Nashville Metro Council considers new theme park

Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7:58 AM | Contributed by Neuski

A proposal for a new theme park at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville is expected to be on the agenda of the Metro Council. The Council is holding its first meeting of the new term Tuesday night. Among the 70 items on the agenda is a plan that would require the Board of Fair Commissioners to gather proposals for a new theme park.

Read more from The Tennessean.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 2:33 PM

This will go approximately nowhere.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 6:51 PM

What do you mean? This is gonna happen....for real this time.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:43 AM

I don't get the sarcasm is there some sort of history with this? The Nashville region is one of the fastest growing places in the country. It's a logical place for a new theme park.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:45 AM

Didn't they take out an awesome theme park to build a hotel? I thought if the area needed a hotel they would have built it already... Maybe they need a theme park.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:42 PM

They took out the theme park to put in a mall, which has proven to be as great a thing to build on a floodplain as you might expect.

Last edited by BogeyMon, Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:43 PM
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Thursday, October 6, 2011 1:24 PM

At least they built something there. From what I hear, a certain park in Houston was demolished a while back with nothing to show for its demise. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Astrodome,+Houston,+TX&hl=en&ll=29.676513,-95.406475&spn=0.011988,0.013518&sll=40.807573,-73.834305&sspn=0.334184,0.432587&vpsrc=6&hnear=Astrodome,+Houston,+Harris,+Texas&t=h&z=16

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 1:37 PM

janfrederick said:
At least they built something there. From what I hear, a certain park in Houston was demolished a while back with nothing to show for its demise.

What that leads me to infer is that the Houston park removal made sense. Nothing has moved into the area since. If it were a viable location for successful business, surely someone would have capitalized on the opportunity.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 2:40 PM

janfrederick said:
At least they built something there. From what I hear, a certain park in Aurora was demolished a while back with nothing to show for its demise.

Fixed that for ya.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 3:00 PM

Is it ironic that google shows a ton of rides across the interestate next to the stadium?

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 3:14 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
What that leads me to infer is that the Houston park removal made sense. Nothing has moved into the area since. If it were a viable location for successful business, surely someone would have capitalized on the opportunity.

Hey! that reminds me, I'm going to Great Adventure tomorrow night, but the closest hotel I could find was 25 minutes away.

;)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 3:57 PM

birdhombre said:
Hey! that reminds me, I'm going to Great Adventure tomorrow night, but the closest hotel I could find was 25 minutes away.

;)

You won't also be around Saturday, will you? I'll probably be there for several hours in the morning/mid-afternoon.

If you weren't joking, that is. When hotels and Great Adventure are involved on this site, it's hard to tell...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:01 PM

birdhombre said:
Hey! that reminds me, I'm going to Great Adventure tomorrow night, but the closest hotel I could find was 25 minutes away.

;)

Exactly. :)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:12 PM

I was under the impression that they were planning to make <i>more</i> money with condos or something. Was Astroworld really struggling? With the exception of parking, it seemed like a perfect place for an entertainment venue. The location doesn't seem to be keeping the Astro fans (are there any?) away. Then again, I've never been to one, so I couldn't tell you how well they are attended (and I'm too lazy to Google). I just wish they would bring back thier 70's uniforms.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:13 PM

janfrederick said:
I just wish they would bring back thier 70's uniforms.

Yes.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:14 PM

janfrederick said:


I just wish they would bring back thier 70's uniforms.

Yeah, the J.R. Richard era. Those were neat. I see those retro jerseys occasionally.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:22 PM

The Astros don't play in that complex anymore.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:32 PM

Oops. Well, a little late to have the parking issues resolved. :)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:55 PM

Mike Gallagher said:
You won't also be around Saturday, will you?

Nope, the plan is SFGAd Friday night, Dorney for a bit Saturday, then Knoebels/Phunfest.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 6:05 PM

The plan for Saturday is: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/317275_1015034...3444_n.jpg

Tasting!

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