Ok, I just started reading and posting on here, so I don't know how many times this has been discuessed.....but think of what you would want your dream park to be. Your starting from scratch. Where would you put it.....and what would you start off with...and what would you add the first 6 years of the park? And be reasonable......your not gonna profit with a 4-D coaster and a flying coaster the first year.
I would put my park in Mississippi, just south of Memphis, where all of the casinos are located. I would start out small with only a GCI Wooden coaster, a Wild Mouse, and a family/junior coaster.
Then I would add 4 new coasters over the next 6 years. They would be........
B & M Inverted
Intamin Steel Looping
Park Name: Dixieland
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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK
Since living in Ohio we already are saturated with parks so I would consider building a new park in Nashville as a replacement for Opryland.
Open with a GCI wood twister, Vekoma Roller Skater (like Woodstock at CP), and Vekoma Invertigo (which I find much more fun than the standard boomer).
Within the first ten years I would like to add a B&M invert, Intamin hyper, and Intamin Impulse.
Within the first five years I would add a water park.
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Well here goes...
Location: Birmingham UK
Opens with: Vekoma Wooden Twister, Intamin Inverted and Schwarzkoph Silver Arrow as the coasters plus a Intamin Gyro Swing, Intamin Gyro Drop Tower and a Huss Top Spin with the Fountains.
Year 1: Mack Spinning Mouse
Year 2: Monodial Top Scan
Year 3: Sky Fun 1 Double Skycoaster and Wild Water West Family Raft Slide
Year 4: Intamin Miniture Hypercoaster
Year 5: Zamperla Flying Coaster
Year 6: Intamin Extreme Giant Splash
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Location: Long Island, New York
GCI Twister, Vekoma Rollerskater, S+S 2 Tower Complex, Intamin Giant Shoot the Chutes, General flat rides: Pirate Ship, Bumper Cars, Scrambler, etc.
1st Year: Mack wild mouse.
2nd Year:Train ride and Antique cars (I'm a sucker for these things:))
3rd Year:B+M inverted
4th Year:Log Flume and expanded Kiddie section
5th Year: Intamin Impulse
6th Year: Intamin Hyper
7th Year:Observation Tower and massive tree planting campaign.
8th Year:Gravity Group Out and Back
9th Year:Huss Land of the Giants
10th Year: B+M Floorless
11th Year: Vekoma or Arrow Minetrain
12th Year: SLC (just kidding:)). Massive advertising campaign for an LIM coaster from Premier.
13th Year:Vekoma Tilt Coaster
14th Year: S and S TA2K
The park would have a boardwalk theme, but some of the rides might have additional decoration as required.
If this were the Renaissance, Six Flags would be Vekoma's chief patron (not that SLCs are masterpieces, anyway).
Location: Vanderbilt, PA
I would start out with a Gravity Goup woodie that used some of the crevises (sp?) of the old slag dump. An Intamin Impulse. Finally a Mack Wild Mouse. Recover and restore Chippewa Lake's Traver Tumble Bug. And of course, the typical flat-rides (Zamperela Wave Swinger, Huss Pirate, Huss Enterprise, Bumper cars, etc.).
Year 1: S+S Drop Tower
Year 2: Log Flume
Year 3: Have a dark ride renosance.
Year 4: Two B&M racing inverteds, called the Rat Racers.
Year 5: A Gravity Group or GCI woodie.
Year 6: Chute the Chute ride, and Vekoma Invertigo.
Year 7: Recover and Restore the Coaster from Chippewa Lake.
Year 8: Expand Kiddieland and some flat rides.
Year 9: Be glad i made it 9 years and add a flat ride.
Year 10: Be even more happy I made 10 years and add an Intamin Rapids Ride, and small Water park, and a D&H Morgan Hypercoaster like The Phantom's Revenge.
Year 11: Arrow Mine Train
Year 12: Revamp some rides, and expand the water park.
Year 13: A Shuttle Loop
Year 14: Miniature Railroad and an inverted pirate ship.
Year 15: WooHoo 15 years and not bankrupt or under the Six flags name! Woo Hoo! B&M Floorless, Gravity Group woodie and a GCI Twister.
Park Name: Steel Valley
Park Name: Unknown
Location: Denver, CO
Year 1: Open with woodie similar to "Yankee Cannonaball" named "Wild Thing.", Bumper Cars, Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Dark Ride, and Log Flume.
Year 2: Add Scrambler, Chairlift, and a Tilt-A-Whirl.
Year 3: Add Chaos, Teacups, and raft ride.
Year 4: Add WOODEN wild mouse named "Splinter."
Year 5: Add a Enterprise, Troika
Year 6: Add Arrow Shuttle Loop named "Tornado."
Year 7: Add Zamperla Telecombat, Zamperla Z-Force, and Zamperla Swinging Ship Ride
Year 8: Add figure 8 style woodie named "Phantom."
Year 9: Add Kiddie Land with 13 rides.
Year 10: Add Zamperla Hawk, and a Graviton by Wisdom
Year 11: Add clone of Corkscrew at CP, named "Corkscrew"
Year 12: Add Zamperla Joker
Year 13: Zamperla Flying Carousel
Year 14: Add 205ft. hyper coaster named "Demon Drop"
Year 15: B&M invert
Year 16: Add diving stunt show
Year 17: Add B&M flyer
Year 18: Intamin Impulse
Year 19: Add Spider
Year 20: Add Racing Woodie
My fantasy park would be a park that was just for big kids. Adults only!
The youngest people in the park would be most of the employees and most of them would be female between the ages of 18 to 25, very fit and large breast implants would be a definite plus!
Would start with three steel(giga,hyper,lim) and three wood coasters(hyper,terrain,racing) , minetrain, general flats, two skyscrapers side by side, space shot, log flume and dark ride.
Games in park would consist of slot machines, blackjack tables, poker tables, etc.....you get the idea.
Shows in park would consist of strip clubs and clubs for bands of many different styles of music with the exception of country music. Absolutely no country music!
Alcohol and smoking will be permitted thru out the park, and not just smoking ciggies, in my fantasy the gift that God gave us is very much legal.(weird how something that grows natural upon this planet is illegal, that just seems kind of un-natural)
And during the very hot summer months the park will open at dusk and close just after sunrise.
I, am nobody, and nobody is pefect!
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
Location - a tough call. Preferably some place east of the Mississippi in the upper mid-west [OH, PA, MI]. Perhaps the Detroit/Ann Arbor area?
My park would be a combination of a traditional park and a theme park, in the same vein as Holiday World. In other words it would have themed areas but have a traditional feel and flavor to it.
The park would open with these sections [with expansion in later years] arranged around a traditional loop layout:
Entrance Plaza – the usual: stores, lockers, guest services, restaurants. Also a station for the Steam train that circles the park.
Luna Park - similar in style to Lost Kennywood. Lots of 1920’s art deco architecture and neon. Rides in this section would include a Shoot-the-Chutes, Whip, Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Flyers, Flying Coaster [aka Kangaroo @ Kennywood], Paratrooper, Lusse Bumper Cars, and a GCI twister.
Europe – cobblestone streets lined with stores, restaurants, and fountains. This area would contain a ride-thru Sally interactive Haunted House, a Rapids ride, Bayurn Curve, Wave Swinger, a Tea Cups-type ride, and a B&M inverted, with all queues hidden behind the facades of the buildings that line the street. The second train station is also located in this area.
American Midway – 50’s style architecture and a mix of classic and new flats, such as a Tilt-o-Whirl, Zipper, Flying Bobs, Trabant, Music Express, Chaos, Top Spin, Frisbee...you get the picture. Two coasters in this section: an Arrow mouse and a Gravity Group out-n-back. Also home to an Old Mill-type flume [built under the coaster, of course] w/ a splashdown finale, a fun house, and a 50's style restaurant. Down the middle of the midway are lush planters, benches, and fountains. A Sky ride runs down the middle connecting both ends, inspired by Cincy's old Coney Island. Traditional games would be found here, too, like Skee-Ball and Fascination.
Kiddy Park - for the little ones, this are would include a Herschel kiddy coaster similar to High Speed Thrill Coaster.
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Park: "Middle of Nowhere"
Location: Unmanned oil rig in Atlantic Ocean, 1/2 acre.
Rides: Start with an Intamin second-gen drop ride.
Year 2: Add paddleboats.
Year 3: Replace drop ride with taller drop ride.
Year 4: Add tree.
Year 5: Add drink stall. Remove tree.
Year 6: Add bench. Move drop ride to make room.
Year 7: Add parking lot. Remove everything else. Charge $9 to park.
He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.
My dream park would be in New York City (Coney Island-perhaps), This park would have rides and all buildings designed and built by Architects and artists, in conjunction with the traditional ride manufacturers. The "theme" of the park would be how flippin creative we could make things look. All of the buildings would be commissioned to a world famous architects so that there would be no dang cheesy "Theme". (ie western or blah blah)
The whole place would have art installations and sculpture everywhere. But of course the rides would be awsome.
Park Name: Seven Continents
Location: Detroit, MI
Opens with: 7 different themed lands.
N.A.: shops, shows, GCI twister, log fume, flat rides
S.A.: shops, B&M inverted, intamin rapids ride, gentle rides
Europe: shops, shows, gyro drop, gentle rides
Asia: shops, Gravity Group woodie
Africa: shops, shows, Vekoma mine train, flat rides
Australia: kiddie land with vekoma roller skater
Antartica: water park similar to Blizzard Beach in WDW
1st year: B&M floorless in N.A
2nd year: Arrow Mad Mouse in Africa
3rd year: Intamin hypercoaster in Europe
4th year: Arrow suspended in Asia
5th year: Intamin giant water ride in Asia
6th year: Intamin reverse water ride in Europe
7th year: B&M stand up in Africa
8th year: Vekoma giant inverted boomerang in Africa
9th year: Arrow 4d coaster in Asia
10th year: new water slides and more kiddie rides
11th year: more flat rides all over the park
12th year: more gentle rides all over the park
13th year: monorail connecting all the lands
14th year: Intamin impulse coaster in Europe
15th year: more water slides, kiddie rides, flat rides, gentle rides all over the park including a Vekoma suspended kiddie coaster in Australia
Cedar Point, next year
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