View Full Version : Developers propose a military style theme park

08-08-2006, 02:44 PM
I just saw this article.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2006-0...heme-park_x.htm (http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2006-08-08-military-theme-park_x.htm)

Interesting idea but who would go? Also, the proposed area is adjacent to one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the area, the springfield mixing bowl.

08-08-2006, 03:10 PM
My 12 year old heard this on the radio - he's ready to go.... :o

08-08-2006, 05:00 PM
Sounds like it could be a lot of fun to me.

08-08-2006, 05:25 PM
I don't know, invite someone you can't stand to go with you and then have an all out war.

08-08-2006, 05:40 PM
Some crazy names for rides just popped into my head. It just kinda rubs me the wrong way to make a theme park with a war theme.

08-08-2006, 10:00 PM
"Springfield mixing bowl" pezman? Are you sure you don't mean the "Fairfax County Molasses-Greased Turntable"? :P

I've seen the traffic in that area firsthand and think that the idea should be vetoed for that reason alone.

Anytime I'm trying to get to go from the Northeast to someplace in central Va or south of there I take I-84 to I-81 and then turn off on a highway like I-64 to cut back east. It's an additional 70+ miles but worth the hassles, traffic, and frustration to avoid the NYC-NJ-Philly-Maryland-DC parking lot, which offers such scenic sights as stacked shipping containers and Joysey marshlands.

Instead of building a whole theme park around the idea of the military, why not do a smaller-scale "boot camp"/"shoot-em-'up" concept with a few gun ranges, cheap simulators, and big paintball fields? It seems like you'd get 80% of the faux "military" experience they're planning to offer in the theme park without all the cheesy and inappropriately-named rides.

08-09-2006, 09:29 AM
Living in Fairfax county, I have learned to find different ways around the mixing bowl issue. Insted of a theme park, how about a resort type set-up where military personell and their familys can come to get some much needed R and R.

08-09-2006, 09:44 AM
It looks like the idea is dead.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2006-0...heme-park_x.htm (http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2006-08-08-military-theme-park_x.htm)