Posted Friday, May 2, 2003 5:48 AM | Contributed by MForceXtreme
The official announcement for the construction of the planned amusement park in Iowa has been tentatively set for May 15, a local spokesman said. Steve Minard, president of Metro Omaha Theme Park L.L.C., said he'll announce at that time the scope of the park, the timing of the construction and other specifics.
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I am guessing that many people used to going east to Adventureland may not do that as often. This will, however, create a nice 'corn triangle' of regional parks, WOF, Adventureland, and Omaha-Council Bluffs.
Maybe this development will cause Cedar Fair to address something major for WOF????
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A 300 foot drop tower seems a little unrealistic for the Omaha metro area. I wonder how the Council Bluffs locals will act towards this whole plan, hopefully they will realize the revenue potential that the park has and be open and optimistic about it, unlike that of other theme park neighbors.
I hope that if rumors are true, we may be the new home to Thunder Eagle from Race World... that looks like a very fun woodie and definitely deserves a good home, it was only open for around 14 months! ... Or the woodie may come in 2004 and be a S&S creation... who knows? (*Starts the rumor mill)
Sparky, I do believe (as of now, may change or have changed...) that Papa's Park is the name, http://www.papaspark.com is registered to the company and the company's name is Metro Omaha Theme Park, LLC so I doubt it is the company name. We'll see on May 15! You can bet I will be at the grand opening, especially if any drop/shot tower is there!*** This post was edited by OmahaJohn 5/3/2003 10:08:51 PM ****** This post was edited by OmahaJohn 5/5/2003 8:28:57 PM ***
76 acres is just the first phase of the park. The plot of land between S. 24th Street and the South Omaha Bridge Road is rather large and other articles state that the first phase would be around 80 with 50 acres for expansion. Most of the land over there past the South O Bridge (the last time I took that road) looked to be mostly vacant but the park will have a few close neighbors... hopefully the same thing won't happen to this park like with what happened to Peony.
"Minard also said that other amusement parks have put orders on hold for two roller coasters being built and that his firm may purchase one of them. This means it could be installed much quicker than if one had to be built from scratch, he said." - an article from the Daily NonPareil
Now, what coasters have been postponed or cancelled this year? I was just glancing over the articles that I have saved and I thought this was interesting.*** This post was edited by OmahaJohn 5/5/2003 8:44:57 PM ***
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