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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby robbalvey » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:48 am

HellboyBegins7492 wrote:So your saying their’s a zero percent chance that Austin will get an amusement park in the near future like in the next decade or 2 decades from now? I mean Round Rock which is very close to Austin considered a suburb is getting a Kalahari Indoor Water Park resort I believe next year. The City is receiving a Major League Soccer club called Austin FC will begin playing in 2021. Austin just seems like an up an coming city that just continues to grow you just the economy is not good enough to even support a smaller theme park? I’m saying the size of Elitch Gardens in Denver. I know it makes sense to not have a park in Austin because the city is about music concerts and all but just to have some summer fun. I looked up the driving time from Austin to San Antonio and it takes 1 hr and 28 minutes to get their. Do you think Austin residents would want to drive that far just to go to an amusement park and consider that their home park for Austin residents? I don’t think so I could be wrong but a local park should be at least 25 minutes in your home city driving distance wise. A high speed train service would be nice to connect Austin to San Antonio which I heard could take as little as 8 minutes to get their if the economy in Texas is good enough to have high speed rail in the first place. Anyway if a Austin theme park never comes I think future transportation to Austin would be a winner here because like I said not all Austin residents want to drive an hour and 28 minutes to get to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio.


Wow, that is one obnoxious wall of text!

First of all...
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Secondly...
Do you think Austin residents would want to drive that far just to go to an amusement park

Where I grew up in Southern California (Torrance/Redondo Beach area) was about 90 minutes to Magic Mountain and 60-90 minutes to Disneyland/Knott's in normal LA traffic. No one balked at driving that far at all and people in Southern California drive that every single day to go to those parks.

A high speed train service would be nice to connect Austin to San Antonio

So now you want an amusement park and a high speed train system???? :roll:

I’m saying the size of Elitch Gardens in Denver.

Elitch is not a small park! It's 65 acres which is about the size of Disneyland when it first opened! And you chose a bad example because Elitch is due to close in the near future because the city wants to re-develop that area because it hasn't been that popular.

So your saying their’s a zero percent chance that Austin will get an amusement park

No. Nobody said that. We all said it just didn't make any sense given the parks that are already nearby and Austin's demographic.

I seriously just think you don't have a clue what you are talking about. Please... just stick to riding coasters and stop thinking about how or where theme parks should be built. Thanks.

...I really don't even understand why this discussion exists! :lol:
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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby IntraTrax » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:03 am

Why not lock this thread and let get over with it? You have a FEC near Austin, Texas that has a roller coaster -https://rcdb.com/11759.htm, and you're around 64 miles to ZDT Theme Park, and 82 miles to SFFT, and 93 miles to Seaworld San Antonio.

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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby HellboyBegins7492 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:11 pm

robbalvey wrote:
HellboyBegins7492 wrote:So your saying their’s a zero percent chance that Austin will get an amusement park in the near future like in the next decade or 2 decades from now? I mean Round Rock which is very close to Austin considered a suburb is getting a Kalahari Indoor Water Park resort I believe next year. The City is receiving a Major League Soccer club called Austin FC will begin playing in 2021. Austin just seems like an up an coming city that just continues to grow you just the economy is not good enough to even support a smaller theme park? I’m saying the size of Elitch Gardens in Denver. I know it makes sense to not have a park in Austin because the city is about music concerts and all but just to have some summer fun. I looked up the driving time from Austin to San Antonio and it takes 1 hr and 28 minutes to get their. Do you think Austin residents would want to drive that far just to go to an amusement park and consider that their home park for Austin residents? I don’t think so I could be wrong but a local park should be at least 25 minutes in your home city driving distance wise. A high speed train service would be nice to connect Austin to San Antonio which I heard could take as little as 8 minutes to get their if the economy in Texas is good enough to have high speed rail in the first place. Anyway if a Austin theme park never comes I think future transportation to Austin would be a winner here because like I said not all Austin residents want to drive an hour and 28 minutes to get to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio.


Wow, that is one obnoxious wall of text!

First of all...
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Secondly...
Do you think Austin residents would want to drive that far just to go to an amusement park

Where I grew up in Southern California (Torrance/Redondo Beach area) was about 90 minutes to Magic Mountain and 60-90 minutes to Disneyland/Knott's in normal LA traffic. No one balked at driving that far at all and people in Southern California drive that every single day to go to those parks.

A high speed train service would be nice to connect Austin to San Antonio

So now you want an amusement park and a high speed train system???? :roll:

I’m saying the size of Elitch Gardens in Denver.

Elitch is not a small park! It's 65 acres which is about the size of Disneyland when it first opened! And you chose a bad example because Elitch is due to close in the near future because the city wants to re-develop that area because it hasn't been that popular.

So your saying their’s a zero percent chance that Austin will get an amusement park

No. Nobody said that. We all said it just didn't make any sense given the parks that are already nearby and Austin's demographic.

I seriously just think you don't have a clue what you are talking about. Please... just stick to riding coasters and stop thinking about how or where theme parks should be built. Thanks.

...I really don't even understand why this discussion exists! :lol:


I apologize Mr Alvey for upsetting you and creating this topic I just thought that Austin would be a good location for the future to house a smaller sized theme park. My theme park IQ and knowledge is not very bright I know I’m working on it. My knowledge is very good with names of roller coasters and the location of theme park around the United States & World. If Austin fails to receive a theme park in the future maybe ZDT can expand one day if their is room to add newer roller coasters and rides.

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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby bert425 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:16 pm

HellboyBegins7492 wrote:I looked up the driving time from Austin to San Antonio and it takes 1 hr and 28 minutes to get their.


that is not correct.

I live in "FAR" North West Austin (technically close to Leander), and it takes exactly 1 hour and 30 minutes from my driveway to Fiesta's parking lot.

leaving from my friend's house, who lives near downtown, takes ~ 1 hour 10 minutes. . . usually closer to an hour.


HellboyBegins7492 wrote: Do you think Austin residents would want to drive that far just to go to an amusement park and consider that their home park for Austin residents? I don’t think so I could be wrong but a local park should be at least 25 minutes in your home city driving distance wise.


I go every few weeks. Fiesta Texas is my home park.

those that don't live in Texas (which is a HUGE state) always think drives are "long". . . to us? a 3 1/2 hour drive to Kemah or Galveston Pleasure Pier is just a day trip. So an hour and a 1/2 to SFFT? that's nothing.
(I telecommute to work 4 days a week, but on the one day I drive in? it's a 50 minute drive to my office in Buda. so what's an extra 40 minutes of driving?)

same is true of California. . another large State. As Robb noted, folks drive that distance for the parks every day . Hell, people drive that far just to get to work some days

I still remember the folks in Pennsyvania that were STUNNED when we flew into Pittsburgh and did a trip to Philly, stopping each day to go to a park (Kennywood, Knoebel's, Hersheypark, check into Philly hotel then back to Dorny next day). That's not a lot of driving to us. .but folks reacted like it was a treck thru the desert.


Oh, and Austin does have Rail Service - but it only runs from Leander to the downtown Capital area.
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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby robbalvey » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:03 pm

HellboyBegins7492 wrote:I apologize Mr Alvey for upsetting you and creating this topic

What? I'm not upset. :lol: In fact, I honestly could give two warm shits about this discussion! lol! Don't be sorry for creating the topic as there is nothing wrong with the topic. Be sorry for continuing to argue with people about something that you know little about when many well educated people, including people who currently work in the theme park business, have responded to your thread to let you know why there isn't and most likely will not be a park in Austin.
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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby HellboyBegins7492 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:00 pm

Ok well what I’m trying to say is that also if I may add in their are plenty of other worthy US cities that do lack a theme park in their city. Like Nashville, Miami, Seattle, Phoenix, Detroit-I don’t count Cedar Point as their home park sorry, Houston is getting Grand Texas so I can’t put that on the list. The US Economy if it ever gets better in the Theme Park Industry I just think Austin is a good place for a park that’s my opinion.

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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby robbalvey » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:02 pm

HellboyBegins7492 wrote:Ok well what I’m trying to say is that also if I may add in their are plenty of other worthy US cities that do lack a theme park in their city. Like Nashville, Miami, Seattle, Phoenix, Detroit-I don’t count Cedar Point as their home park sorry, Houston is getting Grand Texas so I can’t put that on the list. The US Economy if it ever gets better in the Theme Park Industry I just think Austin is a good place for a park that’s my opinion.

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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby Mike240SX » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:10 pm

HellboyBegins7492 wrote:Ok well what I’m trying to say is that also if I may add in their are plenty of other worthy US cities that do lack a theme park in their city. Like Nashville...


Tried and disappeared after 25 years.

...Miami...


Too close to Orlando, no room to develop, and the wrong culture.

Seattle, Phoenix...


Seatte has one, two if you count the Washington State Fair. Phoenix has one.

Detroit-I don’t count Cedar Point as their home park sorry,


Too bad, it is. They've also got Michigan's Adventure.

Houston is getting Grand Texas


We'll see how long it lasts. Astroworld closed for a reason.

The US Economy if it ever gets better in the Theme Park Industry I just think Austin is a good place for a park that’s my opinion.


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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby bert425 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:34 pm

to be fair, Astroworld closed not because it was losing money (it may have been, but that's not the main reason it closed). . the land was simply too valuable and greedy developers got involved.

that's why it sucks to pass the space it was in these days and just see a grass field (that's used for overflow parking for Reliant Stadium/Astrodome complex across the Freeway (Loop 610), since the old Astroworld bridge over the Freeway is still there).
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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby HellboyBegins7492 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:30 pm

So what your trying to say is that Austin simply does not need a new theme park and if it anything happens for their city theme park wise it will be ZDT Amusement Park expanding for the future?

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