Creditor wants to seize rides at bankrupt Wild West World

Posted Friday, July 27, 2007 1:29 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A Kansas City-area bank is seeking to seize almost $1 million in rides leased to the closed and bankrupt Wild West World, saying the insurance on them has lapsed. In a court filing Thursday, Overland Park-based Bank, of Blue Valley, asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wichita to let it take a 25-year-old refurbished log flume, a flipping action arm ride, a Ferris wheel and a pirate ship. All of the rides were leased to Wild West World founder and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Etheredge in 2006.

Read more from AP via The Capital-Journal.

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Friday, July 27, 2007 3:23 PM
25 year old refurbished log flume? Where did that come from? I thought all WWW's rides were new.

I guess this pretty much takes care of any hope for the park to come back...

Friday, July 27, 2007 5:11 PM
Wow. They guy had to close his restaurant and sell of his ranch? He shouldn't have invested his own personal items into the park like that. What a sad story. He was trying to create a fun place for families and it ended up destroying everything he had.
Friday, July 27, 2007 7:39 PM
I thought all WWW's rides were new.

Have you not seen the list of rides on the park's website? 20 of the rides are clearly marked as "refurbished by" - that's code for "used." ;)

Friday, July 27, 2007 9:40 PM
Read the page again. The rides are listed as furnished, not refurbished. Big difference.
Saturday, July 28, 2007 12:31 AM
You're right, my bad. Still, Rides 4 U furnishes used rides.

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