Judge approves sale of Wild West World for $2 million

Posted Friday, May 9, 2008 10:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Bankruptcy Judge Robert Nugent on Thursday approved the $2 million sale of the park to Tulsa-based Murphy Brothers Exposition, which is tentatively scheduled to close on May 30. The deal also will include Murphy Brothers taking on the $1 million mortgage that Park City has on the parking lot. Jerry Murphy, owner of Murphy Brothers plans to reopen the park in 2009. He wants to change the name, add rides and make other improvements.

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Friday, May 9, 2008 11:16 AM
Mild East World? ;)
Friday, May 9, 2008 4:30 PM
Is it just me, or does this sound like the deal of the century?
Friday, May 9, 2008 5:21 PM
Yes, a great deal. The park was worth about $8 Million and the parking lot $1 Million (or so I read). I wonder how many creditors are very unhappy about this. Shame.

It will be neat to see what Murphy Brothers puts in for an A-Ticket attraction. Other than carnival rides, I wonder what they have in terms of coasters and shows.

The largest ride they had was a Reverchon spinning Mouse and a log flume that never opened (or did for a week)

Personally, i liked the Name Wild West World, but it is good to distance themselves from it.

Friday, May 9, 2008 5:40 PM
^ I think you mean an E-Ticket attraction, John... I'm sure carnies have plenty of A-Ticket rides. ;)

They could always hit up the Geauga Lake auction...

*** This post was edited by kpjb 5/9/2008 5:41:21 PM ***

Friday, May 9, 2008 6:01 PM
What rides even remain after the auction? It was my understanding that the land and basic infrastructure were all that remained post-bankruptcy.
Saturday, May 10, 2008 10:02 AM
I know that the viking ship ride that was located at Wild West World, where it was known as Kanza Kanoe, has been relocated. It will open this year at Cincinnati`s Coney Island as the River Runner.
Monday, May 12, 2008 12:19 PM
Jeff, I think Part of the log flume channels and the Moser built Mexican Hat (sort of like a Troika) ride remain.

I once thought rides where referred to as A B C and D levels starting with your A-Level rides as your major ones.

What does "E-Ticket actually mean?

Monday, May 12, 2008 12:44 PM
E Ticket

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