Nashville's Opryland area takes steps to survive

Posted Friday, June 7, 2002 6:03 AM | Contributed by Chad Kelly

Hobbs’ investment group, Fiddler’s Inn Inc., is privately financing a mini-amusement park near the old Opryland park. Construction of the mini park — to be called Valley Park — has been slowed by rain but the first phase comprised of a go-cart track and pizza place to accompany the existing Grand Old Golf will open June 20. The full park, scheduled to open next May, will feature 11 children’s rides and 10 adult rides.

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Friday, June 7, 2002 9:09 AM

I guess we'll take whatever we can get at this point.

Good Luck Valley Park!

Friday, June 7, 2002 10:26 AM
Gaylord building a park? Oh good grief.

This is the first I've heard of this park. Sounds like a fair to me. But as it says, they will have more land to expand (into a theme park?) if it's successful. Though I don't see how that could happen if the proposed Thrillopolis theme park gets built here also.

Anyone know more about the rides planned there?

Too much rain? Let me show them my dry lawn.

Friday, June 7, 2002 7:36 PM

I hope Gaylord isn't involved period.

Because if they are,when the park becomes succssesfull,they close it and expand the mall on that spot.

I didn't know Gaylord had a new president,hmmm.

I hope he's better than the greedy git that closed Opryland.

Anyway,good luck Gaylord with their new president,and good luck Valley Park.




Friday, June 7, 2002 9:13 PM
Good Luck Valley park! I think all of us hope you prosper! Opryland was really a cool and rare park!

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 6:44 AM

This is GREAT!!!!!!

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 3:01 PM
Wow, could you imagine trying to explain that one to your investors?

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 11:27 AM
This is the first thing i've heard about Valley Park. I wonder when they say 10 adult rides, what rides they're talking about. I'm guessing flat rides like Inverter, etc.. but still, that's a start! I hope this new park grows into something that middle tennesseans will want to go to instead of driving 3 1/2 hours to dollywood! Good luck Valley Park!

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