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View Poll Results: What theme park company or brand should come to the PHX area?
Busch Gardens 5 17.86%
Water Country USA 4 14.29%
SeaWorld 0 0%
Six Flags 9 32.14%
Walt Disney 3 10.71%
Universal 1 3.57%
Herschend Family Entertainment 1 3.57%
Merlin Entertainments 0 0%
Palace Entertainment 0 0%
Village Roadshow 0 0%
Cedar Fair Entertainment 2 7.14%
Other (specify) 3 10.71%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:49 PM
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Originally Posted by Valley Native View Post
I'm really tired of these heat excuses. What I keep reading is lots of hypocrisy regarding the heat. People like to brag about how dry and tolerable the summer heat is in Phoenix, but the same people often turn around and say that we can't have theme parks because it's too hot.
.....People like to brag about how dry and tolerable the summer heat WAS in Phoenix, .....
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:20 PM
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Originally Posted by PoppySead View Post
That would be ironic.

There won't, IMO, be a theme park in Phoenix. We aren't a fun destination, we are a calm, retired, do nothing and love it destination. Most of our visitors in the winter aren't the type that come here for a hoopla with all their kids in tow. lol
Ah yes, the best excuse of all: we don't want anything fun because we are a retirement destination, and people like the "do nothing" atmosphere. Well, hello?! Look at the many threads about theme parks in this forum, and how a good percentage of posters are in favor of them here. It's the vocal NIMBYs who are opposed to things like theme parks ... but NIMBYs are basically losers and malcontents who are against practically anything when it comes to development.

Besides, why should this metro area always be a solely a winter destination??? I recall you and others saying many times that the heat isn't all that bad because it's mostly dry and tolerable ... so why not promote Phoenix as a year round tourist mecca? Las Vegas gets nearly as hot in the summer as we do, and they are a year round destination, so I see no legitimate reason why we can't be as well ... or why theme parks can't be a reality here. The excuses I'm seeing are very very lame!

Originally Posted by Greatday View Post
.....People like to brag about how dry and tolerable the summer heat WAS in Phoenix, .....
This forum still has many posters who actually like the summer heat as it is now, despite how much hotter it has gotten at night. Funny how many of those same posters use the heat as an excuse to not have theme parks or other fun attractions. It's pathetic and hypocritical, but quite entertaining at the same time.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:58 AM
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yea you say phoenix is too hot, right?, well why is there so many golf courses in Phoenix? I contacted the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce not that long ago, and they said there were like 200 golf courses. that is just as hot standing there hitting a ball in 100 degree weather. C'mon. I don't get it. I am 59 years old, and I still enjoy thrill rides, I go to Six flags over New England and I love it give me an exciting roller coaster and I'll be on it. Having a theme park in Phoenix, or some place near it would be awesome, you probably wonder, why should I care, when I live in MA. ahh but I do, you see my daughter lives in Phoenix whith her 6 children ranging from 2-13, and I go visit her and her family every year. Also, my husband and I do intend to retire there around 7 years, and yes I'm sure we'll still enjoy all the thrill rides even then. this is a win win situation, the town/city would benifit, and the kids would have a place to work, say when they want to work to earn money for collage or other reasons. Phoenix would benifit cause people would be comming all over to go on rides Phoenix has a great oppertunity where it's nice 300 days a year, there would be more job oppertunities for everyone and there would be less homeless people cause they would have a job and a place to live. To sum it all up let's take advantage of the beautiful weather, and let's think outside of the box and not just think about those boring useless waste of land "golf courses".
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