View Full Version : The best place to build a new park...
05-08-2001, 12:53 AM
Where do you think is the best investment area in the US to build a new park? For me, it would have to be Tulsa, OK. The park would have access to millions of people (from Dallas, Tulsa, OKC, St. Louis and Kansas City). Currently, Six Flags owns this region... but it would be a great area for Paramount to build a mega park (let's generate some competition guys!). A point about the infamous OK storms, Tulsa is usually unaffected by bigger storms, twisters and such because of the hilly terrain surrounding the area. Come on Paramount (or anyone else considering building a big park)! Go Tulsa! What do you think?
05-08-2001, 05:16 AM
Is there anything in Utah? I know that California isn't that far away but In that area, I don't believe there is anything too close to them and you also have S+S right there to get a coaster or two from. Who knows? I wouldn't mind having another by me in Chicago.
05-08-2001, 12:00 PM
Salt Lake City has Lagoon Park which is a pretty good traditional park.
<BR>I think the best area is here in the Pacific Northwest. We have Silverwood 7 hours away. The Skagit Valley, where I live, is half way between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. It would be perfect. Sure there are little crappy parks around (Enchanted Village, PNE Playland) but if Six Flags ever gets moving on Enchanted Village or someone decides to build a really good park up here. They will make trillions. (But why make trillions when they could make billions.) Just my thoughts.
05-08-2001, 12:35 PM
My backyard...lol! Seriously... I think Miami,Florida could use a sweet park. One owned by Cedar Fair or Premier Parks.(aka Six Flags)
05-08-2001, 01:01 PM
Not being too familiar with the Eastern half of the US, I'll stick with my suggestions for the West.
<BR>The Northwest is BEGGING for a park. We've got Silverwood, but that is more of an Eastern Washington/Idaho/Montana thing. So far there is nothing in the Seattle/Portland/Vancouver B.C. area. You put a decent park in Seattle and you're talking about a draw of probably just under 10 million.
<BR>The other area I would suggest would be Phoenix. This is another HUGE area with nothing decent as far as theme parks go. They could pull from Vegas, New Mexico, Tucson, and the surrounding cities, and they could be open year round!
05-08-2001, 01:11 PM
I think the island of Oahu, Hawaii would be a good place. It has a great climate the park could be open all year and lots of tourists. Plus the locals would love it, they have to fly a couple thousand miles right now to ride some coasters.
05-08-2001, 02:07 PM
I think they should put a theme park in the rockie mountains, they could have some serious terrain coasters there.
05-08-2001, 02:51 PM
Being from Miami Florida, i would say a park in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, or West Palm Peach would be nice (i heard 6 flags might have bought land in palm beach recently.....also, they used to have a 6 flags water park down here), but honestly, that wouldnt be fair, considering Florida is FULL of Great theme parks and coasters (4 Disney Parks, Busch Gardens, Universal, Islands of Adventure, Sea World with Kraken, and even that Dania Beach Hurricane woodie is pretty nice).....so honestly, i would agree with the Oklahoma park, and Colorodo could use a decent park (notice i said decent, has Elitch is sucky)
05-08-2001, 11:45 PM
I think our friends over in the Northwest (Seatle, Portland) could use a decent parks - California is loaded for the Southwest Coast, and Texas and Illinois is full, the Southeast is defintely has its share, the northeast does... so only the Northwest needs a great new vacation destination.
05-09-2001, 04:29 AM
I think the clear answer is Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/W. Palm Beach, the only metropolitan area without a major park.
<BR>Giving the kind of population growth in Texas, a second park for Dallas and Houston is not a big deal.
<BR>Seattle, Phoenix and Portland too, don't forget.
<BR>Also, I would like to see a third Busch Gardens, possibly Oriental themed.
05-24-2001, 01:43 PM
Dundee, MI (halfway between Toledo, OH and Detroit, MI). Last summer they opened a Cabela's Store and are now getting new hotels and other tourist attractions every day. The owners of the Mall of America and West Edminton Mall (Galaxy Land) want to build the worlds largest mall in the same town as the worlds largest sporting goods store. Maybe Cedar Fair will open a new park there. (OR IN THE MALL)
05-24-2001, 02:27 PM
I'm from Detroit and would love to see new parks.
<BR>BUT! Not with Cedar Point and now Michigan's Adventure so close Cedar Fair wouldn't.
<BR>And SFWoA is close too.
05-24-2001, 03:13 PM
I think that the northeast, maybe Portland, could use a park. Also, PGA doesn't cut it as a goof San Francisco park. I hope SFMW develops well. If not, we could use a Busch Gardens up in Sacremento. I don't know if BG is thinking about making any new parks, but if they do, please make it on the west coast.
05-24-2001, 03:25 PM
I agree with most that the pacific Northwest, Phoenix and Denver (if Elitch Gardens could be eliminated) are good choices. Austin TX is also a possiblity if a heavily themed park were the offering. Too many 6 Flags around to be just another coaster park. Lastly, my hometown of Memphis is without a serious amusement park. There have been rumors of a park south of here, near the casinos in Mississippi.
05-24-2001, 03:35 PM
I said northeast, I meant northwest. 'scuse me
05-24-2001, 03:48 PM
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<BR>I think they should put a theme park in the rockie mountains, they could have some serious terrain coasters there.
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<BR>That aint gonna happen. Every night, in the Rockies, it gets freezin cold. Even in the summer. They often have to deal with high winds, rain, hail, and occasionally snow (yes it has snowed in July before)When the weathers sunny, it's beautiful up there. Other wise, the conditions for a park a, less than favorable.
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