However, I wouldn't start lining up for them anytime soon. The news article said that it might take up to four years to build, and the unnamed company has yet to raise financing for the project. It's interesting to note that this project sounds suspiciously similar (with the same name, Wild Escape), to the PAPA's Park project that never happened in Omaha, Nebraska a few years ago...
I still don't think that Kennywood has anything to worry about yet. *** Edited 7/27/2006 10:25:06 PM UTC by Brother Dave***
Having 40 acres developed and operating by anytime in 2007 sounds really ambitious. I mean we're talking about how many parks adding just one ride or attraction for next year (like the Flying Turns for example)?
Funny, I never thought of West Virginia and Nebraska as having the same terrain. Wonder if the powers that be know about this. Wouldn't you think a company might be a little protective of having someone take pictures of their plans and sketches for posting on the internet?
I'm a local that's a bit concerned because the Associated Press and Ohio County, WV officials are announcing that the first phase of this park could open as early as next July. Yet I've heard nothing about how much money they have to spend. Probably nothing -- since they never moved ahead with the Nebraska project. Call me a cynic, but why did they break ground for a project that still sounds like just a proposal to me?
Hey this park will not be built. I live in Omaha Nebraska and we were told twice by the same company that they were building a park here and it never happened. The park had the same name and same artist renderings as the one supposedly going into Wheeling WV. The deal was finalized and the park was supposed to open this year. That was the second time we were told we were getting a park. The first time was in 2002 and the park was never built. Please don't get your hopes up about this park. I am trying to save everyone from having their heart broken by this company again.