Investors want to build rock and roll amusement park in Arizona

Posted Monday, November 19, 2007 10:00 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Named 'Decades,' the year-round rock and roll theme park is designed to encompass water rides, roller coasters, a concert arena, and luxury hotel. Investors purchased about 240 acres almost a year ago between Shedd and Houser roads, abutting Eleven Mile Corner Road for the $800 million project. Another 60 acres is in reserve for expansion.

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Monday, November 19, 2007 10:37 AM
It surprises me a little that so many new parks are popping up (or at least being considered). It seems like a lot of the established parks are having difficulty maintaining profit levels, so it's a little interesting there are a number of new parks in the works. I wonder what they think the magic formula is going to be.
Monday, November 19, 2007 11:31 AM
Speaking of new "rock 'n roll" parks on the West Coast, Hard Rock Park Creative is eyeing an old golf course in the Santa Ana/Garden Grove area in Orange County, CA as a possible second location for a Hard Rock Park.

If HRP Creative does eventually submit plans for the West Coast version of the park, that'll make it the 4th biggest amusement park in Orange County, CA -- behind Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, and Knott's Berry Farm.

Monday, November 19, 2007 1:04 PM
ShiveringTim's avatar Outside of LA and Orlando, is there anywhere else in the world this many major parks this close?
Monday, November 19, 2007 1:24 PM
^ I don't believe so.

Within a 100-mile radius (for both Central FL, and Southern CA),

The Central Florida "big name" parks:

- Universal Studios Orlando, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Busch Gardens Africa, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, SeaWorld Adventure Park.

The Southern California "big name" parks:

- Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, SeaWorld Adventure Park, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Legoland California.


Though Southern California has virtually every major industry player all in the same close-knit market, the Central Florida area is more dense with large resort-style park properties.

Saturday, November 24, 2007 11:23 AM
I'll believe this when it actually breaks ground.

Now, my Mom taught me that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all, but Eloy? Really? Eloy? C'mon! All I can say is that park better be good. People aren't exactly going to chomping at the bit to go to Eloy, AZ....


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