Splendid china theme park???

Sunday, July 29, 2007 2:40 PM
Has anyone ever heard of this park in orlando?

There was just a fire at this closed theme park this week. I looked around but came up with nothing more than that they closed in 2003 and that it was not a very popular park. The park is located near the disney entrance.

Anybody been there, and what type of attractions did the park have?

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Sunday, July 29, 2007 5:31 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splendid_China_%28Florida%29
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Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:15 PM
I don't think it can be said enough... search engines are your friend!

A quick Google search produced these charms:

http://www.lostparks.com/china.html

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/FLKISchina.html

http://travel.webshots.com/album/62287843kkpqYP

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Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:28 PM
Crazy Horse, thanks for posting your question. I had no idea of the existence of that park either.
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Sunday, July 29, 2007 11:41 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I find the story of this park to be tremendously sad. It looks like an overwhelming amount of meticulous work (and a LOT of money!) went into creating it, and it's definitely something I would have liked to have seen in person. Granted there was the mention of some government-related influence, but nevertheless, it looked like a really cool place with extraordinary attention to detail. A shame that so many worked so hard on a place that ultimately became a ruin.
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Sunday, July 29, 2007 11:51 PM
^That can be said about any ancient civilizations as well.

It did look quite neat though, alot of detail and I agree it is a shame, just didn't pull butts through the gates.

*** Edited 7/30/2007 3:51:36 AM UTC by P18***

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Monday, July 30, 2007 4:13 AM
"It is set to become the Orlando Galleria" One, is that a mall? Two, shouldn't it be called the "Kissimmee Galleria", since it is after all in Kissimmee and no where near Orlando? *** Edited 7/30/2007 8:14:46 AM UTC by SONiC Senshi***
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Monday, July 30, 2007 8:55 AM
Well the Cincinnati, OH airport is in Kentucky and (New York) Giants Stadium is in New Jersey. ;) *** Edited 7/30/2007 12:56:58 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
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Monday, July 30, 2007 12:43 PM
I have lived in Orlando since 2001 and until i read the news on line i never knew there was such a park...
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Monday, July 30, 2007 1:45 PM
Wow. It's amazing what you can find. :) I had no idea that it existed either!
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Monday, July 30, 2007 2:14 PM
From what little I recall, the "government involvement" on the part of the PRC amounted to mismanagement and corruption. Seemed to be more cultural exhibit than amusement area...and I thought more viable than Praiseland, er, Holy Land Experience. Guess I'm willing to be wrong more than I thought, LOL... :)

Can't help but think that this somehow relates to the NRCM thread...but how you all drove on I-4 without seeing the billboards is beyond me... ;)

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