Posted Monday, January 10, 2005 10:21 AM | Contributed by carlo18
Mall of America management announced it will take over Camp Snoopy in an effort to create a streamlined vision for the mall and make the amusement park bigger and better. Its contract with Cedar Fair expires in March.
Read more from The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
But then I thought about it some more...and think it's a good thing CF's been replaced with Triple Five. Triple Five's managed Galaxyland and World Water Park for the West Edmonton Mall, so they aren't exactly new to this.
Restrictions on mall improvements? What could that be? Sniff, sniff...I smell S&S DoubleShot. Of course CF wouldn't go for one with PT twenty minutes away. I've always said one of those would be great in the mall. Hope they build at least a pair of 'em. They'd only need to run at factory specs to give VF's taller-but-wussed-down Space Shot leg a run for its money.
Is KCS limited for space? Maybe...for now. There's always Phase II. Dare I dream of a local indoor waterpark?
Competition is always, always good.
*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya 1/10/2005 1:55:55 PM ***
The Double Shot is nothing more than a hunch.
What I was saying about a MOA Phase II waterpark had nothing to do with reality...therefore the preface 'dare I dream?' Triple Five manages West Edmonton Mall's waterpark, so why not? I have no clue what plans crossed MOA's table.
Guessing again: There's probably some sort of licensing deal that will keep them @ KCS-MOA.
There were persistent rumors and rumblings that VF proposed opening a CS for '03. If true, I doubt that it made for friendly relations.
My guess is that Triple 5 proposed more thrill rides and Management preferred it to CF's 'make it complement VF' ideas. I just hope the park stays pretty.
-'Playa*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya 1/10/2005 10:24:33 PM ***
So UFS may own the license, but if Knott's/CF have an exclusive use contract, then there may be problems. Don't forget that Mr. Kinzel did mention that the change was not supposed to significantly affect CF financially. I'm thinking license fees instead of management fees. Good for CF because they still get money, and good for MoA because they now get to build whatever they want.
BTW, never mind what I wrote in my last post about Triple 5 proposing thrill rides and whatnot. Actually, Simon properties and Triple 5 (the Ghermezian brothers) butted heads back in '03 over Mall management and ownership and Triple 5 won.
So these changes may have been long in the making, pending expiration of CF's contract.
*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya 1/11/2005 10:22:32 AM ***
You seem to ignore a lot of things that support whatever side you don't agree with. Including the fact that I said there was discussion.. not that there was a conclusion or consensus reached. I also said "...if Knott's/CF have an exclusive use contract..." Note the word if.
if [Middle English, from Old English gif. See i- in Indo-European Roots.] A possibility, condition, or stipulation: There will be no ifs, ands, or buts in this matter.
The only thing I said was nobody knows anything.
Now should you have an absolute matter of fact on the issue, speak up! I'm sure we'd be glad to hear it.
But otherwise, untwist your panties, siddown, shaddap and press your nose and lips against the glass outside their management offices--like the rest of us.
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