Tuesday, June 22, 2004 3:25 PM
Has anyone seen or does anyone know about the new park outlined at thealtunercompany.com ? Where is it going? Is it going to have coasters? let me know.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 3:34 PM
Jim - can you repost the link? I tried typing yours into my browser but I get no page.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 3:38 PM
Moosh...try this instead, small typo corrected:http://thealturnercompany.com/
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 4:02 PM
Intriguing, very. :)
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 4:03 PM
I was wondering....is the Al-Tuner company affiliated in any way with Lakemont Park....:)
That was bad, really bad....sorry...
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 4:11 PM
You should be ashamed, Gator! NO GID FOR YOU!
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 4:33 PM
The park will be headed to Southern California and will feature roller coasters. :)
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 4:33 PM
I was about to dismiss this thread as a just an internet rumour type thread. I went to the link and looked around and thought the website looked fairly amateurish and the site really didn't have any details, etc. I thought that the "Imagical" was a Disneyesque ripoff, etc. But just for fun (and because I am bored at work) I did a google search for the Al Turner company that returned a surprising hit. I still have no idea if this "new park" is actually going to happen, but I was intrigued by this link:http://www.bttf.com/interviews/2003/andrewprobert.shtml
Read the second to last paragraph.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 4:53 PM
"If it's on the Internet, it must be true."
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 5:46 PM
You sure it's heading for SoCal Goliathkills, if this is indeed true? Heck with Socal, we need more parks up here!
"Additionally, plans are well under way for a new, larger facility to begin construction in the near future. All offices have been and will be located in Northern California."
"2400 acres in Northern California were optioned for large scale entertainment development."
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 8:38 PM
I have to be very skeptical about this one. For one thing, the Al Turner Company was reorganized in 2002, bankruptcy? For another, here is a company supposedly in business since 1988, but there is not detailed mention of any projects that the company has done in those 16 years.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 11:30 PM
Not from the way it sounds, Jim. Wal-Mart reorganized their business structure right before I started in '99 to a degree, and did alittle reorgionization while I was there. The last company I was in was in a major reorgonization/restructuring project that was focused on re-branding and building up the brand. That just means that they may have decided to change the companies direction in terms of what type of business they end up wanting to be(like with my last company, Sheetz, wanting to move from Gas Station/Convience store to Resturaunt).
But it doesn't mean they're going to do what they say, as well.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 1:10 AM
I'm thinking of a different unannouced park them, sorry about that!
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:46 AM
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 9:15 AM
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 9:16 AM
Amen, superman! I agree.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 4:19 PM
I guess they are saving money for land acquisition by not hiring Web designers to create their site.
Sounds like a bit of a stretch...and with a certain family park having difficulty staying afloat just south of where they want to build it (and THAT park was started by someone who had a substantial chunk of change!), I'd imagine they'd have a hard time raising capital (unless they find someone who would rather "believe" than look at the group's or guy's history).
Good luck anyway.
Personally I think they should follow the Knott's model by starting with a berry stand and then moving on to a chicken restaurant. ;)