Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2007 2:58 PM | Contributed by Zingo
The Tulsa Fairgrounds board voted and are willing to pay 215-thousand dollars to help the park move. The money would go to a private company to bring down the Zingo.
Read more and see video from KTUL/Tulsa.
And that was a stellar example of local TV news reporting (eye roll)
Now with Zingo secure, the park's future is brighter than ever. I really think the only thing that's kept them from going on with their plans so far is the uncertainty that they could get save Zingo, but now that they have, they should be able to pull forward. I'm thinking that announcement for their 2008 opening isn't far off.
1. Bell's has still not stated where they are going to go.
2. They can't afford to pay $200K to remove zingo...............
They had enough money to move Zingo and the rest of the park well enough, they just didn't want to go over-board and waste loads of money to take down Zingo as fast as the fair board wanted them to. They've got funds, trust me. They were planning on spending over $750,000 for a new ride just in 2007, and don't forget how long they saved up for that woodie that was coming in 2008. Plus, there was a major park refurbishment project that they had saved up for that never was fully completed. So they've got at least a few million easy, and there are plenty of smart investors and others who will be happy to provide much more.
Yeah, they still have their hearts set on Tulsa, for whatever reason. Sand Springs, Catoosa, and Owasso have offered as good or better proposals, but they want to stay in Tulsa if at all possible.
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