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***
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. ;-)
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.
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 :)
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...
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***
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.