Pittsburgh Park

Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:41 AM
Anyone know of this or believe it? I find it hard to believe, but they say some of it is to open in 07'. check this out: www.pittsburghpark.com then click "more info" Let me know what you think
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Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:46 AM
I think it's the same "Only In America" park that's been discussed ad nauseum around here.

Generally, no one in their right mind believes in it. The developer works in a sandwich shop.

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:28 AM
Funniest damn website ever! That's so great!

Just as a little "nail in the coffin" information - I work in a department now where I work with master plans for the Pittsburgh airport area ... there's no land west of the airport that's being used for an amusement park. Warehouses? Yea. New interchanges? Yea. Office space? Yea. Large building which will be right in the runway protection zones and probably very reflective? When pigs fly.

Edit: they're going to have to use capital letters when they apply to the FAA for clearance to build an amusement park on land that's probably owned by the airport, so based on the website, that might end up being a major problem.

*** Edited 7/21/2005 11:29:25 AM UTC by Impulse-ive***

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:02 AM
I have been hearing about this proposed park for about 2-3 years now. It "sounds" like my dream park. If this dude is serious I wish him A LOT of luck! I would even buy a season pass to it if it becomes a reality. Hell I would just move in!

I am confused though, is the fishing lake and campground enclosed as well? ;-)

If the dude needs land there are PLENTY of naked mountains around here nowadays. Charleston needs something like that more than Pittsburgh anyway. ;-)

-Tina

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:25 PM
When someone with no amusement industry experience, no experience in a large business, no capital, and a weird web site says they are going to open a giant amusement park, don't hold your breath.
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Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:06 PM
Let's see, so far we have Mall Of America, Indoor Waterpark Of America...in a perfect, realistic world would this eventually become Indoor Amusement Park Of America?

Either this guy dreams big, (and there's nothing wrong with that!). Or he's yanking our legs. He would need a place as big as MOA to fit everything he wants in it. But, I must admit, it would be a dream come true.

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Friday, July 22, 2005 12:26 AM
Can you say S C A M ?
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Friday, July 22, 2005 1:30 PM
Dreaming is fine, but there's no need to work at fooling the public when you haven't worked towards those dreams.
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Friday, July 22, 2005 2:01 PM
I believe this was the same dude that PM'd me a couple of years ago asking my "input" on a new massive Pittsburgh park.

-Tina

*** Edited 7/22/2005 6:02:00 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Friday, July 22, 2005 2:14 PM
Your input? That's just what Pittsburgh needs...a park full of phallic-shaped rides! ;)
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Friday, July 22, 2005 3:09 PM
Well at he didn't ask me to "name" the coasters. ;-) If I was in charge of that nobody under 18 would be allowed in the park. lol.

-Tina

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Friday, July 22, 2005 3:38 PM
"If the dude needs land there are PLENTY of naked mountains around here nowadays. Charleston needs something like that more than Pittsburgh anyway. ;-)

-Tina"


Yes, I completely agree. West Virginia needs a new park before Pennsylvania.

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Friday, July 22, 2005 3:52 PM
LOL...I just got another email from a person like this. He's "developing" a large roller coaster only park in Orlando. There were detailed descriptions of like 20 different rollercoasters, each bigger in scale than anything ever built. My conservative estimate on most of the coasters he described : $100-200mil EACH. Multiply that times 20, plus all the other costs of a park and I'm thinking "Who do you think you are, Titan Fan 13?" (Come on....who remembers him? :) )

Kudos to that guys imagination, and to this Pittsburgh guys as well. But it seems there is no basis in reality. Just like the slightly mentally challenged man I know who decided to run for president :)

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Friday, July 22, 2005 4:18 PM
You KNOW George Bush?!?! ;)
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Friday, July 22, 2005 4:37 PM
LOL!!!!!
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Friday, July 22, 2005 9:32 PM
Hey... at least they are taking SUGGESTIONS...

hhahahaha...

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 1:02 PM
What would you say a place like this would cost? hundreds of millions of dollars? And they couldn't pay to have a professional looking website? If you want a good laugh call the 866 number...creepy. If this by any slim chance is for real then they really need to seek some business/legal help because things on this site could get them in some trouble including posting a pricing structure before the damn place is even built. wow, I'm reading way too much into this and need to stop. Opening 2007? They better get working...
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Saturday, July 23, 2005 2:02 PM
Applying to the FAA to actually use their land might be a good start ...

Edit (wasn't done, trigger happy on the submit button .. ): I love it when this thing pops back up from the dead. I give it 4 months before someone brings it up again and we have the same discussion, AGAIN. *** Edited 7/23/2005 6:03:23 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 4:30 PM
What I love is the survey section of the website, what people actually voted for $25 admission? Wouldn't everyone vote for the cheapest admission possible or is this just me?
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Sunday, July 24, 2005 7:16 PM
I can see something like this in Seattle, Nashville or Miami becasue they don't have anything big there but Pittsburgh already has Kennywood which is planning a massive expansion over the next few years and they already have at least two world class coasters (Thunderbolt & Phantom's Revenge) with PR being an airtime machine there is no real need for a new park in Pittsburgh.
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