Any information on the proposed Thrillopolis amusement park?

Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:49 AM

Back in April 2002, Ed Hart (who now operates Kentucky Kingdom, and is the former operator of Magic Springs) planned to build an amusement park in Nashville named "Thrillopolis." However due to conflicts with the local government, it was going to be built in nearby Wilson County.

I was researching the proposal, and in an interview, Hart said that he worked on the project for two to three years (which would have been until 2004-05). But I can't find anything about the park past October 2002. So I was wondering if anyone had any info about the park, and if you do, please share it.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:33 AM
Tekwardo's avatar

Yes. It never opened.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:32 PM

I know it was cancelled, I just never heard of any actual plans for the proposed park.


Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:13 PM

I don't remember a lot about it other than it didn't get far enough in the planning for many details to come out and topics about how badly Nashville and/or Memphis needed a theme park were pretty common back then. Just a quick Google search shows that it flamed out mostly over money. Ed Hart wanted the local government to assume a large portion of the financial risk and they didn't want to. The fact that it fizzled out after that is a pretty good indication that he didn't have the financial means to make it happen. That seemed to be a pretty common theme for proposals he was a part of for several years.


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