Do you ever wonder why your city dosent have a par

Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:01 PM
Do you ever wonder why your city dosent have a park.....? I know i do because every time i go to sfkk theres like a million people frim nashville there.

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:06 PM
Yeah, I always wonder why the greatest city on earth has to settle for a lame excuse for an amusement park. Its small, run down and the rides look like torture devices. God help me when I win the lottery!!!

BTW I'm talking about Astroland at Coney Island

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:29 PM
I live in the 5th largest city in the country (Phoenix) and the nearest REAL park is 6 hrs drive away
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:38 PM
Having a park 45min away isnt always great though, My homepark Gadv is the most populated Six Flags park any given day theres people from Philly, NJ, and Nyc.
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:48 PM
Im in cleveland and CP is one hour away, and SFWoA is 15mins away.
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:52 PM

SFWoAsteve said:
Im in cleveland and CP is one hour away, and SFWoA is 15mins away.
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well la dee da for you, i live in Phoenix too and CP is five days away from me, and 5 1/2 days to SFWOA.  doesnt keep me from not going tho!!! ;)

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 2:01 PM
I am always wondering why Seattle hasn't (until recently) had a park to attend.  Yes, it is true that Six Flags recently purchased Enchanted Village, but that is still some time away from major renovations, and coasters.  We had a worlds fair here in 1962, and yet there is only a Windstorm coaster at the Seattle Center park where the Space Needle is.  Oh well....
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 2:08 PM

LoadedG said:
I live in the 5th largest city in the country (Phoenix) and the nearest REAL park is 6 hrs drive away
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My other car is a Giovanola!

What about Castles N' Coasters loadedG?  ;)  LOL!  No, but seriously though, it does suck to live in AZ sometimes.  I do make a lot of trips to SoCal though.

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 2:15 PM
Well, my city USED to have a park.  Neptune Beach near Oakland CA.  Only it closed in 1939 due to the depression.  We even had a John Miller-designed woodie here, called "The Whoopee" if you can believe that.  Also, San Francisco used to have Playland-at-the-Beach which was a pretty good park in it's heyday.  I could develop the old Naval Air Station that sits in our city into a park one day perhaps, only I'm not going to be here after this year so forget that idea.  ;)
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 2:25 PM
Yes. Every day I dream that Riverview was still open...

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 2:29 PM
Considering my city doesnt allow drive-through windows, forced Cal Trans to build the free way underground, and only has 30,000 people living in it I don't really wonder.

Also we are one of the Tree City USA cities.

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 4:49 PM


well la dee da for you, i live in Phoenix too and CP is five days away from me, and 5 1/2 days to SFWOA.  doesnt keep me from not going tho!!!
 
Hey, Cedar Point and SFWOA aren't a 1/2 day apart.  Just an few hours...
I  think that Pheonix has great potential for an amusment park.  That would be my choice, if I would start a park.  (No competition!)

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 6:16 PM
Because there's no damn room in the Baltimore area due to development. It's only a 45 minute drive to SFA. No big deal.
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 11:02 PM
Believe it or not Busch Gardens Williamsburg was to be originally located about 220 miles southwest in the town of Amherst Va. Unfortunately the 'old' people in this conservative local wouldn't give Busch the water license to open the park. UGH!!! BG would have been only a 10 minute drive!!!! AGGGGHHH!!!

 

**rant over**

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Friday, January 18, 2002 4:36 AM
Phoenix doesn't have a park because the average age is like 50!

Columbus doesn't have a real park either, but obviously it's in a good position.  We'll never have a real major-league team either, because of Cincinnati and Cleveland being so close (hockey, soccer and lacrosse don't count).

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Friday, January 18, 2002 4:40 AM
Lexington has the population base, but with all the emphasis on responsible growth here in the beautiful Bluegrass State, there's no way a park would be built.  Little known stuff:

Taft did consider a site in Southern Kentucky for the park that ended up being this little place just north of Cincy on I-71. 

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Friday, January 18, 2002 5:13 AM
No, I don't wonder one bit.

With SFGAm not all that long of a drive away, and the Dells a bit longer of a drive but not really all that long, I don't wonder why Milwaukee doesn't have a park.

We used to have one some time ago, but that's gone now.

(I'm not complaining! What I mean is, since those other places are so close, Milwaukee doesn't need a permanent park!)
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Friday, January 18, 2002 1:08 PM

Den said:
"(hockey, soccer and lacrosse don't count"

Excuse me sir, hockey doesn't count? I do believe you are wrong, thx.

Now back to the topic at hand...my hometown of New Castle, PA actually used to have an amusement park called Cascade Park. There were two rollercoasters and a lot of classic flat rides. However, it went the way of the dinosaurs because, well, New Castle sucks.
http://www.geocities.com/le_cachot/cascadepark.html

I am certainly not complaining, however, as I grew up an hour from Kennywood, two and a half from Cedar Point, and one and a half from Geauga Lake, not to mention all the smaller parks around me: Idlewild, Conneaut and such. I guess I've been lucky.

Also my current city of Youngstown...well we all pretty much know what happened to poor Idora Park...

-Natalie
Who STILL deplores that "hockey doesn't count" comment.

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Friday, January 18, 2002 9:05 PM
Portland,Oregon up until 1970 had 2 parks,Jantzen Beach and Oaks Park.Jantzen Beach is now the site of a shopping mall.The last wooden coaster in Oregon was there.I remember as a child seeing this coaster but never got to ride it.I always thought they took out the wrong park.
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Friday, January 18, 2002 9:20 PM
Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the United States.  What you fail to realize however is the term "METROPOLITAN AREA."  Phoenix ranks 14th according to the US Census 2000 in metro area.
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