another endangered coaster

another endangered coaster

Post by Success » Sat, 03 Jul 1999 04:00:00


This may only be of minor interest, but Hillcrest Park, near Chicago is for
sale.  It is home to a Little Dipper.  It's just a kiddie ride, but is on the
ACE coaster classic list.

This is good example of how we've lost many coasters and parks.  The park is
profitable.  In fact, for a business of its size, it's very profitable.  Yet,
the land that it sits on has grown so valuable, that it doesn't support being
used for this purpose.  To justify its existence on this piece of property, the
park would have to be greatly expanded, which of course, requires much
additional capital.

Hillcrest Park is just a picnic park, not a full scale amusmement park, for
those of you who may not have known.

I hope someone buys it who would like to keep it a park.

Jim W

 
 
 

another endangered coaster

Post by Todd Lo » Sat, 03 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>This may only be of minor interest, but Hillcrest Park, near Chicago is for
>sale.  It is home to a Little Dipper.  It's just a kiddie ride, but is on the
>ACE coaster classic list.

>This is good example of how we've lost many coasters and parks.  The park is
>profitable.  In fact, for a business of its size, it's very profitable.  Yet,
>the land that it sits on has grown so valuable, that it doesn't support being
>used for this purpose.  To justify its existence on this piece of property, the
>park would have to be greatly expanded, which of course, requires much
>additional capital.

>Hillcrest Park is just a picnic park, not a full scale amusmement park, for
>those of you who may not have known.

>I hope someone buys it who would like to keep it a park.

>Jim W

This would be a great Coaster for the ACE museum! Probably affordable
and a small footprint. Whats the deal on the park is the land for sale
with the equipment or is it just the rides?

Todd Long

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another endangered coaster

Post by LoveFish » Sun, 04 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I think it's a really cool little park, myself. They can't get rid of it.

 
 
 

another endangered coaster

Post by Todd Lo » Sun, 04 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>I think it's a really cool little park, myself. They can't get rid of it.

Oh I'd hate to see any park lose a coaster, especially the smaller parks
but my suggestion was a worst case for the park scenario.

Todd Long
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but they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of
them just cheat on you."
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another endangered coaster

Post by Success » Sun, 04 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>This would be a great Coaster for the ACE museum! Probably affordable
>and a small footprint. Whats the deal on the park is the land for sale
>with the equipment or is it just the rides?

The hope of the current owners is that they would sell it to someone who would
continue it as a park.  (It'd be a dream come true for me if they found someone
who not only wanted to continue as is, but expand into a full size traditional
park with some classic rides added.)  If they find such a buyer, than the rides
will continue as is.

If they find a buyer who is only interested in the land, I imagine that he or
they would be willing to sell the coaster and the other rides as they'd have no
use for them.

Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Jim W

 
 
 

another endangered coaster

Post by Tim Melag » Tue, 06 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:


> >This may only be of minor interest, but Hillcrest Park, near Chicago is for
> >sale.  It is home to a Little Dipper.  It's just a kiddie ride, but is on the
> >ACE coaster classic list.

> >This is good example of how we've lost many coasters and parks.  The park is
> >profitable.  In fact, for a business of its size, it's very profitable.  Yet,
> >the land that it sits on has grown so valuable, that it doesn't support being
> >used for this purpose.  To justify its existence on this piece of property, the
> >park would have to be greatly expanded, which of course, requires much
> >additional capital.

> >Hillcrest Park is just a picnic park, not a full scale amusmement park, for
> >those of you who may not have known.

> >I hope someone buys it who would like to keep it a park.

> >Jim W

> This would be a great Coaster for the ACE museum! Probably affordable
> and a small footprint. Whats the deal on the park is the land for sale
> with the equipment or is it just the rides?

If the coaster does become endangered then that is a great idea. I know
they want to build a "sample" coaster at the museum, one that anyone
would dare to ride.

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