Legitimacy of "Festival Tennessee" developer called into question

Posted Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:22 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Resort hotels, a conference center, restaurants, a water park, a charter school and a sports complex are just a few of the promises made by a developer who says he is bringing a $750 million theme park to northeast Maury County. But one Spring Hill alderman is worried that the developer may be just taking the county for a ride after questions surfaced about a bankruptcy, business licenses and other matters.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:45 PM
janfrederick's avatar

With the track record for theme/amusement park projects over the last 10 years, I always roll my eyes whenever I see one of these headlines.

What was the last new successful park project in the states? Island's of Adventure? I'm not sure DCA would count because if it had not been built next to Disneyland, I'm sure it would have closed. Then again, it's still open, so I suppose that would be the most recent.


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:53 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Luna Park, Coney Island.


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Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:11 PM
janfrederick's avatar

True true. Then again, the place has been an amusement destination for a long time before it was built. Almost more of a redevelopment.


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:17 PM

As much as I would love to see a new park in Tennessee this guy is full of grand plans and promises but he does not have the $$ to pull it off. You should have seen the press conference with him and the mayor. If if does not have the money to replace his missing 2 front teeth how is he gonna do this?

To use a southern expression...this is complete hogwash!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 8:53 PM

There's another saying. I'll believe it when I see it. Spring Hill needs to be cautious on this deal. The guy needs to start out with a modest plan and then build from that. Having a charter school near an amusement park is a recipe for students not going to class.

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