UPDATED: President Obama announces bailout plan for Charmland

Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:00 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Despite the addition of more trees, aggressive promotion and solid attendance, Charmland today announced that it would not open for the 2009 season. Apparently the "Most Charming Park" award from readers of Amusement Today was not enough to sustain it.

Read more from the official Charmland USA site.

UPDATE 2:43p Eastern: Charmland has been purchased by a new owner with an aggressive capital expenditure program. Check the updated site.

UPDATE 10:02p Pacific: President Obama announces that the federal government will bailout Charmland after Five Flags failed to keep the park afloat. Visit the official site for the details.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:12 AM

CONSPIRACY! CONSPIRACY!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:28 AM

Hopefully new investors will get on board and open this park again in 2010.

Maybe with a more family friendly theme.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:58 AM

Hold on!!! When did Charmland have a luxury resort?

And what is the deal keeping the upcharge attraction open?

Even if this park opens in the future, I am officially on the boycott list.

Moosh hates SF, I hate CL.

Last edited by Chitown, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:01 AM
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:21 AM

"Blighty the blightpost"

When can I buy the t-shirt? :)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:36 AM

Has anyone happened to look at the ride selection? Good one Jeff! :)

Last edited by CPcisco, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:37 AM
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:59 AM

Great April Fool's gag.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:26 AM

That sucks, possibly those mandatory coin lockers for the High Speed Thrill Slide would have saved this place.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:11 AM

I went there once, but I brought my own trees and sat in the parking lot. It was a lot cheaper that way.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 9:26 AM

For Overly Frugal Bitches with Small Monitors

EPIC WIN!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:41 AM

I'm not gonna lie - I'm a little sad that I can't renew my C-land Season Pass.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:45 AM

What, those cheap SOBs didn't comp you admission? No consideration for other Amusement Professionals?

No wonder they failed. Heartless.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:56 PM

What that park needs is q-bot!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:07 PM

The facebook page is an excellent touch! Good job!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:54 PM

"Move along.. nothing to see here" Aw Man! My sides hurt!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:51 PM

The updated site is even greater than the original. :)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:52 PM

"Yo mama so fat she can't ride anything here."

Nice!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:53 PM

Moosh hates SF, I hate CL.

I don't hate Six Flags...I just don't like 'em!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:54 PM

The attractions list is wonderful. Actually got an audible chuckle out of me. :)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:59 PM

I'd like to get an audible chuckle out of you! ;)

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