Well, Race World in Pigeon Forge, TN, tried the racing theme and failed. However, as mentioned in another thread, poor location probably did them in. ----------------- Scott W. Short mailto:email@example.com http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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I think that I would be more apt to go to a racing theme park before I went to a religious theme park. But it would really depend on the attractions at the parks. In the past both types of parks have had to close(Heritage USA and Race World) but like said in earlier posts, that might have been because of location. ----------------- Paramount Carowinds: Forgotten but not Gone
I think a racing-themed park would be less likely to turn off large segments of the population than a Christian-themed one. For instance, I'd expect that a lot of muslims wouldn't be very comfortable at a Christian park. I think the feeling of being preached to would be unavoidable.
(Heck, even Christians wouldn't all agree on appropriate decorum -- Catholics and Jehovah's Witnesses, anyone?)
Now, if the PURPOSE of the park is to try to have a modern equivalent of a religious camp, that's a different story.
On a personal level, I'd be more inclined to go to the racing theme as well, mostly for the above reasoning. I'm technically Christian (Catholic even), but I think a Christian-themed park would be a bit much.
I thought I remember hearing about the Holy Land park. I wonder how buisness is going for them down there? It is a cool theme, but would seem quite hard to make it work. Maybe they need a coaster. They could call it Goliath. :)
Yeah a racing park would be better. build it ajascent to major race way (daytona, bristol, charlote any one) and get liscenses (nascar, winston cup, major drivers, major brands.) you would have a huge video arcade dedicated to on;y racing video games. a racing hyper? racing steel looper? (made by B&M of course) obiously the racing coaster would be the center point of the coaster with traditional rides and non racing coasters (shoot another clone of flight of fear would fit in this park) and themed resturants. like jeff gordon's Dupont resturant that would have kevlar plates (ok just kidding about that) theme various parts of the park, have a nascar section, a CART, section a rally racing section. stuff like that.
any one else got ideas of how you would furnish park like that? what do ya think of my basic brainstomring here.
TITAN_FAN_13 said: I to am On a Venture to start a theme park, I am still planing,e-mailing manufactures etc.
Right, and how do you think you are going to get the money? Usually parks dont communicate with maufactures via E-mail, they send park reps to the plant, and even if they do E-mail the manufactures I think that the Manufactures would probably read Bob@BuschGardens, than Bob@yahoo
Church theme park! Why, because I hate racing, and would rather hear a sermon while going up a lift hill than during Early Service! ----------------- Ricochet: Bouncing to you in 2002, Only at King's Dominion!
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I'm Catholic, and I can't stand NASCAR, but I'll tell ya right now that the Racing theme park would seem to be a much better sell, and somewhere I'd be more inclined to go.
People don't seem to equate going to church/temple/etc. with fun. (Although, in a perfect world, it would be.) Maybe if they put coasters in there. If they got a good one where it seemed like you were gonna die, you'd be sure to confess your sins! (Things would be a lot different if they made me Pope. The hats I'd keep, though.)
----------------- "Let's go out and have some fun!" (New Order)
I love that idea of the racing coasters. HEY I GOT IT!
"Indianapolis, The Racing Coaster capital of the world"
A bit catchy!! As a dedicated Christian, I still think a racing park could work and still have a good, clean atmosphere to take the family and kids. I also plan to have a music hall, which of course I could have gospel/christian concerts at.
There are some secular artists that don't offend me. They could play there to.
It's really starting to sound like Racing Downs Park sounds better.