Opryland '75 flood

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 3:32 PM

Interesting article, but I wish I could find larger pics. I think a few of the buildings had pictures hung up of what they looked like during the flood.

Amazing the initial park cost $28 million to build, just a little more than TTD. And the expansion themed area including buildings and the Wabash was only $2.5 million.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 4:18 PM
Probably cost more to "taer" it down.
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 4:54 PM
Wow. VERY interesting article. I had no idea they had a flood. I was at the park once (as a young tike in 1976).


Wednesday, March 2, 2005 6:04 PM
Thanks for pointing that out. I had heard Opryland flooded in 1975, I just didn't think it was THAT bad...

I wish you could enlarge the pictures on that page.

Does anybody know if any of the rides were severely damaged? It looks like the Antique Carousel could have been completely submerged.

*** Edited 3/2/2005 11:28:26 PM UTC by Dukeis#1***

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 10:02 PM
Man! A park-lovers nightmare. I had heard about it before on a show about the Grand Ole Opry, but never knew the extent of the flooding. Thanks Raptor.
Saturday, March 5, 2005 9:25 PM
While this isn't related to the flood, I thought I would point out the reworked Opryland tribute site:


A lot of videos of the park have been added, including onride footage of the Opryland Railroad and the Skyride, as well as some footage of the shows and other rides.

Saturday, March 5, 2005 10:12 PM
Thanks for that update Duke. I just checked out the tribute site, and it really made me realize what a unique and EXCELLENT theme park Opryland was. I spent a good bit of my childhood visiting Opryland almost every summer. We would pile the whole family in the car and drive up to Nashville from Alabama. Truly tragic it's gone!

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