Its been on the local news as of last month.Here is an article about it from the wilson post newspaper.

06-05-2008, 07:04 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Dolly Parton got involved in some manner with this new park. She has always said she wanted to work with someone to open a park in Nashville that wasn't entirely like Dollywood but still sorta used that theme and met that niche. Who knows?

06-05-2008, 09:24 PM
This park does look neat...but the kind of park where you will hear in the news because of an accident that happened because a maintenance worker tried to fix something with duck tape! 0_o

06-11-2008, 10:51 AM
The problem with the Bible Park's original location is that it simply wouldn't have been able to handle additional traffic, despite there being the exit on 840 nearby (exit 57). All of the roads are barely two lane, with no markings in some places.

If you go north about 8 miles to exit 65, where the Nashville Superspeedway is, you can see all of that had to be built up to handle the traffic, even though it only handles smaller events like NASCAR Busch series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck series.

The park's new location would go over a lot better in Lebanon, since that area does have a higher concentration of people who are Christians who would accept such a place of entertainment. Plus, the area isn't growing as fast as Murfreesboro and Rutherford County (Murfreesboro just hit 100,000 as of this year... up from 69,000 in 2000 and 81,393 in 2005).

05-17-2010, 07:10 PM
The Ole South USA group is back at it. I thought this idea was dead . I guess it just fell asleep for a while . They have done some updates on there web site and they are asking for some input from folk like us on how they can make a great place to visit. http://www.olesouthusa.com/

11-08-2011, 10:47 PM
Looks like Ole South USA has an announcement to make. http://olesouthusa.com/

Daniel Barto
11-08-2011, 11:33 PM
I wonder what it could be

Daniel Barto
11-10-2011, 01:41 PM
They're going to make said announcement in the week of November 28th, according to their website

Chris A
11-10-2011, 03:55 PM
Now let's see here... two parks both wanting to open in or near NashVegas Hmm I see the ole south one better in nashville and the bible park which I heardwas coming a few years ago being built in another city like the mentioned city before! Just sayin...

Daniel Barto
12-07-2011, 10:54 AM
A lot has been posted to their facebook page! It looks like this will happen! Here's the press release! I also recommend going to their website, it is loaded with cool stuff.


PRLog (Press Release) (http://www.prlog.org/) - Dec 04, 2011 -
Ole South USA, LLC, proposed destination theme park and resort in Tennessee launches innovative crowd funding campaign. The objective of the crowd funding campaign is to raise capital to commission and complete the initial master plan for the theme park. A team of theme park designers is lined up to begin work on the initial master plan. Crowd funding raises capital by offering perks to the general public for their financial support of the project. It’s a new method of raising funds for many start-up ventures. Social networking has opened the door for a broad reach to the general public to secure funding for a variety of projects. Ole South USA is the proposed destination theme park and resort to be built in Middle Tennessee. It will showcase everything great and special about the South and bring back much missed family entertainment to the Middle Tennessee region. The “Join the Crowd” Ole South crowd funding campaign has set a timeframe of 120 days to raise funds to complete the initial master plan. Once the initial master plan is completed, it, along with the completed feasibility study, will be used to secure the major funding and take the project to the next phase of development. People who support Ole South USA during the “Join the Crowd” crowd funding campaign will become a member of the Ole South Pioneer Club and will be elgible for addtional perks once the park opens.

The general public can help financially support Ole South USA at the website: http://www.OleSouthUSA.com (http://www.olesouthusa.com/)

# # #
Ole South USA is a proposed destination theme park and resort to be located in Middle Tennessee. The theme park will showcase everything great and special about the South. Inside the park there will be 4 themed lands based on areas of the South. Countryside themed after farmland of the South, Southern Shores themed after the coastal area, New South themed after the cities of the South and Appalachia represents the mountain area. The project is in the midst of a funding campaign to raise funds for the initial master plan of the theme park.

Chris A
12-10-2011, 03:30 AM
It sure does look like it's moving forward!

Rick B
12-30-2011, 01:18 PM
I see they have 43 Pioneer Club members so far, out of 3,500 total that they are taking. What do you all think the odds are of this getting off the ground before I give them $25 to $50 to help them get off the ground?