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Memphis Needs World Class Theme Park.

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Now that libertyland is gone it's time for the city leaders to bring a world class theme park to a city that deserves one. I recently visited Magic Springs/Crystal Falls in Hot Springs it was a good park and my family had a good time. With that said a metropilitan city like Memphis should have a park twice as nice as Magic Springs.

There is no reason a city with over a million people should let there residents drive 2 hours away to spend money on something we should have here. I will post a link on what I am proposing.

http://www3.paramountparks.com/kingsdomini...st.cfm?mc_id=48 :thumbsup:

This is what we should have

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Now that libertyland is gone it's time for the city leaders to bring a world class theme park to a city that deserves one. I recently visited Magic Springs/Crystal Falls in Hot Springs it was a good park and my family had a good time. With that said a metropilitan city like Memphis should have a park twice as nice as Magic Springs.

There is no reason a city with over a million people should let there residents drive 2 hours away to spend money on something we should have here. I will post a link on what I am proposing.

http://www3.paramountparks.com/kingsdomini...st.cfm?mc_id=48 :thumbsup:

This is what we should have

Critical density of attractions and tourism may help us attract something of those lines. If you think about it, Myriad kind of goes in that direction, but not very far (although it goes far in other directions). The MGM project at Riverbend seems a little ambiguous. Is it just a Downtown Disney kind of attraction? Or a full-fledged MGM theme park? Plus, there have been rumblings about what SFX might be doing in the Graceland neighborhood (I wouldn't be too optimistic just yet about a themepark).

If those three are successful, adding those to the current smorgasborg of attractions gives us a great, diverse platter of entertainment, ranging from clubs, casinos, culture, etc. With the right regional teamwork, we should be able to bring in a full-fledged themepark somewhere in the metro. The ideal location to me would counterbalance the Mississippi attractions, so it would be either in Arkansas or NE Shelby County by the 269 loop.

The best case scenario would be that the MGM development includes a full-fledged themepark, and that SFX finds space to develop a themepark of its own. Other communities have shown that, like the clubs on Beale and the themeparks in Ohio and Orlando, having a critical density of attractions can build a momentum of its own. With the right marketing, focusing on publicizing all attractions and bringing in as many visitors as possible (instead of trying to put each other out of business), I think Memphis can successfully sustain more than one themepark. Without a successful tourism campaign, the area would probably be reduced to one.

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