An Enthusist's Park

Saturday, August 25, 2001 1:13 PM
I wonder if it's possible to convience a park design firm to build a new park if enough ACE'rs or park/coaster enthusists back it.  I think that it could be possible, so maybe coming up with an "Enthusiast Park" would be a new wrinkle on the industry.

What do you guys think?

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 1:45 PM
Disney would be a good company for this. They have the $$$ and the reputation, not to mention a whole heap of land in Florida to make a new park.
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 1:51 PM
It would be a dream park, but of course, my idea of a perfect park would differ from others.  I don't think it will ever happen (although it is possible) because it doesn't make a lot of sense.  There are too many opinions about what to put in a park.  Even if a poll was taken, it would only please a particular majority, and that would still leave many enthusiasts out.  Who knows, but I doubt it...
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 2:11 PM
No one could ever build me the perfect coaster. I came close with Raptor though :)
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 3:21 PM
Well, the goal of all parks is to make money, and if this "Enthusiast Park" was created, it would be all coasters, and no family attractions. That means it would be geared at a minority of most parks patrons, and therefore, would be a bad business move.

Wait... did that make sense? lol

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 3:41 PM
I don't think it would make much business sense to build an "enthusiasts park."  Anyone who does not like coasters would take their money elsewhere. Anyone who has children too short to enjoy coaster would take their money elsewhere.  The fact of the matter is there simply isnt enough coaster enthusiasts for any company to even consider building a park just fo enthusiasts.

Plus we already have a coaster enthusiasts park:  Six Flags Magic Mountain.  There is only 10-12 flat rides, 4 water rides, bugs bunny world, and soon to be 15 coasters.  Thats pretty close to a coaster enthusiasts park.

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 5:37 PM
Looks like I have got a consenus here: It would be a bad idea.

Welp, back to the drawing board:)

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 5:56 PM

PxPxPunKrAwKeR said:

Plus we already have a coaster enthusiasts park:  Six Flags Magic Mountain. 


Wow!  You hit that on the head.  I don't go there often enough, but if we couldn't agree that places like SFMM and Cedar Point are built for us....

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 7:30 PM
I look for Microsoft to start a park some day.
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 7:31 PM
And the media goes crazy over the number of amusement industry crashes now...

Haha! Aaaaahahah! Hahahaha! I kill me!

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Saturday, August 25, 2001 7:41 PM
But Lynch, you're not saying that Microsoft products are unstable at all are you?  I guess I'll just have to upgrade to XP to resolve all my Windows crashes...
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 10:07 PM
Too bad some retail outlets don't also open up amusement centers. You would think more would
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 8:37 AM
I've said from day one that Bill Gates should build an amusement park with his money. He could install the more technically advanced rides, coasters, and simulators without putting a dent in his nest egg.

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Sunday, August 26, 2001 10:49 AM
But you know Gates, he wouldn't dare part waters with any of his billions.

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Monday, August 27, 2001 1:04 PM
I think thats a cool idea. All things are possible if you put your mind to it.
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Monday, August 27, 2001 1:17 PM

Michael W. Moss said:
But you know Gates, he wouldn't dare part waters with any of his billions.

Actually he gives a fair amount to charity every year.
 
I would LOVE to be able to call my former boss and request a "small sum" to build my own park, but alas, we're not exactly on first-name basis here.  I met him once in the 2 years I worked for Uncle Bill's Slave Shack (tm).  Very odd experience :)
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Monday, August 27, 2001 5:50 PM
I did not know that Gates gave to Charity.  Do you happen to know what charities.

Maybe A new park could be a "charity" thing for park goers:)

Catcha my drift:)_

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