Developer wants to keep Zippin Pippin in Memphis

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2006 9:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Carolina Crossroads still owns the Zippin Pippin, Elvis Presley's favorite roller coaster, but the developers of a new amusement park in Memphis would like to get it back. Carolina Crossroads Developer Michael Dunlow said he is open to talks of leaving it in Memphis, and Robert Barnard, owner of the new amusement park, said his group would be willing to buy the coaster if given a long-term lease for the park. The new park would replace Libertyland and be named Joyland.

Read more from The Roanoke Daily Herald.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006 12:00 PM
I say move it to Carolina, A place on the upswing.

Joyland and Libertyland have suffered long, Borderline careers as barely scraping by parks. The Crossroads at least has a sucessfull venue to work with (COncerts)

My view at The Fairgrouns this coaster is only subject to the same history its had and suject to more council or fair board decisions down the road.

Chuck, who don't wish the Joyland owners harm but sees no future in a park nobody wanted. (Everything except Pippin is gone and for 5 million your gonna have a carnival to start with)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 2:25 PM
Sawblade5's avatar The article can not be found 404ed. This must be one of those site that removes news stories withing 24 hours of publishing.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 4:55 PM
Jeff's avatar That's pretty lame. Why the hell would they not show their content indefinitely?
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 6:00 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar If I aquired it there is no way I would sell it back. Too late. :)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 6:02 PM
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