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Bell's Amusement Park questions

roller_ryder

Posted:
3/31/00 at
5:56:52 PM

At one time, Bell's amusement park in Tulsa was going to theme the park with a Boomtown setting, as well as get a CCI woodie (I remember hearing the name Rolling Thunder) This was all "confirmed" yet also tenative, as there were some problems with the rent payments for the space which Bells occupies, and there was a possibility they would either move or close. This was over a year ago and I haven't heard anything since. The last time I was in Tulsa(a year ago) there didnt appear to be signs of new theming or a new coaster. Does anybody know what the status is in Tulsa?

Re: Bell's Amusement Park questions by zingo at 4/1/00 7:32:18 PM

> At one time, Bell's amusement park in Tulsa
> was going to theme the park with a Boomtown
> setting, as well as get a CCI woodie (I
> remember hearing the name Rolling Thunder)
> This was all "confirmed" yet also
> tenative, as there were some problems with
> the rent payments for the space which Bells
> occupies, and there was a possibility they
> would either move or close. This was over a
> year ago and I haven't heard anything since.
> The last time I was in Tulsa(a year ago)
> there didnt appear to be signs of new
> theming or a new coaster. Does anybody know
> what the status is in Tulsa?

This the all I can make from the recent articles in the newspaper. The County wants to upgrade the fairgounds. To upgrade the fairgrounds they need money. Ways to get money - charge people for parking, new taxes and placing a surcharge on the ticket events held at the fairgrounds. This surcharge would be voluntary for the permanent residents of the fairgounds, ex: Bells, Big Splash, Tulsa Drillers, Flea Market. All residents except Bells is collecting the surcharge and giving it to the County. Bells is trying to obtain more land to build on - and is using the surcharge as leverage. Therefore Bells and Tulsa County are in a contract lock. neither side is wanting to move much. Bells is rumored as saying they will leave the fairgrounds. Which is what they should do anyhow - if they really want to expand.