Lego looking at the KC area for a potential second U.S. park? Will people really travel to KC to visit a Legoland? Do people really travel to visit a Legoland (other than us of course, and in this case I guess Lego enthusiasts also)?
The Village West area is really booming right now (area near Kansas Speedway). The new LEGENDS shopping district that just opened near where this park (Schlitterbahn) is supposed to go is amazing.
Edit: Fixed error and removed drama
*** Edited 4/30/2006 2:22:37 PM UTC by Swoosh***
Lowe said RED decided to pursue a location in Johnson County because it believed it would be difficult to attract additional retail to the Kansas Speedway area. Between Village West, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Cabela’s and other stores, there is more than 2 million square feet of retail either built or planned.
As I'm sure you know, the Kansas Speedway is north of Johnson County, which includes Overland Park and Olathe.
This is the same area where 'OZ' was supposed to go a couple of years back. Of course, we all saw how that 800 acre development faired.
I'm pretty sure that Schlitterbahn is going in the speedway area, however.
The new LEGENDS shopping district that just opened near where this park (Legoland) is supposed to go is amazing.
Isn't the Legends near the Speedway?
Thanks for being concerned about my mental health, but in all truthfulness, I was hardly confused.
Read PufNStuf's post which quotes the original text or your unedited original post. You suggested the new Legoland would be built next to the Speedway. Not Schlitterbahn. There was no confusion at all.
I realize you have now CHANGED the original post to hide the evidence. But you are GUILTY. GUILTY, I say. And I will not rest until you admit this guilt.
I realize this is your "territory," and that you believe anything theme-park related in MO, KS, or IA is your terf, but lets be real: you're not the only one who keeps tabs on the amusement industry in this area of the country.
Didn't JohnyUpsideDown have EXCLUSIVE inside WOF pictures of "The Patriot," while MIG was still posting shots taken from the highway? And doesn't that guy live in Florida? It tells me that maybe you don't have ALL the connections or insight that you might think.
Anyway, sorry about the digression. I hope this confusion, about my confusion, is less confusing.
Arms. *** Edited 4/30/2006 2:49:47 AM UTC by ArmsUp***
As far as the Worlds of Fun thing, you can PM me about that and we can discuss it thoroughly if you want.
Also I never said that I was the only one. Jive and Jeff Mast are both there as well. Again if you want to PM me we can discuss this all you want.
Oh...and check your PMs.
I PMed you back. :)
But right now everything is on hold while I find out about my magazine's annual sales meeting in August. We know we'll be in Mazatlan [UGH...can you say 'steam room'?] but not sure what dates.
Anyway...back to Legoland?
Now lets not be too dramatic. You actually have some fine qualities, I'm sure. One of the qualities that I highly admire is that you don't post a new topic every time Cedar Point paints a bathroom wall or invent wild Dollywood rumors about roller coasters which dive 400 feet below ground.
I actually am quite stealthy in the way I participate in this board, and I try not to contribute when I have nothing to contribute.
I'm hardly a know-it-all. In fact, I'll be the first to admit that I know very little. And I actually like your website. I was very excited when you posted pics of SDC's new area since I haven't been able to travel to Branson this year.
So, that's really all I have to say. It's 6am, and I need to get ready for work (on a Sunday, none the less).
Here's to the Kansas Speedway. May she create traffic quagmires for years to come.
I know there are several Legolands around the world so if one appears in Kansas City I am sure it will be a hit!
<--who is looking forward to Pres. Con as well. :-P
*** Edited 4/30/2006 3:07:39 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
ArmsUp, Johnny did not have exclusive pictures of Patriot as we were doing it before and after that. As matter of fact I was the one that got him in for those.
P.S. One of the few places around where you can ride a Robocoaster...the one ride I wished I'd gotten and and didn't - the seaplanes kinda ride. Overall, a great park! Billund and/or Windsor had better be prepared when I get to Europa, LOL... :)
*** Edited 4/30/2006 9:26:46 PM UTC by rollergator***
Jeff, I have already talked to ArmsUp about that -- did not enjoy seeing his face plastered on an article in the Star magazine. The rest of the Patriot write up was good though and you can see my legs on the immelmann shot -- front row. :)
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