Firm raising money for aeronautical theme park in Dayton

Posted Monday, December 3, 2007 9:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A newly formed Dayton development firm is seeking $1 million in private investment from business leaders to bring a year-round theme park and iconic hotel to the Dayton area. The plan would dovetail into a larger initiative promoting the region's aviation legacy under a single banner, known as the National Aviation Heritage Area.

Read more from The Dayton Business Journal.

Monday, December 3, 2007 10:43 AM
They want to raise $1,000,000 from investors for $1,000,000,000 project? Someone explain this to me please.
Monday, December 3, 2007 10:50 AM
Jeff's avatar If you'd read the article you'd see that's for planning, feasibility and perhaps a land purchase.
Monday, December 3, 2007 11:08 AM

The initial funding would produce a master plan for the park, including a feasibility study and purchase options for at least 50 acres.

That's what I misread there. I got it now.
Monday, December 3, 2007 12:40 PM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar Just for the record, Riverside is the location of the National Air Force Museum. It's an excellent (and free) museum, which also features an IMAX theater. This project certainly aims to piggyback on the success the museum has had as a tourist stop.
Monday, December 3, 2007 2:57 PM
Imagine their Flying Scooters! Maybe even some new type Rolo-Planes.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 12:16 AM
Being originally from Dayton, I've got to say I'm pretty excited about this. It could be a very good thing for those areas (Riverside) in particular as well as the entire Dayton community. But, the tallest hotel in the US? Who are they marketing this to/who are they trying to get to stay?
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 12:57 AM
im in dayton now for school and I really dont see the point of the hotel

It would be cool if they could build this and somehow make the air force museum a part of their plans.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 1:05 PM
Sounds like a good idea. Wonder how long it would take for Cedar Fair to buy the park.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 2:15 PM
Jeff's avatar That makes no sense. Something has to be for sale to be sold, and there has to be a willing buyer.
Friday, December 14, 2007 8:29 PM
Sweet im a Dayton native and i still live in the area. Cant wait to see what comes of this.

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