August 1, 1992 |
Plans to construct a $225-million, 180-acre amusement park, water slide park and resort complex at the Viejas Indian Reservation east of El Cajon were rejected by five votes, tribal leaders said Friday. The private company pitching the project had said it would employ 200 people full time--thousands during the summer--and generate millions of dollars for the Viejas band of Mission Indians.
June 20, 1993 |
Would the proposed Lego Family Park USA, a 40-acre theme park built with those tiny plastic blocks that kids love, be a financial boon, brimming with wholesomeness? Or would it lead to the "Disneylandization" of this upscale seaside community, with cut-rate motels, strip malls and fast-food restaurants soon to follow? Such are the poles of the civic debate as Carlsbad bids against Prince William County, Va.
December 7, 1999 |
Continuing its California expansion, the Ohio company that owns Knott's Berry Farm and the Buena Park Hotel, said it expects to complete its purchase today of White Water Canyon, a water park in San Diego County, for $11.5 million. Cedar Fair will trade in White Water's Western motif for a beach theme, renaming the Chula Vista park Knott's Soak City USA.
October 15, 1999 |
Cedar Fair LP, the Ohio-based owner of Knott's Berry Farm, has agreed to buy White Water Canyon, a 33-acre water park near San Diego that comes with 32 acres of adjacent land for future expansion, the company said Thursday. The Chula Vista water park, which resembles a Wild West gold-mining town, has 20 attractions including 16 water slides, a large wave pool and a "lazy river." Opened in 1997, the development fell into bankruptcy proceedings a year later.
May 20, 1999 |
On the same daySea World unleashes Shipwreck Rapids, the San Diego Zoo opens Ituri Forest, a 2-acre tropical jungle that officials describe as the most complex, multi-species habitat ever developed at the world-famous zoo. Look for that immersion concept again, although used a bit differently than at Sea World. "We want Ituri Forest to be a sensory experience for our guests," said Art Risser, the zoo's general manager. "It's been designed to immerse our visitors into a faraway land."
December 17, 1998 |
The raciest ride at the Legoland California theme park being built atop a breezy bluff in Carlsbad will be the pint-sized Dragon roller coaster, with a top speed of 15 mph. The watercraft carrying visitors around the park will move even more slowly. And the gorillas and birds are nothing more than millions of skillfully assembled plastic blocks.