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

Postby bert425 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:03 pm

HellboyBegins7492 wrote: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?


Keep in mind, ZDT is way closer to San Antonio, than it is to Austin (it's in Seguin.. maybe 20 minutes for S.A. but about an hour or so from Austin)

ZDT will not ever expand much bigger than it already is -- it's not an "Amusement Park" per se, yes, even tho they call it that on their website.

it's an Amusement Center (and it used to be called that before they got the Roller Coaster).

think of a way scaled down Fun Spot.

https://www.zdtamusement.com/


which is *not* to say, it's not a hell of a lot of fun to visit.
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Postby DirkFunk » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:44 am

Plenty of cities can and have sustained amusement parks. Opryland and Six Flags Astroworld actually made money after all and were demolished because of exceedingly bad decisions made by owners. Could Austin sustain a small park? Sure; El Paso, Lubbock, and Amarillo all support parks with smaller populations and less money if I just look at Texas. The thing is that it would be something closer to the amusement parks that get thrown into Traders Village locations in Texas with a mishmash of ARM/Larson rides than Kings Island. Anything else would be too expensive to build in this day and age.

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

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:18 am

bert425 wrote:
Too Fast For Comfort wrote:Why are there parks in San Antonio and not Austin? Well, years ago, people decided to put parks there, and that's that. Yeah, people were talking about ZDT, but that parks is so small and insignificant that it doesn't really register as the kind of park that you're probably thinking about. If it was your home park and nothing else, you might go a few times, but it won't be anything Earth shattering for you.



trying not to be harsh, but there's simply no way around this: You're being stupid.

don't be stupid.


why does San Antonio have a Six Flags and a Sea World?
- because it's the 7th largest city in the USA (and the 2nd largest in Texas)
- there are MASSIVE military bases located there, with a built in year round populace who often frequent the parks/Riverwalk/entertainment areas. There's a reason San Antonio is frequently referred to as "MC" (Military City) instead of "SA"
-- the City is full of historical significance (Missions, including the Alamo, are UNESCO world site designated)
-- the City hosted the Worlds Fair in 1968,and Hemisfair tower (Tower of the Americas) still stands there.

that's just off the top of my head.


learn about the City, before you make a sweeping stupid comment like the above

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio


I don't really care what about what city its in. In America, how often do you see ground up parks getting built overnight -- let's say with the exception of Disney and Universal? I can't even remember the last time that Six Flags or Cedar Fair built a ground up park instead of buying a property from somebody else. My point is that if you wonder where the parks are going to be, look at the existing infrastructure, and any parks that are currently there. If there is a park with some rides, some room to grow, and a customer base, then maybe a chain or some investors would consider making it into a park. But short of that, any ground up groundbreaking is going to be unlikely no matter where you are.

But I guess I'm just "stupid" for saying all of this. That's fine.

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

Postby bert425 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:12 am

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:I don't really care what about what city its in. In America, how often do you see ground up parks getting built overnight -- let's say with the exception of Disney and Universal? I can't even remember the last time that Six Flags or Cedar Fair built a ground up park instead of buying a property from somebody else. My point is that if you wonder where the parks are going to be, look at the existing infrastructure, and any parks that are currently there. If there is a park with some rides, some room to grow, and a customer base, then maybe a chain or some investors would consider making it into a park. But short of that, any ground up groundbreaking is going to be unlikely no matter where you are.

But I guess I'm just "stupid" for saying all of this. That's fine.


sure.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Texas_Theme_Park

http://grandtx.com/#
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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby HellboyBegins7492 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:34 am

Their have been talks over the years of a Disney park coming to Texas do you think it could work? Houston? Dallas? San Antonio? Or Austin? A user on a Disney Parks forum created a vision on what a future Disneyland Texas resort would look like it was pretty interesting. I say this is because Disney could expand with another themed resort in the United States. Across the world Disney has also succeeded with other theme park resorts in Europe & Asia but I think one more Disney location can work in the U.S. I think Texas can work. This rumor once again has been going on for quite some time.

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

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:08 am

Disney building a park in Texas was not a rumour, it was a scam.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fake-disney-park-scam-lands-texas-man-in-prison-for-17-years/
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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby HellboyBegins7492 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:42 am

Well since the majority of you think that Austin for sure is not getting a theme park let me move on to my next question Cedar Fair has recently acquired Schlitterbahn in new Braunfels and Galveston what is the likely that in the near future since Cedar Fair has found a home in Texas could they expand and build on their current properties in New Braunfels and Galveston Schlitterbahn locations? Whether it’s a theme park combined with a water park or a more expanded waterpark?

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

Postby bert425 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:45 am

of your 20 posts, at least 16 of them are on this topic, or close to it.

you don't have your age or location listed, but maybe you should consider a move to Florida or California, and then you'll have lots of Theme Park options (including Disney, Cedar Fair parks, and Universal)
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Re: Will Austin TX ever get a small or medium sized theme pa

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:54 am

I heard a rumor this morning that there's some B&M and RMC track and land clearing in Butterfield, Texas. You should drive out there and check.

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