Thursday, December 7, 2006 6:29 PM
What kind of park can be built for 5 million? Unless there is still reminets(sp) of libertyland left.
Thursday, December 7, 2006 6:33 PM
Gee, maybe Bells can pack up and move there? Why'd they have them close and get rid of what they had in the first place?
Thursday, December 7, 2006 6:34 PM
Is there even anything left of libertyland?
Thursday, December 7, 2006 6:39 PM
The carousel was sold off, Zippin Pippin sold to the delopers in NC and the corkscrew sold to Delgrosos, I doubt much is left.
Chuck, who thinks this city council or whatever runs the fairground are dumber than a bunch of rocks. These guys offered the lease and operate the park as it was with additions, Now they must start from scratch.
Thursday, December 7, 2006 8:21 PM
That tower water-skipper ride was pretty awesome, hopefully that would be part of this.
But yes, they COULD have just kept Libertyland...that might have been easier and cheaper, not to mention the nostalgia factor of the long-time local park....is anyone in Tulsa even listening? ;)
Friday, December 8, 2006 12:45 AM
Why should the city care? They're not putting out any money to develop the place.
Barnard will lease the property and pay rent, plus put 5 million of his money into developing it. Then the fairground folk will turn around and say "that land is worth so much more now with all those improvements, we're going to raise your rent."
Maybe someone should point Barnard toward Mechanicsburg PA. There's a nice little park there that could use 5 million in improvements.
Friday, December 8, 2006 9:10 AM
That's ridiculous! There seems to be something about fairground boards and incompetence. I'm always reading about some controversy involving fairs and those who oversee them.
They could have sold that guy the entirety of Libertyland and ended up with more money then they got from the auction, plus still had a quality amusement park to promote.
5 million won't buy much of a park. I'm thinking go-kart tracks, bumper boats, and an elaborate playground.
Friday, December 8, 2006 9:49 AM
Sounds like an FEC to me.
Friday, December 8, 2006 10:38 AM
They COULD just move the old Joyrides from Colorado Springs...buy an "up-and-running" FEC, lock, stock, and (two smoking) barrels...LOL! ;)
But I still want that weird slide tower thingy, it was the kewlest! :)
Friday, December 8, 2006 1:14 PM
You hit the nail on the cabeza, Rob, that's exactly what you get for 5 mil in this business, a FEC. Game room, batting cages,miniature golf and some kiddie and family rides.Which you can get real cheap used if the Wyandot Lake auction is any indication.
Thursday, December 21, 2006 3:40 PM
It seems that zippin pippin might be staying as well.....
They may keep the coaster at libertyland if the park opens up.
Thursday, December 21, 2006 5:21 PM
So it goes from "buy it and get it out of here within 30 days" to "never mind." Sounds like an upcoming coaster custody battle. Cool.
Thursday, December 21, 2006 5:25 PM
How about we save a step and move Zingo directly from Tulsa to Carolina Crossroads...that way, Pippin can stay put, and everyone that really WANTS a wooden coaster, has one...
Tulsans who want a wooden coaster...should know better than to elect a bunch of *scalawags* from Memphis.. ;)
Happy Holidaze everyone! :)
Friday, December 22, 2006 5:48 AM
Heres a link to the wichita eagle article.
that would be awesome , another classic park saved!
Friday, December 22, 2006 11:13 AM
This name Michael Moodenbaugh....rings a serious bell.
Is it POSSIBLE even that this is the same guy that used to come here inquiring about building an Indianapolis area park? Don't even really remember the name, something *nauticalish*, like a "Landing" or something? Anyone else remember this, prob about 4-5 years back?
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Friday, December 22, 2006 1:25 PM
Michael used to operate Bob Lo Island back in the early 90's. I'm not sure about the Indianapolis proposal though.
It was my hope that he and his partner, Robert, would get Joyland running up to snuff first before they go about acquiring other parks. They were super nice guys when I met them at JL this past summer. I wish them the best dealing with our local hillbilly politicians.
Thursday, December 28, 2006 6:01 AM
Does anyone know what rides are left besides the Pippin?
Thursday, December 28, 2006 7:03 AM
Looks like he wont be buying the park.