Tuesday, June 7, 2005 1:27 AM
i remember hearing about this almost a year ago on the local news, but i was wondering if anyone has heard anything else. i know they have a good start at a list of investors and and i was also wondering if i was the only one thinking that this project is a little too ambitious for pittsburgh. i mean i'd love to see the longest coaster in the world, an indoor amusement and water park, snow dome, an indoor free-fall, etc. but i'm also realistic. this would be great for me being that this is twenty minutes away from me as opposed to kennywood that's forty-five minutes. and if it's still going to happen i would guess it will be after the findlay conector project is finished, being that it's supposed to be west of the airport.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 1:29 AM
I believe the rule on that one was "don't hold your breath" :)
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 10:09 AM
LOL, I heard that Don King was pulling together "a coalition of the weak-minded" to finance the operation...;)
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 10:14 AM
Gonchar is correct. I wouldn't count on it. :)
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 10:33 AM
I love how they have allready figured out the admission prices.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 12:59 PM
I think I saw this on the cover of "Weekly World News" in the grocery.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 1:58 PM
Similiar to Atwater Theme Park which we've been waiting for to open for the last 10yrs or so, also not holding my breath:
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 12:55 PM
What scares me about this is you have someone (do we even know if it is more than one person?) who puts together a reasonably slick, but nebulous and generally uninformative website-- very few particulars included. The people on Coasterbuzz alone could go there and really skew the survey. (Don't we all want 10 minute coaster rides with absolutely no lines?)
He probably went to Harrisburg, or worse, made a few phone calls and e-mails to Harrisburg and has someone from the Governor's Action Team all lined up to provide technical and financial assistance for this project. (Yay, Pennsylvania!)
Hey, if it's for real and can feasibly be built and operated, more power to them. But I just can't get too excited over any project that promises to be all things to all people.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 1:10 PM
If they were serious at all they would spend a few dollars and make their webpage look less like a geocities page. Or at least get some recent college grad to do it for free.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 1:30 PM
Some additional things:
News Article from December 2003
Coasterbuzz News Item - discussion about the park (including the fact that the 'developer' works in a sandwich shop)
Thread discussing the proposed park
Yet Another Thread Discussing The Park
I don't think it takes a genius to put the odds on this one.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:54 PM
Same odds as a bunch of Jr. High kids building a park? Wait a minute, same thing right?
Hooray for Jr. Achievement!
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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 6:25 PM
Anyone remember TitanFan_13? :)
Thursday, June 9, 2005 1:04 AM
Maybe they can work something out with those Moldovan wine merchants. What was that group's name again? Great American something or other from Idaho?
You know, I can still picture some flunky working for some state rep in Harrisburg looking at this website and saying "What a great idea! Let's fund this now.!!!" Pennsylvania legislators are fond of giving tax money and tax breaks for new projects to move in and compete with (and ultimately drive away) existing businesses that do pay taxes.
Thursday, June 9, 2005 11:49 AM
Anyone remember TitanFan_13? :)
How much does this cost, how much does that cost? Nope, don't remember him at all...;)
bill, also a BIG fan of Titan! :)
Thursday, June 9, 2005 12:06 PM
Ah yes.....I was wondering what happened to this topic. I DID get a PM from one of the developers, several years ago asking for my input. I think I told him to move the project 4 hours south to Charleston. We need it! :-)
I wish them luck, but it seems like it doesn't look to promising right now.
Thursday, June 9, 2005 12:32 PM
These guys are planning on going big for this park. Worlds tallest water slide, Worlds longest roller coaster. Now thats amazing right there. ;)