Posted Friday, September 20, 2002 4:39 AM | Contributed by Chad Kelly
Themeparks, LLC is considering a location off of a main highway east of Nashville for a "Thrillopolis" theme park. Local residents think it would be good for their economy, but may cause traffic problems.
Read more and view video from WSMV/Nashville.
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I actually heard about this last week when my girlfriend told me she read it in her local (Mt Juliet News) paper. Actually, here it is.
Here's the Tennessean's version.
I always thought the best areas would be either
1. the area north of Nashville on I-65, between Goodlettsville and White House.
2. the area northwest of Nashville, between I-24 and John Tune airport.
3. the area west of Nashville off I-40 between the airport/dam and Wilson county, would be a good spot. Though I wasn't thinking all the way to Mt Juliet, but maybe thats the only area w/ enough land. And certainly much much better an area for a themepark than downtown Nashville. I'll take it!
The coasters and rides I could spot were a B&M Inverter (Montu size i belive), GCI woodie (looked like the same layout as the Celebration City one), Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang and a Huss Land of Giants.
That's one heck of a park to start with IMO...
What? Six Flags is Theme Parks, LLC? Anyone know about this?
*** This post was edited by du8die on 9/20/2002. *** *** This post was edited by du8die on 9/20/2002. ***
du8die - that's referring to the group who started Kentucky Kingdom, not the current owners.
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The B&M inverter looks pretty nifty. Twisting drop, vertical loop, zero-g roll, cobra roll, MCBR, etc. Now about the Vekoma GIB: why would they get another one? Maybe they know about Stunt Fall and how well it's (supposedly) doing.
Ooooh. So the people who did KK will also be working on this? Awesome. I love the name, and I'd really like to see a Land of the Giants!
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Yes I read it in the Tennessean, Raptor Pilot.
OMG!!!! I really, really, really hope that they build this!!! I visit family every year just out side of Nashville, and I am sick of driving all the way to SFOG. That B&M inverter looks amazing!! Hopefully that is the design that they will get.
LONNOL, 'moosh, we've heard of Ed Hart before...he's a hero of sorts....are you saying HE is involved with this project? If so, that makes me somewhat more hopeful for the eventual success of the park...:).
Note: I have DECIDED, at long last, that moving out of FL would be the best way for me to (finally) get a job somewhere in the industry....Potential pay cut be darned, I gotta do what I love....not like the State of FL was making me a wealthy man, anyway, LOL....I'd make sure the DOH gets someone good to replace me before I'd go though, the kids our program serves were the real reason I hung in so long....
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