Why isn't there a Big themepark in New York City?

Tuesday, March 26, 2002 10:54 AM
Just wondering.

-----------------
Medusa rears it's ugly head. A monster coaster unlike the world has ever seen. Your strapped to a flying chair, 14 stories in the air! Just don't look down, you can turn to stone! Only at Six Flags Great Adventure! Buy one season ticket admission get one

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 10:56 AM
in New York City? hmm. Lack of space, I'm guessing.

-----------------
Live on the edge and remember the Twist of Fate.

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:02 AM
Available space/cost of land in NYC would probably put a POP admission at about $150-200. (My guess is that it would cut down on overcrowding though).
+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:02 AM
I'm pretty sure SFGAdv serves as NYC's "home" park.

-----------------
He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:04 AM

Most large theme parks are outside of the large cities they serve. SFEG is the only one off the top of my head that is literally downtown, in Denver. There are many parks w/in a 2 hour drive that New Yorkers can go to: Coney [which includes, Astorland and Dino's Wonder Wheel Park], SFGAdv, Rye Playland, Dorney Park, Lake Compounce, Adventureland, and the entire NJ boardwalk area [Wildwood, etc.], just to name a few.

FYI, the Coney area used to be HUGE, but we lost Steeplechase Park, Luna Park, and others in that area long ago. If I only had a time machine....

-----------------
2002 - the year of IB's LoCoSuMo!!

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:18 AM

Closest park would be Astroland and its neighbors in Coney Island. Next would be Playland in Rye (26 miles), then SFGrAdv (72 miles) then Dorney (93 miles).

As for Wildwood... while in NJ, it is in extreme southern NJ, 156 miles from NYC... getting out there a way. Technically, Lake Compounce is closer at 104 miles, and so is SFNE at 141 miles.

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:22 AM

Mamoosh, IF you should happen upon that "time machine ride", I would gladly take a spin, even if it was an upcharge...;)

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 3:21 PM
There's Nellie Bly park. . .

-----------------
everything's better with a banjo

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 3:44 PM
Space is certainly not an issue. There is plenty (PLENTY) of room in the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.

-------------
Sim Simma....who got the keys to ma Beema!!

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 3:53 PM
go to rcdb. find all the parks that would be within a 2 hour drive of Manhattan. There looks to be an awful lot to me.

-----------------
If the shoe fits, find another one.

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 3:57 PM
because it would be trashed
+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 4:10 PM

coasterking said:
because it would be trashed


And why is that?

-----------------
If the shoe fits, find another one.

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 4:27 PM
Probably he means the stigma of all cities is that the residents are inclined to vandalize and ruin as if it's their only goal in life. However, I've been to major cities that were very well kept.

-----------------
Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
Woodencoaster.com

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 4:37 PM
I'd like to know if he's actually been to New York City in the past 10 years.

-----------------
If the shoe fits, find another one.

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 4:48 PM
Staten Island does not have that much space. Most of the island is a landfill. I lived on Staten Island for about a year while my dad was stationed there (Navy) and every morning we would smell that lovely landfill. I heard that it was the largest landfill in the US. But that is just what I heard.

-----------------
Rob

I HATE SNOW!!! I am boycotting snow, I refuse to have fun in it.

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 4:49 PM
I was just in NYC last week and it was very clean and nice. I don't know what coasterking's talking about.

-----------------
You can't spell my hometown's name with out "Lame"! aLAMEda...

*** This post was edited by SFMWManiac87 on 3/26/2002. ***

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 4:53 PM
i live in Manhatten and coasterking dont know what he talking about
+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 4:58 PM

A few things. . .

The Fresh Kills Landfill is the largest in the United States, if not the world. It does smell pretty bad, but not as bad you'd expect for that much garbage.

New York City has been home to, what I would consider, major parks. Unfortunately, none remain.

Primarily, I'm thinking of Coney Island, the 1939 World's Fair, the 1964 World's Fair, and Freedomland.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/robfriedman/

The room certainly existed for a park, but I don't think it's feasible these days. I'm sure whatever large parcels of land still exist are very, very expensive, and it's much easier to build elsewhere.

I've been waiting for a large park to spring up on the eastern end of Long Island, but all efforts toward that end have met with resistance from the whiny people who want to maintain their 'communities'. . . communities that rely on tourism for their economy anyway.

-----------------
~~~ M ~~~
Official Driver for the Long Island Regional.

+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 8:14 PM
The most urban park that I have been too is La Ronde. It sits on an island in the St. Lawrence with a beautiful view of the Montreal skyline at night.
+0
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:14 PM
Have we forgotten about Freedomland? The first, and last theme park ever built in the NY metro area. It lasted a few years(in the early 1960's) and then folded. It could not generate enough revenue to support it's operation.
+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...