Rock 'n' roll theme park "$850 million shy of breaking ground"

Posted Thursday, July 3, 2008 10:32 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

The governor's signature Friday on Senate Bill 1450 moves Decades Music Theme Park a little nearer reality. The promoters need to raise $100 million of their own money and sell $750 million in revenue bonds to build the 240-acre park.

Read more from The Casa Grande Dispatch.

Thursday, July 3, 2008 3:33 PM
janfrederick's avatar Perhaps if they add the world's largest gas station to the project ...
Thursday, July 3, 2008 3:40 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Sure sounds a lot like the park that just opened in South Carolina...minus the recognizable brand attached.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 4:28 PM
Well, my park is only $500 million shy of breaking ground. That doesn't mean it's happening anytime soon.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 5:19 PM
I was about to say. Hard Rock Park West?
Friday, July 4, 2008 10:03 AM
Yeah. See if Alice Cooper could be a draw. Doesn't he live in that area?
Friday, July 4, 2008 11:51 PM
It always amazes me with projects like this how somebody could predict the revenue it's going to bring in 10 years from now.
Saturday, July 5, 2008 3:03 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^^So does Kip Winger. ;) Scary thought isn't it?

I wish the town the best of luck, though. Anything rock-and-roll-ish is fine in my book. I am interested to see how this turns out.

Saturday, July 5, 2008 9:30 PM
ridemcoaster's avatar I know nothing is final until the ink is dry, but it would seem to me choosing DARK Side of the Moon for the Dark ride more appropriate, than The Wall. Course that would move it to 70s land. Rather than 80s.

But wow.. The mood of The Wall (I Produced/Ran Laser shows for 9 years, very familiar with that album and lyrics) would certainly have me coming off the ride a bit depressed yet still ready for a re-ride. It still is a coaster after all, interesting theming or not.

Monday, July 7, 2008 7:13 PM
Pink Floyd's "The Wall" in the '80s area??? That song was 1979. Couldn't they pick something a little more into the '80s? That song does not say "'80s" at all!

I like "ridemcoaster's" idea of Pink Ployd's "Dark Side of the Moon" and move it to the '70s. It could be trippy like "Nights in White Satin the Trip" at Hard Rock Park.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 9:37 AM
ridemcoaster's avatar I saw that year gaff as well, but assumed they were going off the movie which was '82. The popularity of THE WALL went up a great deal when the movie was released..

It allowed the non-die hard Floyd fans to be able to fully understand the meaning behind the album.

Interesting but fictitious side thought though. Be one long ride if they went through the whole album, and what happens in the ride during the change from disk 1 to disk 2?


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