Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2005 11:46 AM | Contributed by thrillerman1
The Nashville Valley Amusement Park owners, John A. Hobbs and son John C., said yesterday that they've called it quits after struggling for two years. They've put the amusement park's rides up for sale, seeking a total of $1.6 million for the bumper cars, a couple of roller coasters and a nearly 50-year-old Ferris wheel among others. They cite weather and road construction as problems.
Read more from Tennessean.com.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:43 PM
It's a shame they went under. Seemed like they had a good, realistic plan for starting small and slowly building up. I suspect the weather was more of a problem than the construction, and the park wasn't very inviting - basically looked like a carnival set up in a parking lot, but it had potential. Looks like the Nashvillains will have to head north to Beech Bend again.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 1:18 PM
Beech Bend is advertising HEAVILY in Nashville right now.
The one time I've driven up north to Opryland since moving here a year ago the traffic was HORRIBLE due to construction/Mall traffic. The Resort exit (where Nashville Valley is) was backed up as bad as the mall exit, took almost 30 minutes to get through the light.
I would never have considered fighting all that mess just to go to Nashville Valley. Bad luck.
Still hoping for a full scale park in Nashville, consoling myself with the idea of Beech Bend and HW's new for '06ers next year.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 3:39 PM
I am gonna miss them. Those were some of the Best Bumper Cars I've been on.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 9:22 PM
It don't suprise me. When I 1st heard about it I was happy and ready to go. When I got there it looked so crappy. i only saw 1 ride i wanted to ride and 3 I already rode @ a carnival. It could have been so much better.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 11:32 PM
Tis a shame to hear of the park closing. Was there any potential of buyers or enough land to attract any buyers?
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 5:55 PM
Dominator56, the park only sat on about an acre of land. I don't think there was any room to expand either from what I saw of the park.