Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2006 9:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Hugh Wilson, the owner of the attractions that have entertained area children since the park’s opening in 1958, is auctioning off the park’s assets to pay the almost $170,000 he owes in unpaid rent and taxes. Wednesday’s auction could determine whether the property at routes 25 and 72 continues as Santa’s Village, another amusement park or a different use altogether. The property owner, Chicago real estate firm Sterling Bay Cos., has said reopening Santa’s Village is just one of several options it is weighing for the site.
Read more from The Daily Herald.
I will in the next day or so, post the entire auction list and sale amounts...
Typhoon sold for $250,000 (plus 10% commission on all items) to Ray Cammack Shows to become (eeeeeeeeeek ) a traveling carnival coaster torturing thousands of unsuspecting people yearly.
The Dragon coaster is heading north to a FEC in Duluth, MN called Carnival Thrillz (http://www.carnivalthrillz.com) for $46,000.
The general manager of that facility who purchased the snowball is also in negotiations with the owner of Santas Village to use the rights to the Santas Village name on his indoor amusement park located within the lodge. He wants to use his new purchase along with re-theming his park to a Christmas theme.
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