Theme Park Business Ain’t Easy

Wild West World, north of Wichita, Kansas, has closed just about two months after opening.

The bankruptcy leaves hundreds of unpaid creditors — including Park City,
which is owed more than $2 million for industrial revenue bonds and other
equipment — in a lurch. The bankruptcy filing lists millions more owed to banks,
ride manufacturers, vendors and season ticket holders.

Chief executive Thomas Etheredge once estimated that the destination theme
park, just off Interstate 135 in Park City, would draw a half million visitors.
The mock frontier town attraction offered 24 rides on 40 acres.

The article refers to the park as a "$30 million destination".  $30 million can’t get you a major themed  attraction at a Disney theme park.

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Whit Honea is the author of The Parents' Phrase Book. He lives in the L.A. area with his wife and two boys. You can find his writings and other works all over the Internets. Now available on Twitter.
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