Team Thriller wrote:I forget... why did that park shut down again. Wasn't it sold to a city and then turned into housing?
By the way, amazing pics. I'm in love with this thread! =D
The Management at that time felt that the theme park business was too seasonal and difficult to staff and operate. Someone came up with the "Brilliant" idea to replace the seasonal park with a year round outlet mall, with the hopes of bringing millions more visitors to their Opryland Hotel and facility.
In 1997 the park was closed, leveled and paved over with what is now the OpryMills
Since then I have read somewhere that one of the Executives from that time admits it was a big mistake. I think we can all agree with that!!!