coaster haters

Sunday, September 10, 2000 1:38 PM
I live in Ohio and several years back Sixflags wanted to build a new park about ten miles away from me,but it was near an Amish community and they protested it.So Sixflags bought Geauga lake instead.What in the heck is wrong with these people not wanting amusement parks nearbye?to me they are nothing more than coaster haters.
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Sunday, September 10, 2000 1:46 PM
Perhaps it's the fact that it would draw more people to the near vicinity of there quaint little town, or the fact that it would involve electricity...
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Sunday, September 10, 2000 1:56 PM
Not everyone feels the way we do about coasters and amuesment parks. Some time ago Disney wanted to build the Disney America park about 15 minutes away from me. This was a while back so I was not yet an amusement park lover. The project was a sure go until just about everyone that lived near the site protested becuase too many people would come. Now, instead it is considered the Second Silicon Valley. So my city traded thousands of tourists for thousands of people wanting jobs. My life would be a whole lot different if Disney were here.
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Sunday, September 10, 2000 7:57 PM
Yes, it's often an issue of "not in my backyard." Look at all of the large parks and where some have been built. Places like Cedar Point, Disney World, BGW and others tend to cover a lot of ground but are otherwise fairly isolated.

There's also the consideration of infrastructure (highways, accomodations, utilities, etc.) that can make or break a project. Some locations are just better equipped to handle a park.

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Monday, September 11, 2000 4:06 AM
As far as the Disney America park is concerned, didn't disney want to build the park on or near a civil war battle field. If I remember correctly, that seemed to be part of the problem.
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Monday, September 11, 2000 4:09 AM
One reason not to want an amusement park nearby is because of the traffic it brings. IT also brings idiot tourist who throw there trash wherever they want andfor some reason don't understand that at 3:00 AM most normal people are sleeping. As much as I love amusement parks, if someone wanted to build one next to me, I'd fight it tooth and nail.
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Monday, September 11, 2000 4:10 AM
DOn't be fooled Everdred, Amish people use electicity also.
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Monday, September 11, 2000 9:24 AM
Not true Amish. Mennonites use electricity, but not true Amish.

Jman
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Monday, September 11, 2000 10:40 AM
Hey Jman,
In your response on the subject of the Amish lifestyle, you have reduced a diverse culture into a single stereotype best exemplified by the move "WITNESS".
You want to tell my Amish friends they don't use electricity. True Amish do use electricity, But, the point is they don't use it in their house.

Every Amish community sets it's own standards. In general the rule regarding electricity is that the Amish are not allowed to use electricity in their home. They are allowed to use electricity in their barns. One of my Amish friends was a carpenter, he carried a pager.
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Monday, September 11, 2000 1:06 PM
amish people~~~~ !they churn butter all day! and dont have cars listen to the song by weird al!!
so they woulnt let and amusement park in their town~~~ that ruins everything!!!!!! *** This post was edited by MiLlEnNiUm FoRce RiDer on 9/11/2000. ***
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Monday, September 11, 2000 3:43 PM
I know the german orthodox people use electricity.
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Monday, September 11, 2000 3:53 PM
I've seen many Amish people at Cedar Point. And by the way, my neighbor, that live right across the road from me, DO use electricity, but in moderation.
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Monday, September 11, 2000 5:37 PM
THere are different types of people whom may look like and act like the amish but are not. Just to name a few: the German Orthodox religion(like I said before) and the "new order" Amish.
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