Only In America Amusement Complex site updated

Friday, June 18, 2004 3:09 PM
They are saying that they will announce their location before June 30th, 2004. (oiaac.com)

Anyone know if this thing is for real or not?

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Friday, June 18, 2004 3:53 PM
This looks very, um, different. Zip code days? Far fetched with little potential in my mind. "Our snowboarding tracks will become known as some of the world's best." "From your responses to our survey, an indoor free fall ride is inevitable." How tall is this dome supposed to be? I'm not sure about this idea... *** Edited 6/18/2004 7:54:39 PM UTC by MarimbaGuy87***
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Friday, June 18, 2004 4:39 PM
HAHAHAHAHA! I gotta say my favorite part of the site is "These are a few things we will have for your enjoyment...Worlds longest roller coaster...Long wooden coaster".
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Friday, June 18, 2004 4:42 PM
Here's the news story on the [supposed] park: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/entertainment/2699968/detail.html
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Friday, June 18, 2004 5:18 PM
Looks like a joke that made the news. Of course, it could also be a few very successful businessmen and financial planners who made the mistake of creating the website themselves. Anything is possible.

-Bigkirby

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Friday, June 18, 2004 6:05 PM
Does Don King know that some moron from Pittsburgh stole his catch phrase? :)
Rich Genthner / PTC99
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Friday, June 18, 2004 6:25 PM
Rihard's avatar They are going to build three freefalls, instead of just one. Lol, have fun kids.

- R.A

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Friday, June 18, 2004 6:58 PM
I have read about this park on other boards, I still somewhat believe the story, as it has been in the news, and certainly some little kid isn't going to be working with the press making up a fake theme park (if so, the news reporter wh oreported it is gonna be fired). As far as the website, it seems extremely amateaurish, but it could be because the owner is not much of a website designer, and it was thrown u pto get some info about to the GP.

We'll all find out eventually if ground is ever broken.

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Friday, June 18, 2004 7:31 PM
Oh, come on! Whoever is behind this thing is living in a childishly optimistic fantasyland.
Rich Genthner / PTC99
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Friday, June 18, 2004 8:14 PM
"You can't beat the advertising out near the airport."

No, you can't. You also can't build anything excessively tall. See also: SFKK. To me they're shooting themselves in the foot.

-Steve, who has a close friend that literally shot himself in the foot with a pistol. ;)


I've often wondered from time to time, how to write good poetry- and make it all... Work.
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Friday, June 18, 2004 8:56 PM
Don't hold your breath on this one. The little bit of economics mentioned don't make sense.

Any Pittsburghers know if the names listed are movers and shakers, or 13 year old enthusiasts?

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Friday, June 18, 2004 10:48 PM
stoogemanmoe's avatar I'll believe it when I see it.

My Beautiful wife, Julia, is the best thing that has ever happened to me!

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Friday, June 18, 2004 11:06 PM
Well, I do remember reading that one of the guys involved worked at a sandwich shop...I'll give the benifit of the doubt and give em a shot, but I doubt it will be a huge success...
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Saturday, June 19, 2004 1:42 AM
Whoever made that site, regardless if it's real or not, needs to learn how to resize images correctly. On their "more about the park" page, they have a 14.3 MB image.

http://oiaac.com/concept%201.jpg

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Saturday, June 19, 2004 3:53 AM
This park sounds just like it will be another Old Chicago.
Weight lost to ride more coasters......90lbs
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Saturday, June 19, 2004 11:13 AM
It sounds like Jacko's secret plot for another Neverland.
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Saturday, June 19, 2004 12:21 PM
After reading this thread, I had to take a look at the OIAAC web site. From what people were saying, I was expecting a really bad site. However, it doesn't look that bad, on a web-design level. True, it isn't very polished, but it looks a lot better than 75% of the small business web sites I see created by so-called "professional" web companies.

Searching Google, I found another OIAAC site at http://wendelles.wcpss.net/index2.htm. The server belongs to an elementary school (Wendell Gifted/Talented Magnet Elementary). I'm not sure if Mr. Shearer, the school's fourth grade web instructor and webmaster, is in on the joke (he's from the Pittsburgh area), or whether he just copied OIAAC's web page for educational purposes.

In any case, the OIAAC web page author could probably benefit from additional English (Language Arts) classes. If your writing skills aren't good it is difficult to fool people, and it is even more difficult to gain the trust of investors.

Edit: URL formatting *** Edited 6/19/2004 4:22:07 PM UTC by James Ben***


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Saturday, June 19, 2004 12:24 PM
I don't think the actual site is what "gets" people, but rather the content.

It is full of claims about the rides that people have asked for, special discount days, etc.... when they don't even have a location announced. Usually those petty details come later.


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Saturday, June 19, 2004 12:48 PM

TeknoScorpion said:
Well, I do remember reading that one of the guys involved worked at a sandwich shop...

That was from the Absolutely Reliable spoof site.


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Saturday, June 19, 2004 12:52 PM
It's beginning to look like the joke is on Channel 4 in Pittsburgh.
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