I just did a quick search of the forums and didn't find a similar topic, so here goes:
What are some areas that really need a theme park?
I live in Charlottesville, Virginia, which is fortunate enough to be less than three hours away from 3 major theme parks (King's Dominion, Busch Gardens Europe, and Six Flags America). However, none of these are closer than 1 hour 20 minutes away. For a city recently named the "Best City in America to Live In", I would think we'd have at least a small park to open here. Any other locations that you live in that are just unfortunately far from any amusement parks, but are large enough to support its own?
Long Island, New York. Granted we do have Adventureland in Farmingdale, but that place is a dump and doesn't offer much in the roller coaster department. By the way, I'm counting any of the Coney Island parks as New York City theme parks instead of Long Island parks.
Vegas, to me was and still is a surprise on some level. They have a huge tourist base, a year round season. The only thing there now is Circus Circus, and scattered attractions around the area. MGM made a go of it on small scale a few years back. I suppose with So Cal having Disney, Cedar Fair, Seaworld, Legoland, Universal, SF - none of the major companies would build there because it would eat into their CA properties customer base.
I think Disney even rejected building a DVC there.
Even though it has some parks within a reasonable driving distance, the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area could use a park. They have the state fair every year in Raleigh and that thing is PACKED to the gills every night. It has a huge college crowd so it could easily draw in summer time employees, the area as a whole I believe has about 1.2 million people within an easy driving distance, and the weather is typically really nice. I've always thought a park would work well in that area.
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