I really do wonder if they will call the park Bell's 2.0, or what? :-p
^^SF was going to sell to the HIGHEST bidder, regardless of where the highest bid came from...but it clearly was NOT coming from someone who wanted the land for an amusement park.
I don't know if they originally had an offer for the land or not...or just sold based on what they thought they could get for the land.
I do know that they indeed did have an offer from a company to buy the entire park and keep it as a park for a good amount more than the land eventually sold for...but they refused.
Here's a site with some info and links to how Bell's ended up getting evicted and a lot of it just doesn't make sense. I had some links to several good articles on the tulsaworld site but they all seem to be dead now.
http://superstevessupersite.com/steveisms/bells_saga.php *** Edited 4/27/2007 3:00:23 AM UTC by Jason Knutson***
Relocation of this park is not 100% certain, there are a lot of things that are still up in the air and could keep Bells 2.0 from happening. Keep Robby in your thoughts and prayers. He needs all the support he can get.
It gave me a good laugh :) .
^^Erg, they are still in talks? I'm starting to get peeved now. So many offers have been given to Robbie, but still he waits as if for someone to take the park from him, re-build it in a perfect new location, and give it back to him. It's getting kind of ridiculous when you turn down free land on the river, like what was offered in Sand Springs. I know he works harder than anyone I know, but he needs to put his efforts into what counts - getting the park down and finding a new location for it. Recently it appears (from an outside view) that he is slacking in those both areas, but I could be very wrong. I just want to hear from him again with some definate plans, or at least a general direction for the park.
Oh yeah, here's a sweet fact: in addition to the huge new roller coaster Bell's planned to build in 08', Bell's also planned to build a brand new thrill ride for the 07' season that would have cost the park $750,000.
One of the fair's primary reasons for kicking the park out was failure to see a future for the park.
Dude, I had no idea! I always heard that this came from a world's fair, but I never thought that was true. Does anyone have pics of the old DW flume, I heard that it got taken out a few years ago. It's a shame now that I know how important it was.
Anyhow, it turns out this flume will make it to the new spot, if there is one; that's great news.
On Bell's website it says that they will be announcing their new location and future plans soon! This means that the 'Bell's 2.0' plans will indeed become a reality! I can't begin to describe how happy I am right now...
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)
Linky (warning, kinda long...but WORTH it): http://www.urbantulsa.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:16859
In fact, every tenant and exhibitor at Expo Square is responsible for providing its own security. The claim that annexation would burden the City with an extra $500,000 in law-enforcement costs is bogus."
Awesome, they completely pwned Bjorkland, and more than once. It's a great article, too bad it came out so late.
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