Does Omaha, Nebraska deserve an amusement park?

Monday, June 6, 2016 9:52 PM
cmingdayton's avatar

Other than Adventureland in Altoona, IA, the states known for the farming in the Midwest are bereft of a significant amusement attraction. Would Omaha bring in enough money for a park to be well-supported? There was a rumor about "Six Flags Over Nebraska"... let me know your thoughts.

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Monday, June 6, 2016 10:14 PM
rollergator's avatar

Deserve isn't really at issue, it's whether the area can support a park. In the not-too-distant past, Memphis, Tulsa, and Wichita have all lost parks....

As for SFON, the company doesn't really build anything from scratch any more...


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Monday, June 6, 2016 11:36 PM
Sawblade5's avatar

I am sure Omaha can support a Small Amusement park roughly the size of Adventureland in Altoona, IA. It is much more of a tourist destination than what Wichita currently is. Omaha is a good regional tourist destination with great attractions like a world class zoo, a railroad museum, and the College Baseball World Series. Wichita doesn't have much to attract tourists outside of maybe a small air Muesum. Also the location of Joyland was in a very bad neighborhood which didn't help em at all. There was not much hope into making Joyland profitable again.

Right now Omaha has 1 operating coaster in the area at a small family fun center in Papillion. I have yet to visit that park. Maybe I'll find a chance to visit it, but I love the zoo so much. If you ever go visit Omaha be sure to visit the Zoo. (It takes 2 days to go through it)


Chris Knight

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 1:48 AM
Walk-Off HBP's avatar

My sister moved out to Omaha, so I got the chance to see the village for myself. I think Adventureland is close enough to satisfy any demand nicely.

I've flown out to Denver twice recently- they could definitely use something more than just Elitch Gardens...


Never has gravity been so uplifting.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 3:20 AM
sws's avatar

Why should any town "deserve" anything, let alone an amusement park? Unless of course you live in Muskegon, MI, in which case, you definitely deserve a new coaster.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 5:47 AM

Walk-Off HBP said:
they could definitely use something more than just Elitch Gardens...

Lakeside?

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 9:44 AM
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^ I love Lakeside. I should clarify that I didn't mean to imply Denver could use something else in addition to Elitch Gardens, just that it would be nice if Elitch Gardens was less of a dump than it is.


Never has gravity been so uplifting.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:34 AM

Agreed. I had an ok day there, but thought it was pretty much a dump with so many missed opportunities. It was nice I could take the train there. Would that Elitch had remained in its old spot.

I looooved Lakeside so much I went twice. (The first night I was there they closed early due to a rash of tornados in the area which is extremely rare for Denver) For the second trip there was beautiful weather and I had a blast. The forgotten old-timey stuff is definitely my thing.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:54 AM
rollergator's avatar

^The old-timey stuff is what led me to consider the place "the Knoebels of the West."

LOVE Lakeside...


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:41 PM

We also have Water World, which is a pretty sweet water park. But it would be nice if Elitch's actually had the space to build some nice rides. At least they still have the Sidewinder.


Dave Dragon, go Dave Dragon, and the Star Force Five!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 1:20 PM
kpjb's avatar

I don't understand why Elitch went through all the trouble of moving the park, and then put it in to a landlocked spot. Makes no sense. It's not like there's a lack of land near Denver.


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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:29 PM

Hope you saw Lakeside after dark.


This Isn't A Hospital--It's An Insane Asylum!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 11:16 PM

Me? I'll answer.
But of course. And took the train ride around the lake after dark for a spectacular view. Cyclone at night was awesome. I took a million pictures of the neon. ( got busted ) And I stayed til close.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 11:56 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

RCMAC said:
I took a million pictures of the neon. ( got busted )

That's all the reason I need to never go out of my way to get there.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 1:04 AM
OhioStater's avatar

J. said:

We also have Water World...

We all have Waterworld. Always.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:30 AM
Vater's avatar

Omaha is a prick. It doesn't deserve crap.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:55 PM

I just saw a TV commercial where the Schwartz family of Omaha, Nebraska takes their vacation in Missouri. So... there ya go.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:29 PM
sws's avatar

Generally, if you tell a park you're an enthusiast, they'll ask you to leave....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:24 PM

I tried to pass myself off as a harmless fan, which I am, and the gentle but firm answer was no.
I didn't get thrown out, though, and because I'm a risk taker and a rule breaker, I waited to stelth the rest of my shots under the cloak of darkness.
Hoo ha ha ha haaaaaa.....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:38 PM
LostKause's avatar

I hate to admit it, but I'd have to look at a map to figure out where Omaha, Nebraska is. I know it's somewhere in the Untied States. It's completely off my radar. There is a very good reason for that though, and it has to do with it not having any kind of destination theme park for me to be interested in.


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