Who owns wrestling? (WB, Paramount?). Because it could be a possibility if it was a major corperation. ----------------- "I’m more than a bird..I’m more than a plane...More than some pretty face beside a train...It’s not easy to be me"-Five for Fighting "Superman" dedicated to all of the hardworking rescuers of the WTC...
a whole theme park dedicated to them would be a bit unrealistic. although a themed area of a park would be nice. assuming that their current contract hold out for a long while, they would have a nice home in the Paramount parks too. a WWF themed area in a Paramount park would be excellent considering that Paramount seems to be a bit on the lower side of the big chain spectrum. but the theme possibilities would be great. The Rattlesnake (wooden coaster), The Game's Arcade (although he deserves so much more), its almost endless. it would be a great plus for both WWF and whatever park has it. just one little thing as to why there shouldn't be a park: boycot. the WWF isn't very popular among certain groups of people. it would be very easy to boycot a whole park if it just has one theme, however putting an area into a park would be harder because the park is still offering alternative themes. p.s. I have been known to make a WWF park in RCT, but that was just me goofing around. SFMWManic: the WWF has a contract with Paramount currently. Tocci: I think you should be on that ship 'cause the potential of a WWF themed park is astronomical. the two share extremly similar demographics. while many people don't approve of what they're doing (especailly with the resurgence of risky tv) there are definate possibilities for a successful WWF themed park/area. I wouldn't be surprised if the next time the WWF gets a huge ratings boost that a themed area pops up in a Paramount park. don't forget that, until Enterprise, Smackdown! was UPN's highest rated show and Raw has consistantly been one of the top rated cable shows. ----------------- Knott's Berry Farm Cuba ~South Park
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The WWF is owned by Titan Enterainment Group, which is owned by Vincent MacMahon. A WWF Theme park would attract alot of fans. This idea has floated around here before, but a theme park of this caliber would go over very well. How would you theme the park?
that was extremly unnessesary Tocci. I don't come up to you and ridicule you for something that you like just because I don't like it. mikerose is right, this idea has been tossed around, but its close minded pricks like you that make the topics either dead in the water or closed. please be respectful for a great business idea even though you may not like it ----------------- Knott's Berry Farm Cuba ~South Park
Theme it anyway you want. You would never catch me anywhere near the Rock Bottom drop tower,or the Stone Cold Drink stand. In fact you wouldn't find me in a park that has an area supporting the WWF. I guess it's an acquired taste.
----------------- SFGadv Please I'm begging for a Gyro Drop tower and an ArrowBatic.
Well, I don't think there is a chance it will really happen. First of all, people either love wrestling or hate it, there is very little inbetween. My family loves wrestling and I hate it. I think it is really annoying and fake. The people can't act. The women aren't so bad though...:) I don't think a theme park would do this because there are lots of people that hate wrestling and that would make unhappy guests which a park doesn't want. Another reason is because every theme park out there is a family park. WWF isn't exactly family material. All of this is just my opinion and don't get mad at me for hating wrestling. To each their own. ----------------- "It smells like something's burning," says my mom while looking at the fire in the fireplace.
I know I am going to get flamed for this, but I think professional wrestling is on its way out of popularity, but it will always seem popular to its die-hard fans, just not to everyone else. It's a cycle, though it will be back years down the road... but I think something that constantly surges and fades in popularity (wrestling isn't the only example of this) should be looked at with scrutiny, and I would reccommend against such an idea.
If it hadn't been for WCW being incorperated into WWF I would not have been surprides to see Time-Warner stick a dramatic-wrestling section in your local Six Flags. My personal opinion is that it is great entertainment for those who enjoy it, but it is NOT a sport...now give my a coaster that feels like Rugby and I will be happy! :D ----------------- Phly the Pheonix
First off, no one claims the WWF is supposed to be "real" (whatever that means). They clearly say it is "Sports Entertainment" which is loosely translated into 'a soap opera with stunts'. And I beg to differ with the acting assessment. I think they are some DAMN fine actors. If not, explain to me why so many of them do TV shows and movies (Chyna, HHH, The Rock, Jesse 'The Body' Ventura, Big Show, etc...).
Anyway, I think a WWF park has as much chance as any park themed to a niche group...which is to say very little. Notice how AutoWorld, The Disney Sports Complex, and the Nascar themed place have all gone the way of the dodo. HOWEVER, I do think that it would be good to add a themed section to an existing park. Heck, it worked for PKD and Wayne's World, why not WWF. I see nothing wrong with adding a section on pop culture. In fact, I think it shows you are in tune with the times.
BTW: Whenever I decide to name rides in my RCT parks (usually RollerCoaster 17 is good enough :))I always call my GyroDrop Towers "SmackDown!" ciao, moi --"Enough is enough and it's time for a change!"