New park in West Virginia?

Thursday, July 27, 2006 5:55 PM
I'm still trying to zoom in on the picture from the link to see if there are any coasters :)
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Thursday, July 27, 2006 6:23 PM
Yes, there's at least two coasters in the concept artwork that you can see here if you click on 'slideshow' under the photo of the banner on this link.

http://www.wtov9.com/news/9587475/detail.html

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***

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Thursday, July 27, 2006 6:59 PM
So I guess its not anheuser-busch who was interested in doing this project.
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Thursday, July 27, 2006 7:03 PM
^ Your right the logo is the same too as the Omaha park. In fact if you look at this link of the proposed Omaha parks concept art, it is the same as this new proposed park new comcept art, here.

-Jake

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Thursday, July 27, 2006 7:04 PM
It certainly doesn't sound like it. If it were A-B, I'm sure they would have announced it as such.
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Thursday, July 27, 2006 7:11 PM
I found the link to the Wild Escape, Point Nebraska project, that looks very similiar to this park.

http://www.portnebraska.com/

-Jake *** Edited 7/27/2006 11:11:48 PM UTC by Jacob Green***

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Thursday, July 27, 2006 7:41 PM
Yep! Same, EXACT artwork and layout!

Somehow, I doubt that this park will ever get built...

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Friday, July 28, 2006 3:16 AM
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?

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Friday, July 28, 2006 10:26 AM
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?
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Friday, July 28, 2006 1:59 PM
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.
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Friday, July 28, 2006 2:59 PM
So why would the news anchors and mayors run stories about it if nothing has been worked out?

Aparently there is a very large project going on in the area. Still this doesn't mean the amusment park will be built.

Chuck

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