This is very cool news. I don't blame RememberIdora on that question. If there is one town that no one knows about it is Omaha. I mean you never hear about them on the news do you? I mean its not a bad thing.
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The sad thing is Omaha is the biggest city in Nebraska and some people have never heard of it. I can understand why thought because I live in Nebraska and it not the best place on earth to live. -----------------
The metro area of Omaha is about 1,000,100 people, I think it will be no problem. And with Lincoln near by as well. Omaha used to have an Amusement Park called Poeny Park. It had a Galaxy model coaster.
To bad I'll be living in California when it opens. But it's about time to get a park, there is nothing to do here!
If indeed it does happen when will the construction on the rollercoasters start and the park it self? ----------------- Wild Thing: 75Laps! Power Tower: 73 Rides. Valleyair Security 2002! 8Years Working at Valleyfair!
To me this is fantastic news as I'm from Iowa and a trip to Omaha isn't that big of a deal (as opposed to the 9 hour trips to Cedar Point). It'll be interesting to see how Adventureland, Worlds of Fun, and Valleyfair deal with the new competition. ----------------- Excalibur Crew for 2002!
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It doesn't matter where they build the park in Omaha, This park will still tap into lincoln. The aim of the builders is to have it close to the riverfront/downtown wich currently has plenty of area to expand as long as they get the land now and don't wait too long. The idea is attract the casino goers and their families hopefully to turn it into a family thing much like vegas. except not quite the size. However they o say that they have other areas in mind one of wich I am sure is in Council Bluffs and i do agree that the Mahoney area would be smart as well. But as for Lincoln they would still go to Omaha vice Kansas City no matter where you put the park in Omaha.
Yes as stated above Omaha May have a population of 400, 000 but the entire metro area wich consist of Bellevue, Council Bluffs, Bennington, Carter Lake, and several other smaller towns that are in the metro area you are at least talking a million people and that is without Lincoln, Freemont, Souix City, Grand Island, Norfolk wich all would benefit from this park being in Omaha Just because it would now be closer than any other major park.
The reson why peony didn't survive was because it was just what it was a city park and did not have the rides or ability to attract people from Omaha yet the surrounding areas and cities. A park like this papas park will attract not only people from the area but it will tap into the tourism of the casinos in Iowa and not to mention It is on I-80 wich could get a lot of people to stop on family vacations.
There are also plenty of prks wich are in much smaller cities but get national recogniton and survive on that recognition. I believe Holiday World has been mentioned, And I would like to throw in Wild Adventures wich is in the small town of Valdosta Georgia with a popultaion of 42,700.
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