Posted Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:25 PM | Contributed by Jeff
How could a woman who had never run for office defeat a longtime, well-known local politician in such a convincing fashion? Asked that question Wednesday, voters — and the candidates themselves — returned again and again to a single issue: Miller's role in controversial issues at the fairgrounds and the closure of Bell's Amusement Park.
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Is there ANY hope that Bell's could return to its former location? I got to sit in their parking lot and snap a few pics of the park, closed from severe weather including a tornado in the immediate vicinity....but never got in to ride Zingo! If there is no hope for that, can we at least convince the Bells to re-open the park somewhere?
Miller is but one of the cabal that drove Bell's off the site....hopefully some of the others will start to see some consequences as well...
Why? Sure, that site has history but IMHO I'd rather see the park built on a space that isn't landlocked, doesn't have to contend with the adjacent neighborhood, and has room to grow with some yummy riverside terrain to use to its advantage.
Robbie Bell has signed a letter of intent to bring Bells back to Tulsa...let's hope he's found a nice spot to do it :)
"Yummy riverside terrain" certainly sounds like a better alternative...and I'd definitely make a trip back to Tulsa to actually go INSIDE the park next time... :)
In other threads people talk about how it costs so many millions to relocate wooden coasters that it really makes no sense to do it. Yet, a small, family owned park not only has the resources to relocate the Zingo, but also to store it for a couple (or more) years.
I don't know how many people have been following the stories around everything that Randi has touched lately, but it hasn't been good. She has been linked with the ORU scandal, Bells eviction, Big Splash cover up, etc.
Why would Bell's want to be associated with the fairgrounds? Because the Tulsa fair brought in about 70% of the annual business to the park. But I don't think you will ever see them back there.
Also in regard to the confidentiality agreement for Bell's, we have worked on few different locations for Bell's so far - hopefully this one goes through.
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