Garden Grove finds an investment firm to help lure new theme park
Published: November 30, 2006 at 11:05 AM
A TL consultant also name-dropped Universal, Paramount and MGM as potential partners they "contacted" about the park.
Fat chance. Universal's already in the market; Paramount just got out of the theme park business and I can't imagine that MGM would want to elicit a war with Disney, given their history with the Disney-MGM Studios theme park in Orlando, and MGM's previous, failed attempt at branding a west coast theme park.
Best case scenario is getting Asian interests to fund an Everland-type park, aimed at the SoCal Asian-American market. But given that most Asian theme parks' appeal lies in sampling and recreating U.S./European culture, the idea of a U.S. park recreating an Asian park recreating a U.S. park just makes my head spin.