Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:33 PM | Contributed by Jeff
The Owa theme park, about 45 minutes southeast of Mobile, is set to open May 17. It will feature 20 rides as part of a $500-million complex built by a local Native American tribe. The 14-acre site will be the biggest amusement park in Alabama and the only nearby option for serious thrill seekers in a four-state area, and feature rides from Zamperla.
Read more from The LA Times.
What are the chances that this actually opens in May? Based on the pictures I've seen, it looks like they have a long ways to go with construction.
Also, I found the quote about Zamperla being the company the “creates most of the rides at parks in Italy, Germany, Guatemala, Iraq, and North Korea” rather amusing. I wonder where they got that information, as it seems like a pretty random list of countries. It certainly doesn't seem like Zamperla is the dominant manufacturer in Germany, for example. According to RCDB, a whopping 5 of the 197 operating roller coasters in Germany are from Zamperla. Maybe they've been selling a ton of kiddie rides there?Last edited by Mr. Six, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:26 PM
all coasters are rides, but not all rides are coasters.
Hence the comment about how they might be selling a ton of kiddie rides. I still think it's an odd claim though. I mean, did anyone really list out every ride in the world to determine the countries in which most of the rides are from Zamperla?
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