New Type Of Theme Park...

Tuesday, November 4, 2003 7:49 AM
News Straight from the horses mouth is always the best type so here... I have decited to build a theme park in the Midwest. A park that dose all it's planing and operation in the public eye, (All posted on a park site) and makes all it's decisions based on what the public wants (Also on the site.) So Check it out, and tell me what you think.

www.ScratchPark.com

(Note to this forum: This is not an advertisement Im trying to spread the word to park fans and this is a good place to do it. If this should be somewhere else on this site please move it and let me know.)

Marc

(The Horse)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 7:52 AM
You may want to work on spelling before taking on such large tasks as building theme parks.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 7:55 AM
Quick!!! Someone contact the CPO, someone stole there idea!;)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 7:58 AM


Just remember even Disney World started with a man and a dream.

Yeah, but the only difference is that Walt Disney had loads of money when he decided to build WDW.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 8:04 AM
I shudder at the thought of what the theme for "Scratch Park" will be.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 8:05 AM
Hmmmm... this reeks of a scam to me. But more likely someone with too much time on their hands.

1. Always question the validity of something with multiple spelling mistakes.

2. A "park in the midwest." Where? I looked at the site, and not once does it give an exact location, or even a general location, such as "Ohio" or "Kansas."

3. Web site design. Anyone who was serious about starting a world class amusement park (or any park for that matter) would hire a professional graphic designer to design the site. Not only does this help with credibility, but also setting a brand identity.

4. The site claims they can't start until there is enough financial backing. Yea, keep those multi million dollar loans coming.

While it sounds like a good idea and an exciting venture, I wish it were true. Too bad, he could have been the Walt Disney of our day. :-p
*** This post was edited by Danimales 11/4/2003 1:18:32 PM ***

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 8:26 AM
1. Always question the validity of something with multiple spelling mistakes.

- I have done Many things in my life, Spelling was never one of them, I have my wife or Web designer do my spelling work for me.

2. A "park in the midwest." Where? I looked at the site, and not once does it give an exact location, or even a general location, such as "Ohio" or "Kansas."

- If you read the site you would see I haven't picked yet, I want Ideas on where. If I bought the land tomarow I would build it outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. They are without a park.

3. Web site design. Anyone who was serious about starting a world class amusement park (or any park for that matter) would hire a professional graphic designer to design the site. Not only does this help with credibility, but also setting a brand identity.

- I use web designers for some of my other activites, this one as explained on the site is from Scratch. If I had spent time developing a logo and in depth site it wouldn't be from scratch, and how do I ask how you want something to look if I show you it first?

4. The site claims they can't start until there is enough financial backing. Yea, keep those multi million dollar loans coming.

- Thats how buisness works, People have Ideas, do presentations and get investers.

While it sounds like a good idea and an exciting venture, there just isn't enough credibility from this individual. I wish it were true.

- If enough people wish for something and do something about it it can be true.

The Idea is to bring the public in from phase one. I see that doing this has confused some people so Ill give some quick info to help. EVERTHING I do is based on your Ideas. From Site to sidewalk. I don't want any money. Ill deal with the local Investers, I just put something on the site so If someone was Interested they can ask. To Make a park totally the way the public wants it I need to give them a Blank slate. If My site spelled out everything I wouldn't get new opinions just versions of my own.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 8:34 AM
I'm building a theme park too--and it's gonna be so much bigger and better than yours.

It's gonna be so much better that every idea you have will be in my park, just better. There's gonna be more coasters and they're gonna be like, better. Painted more interesting colors and just, you know, more fun. The food is gonna be awesome too. And you'll never have to wait in line because they'll serve you so fast.

And even though people are gonna invest in my idea and give me millions of dollars, not one of them is gonna tell me what to do with all that loot cuz I'm like, independent. My own self-made man with their hard-earned money. Yup.

And even though there are multi-million dollar corporations that run theme parks and families that have been doing it for generations, I'm going to do a better job cuz I'm like smart. Really smart. And I've been to a lot of different parks and I know what I like.

So, like, there.

-CO

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 8:41 AM
Interesting. Check out this guy's site...

http://www.yarzrevenge.com/

Looks like he's got his hands full with the band more than anything else. Wicked, dude.

Nice Bio!
http://www.yarzrevenge.com/yarz_bios.html

Quote: "Ok, whatever..."
Yea, I was thinking the same thing. Must have thought up that quote himself. Either that or by watching too many episodes of "Blossom."

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 8:42 AM
Ha ha ha... man, this sounds like the biggest joke so far.

First of all, the web design is piss-poor. It's so amature, it's not even funny. You don't use an arial type of font when typing text, you use sans-serif fonts like Times New Roman or similar.

Red on black? that's just itching for a headache to anyone who reads that. It's too hard on the eyes.
If you want ANY sort of respect, the first goal is to make a web site that takes more than 2 minutes. The buttons & whole layout here looks like it could be done on a lunch break. No pictures, no sketch art, no nothing! This looks like a big joke to me... and a joke so stupid, it's not even funny.

Next... you aren't going to open this up... it's good to have fantasies... but c'mon.

I, myself, am planning on my own SMALL business within a couple years... but I've written a very large business plan already which is currently in the editing stages, and it's of a Family Entertainment Center (FEC). I have don't have that much money, but I have found ways to get government & state grants, found ways to get small business loans... and even then, I may not make my dream a reality, despite me thinking on small scale...

...this... sounds like something you dreamed up one-day and just went at the spur-of-the-moment.
I can tell you first hand, it takes a LOT of thinking & planning. I've done that, and I'm still not even half-way there... and I'm working on a VERY small scale.

If this is even remotely true, you've got a long ways to dream, buddy... Lawyers, contractors, investors, you name 'em...

Unless you won the lotto... you just flushed your money down the toilet by securing the rights to that domain name!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 8:45 AM
Not if he opened a haven for flea-infested pets...
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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:10 AM
No one person can just up and start a substantial amusement park. Unless they're the son of the president of Six Flags or Paramount or something...but not your average joe. It just cant be done. But go ahead and prove me wrong, I'd love to see it.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:17 AM
Heyyy, speaking of "Average Joe"... anyone catch that dating show on NBC yesterday at 10pm? Man, I feel sorry for that girl!
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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:18 AM
Ya know, you might want to start small...say a lemonade stand. When that takes off, get a wagon and give rides. After that grows, and you get a license, you could charge customers for a thrilling 4x4 adventure. After that takes off, buy yerself a plot of land, and get a whole hutch of rabbits. When the money starts rolling in from the pelts, you could get a merry-go-round or a whole fleet of wagons and an upgraded lemonade stand. ;)

Seriously folks, we get a lot of this around here. No biggie. Let's just let the big bad world tell him what's up, not us. You never know. Have fun. Good luck. My advice, improve your communication skills. Lenders get a little nervous about lending money to folks who either can't write, or can't hire someone who can.

(I'm being nice because I don't want to be 'banned' from this park when it opens.) ;)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:23 AM
I wish I could reply with an insightful response, but I just can't suppress this uncontrollable laughing. Now, don't think that I'm knocking your dream. If you believe that you can do this, more power to you. However, I think, and I'm guessing the majority of the people here, that you should be tackling it in a more professional way.

What the hell.. I have an idea for your park. I think you should invest in my new tower ride. It uses midgets to propel the car up the tower. All the midgets hang out at the top of the tower, and then jump down from the tower, while hanging on a rope, which is attached to the car. So, midgets go down, and the car goes up. Once the ride is 'over', the midgets use the stairs to climb back to the top of the tower. Unfortunately I haven't finalized this dream of mine. I still need investors, but you can visit my midget tower site at www.midgettowerdreamofmine.com to learn more about it.
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*** This post was edited by Neuski 11/4/2003 2:23:55 PM ***

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:24 AM
Dawg; I feel sorry for those people who lead such boring lives that they will actually watch the show.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:31 AM
Marz, while I don't want to knock on your dream, you may want to have a business case and professional business advice before you go further. I think we all have a dream of starting a park, but I fear your current setup appears somewhat shaky.

I'm not telling you to give it up :) . Just do a little more research first, as it'll make things much easier and give your proposal more credibility. Then, once you know what you can afford, what market you're pursuing, what costs the park will involve, have a basic idea how you will attain your business goals, etc, you'll be ready to go public with the park plans.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:31 AM
My park is going to be nothing but 2,500 Dippin' Dots stalls!

Oh yeah, and the entrance fee is $300

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:31 AM
Neuski, your link doesn't seem to be working. If you really want to sell one of those midget towers you need to be professional enough to get a real website at least. Come on.

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"Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time." Personally, I'll settle for a ride on a decent coaster.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 9:36 AM
Pancake World!!!!1!

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