Endangered Parks

Sunday, August 26, 2001 8:13 AM
Does anyone know of any parks that are endangered? As far as big corporate parks I know Worlds of Fun isn't doing well at all, and are barely staying afloat.
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 8:47 AM
PGA is suffering from lack of attendance too.....atleast thats what I heard
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 9:06 AM
I fear Waldameer Park in Erie, Pennsylvania is in danger of closing within the decade or so if they are not able to recieve permission to build their new coaster.  Attendance continues to drop year after year, and until they get a new coaster, it will continue to do so. 

Waldameer's focus is geared towards the younger-age groups, and it shows as far as their tamer rides.  But there is also a strong teen/young adult population found locally who would support the need for a world-class coaster, in this case, the CCI-made Ravine Flyer 2.

New water attractions in the water park, such as a wave pool and new slides would generate more money, but not enough to keep the park supported.  The truth is, until Waldameer obtains the rights to build this new coaster, attendance will drop; less money will be made; and the park will be forced to close its' doors.

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Sunday, August 26, 2001 9:31 AM
Isn't Americana right in the path of planned major highway construction?

Also, there are many small parks out East in danger.

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Sunday, August 26, 2001 12:49 PM
Jazzland.
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 1:02 PM
Visionland is in huge debt.  Conneaut Lake in Conneaut, PA is also in trouble, at least ACE is helping them out. 
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 1:28 PM


Coastercraver said:
I fear Waldameer Park in Erie, Pennsylvania is in danger of closing within the decade or so if they are not able to recieve permission to build their new coaster.  Attendance continues to drop year after year, and until they get a new coaster, it will continue to do so. 

 

Just because they don't add a coaster doesn't mean attendance will drop. Look at VisionLand, this year they added Stratos Fear Screamer(S&S), lowered season pass prices, and advertised heavily and attendance is up 68% (as of beg. of July).
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 2:40 PM
I must disagree in this situation, rampagelover, because attendance has dropped for Waldameer Park.  The local people want a new rollercoaster, and that's what Paul Nelson is trying to give them.  The people or the city of Erie know all about plans for the new ride, because Paul Nelson has made it obvious that he's going to put one in.  But for the most part people are oblivious as to why it hasn't been installed yet...problems stemming from getting around self-absorbed neighbors, loop-holes in a law passed many years ago, and now, financial trouble due to lowered attendence figures.

The sooner Waldameer Park gets it's signiture attraction, the CCI-built Ravine Flyer II; the sooner it will be able to create a firm base on which it's survival is dependant.

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Yet another coaster-craving yuppie

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Sunday, August 26, 2001 3:55 PM


MFRULES said:
Also, there are many small parks out East in danger.
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I'd have to say Conneaut Lake Park, Williams Grove,(Both in PA) and Camden Park (WV) are all in danger. Lets just hope they get the attendance they need to survive.
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