Six Flags and Disney farm development rumor won't die

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Former Queen Creek, Arizona mayor Mark Schnepf continues to dismiss rumors that he is selling his 300-acre farm to an amusement park. The property, which totaled as much as 2,000 acres in the early 1970s, has been in the Schnepf family since 1941. "At least once a day, either by phone or at the Circle K or at church or someplace, people tell us they've heard we've sold to Six Flags," Schnepf said. "It's a rumor that won't die."

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:36 AM
Well, Six Flags would never build in Arizona...

They couldn't blame their problems on the rain and hurricans down there. ;)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:59 AM
Why would anyone want to go to a theme park in the Arizona dessert? Where temps in the summer reach 100+ degrees. I would imagine if any major amusement park company wanted to build a park in Arizona they would have done so by now. I'm sure it's been looked at and for some reason rejected.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 11:40 AM least its a dry heat! That would be a great place for the mother of all waterparks.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 11:56 AM
Hey, if an "entertainment farm" can make it there, why not a park?

Alas, 'tis but a rumor. ;)

*** This post was edited by janfrederick 4/13/2005 5:53:33 PM ***

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 7:08 PM
I can tell you for a fact out here in Vegas that 110 degrees dry heat is damn hot. Don't let the old dry heat argument fool you. Central and South Arizona are not the places to be putting amusement parks unless they go all out and enclose all of the rides and lines that are not water themed.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 9:47 PM
Isn't the heat in an oven "dry heat"?
Thursday, April 14, 2005 6:06 PM
There is also a rumor that Six Flags would be located in the West Phoenix area between lake pleasant and Sun City which would make more sense than Queen Creek.

As for the heat, it hasn't stopped all of the (boring)golfers that come here. I would rather be 100 degrees in a dry heat than 80 degrees with 90% humidity.

Friday, April 15, 2005 7:49 AM
You've been in AZ too long, 80 degrees and 90% humity is NICE! Kinda pleasant actually.


Saturday, April 16, 2005 12:49 PM
And then you have Houston, which is 96 iwth 100% humidity. Not nice at all. I'd prefer the dry heat, other than that it makes you really thirsty. Even 80 with high humidity is bad. It's so muggy and you feel like you're in a locker room.

Anyway, I would've have guessed they'd build an amusement park out in Arizona. Phoenix has quite a few people, but I dont know how well the park would do.

Sunday, April 17, 2005 5:47 AM
Dunno. Six Flags bought a bunch of land north of Redding, CA a few years back, and if you've been to Redding, you know that 110 in the Summer is not unusual. I have no idea WHY they bought the land, just that they supposedly did.

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