Developer considering medieval theme park near Six Flags Great Adventure

Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:09 AM | Contributed by supermandl

MythFaire Entertainment Inc. has been looking at the Jackson area to build a mythical themed park to serve the Northeast. The company is already building one in Atlanta that will cost $75 to $100 million.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:23 AM
janfrederick's avatar People sure seem to have a lot of pipe dreams these days. Don't get mne wrong, more parks the merrier...but come on folks! A destination park for $100 mil? Disney spends that on a single ride. Then again sounds like they are already building one in GA.

But to put it near an existing park...don't know about that. But what do I know? I'm some schlub with an office job. ;)*** This post was edited by janfrederick 2/16/2005 11:25:52 AM ***

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 12:48 PM
Putting it near another park is a hit or miss gamble.. You either don't get anyone because people go to the other park, or you get a boon of people saying "while I'm there, I'll hit up xyz park for a few hours". It depends on the quality of each park, and GAdv has been improving in 2004, and promises more for 2005, so I'm not sure about this one.

Also, what about the Pennsylvania Rennaisance Fair? Isn't that pretty much the same thing?

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 12:57 PM
I always thought the best place in NJ for a Medieval park would be

HACKENSACK

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 10:04 AM
The biggest issue I can think of would be that Jackson township needs to expand the highway to the Turnpike. Anybody heading out towards the Turnpike (in either direction) has to slog through the traffic. It's gotten much better in the last two years, but it still takes forever to get out of the parking lot on busy days.

In addition, there really isn't anyplace to stay near GAdv (which I think would help immensely for people to stay the whole day and make it more of a multi-day attraction).
*** This post was edited by thrillfan 2/17/2005 10:12:32 AM ***

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 12:08 PM
Supposedly they're looking to build in Gainesville GA, instead of Atlanta.

Do you realize this park isn't supposed to have any rides? Was curious why it's posted on here... MythFaire even talks slightly negatively about theme parks and roller coasters. Anyone think this sounds like a huge waste of money?

http://tritown.gmnews.com/news/2005/0105/Front_Page/002.html
http://tritown.gmnews.com/news/2005/0126/Front_Page/002.html

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Monday, February 21, 2005 4:32 PM
I guess if you're into interacting with a bit of history, you might find it interesting. I can just see this place charging an arm and a leg to do that though. Just sounds that way with all the features they're talking about including. The PA Ren Faire charges around $21 a person. And that's just for one village, much smaller than what MythFaire is talking about doing.

1,500 cars a day roughly equals 5,000-6,000 visitors a day. Spread over 400 acres, that's going to make the place look pretty sparse. Then again, even with 5,000 people, it's going to be pretty difficult to do much personal interacting like they seem to promise.

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