Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blue Sky Tennessee

A major new theme and water park complex called Festival Tennessee, even described as a "mini-Disney World" was announced today.  In a world of information at our fingertips and news traveling at the speed of light, the announcement of this huge, exciting, three quarter of a billion dollar project was held in a field.

Big International Group of Entertainment announced the 1,500 acre complex that will contain a theme park, one of the largest water parks in existence, and at least two resort hotels, each with 4,000 rooms.  The privately funded project will cost an estimated $750 million.

In the announcement, the developer mentioned that they will recreate Niagara Falls, and that guests, riding in a barrel, will plunge over them - five stories down.  But more importantly, it looks like they're recreating the Big Bad Wolf!

Fans of the Wolf that were devastated when it closed will now have something to look forward to.

If you haven't picked up on the layer of sarcasm in this article yet then I wasn't laying it on thick enough, I guess.  It seems once or twice a year a big park project is announced, but the bulldozers never seem to get rolling.  Maybe it's too early to call, but it seems that Festival Tennessee will fit perfectly in that category.

The news is already pointing out the potential crooked background of the developer in Nevada, and this article also mentions that the plans for the design of the theme park are a decade old!

It would be neat to ride over the falls in a barrel, though.  Right?