Rochester company planning park for Michigan

Posted Monday, July 31, 2006 10:02 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A company is interested in acquiring about 1,800 acres of state-owned land and developing it as a family theme park, according to records reviewed by a newspaper. Rochester-based Axiom Entertainment has been discussing the project with state officials in Lansing, according to the records, which were obtained by The Bay City Times under the Freedom of Information Act. Main Street USA theme park could cost $160 million.

Read more from AP via The Lansing State Journal.

Monday, July 31, 2006 12:20 PM
Hmmm...wake me up when they break out the golden shovels. ;)
Monday, July 31, 2006 1:04 PM
Yet another bold move by a developer to seperate their park's identity from Disney's... Main Street Friggin USA?!
When will people figure out that if folks want a Disney quality experience, they'll go to Disney?
Monday, July 31, 2006 1:32 PM
I don't know....Main Street USA seems fairly generic to me, kind of like Anytown USA. I don't think most people are going to immediately think "they're ripping off Disney!" when they hear the name.

And I'm with janfrederick, I'll wait until ground is actually broken to get excited about it.

- Aaron K

Monday, July 31, 2006 2:02 PM
I hope this works out, I would love another park near me.
Monday, July 31, 2006 6:15 PM
I would love to see another park for Michigan. A state as big as Michigan needs a park other than Michigan's Adventure to call their own. I did account for CP's prescence in Northern-Ohio, but still, give them another "Michigan" park.
Monday, July 31, 2006 6:20 PM
I sounds cool, as soon as I find where Grayling is at?Never mind, I think SF in Chicago is closer to my home. I live a couple minutes north of Detroit.,+MI&ie=UTF8&ll=44.150681,-84.902344&spn=7.157309,22.148438&om=1*** This post was edited by gomez 7/31/2006 6:24:40 PM ***
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Monday, July 31, 2006 8:23 PM
Any details on what this park may have as far as attractions go?
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 2:23 AM
Bah... an entertainment based marketing company with no experience in theme parks wants to suddenly shift from movies & tv advertisements into a theme park business in the middle of nowhere, in Michigan, which has the worst economy of the US at the moment? Nice publicity stunt, but nothing'll happen.

Fyi, is their site.


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