Christian or Racing Themed Park

Monday, August 20, 2001 12:36 PM
As of recent times here, you may have followed the postings on my park venture.  I now have two different park ventures that I am considering. Which one would you guys be more apt to goto.

A Christian Themed Park

Or A Racing Themed Park

Thoughts? Comments?

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Monday, August 20, 2001 12:39 PM
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.
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Monday, August 20, 2001 12:45 PM
Both are Cool Ideas, I to am On a Venture to start a theme park, I am still planing,e-mailing manufactures etc.

But they both sound cool, its a hard descion.

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Monday, August 20, 2001 12:52 PM
Moderator note: To whomever added a post to this thread alluding to Heritage USA and closed with "Paramount's Carowinds: Forgotten but not gone", I apologize for deleting your post.  TITAN_FAN_13 had some problems and made 4 or so identical posts.  Your post was accidently deleted in the clean-up process.  Please repost your comments.
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*** This post was edited by ShiveringTim on 8/20/2001. ***

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Monday, August 20, 2001 12:56 PM
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. 
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Monday, August 20, 2001 1:01 PM
sorry about that !
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Monday, August 20, 2001 1:10 PM
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.

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Monday, August 20, 2001 1:13 PM
Isn't there a "Holy Land" theme park in Orlando?  Is that christian or jewish? (I'm not very religious)
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Monday, August 20, 2001 1:19 PM
They had Praiseland on the Simpsons.
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Monday, August 20, 2001 3:46 PM
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. :)

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Monday, August 20, 2001 4:06 PM
I'm a Christan and if you do anything wrong or offend anyone, you're dead meat. I would suggest a racing park because a christan park would be very dangerous.
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Monday, August 20, 2001 4:21 PM
I would really dig a Music Themed Park.  I think the religous idea would turn people off because of the differant sects and all.  And the racing idea would be cool especially if it was near Indy. 

I think the best idea would be for a regional type theme.  I.E.  Whaler theme in Mass. or lumberjack theme in Wash. or Comboy theme in Texas.  But if you're in Indy racing would be regional.

Regardless it would be totally awesome to have your own amusement park.  The first thing every park needs is a parking lot...hehehe

If the park is in Indy, maybe one of you're games could be a Bobby Knight chair-throwing game...hehehe

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Monday, August 20, 2001 4:28 PM
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.

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Monday, August 20, 2001 5:37 PM

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!
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Monday, August 20, 2001 5:48 PM
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.)

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Monday, August 20, 2001 5:59 PM

I am racing fan and would love to see park with a theme like that!
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Monday, August 20, 2001 6:04 PM
go with racing, one your near indy, one of the biggest racing scences in the world.  and two, religion well thats a whole bag of worms you don't want to touch.
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Monday, August 20, 2001 6:38 PM
I think a racing themed coaster would work, or a launch coaster at a large race track.
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Monday, August 20, 2001 6:50 PM
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.


 

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Monday, August 20, 2001 7:48 PM
moss i have a question, how real is this park, i mean do u have the money to do it.  or is this just wishful thinking.
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Montu, God Of Coasters
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