At this time, It's unclear of whats to become of the park. There is room for campsites behind Screechin Eagle without disturbing the park but I have no Idea of what the long term plans are.
Yeah I know, it's wishful thinking at best but I really hate to think the worst right now.
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APPCO the owners of the FF property only use about a third of the property and have so for about ten years.
If he wants adaquite parking, Camper sales, The park and camping, I see no other choice.
I do however see this jeopardizing a sale of the park to a potential buyer but maybe making it more attractive to a potential operator.
Chuck, who's not giving up hope, Just not getting hyped up over what basically is NO NEWS about the park reopening yet.
Of course, for that to be attractive, the park would have to actually be OPEN, but that's a minor nigging point...
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Seriously, the park should remain intact....but Couch appears to have no REAL interest in operating the park, and the sizable investment in the camper biz would seem to indicate he's decided where to allocate his resources... :-/
On the plus side, it would APPEAR on the surface to have some decent synergies to have the park open as well. If no such luck is in store, PLEASE someone buy Eagle and relocate to someplace where it can be ridden. Like Anton, John Miller isn't building any more either...
^ PRECISELY Dave's point...LOL! :)
Its not often you get to niggle the misspelling of the word niggle, yes, this is true. :)
Maybe he wants to make the campgrounds become part of the park like Knoebels.
That would be a great plan, it's just amtter of convincing Couch of that. I still believe that he did/does have every intention of opening the park.
But his camper business is what brought him where he is, and it's going to take prescidence over the park. Also, I wonder if maybe he discovered once the purchase was complete just how much time and money it was going to take to get LL back in operating form...on a consistent basis.
I don't know, just thinking out loud. I hope the best for LL. Like many others, I grew up in that park, Screechin' Eagle was my first woodie, I saw a KISS tribute band there, and so many other memories. *** Edited 5/10/2006 10:05:06 PM UTC by Floorless Fan***
So maybe it's not all for not. Maybe another park will rise from the ashes but IMHO he still must have a plan of group sales and advertising and a POP that truelly is POP.
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I don’t think so:(
He plans to use that area for the RV camping grounds.
Thanks for inquiring,
Kiss it goodbye folks I expect auction news to come next..
-Donald, Owner/Webmaster, KIExtreme.com - The In-Depth Guide to Kings Island
I agree it's future looks dim but not all hope is lost ;)
what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
I seriously expect auction news within a couple weeks but the way the man operates It wouldn't surprise me to see it dozed tomorrow!
Im pissed as hell but whats that gonna get me other than thrown in jail. It's not worth it.
The man had several offeres with several plans that would have worked, IMHO he never gave it a fair chance.
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