New Park in Kentucky?Is a new park being planned for Kentucky?
From Victoria JurkowskiI heard that a theme park is being built in Kentucky to help boost the economy. Has anyone else heard anything about this?
Posted December 6, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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From Robert NilesI assume you're referencing this, a "theme park" for creationists, which is being developed with the group behind the Creation Museum, outside Cincinnati.
Posted December 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM
The politicians are claiming that the park will draw more than a million visitors a year. That would place it on the same level as Holiday World.
Robert's rule? Politicians' estimates for how many people a new attraction will draw are similar to police estimates of the street value for seized drugs and property. Lop off a zero and you're getting closer to reality.
FWIW, I'll assume that there will be no pork barbecue available in the park (Lev 11: 7-8), and that its employees will be paid at the end of each work shift, too (Lev 19: 13). Good news, though, double-knit employee uniforms will be forbidden (Lev 19: 19), but so will tats on all employees and visitors (Lev 19: 28). And the "Disney look" is way out for employees and guests, too. (Lev 19: 27). Hope y'all like sideburns!
I"m sure there's a Bible verse in there somewhere outlawing snark, so I should stop now. ;^)
From Joe BrownThere's also a large expansion next year for Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, KY.
Posted December 7, 2010 at 7:32 AM
A couple of new rides plus several new water park attractions.
From Mike GallagherI may be mistaken, because I haven't seen too much about it, but I believe they'll also try to re-open Kentucky Kingdom without the Six Flags brand. But I wouldn't bet on that, at least not for 2011.
Posted December 7, 2010 at 8:41 AM
From Nick Markham^They are planning on it. Here is the site:
Posted December 7, 2010 at 2:44 PM
From Victoria JurkowskiAh, yes Robert that was the one I was referring to. A friend told me about it but only in passing and gave few details, so I was curious. But I had forgotten any details that would give me sufficient info to google it. I believe snarkiness is forbidden in the new testament somewhere, right before greediness. The real reason the state doesn't want to be connected to the church.
Posted December 7, 2010 at 3:39 PM
From Ted HeumannIt's called the Ark Encounter and their website is found at: http://arkencounter.com/
Posted December 8, 2010 at 1:41 PM
Robert, Although I would agree that their projected attendance is inflated. I don't think your exact rule of thumb will work here. The Creation museum which is VERY close to this project and is MUCH smaller gets over 300,000 visitors a year. So I would have to assume that the Ark Encounter will get more than 160,000 visitors a year. I would submit that maybe 600,000 would be a better number (instead of the projected 1.6 mil).
From Rod WhitenackIf there are T-rexes and velociraptors on the Ark, I'm there!
Posted December 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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