I was wandering how much would it cost to start a park from scratch? would you need several investers? Could you do it with used equip. like rollercoasters, etc? jus kinda of curious about this. does any one have a coaster in there back yard ??? jay
^ I'd have to agree with Peabody. Besides, on top of how much it would take to BUILD the park (and building costs can be as much if not more than material cost), you need to pay plenty of employees to run your park, which would costs thousands/day.
Umm...(This would make a great school project) This is how I would do it. First, visit one of the many websites that have rides for sale, new and used, and add up all of the prices of the rides you want to buy. Second, look on the web for land for sale in an area you would want to build to find a price, and add that to your total. Third, figure out what kind of buildings you need for food, games, offices, restrooms, ect and if needed call an architect, or just buy the building pre-assembled. Next, times your total by 2 or 3 in order for construction costs, landscaping, zoning permits, taxes, all of those little extras.
OR...You could just ask your question to a bunch of mean people on a message board ;)
I would guess it would cost anywhere between 1 million and 2 billion to build a park from scratch, depending on what kind of park you wanted to build and where you would build it.
If I remember correctly Jazzland originally was going to cost $79 million but actually ended up costing much more, I've heard over $100 million. Of course we all know how that went. Six Flags picked it up for about $38 million.