04/25/02 - Metro hears proposal for theme park
04/28/02 - Developer says park's profit would cover costs
04/29/02 - Downtown doesn't need junky theme park
04/29/02 - Take a critical look at Thrillopolis proposal
05/26/02 - Personality, attention to detail, picking key people have paved
I found these by going to tennessean.com and searching (search box on right side of page) for 'theme park'. There are also some letters to the editor on the subject there.
One article talks about the site they're eyeing being a poor site. With the surrounding interstate, river, Nashville skyline, Adelphia Coliseum, housing projects, etc., I highly agree, as I explained in this thread.
If you're looking for someone to email, here's some people you might try:
*Mayor Bill Purcell - email@example.com
*Ed Hart, Themeparks' chief executive officer - *cant find email address.*
*Metro Finance Director David Manning - http://www.nashville.gov/help.asp (email form)
*Tim O'Brien, senior editor at Nashville-based industry trade magazine Amusement Business - firstname.lastname@example.org
*Richard Lawson covers economic development for the Tennessean - email@example.com or 615-259-8283.
*Rick Bernhardt, Executive Director Metro Planning Nashville-Davidson County - firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-862-7173, 615-862-7209 Fax
Edit#1 - added email addresses.
Edit#2 6/3/02 - added Rick Bernhardt, added link to 5/26/02 article.
*** This post was edited by Raptor Pilot on 6/3/2002. ***
Ahhhh, HUSS' LAND OF THE GIANTS...... :) I was waiting for someone to get this awesome ride package!
I really hope Nashville approves this plan and moves on it. But, I think they should reconsider the location. 82 acres can get eaten up by a park real quickly. They should shoot for something more suburban that will give them room to expand easier.
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You can read most of the story, see a picture of the inverted coaster, and watch a video here.
Also, I've found some more articles on the topic at The Nashville City Paper's website. Search on "theme park".
Worth note is the April 26 article in which Tom Powell, associate publisher of Amusement Business magazine, said the location is terrible.
*** This post was edited by Raptor Pilot on 5/17/2002. ***
Oh hell yeah, I want this park to open up now. :)
B&M inverted with seven inversions (tieing it with Montu for most inversions on an inverted) incl. Immelman, Vertical loop, heartline, cobra roll, two interlocking flatspins, and a helix finale.
Sounds good to me!
Fiesta Fest Weakest Link contestant wannabe.
As stated here in the news item, the proposed downtown location for Thrillopolis is no longer being looked at (smart move). There are plenty of other areas in the Nashville area that would be very nice sites for a theme park and everyone I talk to here (Nashville) seem to agree on both accounts.
Now that that location is no longer being looked at, here's to hoping they find a better location for a theme park that pleases all the required business/government people for getting this thing built.
The overhead layout in the Attractions section there is a general layout taken from Huss's web site. Would a park have/want to use that same layout?
Not to be ungrateful, but surely the park (if built) will have more than 2-3 coasters and a bunch of spin and pukes, wouldnt it? Those in the know, speak! :)
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