Wow! I have $3,000, anyone want to help. ;) It could be the new Coaster Buzz headquarters.
Seriously though, that park looks really cool. If I had the money I would, with out a doubt, buy this place. Hell I'd pay that much for the rollercoaster. But thats probably the only thing I'd ride anyway. :)
I bet if someone did buy it and fixed it up good, you could get your money back through profits. That is a really cool idea. I would hate to see a park like this go under.
If only I hit a multi-state jackpot that would be one of the first things I would buy.
Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid.
The roller coaster there was really fun. It was very big-dipperish, I rode it almost 15 times and I was at Joyland for only 5 hours, and on top of that, I rode just about every other ride they had there.
The park actually has quite a bit of land that is just being used for "strolling around" in. I mean...nice land too! There are very tall, mature trees, and even a small creek.
The thing I'm most concerened about this park is its competiion with Wild West World. WWW looks like a whole lot better park that I'd rather go to than Joyland.(When it opens) I'm afraid that it alone could scare away potential buyers.(Not to mention the fact that All Star Sports-East is getting amusement rides also.)
BTW - The log jam at Joyland RULES!! *** Edited 6/11/2005 7:58:57 PM UTC by Physix***
Man, I wonder how much shipping would be.:) Seriously though. This isn't a very bad deal. Over 20 rides and attractions. Thats really good. It doesn't look like it would be to much trouble to get those up and running again.
.. but trust me, when it comes to used rides that haven't been run in a while. Looks can be VERY deceiving. Even a ride that has just sat for a year and a half can hold more surprises than you realize, and that's after they were properly winterized.
A quick estimate based on the general condition as seen in the photo's, aside from the initial $1.6 mil to buy the park and land, you're looking at about another $3-4 million to get the park to open. And that's just building repairs, ride rehab, landscaping, etc..
You have no idea how much it can run to rehab a simple ride like a ferris wheel, let alone the coaster.
My guess was 3.5 million to be operating including working capital. Of course that could change after an inspection, most likely upwards. And as Physix mentioned, you have to look at the market conditions.
...the general public who used to goto the park would expect new owners to bring in some new rides... so better think about adding another million or so in new attractions... even used ones aren't cheap!