Posted Friday, May 17, 2002 8:46 AM | Contributed by bigboy
The owner of Western Playland bought land in Sunland Park on Wednesday and said he will build a new amusement park there by 2004 while scaling down his operation in Ascarate Park. The plan to essentially move comes after last year's problems with local officials when they attempted to build a coaster, acquire more land and extend their lease.
Read more from the El Paso Times.
I overheard some things at IAAPA last year... saw this coming. That's one way to smack it to your local government... take your business elsewhere!
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I'd like to know how much land was purchased. Hopefully they plan on moving all the existing rides over to the new park over the next 12 years. This is going to be interesting.
Way to go! I, too, hope they take come of the classic rides along with them.
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