U.S.A. Theme Park?

Wednesday, January 5, 2005 9:41 AM
What ever happened to the USA 50 states theme park(the one that was going to pay tribute to every state), the last I heard was that it was going up somewhere in Louisianna. This was about 4 years ago...

I was very excited about this and so was many others, but now I can't find any info.

Whats goin' on???????

Wednesday, January 5, 2005 10:00 AM
Last I heard, it was going to be built in Puerto Rico. cheap labor/low overhead.
Just kidding :)
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 10:15 AM
LOL!!!! I didn't get it until I read that post, worst hour cuts in six flags hist.
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 6:07 PM
Maybe they are waiting for the 50 states quarter program to end. That way the park won't get shadowed and they can steal the themes right from the back of the coins.
Thursday, January 6, 2005 1:34 PM
Hmmm, make an announcement then nothing happens for four years? Sounds like they got Pennsylvania covered already.
Thursday, January 6, 2005 4:03 PM
Reminds me of the Americatown restaurant that the Simpsons visit in Japan.

"On American game shows, they reward knowledge. On Japanese game shows, we punish ignorance!"

Thursday, January 6, 2005 5:05 PM
The park you are refering to was to be called Wild Country U.S.A. They orginally planned to build the park on a 1000 acre farm in Desoto County Mississippi ( 10 miles south of Memphis ) This massive project ended up being scrapped due to conflicts with the local transportation system. It turned out that a major road cut through the middle of this land. I myself live in Memphis, and I remember this being the talk of the town and even the country back in 2001. It was set to open in 2004 but the project never started.

Here's some info I was able to pull up.

The resort was to be divided into the 50 states. The different states whould contain Wild Country U.S.A. ( an American themed park), entertainment venues, shopping and retail, and water parks.

The park planned to open with EIGHT rollercoasters.

1. An underground gold-rushed themed mine train
2. An Air Force themed flying coaster
3. A liquid coaster ride themed to the Grand Canyon
4. Some sort of Giovanola Hypercoaster
5. 350 foot tall Intamin Giga
6. Launched Arrow 4-d themed to a volcano ( hawaii)
7. Launched dueling B&M inverts
8. A terrain woodie

The park was going to be the park to end all parks. It would have been bigger and better than disney and universal.

Most of the official documentations and websites are long gone because the park was announced back in '01, but I'll try and find more info

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 12:43 AM
damn. Those coasters all in one park? we'd all be in heaven.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:17 AM
That park sounds like it was planned by an 11 year old. I'm really 'suprised' it never happened.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:18 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if that above list was completely made up. No way a park would be able to open with all of those coasters, unless the park was funded by the government, or Bill Gates. ;)
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:22 AM
Even parks funded by Bill Gates haven't had that many coasters added in one year. But, then, they're a couple Bill in the hole, too, and uncle Bill ain't bailing them out just yet;).
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 9:19 AM
1. An underground gold-rushed themed mine train - Who actually makes mine trains anymore? And why would you go through the expense of digging an entire coaster underground only to put a mine train in it?

2. An Air Force themed flying coaster - Interactive Rides website anyone?

3. A liquid coaster ride themed to the Grand Canyon - Eh, this one's plausible

4. Some sort of Giovanola Hypercoaster - None built since Titan/Goliath, but then again, there weren't any Dives for 6 years ...

5. 350 foot tall Intamin Giga - Why have this and the above built at the same time? They'd cancel each other out. Gios are more about the twists and such, but still, almost same experience.

6. Launched Arrow 4-d themed to a volcano ( hawaii) - So when this was devised, not only were 4-d's unproven and didn't work, but they'd add launch to the mix? Wasn't Volcano:TBC having mega problems at this time too?

7. Launched dueling B&M inverts - B&M doesn't DO launch unless the park designs it themselves, and somehow I doubt with the investments described above there'd be time or money to design their own post-construction added launch system.

8. A terrain woodie - Again, plausible.

My conclusion? Either a hoax, or a bunch of dreamers (like the people convinced they are building a park just outside the Pittsburgh Airport). That's just the coaster list though, I'm not going to doubt the existance of a proposed park, but the coaster list is ridiculous.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 9:23 AM
Or the person that came up with those coaster designs just started the rumor, and not the people wanting to build the park...

But I never read anything about it before, so I don't know if those were, in fact, mentioned origionaly, so I could be wrong. Guess there's no way to tell since all the documentation disappeared...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 10:52 AM
I was thinking the same thing about the two hyper coasters. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think CP is the only park to have 2 full circuit non-launched hypers, and they were built about 15 years apart from one another.

The person who thought this up was either 11 or incredibly stupid.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 11:20 AM
Actually, CP has one hyper, and one Giga;).

But you are correct. Why would they need a hyper and a giga to start? Millie didn't do as much for me as Maggie did. Heck, I even liked Maggie's first drop better...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 3:22 PM
Hyper - meaning a coaster (above 200 feet) focusing mainly on airtime and laterals rather than inversions. Giga is just a gimmicky name for a hyper that is 300 feet tall.

This inequality might help.

JoJo Roll < Giga coaster < Ratface.

Let ratface equal someone whos face looks like a rat.

*** Edited 1/12/2005 8:22:55 PM UTC by Word***

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 4:03 PM
I myself had a hard time believing the coaster list, but the park itself wasn't made up. I got the coaster info from this site: http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-13692

I,personally, didn't make anything up. And I apolozize for the confusion.The park location and other info is accurate. To me, the site seemed reliable. But the info came from the message board. So, I don't know.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 4:44 PM
DoubleC...You were just reporting what you saw...unfortunately the information and the story behind it is, to be very kind, HIGHLY questionable.

When the person who was planning this park was questioned about it he got quite snippy with many on this site, made some rude comments, and then deleted all traces and posts about it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 4:48 PM
There problem is that they got the info of of Screamscape. Probably just someone's wishlist that they sent in to screamscape and got to see in on a website.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 7:42 PM
I have trouble believing this just because i don't know what theme they would have for North Dakota

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