I have heard that they are taking a lot of the family things out of las vegas, so wouldn't it make sence if they just built a theme park there to make up for the loss, or would it just make more sence to build one in Arizona, since they have nothing and a lot of people visit there. Plus it could be open year round, so long as there are enough misters?
Yes that makes sense - they're taking the "family" out of Vegas, so let's build an amusement park focused on family in Vegas because that's going to be something people will want to come to Vegas for ...
Maybe I should have said Theme park, Arizona does not have a theme park. Happy now Mamoosh. Two steel rollercoaster is hardly enough to say Arizona has been fullfilled. Arizona has tons of tourists that come here plus all of the snowbirds and their families, that come to visit in the winter. If there was a park here I think that it would definately benefit the state, no matter what the theme of it was.
About it being Atlantis, what does it matter, I would rather have that theme, then something about the desert or some other crap.
Tigger - Actually Arizona has a Wild West theme park but the park has no rides. A theme park, by definition, does not necessarily have to have rides, just a theme. But I digress....
I never said two steel coasters was enough fulfill Arizona, and I agree with you that Castles and Coasters is pretty lame. Don't get angry with me because I pointed out your statement was incorrect. If your point is that Arizona needs a bigger or better theme or amusement park than Castles & Coasters then say it from the get-go.
And I wholeheartedly agree with you...Phoenix is one of the largest metro areas I can think of without a substantial LARGE theme or amusement park close by. Having lived there myself I think there is a need but obviously there are huge obstacles to overcome besides the heat or one probably would have been built in the area already.
But we can hope! Maybe that's where I'll build Mooshland when I get rich ;)
It doesn't get much hotter in Phoenix, then it does at SFMM. Plus if most of your qeue lines would be inside, instead of mostly misters. I think that people wouldn't mind going. Food, shade, inside lines, lots of great rides, what sounds better?
My grandparents have a second home in Phoenix and my family visits them every year in the summer. Let me tell you, it is hotter than hell in "the valley of the sun." I don't think a sixflags type themepark would work, maybe in the fall and winter, but not in the summer.
By the way, the Phoenix area has Rawhide, which is an awesome western-themed "town" complete with gunshows, mazes, and shops. Not to mention the awesome steaks at the resturants. Rawhide has become a tradition for my family.
Phoenix may have a rather large population, but I doubt it would be enough to sustain a larg(er) theme park. I also don't think the winter visitors would be likely to be hitting up a park, they are there for WINTER sports, not coaster riding.