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Re: Fun Plex..Omaha's 'Amusement Park'..

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:14 am

I'm not sure it'd be a worthy investment. It'd have to be on level with or better than Worlds/Oceans of Fun and Schlitterbahn.
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Postby Stargazer » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:52 pm

Funplex is actually a decent park for a grand parent of a 1 and 5 year old. :)

In any case, I'd rather have it, than nothing at all.

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Postby Garrett » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:58 pm

Where would be a good place to have one? Personally, I think near the I-680/I-29 junction in Iowa would be best. Good access to the interstate, and close to the airport and downtown.
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Postby RNcyanide » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:05 pm

Near Lincoln. Further away from Adventureland and Worlds/Oceans of Fun. It should be near an area where one doesn't exist yet. Tap into customers who usually don't travel far for such activities or never have.
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Postby nebugeater » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:24 pm

RNcyanide wrote:Near Lincoln. Further away from Adventureland and Worlds/Oceans of Fun. It should be near an area where one doesn't exist yet. Tap into customers who usually don't travel far for such activities or never have.


Agree 100 % if one is to be built some day. Near the Mahoney , Wildlife park, SAC museum exit.
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Postby MTO » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:49 pm

We already have nothing at all more or less.
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Postby RNcyanide » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:25 am

If it's too close to established parks, sure, people from Omaha and Lincoln will try it. heck, maybe people from DSM and KC and MSP might too. But otherwise, I feel like people would be more willing to drive to a park that is closer to them rather than make a day trip out to a park they don't like. Especially if our hypothetical park doesn't quite measure up to O/WoF and Adventureland (maybe ours wouldn't cause so many concussions?). If we put it further to the west, we have a greater access by people who normally thought those parks were too far to drive to.

TBH, I feel like if we had a full blown Six Flags over Ashland (let's try burying them again lol), it would be a money sink. I'm happy with what Funplex offers and if I need more, I would gladly make a trip to KC and take advantage of their amenities down there.
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Postby Greg S » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:31 am

Garrett wrote:Where would be a good place to have one? Personally, I think near the I-680/I-29 junction in Iowa would be best. Good access to the interstate, and close to the airport and downtown.



I've always thought the Ashland exit near Mahoney and the Safari Park, but this is a good option as well. Some on this side of the river would be upset that it's not in Nebraska. We really need to get away from that type of thinking.

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Postby Brad » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:45 am

Garrett wrote:Where would be a good place to have one? Personally, I think near the I-680/I-29 junction in Iowa would be best. Good access to the interstate, and close to the airport and downtown.


You mean this land? Lol :;):

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Half way between Omaha and Lincoln.

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Postby RNcyanide » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:13 am

The floods would make it a seasonal waterpark. Every roller coaster would be a 70mph log flume ride!!
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Postby Stargazer » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:50 pm

Too far out of the way for Lincolnites (and rest of Nebraska), needs to be between the metros.

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Postby Linkin5 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:29 pm

Brad wrote:
Garrett wrote:Where would be a good place to have one? Personally, I think near the I-680/I-29 junction in Iowa would be best. Good access to the interstate, and close to the airport and downtown.


You mean this land? Lol :;):

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Postby Louie » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:22 pm

Linkin5 wrote:
Brad wrote:
Garrett wrote:Where would be a good place to have one? Personally, I think near the I-680/I-29 junction in Iowa would be best. Good access to the interstate, and close to the airport and downtown.


You mean this land? Lol :;):

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Stargazer wrote:Too far out of the way for Lincolnites (and rest of Nebraska), needs to be between the metros.


So Lincolnites aren't going to drive an extra 40 minutes to a theme park? Yet we drive to Des Moines and KC? That's less convenient for Lincoln but you still get the I-29 corridor, including South Dakota.

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Postby nebugeater » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:11 pm

Greg S wrote:
Stargazer wrote:Too far out of the way for Lincolnites (and rest of Nebraska), needs to be between the metros.


So Lincolnites aren't going to drive an extra 40 minutes to a theme park? Yet we drive to Des Moines and KC? That's less convenient for Lincoln but you still get the I-29 corridor, including South Dakota.

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So you are more likly to pull larger numbers from Lincoln and you think the I29 Corridor will not drive the extra 40 Min? It can be argued both ways.
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Postby Greg S » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:26 pm

I think the between Omaha and Lincoln is the preferred location. That being said I don't think it's the ONLY location. I know others really really want it in Nebraska. I'd like it to be but I am OK with it on the Iowa side. I just want it to happen. I will not go to FunPlex. That place is a joke for the size of a Metro area we have.

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Postby Louie » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:32 pm

nebugeater wrote:
Greg S wrote:
Stargazer wrote:Too far out of the way for Lincolnites (and rest of Nebraska), needs to be between the metros.


So Lincolnites aren't going to drive an extra 40 minutes to a theme park? Yet we drive to Des Moines and KC? That's less convenient for Lincoln but you still get the I-29 corridor, including South Dakota.

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So you are more likly to pull larger numbers from Lincoln and you think the I29 Corridor will not drive the extra 40 Min? It can be argued both ways.

How many people would view an amusement park as an interstate attraction? If you are going to an amusement park it is because you planned it. 40 minutes will not stop anyone from going to a park.

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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:47 am

Mahoney State Park could add a long, windy lazy river, some tall water slides, a couple tube slides, and a theme to tie it all together. Done!
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Postby MTO » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:17 pm

Doubt you'll see very many minorities at a Mahoney water park.
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Postby Louie » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:53 pm

MTO wrote:Doubt you'll see very many minorities at a Mahoney water park.

False. Worked there for two years. Very popular with the Hispanic community. Also, what does it matter?

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Postby Stargazer » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:43 pm

Just a personal observation, city and state parks around here seem to be very popular in general with Hispanic folks, often see large family gatherings.

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Postby MTO » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:05 am

Louie wrote:
MTO wrote:Doubt you'll see very many minorities at a Mahoney water park.

False. Worked there for two years. Very popular with the Hispanic community. Also, what does it matter?


just a South Park reference don't read into it.
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:32 pm

MTO wrote:
Louie wrote:
MTO wrote:Doubt you'll see very many minorities at a Mahoney water park.

False. Worked there for two years. Very popular with the Hispanic community. Also, what does it matter?


just a South Park reference don't read into it.

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Postby bigredmed » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:53 am

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Mahoney State Park could add a long, windy lazy river, some tall water slides, a couple tube slides, and a theme to tie it all together. Done!


They could add an indoor pool. That would be a great add to the winter weekends.

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Postby daveoma » Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:59 pm

bigredmed wrote:
TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Mahoney State Park could add a long, windy lazy river, some tall water slides, a couple tube slides, and a theme to tie it all together. Done!


They could add an indoor pool. That would be a great add to the winter weekends.

I agree, if Omaha wants to have successful water park it should be indoors (or at least have a retractable sun roof) so it can be utilized during the winter.

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Postby MTO » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:15 pm

I lie to myself and assume when the metro pops one milli we'll land these big city things like legitimate amusement parks.
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Steve Minard approved.

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Postby Greg S » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:40 pm

MTO wrote:I lie to myself and assume when the metro pops one milli we'll land these big city things like legitimate amusement parks.



Yeah my kids are 10 and 12 and I have never taken them to Fun Plex. We just make the extra effort and go to Worlds of Fun. Occasionally mix it up with Adventureland but for the extra hour each way it's worth it to go to WoF.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:36 pm

Stargazer wrote:Steve Minard approved.


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