Busch Gardens / Six Flags / Disney near DeFuniak Springs???

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  1. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Anyone heard a rumor of Busch Gardens /Six Flags /or Disney having plans to be developed near DeFuniak Springs or PCB? I have heard talk, but everyone seems to have a different answer for who and where. Anyone have more details?
     
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    Sorry I don't - so mine is a worthless post. Wouldn't surprise me a bit as part of the long-term plan with the airport, convention hotels, and cruise ships coming.

    Can casinos be far behind?
     
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    According to some old timers in Freeport, this rumor has been floating around for many, many years. But I don't know if it's true now.
     
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    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    :idontno: Hey Pal! I'm the only one with worthless posts around here :D
     
  5. Camp Creek Kid

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    I can't see the monetary advantage for any of these companies to build a theme park in this area. Not only will the capital expenses be enormous, we are too close to their existing parks and they would be competing with themselves. The population here, even with tourists, couldn't support a large theme park.
     
  6. Georgian

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    Have you heard about the airport? Have you heard the rumor that Port Panama City is indeed preparing for a major cruise ship industry? I don't know alot about amusement parks but the future growth of the area has positive potential.
     
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    My friend Lilly's grandaughter Becky that lives over there on the west side of Panama City Beach on Bay Avenue I think, she said that Becky heard that there's going to be an airport over there where people can fly out all over the place. I can't fly because because the air in those things dries my eyes out so bad, but I read where lots of people fly around all over the place, really all over the world, which I think is real dangerous. It's still very exciting though.
     
  8. kurt

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    :lolabove: The undercurrent heathens are taking over. Wonder when the sparkle monkeys start showing up? :bang:
     
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    Camp Creek Kid Christini Zambini

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    Yes I have heard about the airport. I live here. The topic is theme parks. The theme parks mentioned in this thread are in major metropolitan cities. Of course the area is growing like wildfire, but Anaheim, Atlanta, and Orlando we ain't. Miracle Strip, which was a great little amusement park in PCB, closed because the land was worth a lot more than the park was making. Add in the cost of liability insurance and maintenance and they were losing money. My point is that it isn't a smart business move for a major theme park to move in and build something from scratch. Maybe in twenty years. To most people, DeFuniak Springs is still the middle of nowhere.

    That growth is positive depends upon your perspective. With growth comes greater convenience, better jobs, and more opportunities, but also traffic, pollution, etc. It is a trade-off.
     
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    Maybe a mid-size fun park and marine attraction in PCB.
     
  11. RiverOtter

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    I heard they are building a nice, big water park in PCB. :cool:
     

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