Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:17 AM | Contributed by Raptor Pilot
Metro Councilman Charlie Tygard commissioned a study to see if Nashville could support another theme park. The study concluded Nashville is the largest market without a theme park, and if one opened here again, it could bring a million people and millions of dollars to Music City.
Read more from WTVF/Nashville.
/using sarcasm to help keep my hopes down
There was the one in Memphis which was to be a park of mamoth proportions from what I remember. More of a pipe-dream of mamoth proportions as it turned out. And then Nashville Shores water park was probably the most recent idea that got shot down b/c of community input about the potential noise and traffic, etc.
If a park were to be built, I don't know that it would be in Davidson county b/c it's mostly all subdivided out these days and I bet a potential park would face a lot of the same obstacles that Nashville Shores faced when they were trying to build up a park. Just my opinion.
The basic reason Thrillopolis didn't go through is, from what I remember, the first location in downtown Nashville was a terrible location and I it seems the scrap yard wouldn't sell the land, and the '2nd' locations (there were 3), all in Wilson County, didn't work out because Wilson wouldn't put up the amount of funds that Themeparks LLC was asking for their share. But I believe that was just between Wilson and Themeparks at that point, and Metro Nashville/Davidson county was out of it.
Now that Metro is interested in a park again, and seem to think it would be a success, maybe they'll be more willing this time around to find a location and do what it takes to get it built. At least, that's what I like to think. :)
And I imagine there are still several good locations in Davidson that aren't populated.
I barely remember Opryland, but from what I CAN remember is was a great little park. I think they made a mistake by shutting it down anyway. We have enough malls. :-D
How far is Nashville Valley Theme Park from the original Opryland site?
I've LOVE to see a park go in around Nashville. There's nothing for us enthusiasts to do here. We need a park badly.
Tina, Nashville Valley is just a few minutes drive from the original Opryland site. But it's an absolute disaster.
I've never been or spoken with anyone that's been to Nashville Valley, but it's basically a small fair in a parking lot.
You can download the research synopsis documents on that site.
You must be logged in to post