Phoenix Area Park

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 7:34 PM
Does anyone think there will EVER be a major theme park in the Phoenix, AZ area, i sure hope so, My favorite park is SFMM and i am tired of having to travel so far just to ride a coaster, and dont give me the Castles n Coasters is a park, it is two coasters(one being a kiddie) and the other is HORRIBLE. it is basically a beefed up minigolf place with coasters.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2002 8:47 PM
Yes, they are planning one, there have been a couple of articls in the AZ Republic, infact, a good friend of mine wrote a couple. It is in the VERY early stages, so don't expect anything to soon. Appearently they are really trying to build a park that will be put on the map. There have been some lame excuses, like "it's too hot", yeah right, but in the long run, i think we will probably see something, hopefully there will no problems.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2002 9:04 PM

I have heard/read many time about "someone" wanting to build a theme park in the Phoenix Area. Every time, it gets shot down by politicians or residents. :( I wouldn't expect to see the Major Operators (SF, CF, Paramount, Busch,Universal) invest in it.

Is it too HOT in the summer to stand outside in lines waiting to ride coasters? Hell YES! But, if that was a considerable obstacle to begin with, then it can be worked out. How about large covered queues w/ misters. Or (Gasp!) an indoor DOMED theme park with air conditioning (ie Adventure Dome @ Circus Circus only a bigger series of domes).

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 5:29 AM

ya i heard that a few years ago warner(SF) or universal wanted to build a park but that never materialized, Millenium, do u know when these articles were written

If they were going to build a domed theme park that would put it on the map of good parks, it would have to be HUGE, like 10 times bigger than advernture dome, or like 20 BOB's (Bank One Ballpark)

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*** This post was edited by CRVeck on 5/15/2002. ***

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 1:58 PM
Does Phoenix have a waterpark? Seems like that would bring in the most money.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 2:40 PM

Phoenix Area has 3, Sunsplash, Big Surf, and Waterworld, they arent very big, and sunsplash gets all the new stuff. All 3 are owned by the same company, And Sunsplash is like the Magic Mountain of Six Flags, most of the new good stuff goes there, but the latest thing any of the parks got was a Master Blaster at Sunsplash, and they are only open during a short time, where as a Theme Park could be open year around

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 4:33 PM
I checkd the Arizona Republic Archives, i cant find anything about a theme park in Arizona, but if there were to be a theme park here, i would definatley like to see a B&M Flyer, Intamin Giga, and a B&M standup, what about all of u Arizonans, what would you like to see, if SF were to make one, a cool name could be Six Flags Desert Oasis, lots of trees for shade and water to keep it cool, they would definately need to have cover over the queueing lines and misters, but it could be done, it would be awsome, heck, they built MANY parks in the Humid Orlando heat, why cant it be done in the dry heat of the Great state of Arizona, resturants would be indoors, but there could be huge windows, well i can always dream can't I?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 5:35 PM
Another idea is that they could simply enlose the queue lines in an air conditioned building, but the rides would be outside. Thus, people wouldn't be STANDING in the heat. Dark rides usually have air conditioned enclosed queues, why can't a rollercoaster? And from October to May the weather is toooo perfect.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 5:40 PM

Heck Ya, the only problem might be a woodie coaster, it could be TOO hot in the summer and the wood might crack and warp from the monsoon season to the dead dry heat of summer.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 6:16 PM

I really can't remeber when he wrote those articles , but I just visited him a week ago, and he is plannig to write another one soon :). About the it's too hot thing, well sure it can get hot, but I know ALOT of other parks that can just get as hot, and the humidity factor is added. All they need to do is provide ways of staying cool, and everything will be fine. ight now, I believe, they are looking for investors, and the guy who is writing the article gave me this site for amusement ride people (man ain't i good with descriptions ;) ), well i really never heard of them before, so i don't know if it is safe to call them manufacturers. Well anyway, if you go to "current projects" they say that they are currently working on a park in the phoenix area, that will be as good Six Flags, and Cedar Point. I can't remember the site, so i might be wron on the exact words used but I will contact the guy, and ask, he'll probably remember.

Right now the main thing the amusement park is looking for is investors, then they will go on from there, hopefully they will not run into problems with the city, or other residents (like the infamous new Cardinal's stadium), but it will most likely be easier

Big Surf, Sunsplash, and Waterorld are all owned by Golfland, and out of the ones I have been to (Waterworld, and Sunsplash) Sunsplash is by far better.

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*** This post was edited by MilleniumForce6279 on 5/15/2002. ***

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 6:54 PM

Do live in AZ Millenium, u sure know alot, so anywho, it wont be an SF or CF park, a no name company right, and can u give me the website

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 7:19 PM

At the bottom of this page http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/archives/1998/news_aug98.shtml there is a story about the WORLDS LARGEST THEME PARK IN AZ, i havent heard much about it recently but i hope it materializes

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 12:33 PM
That is the proposal that I heard a LONG time ago. Gilbert residents made a fuss over the proposal and it was done away with. As far as I know, there are no concrete plans to build anything in Phx. :(

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Sunday, May 19, 2002 4:29 PM

I was just on Google searchin for this subject, and theis thing called DINOSAURS OF PANGEA keepes coming up, do any of you guys know what this is, btw, the link for it is dead.

For those of you who live in AZ and want a park here, what rides would u put in here.

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*** This post was edited by CRVeck on 5/19/2002. ***

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Sunday, May 19, 2002 5:01 PM

CRVeck said:

Heck Ya, the only problem might be a woodie coaster, it could be TOO hot in the summer and the wood might crack and warp from the monsoon season to the dead dry heat of summer.

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I you can build a woodie in New Orleans and Sierra Madres, then Arizona should be no problem.

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Sunday, May 19, 2002 5:13 PM

GOod Point

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