Group that wants to buy former Freestyle Music Park not even close to fundraising amount

Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11:12 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Five days remaining, roughly $9.9 million left to go. Abiding Village, an arm of Christ United Methodist Church that provides an arts center with classes for youth, doesn’t seem to be on track to meet the Sunday deadline to raise $10 million to buy the former Freestyle Music Park property.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:18 PM

Freestyle Music Park (AKA Hard Rock Park) may be the biggest Fiasco since Freedomland USA in the early 1960s. :(

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:32 PM

So really, all they need is a couple zeroes added to their bankroll, and they'll be at $10M...

Maybe a Pepsi grant?

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:36 PM

Hey, I just want some credit for refraining from posting all of the things that ran through my head about parks that need money. :-)

Last edited by Carrie J., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:36 PM
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:37 PM

Really great series of article about Hard Rock Park.

Probably the best park ever to fail miserably.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 3:08 PM

This whole story about this church wanting to buy the former park (minus the rides) seems odd. Is FMP really that desperate to get rid of this property? Why would any church be interested in buying a former theme park? I realize it's been closed for awhile, but $10 million seems pretty low. Or is FMP just wanting to 'throw in the towel' at this point?

I am curious on how much is it going to take to dismantle and remove the attractions? Six Flags spent $15 million on Astroworld to remove all of the rides and demolish the park's infrastructure. Note, Astroworld has been literally 'wiped off the face of the Earth' with no remmants left behind. There may be something the church is willing to reuse. But what? The former outlet mall that housed the Nights in White Satin dark ride? Also, I would be curious to know how much the park could salvage from selling the rides. How much could a slightly used B&M sit-down go for?

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