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Re: Bell's Developments
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2019, 02:47:26 PM »
This is awesome news but SO many questions but it's a pretty confident post?  I reached out to Robby. See if he replies.  This is great news the park is returning hopefully better then the attempt in 2013.   It been 6 years since that attempt has he found the right support this time around to bring the park back to life.  Tulsa area a park is needed hope it's more solid foundation then a couple of kiddie rides at a local Flea Market.   

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Re: Bell's Developments
« Reply #76 on: September 12, 2019, 07:32:28 PM »
Here is an article in the TW that came out today.  I really will not believe it until I see it.  I am not sure what all rides they still have sitting around but it have to be deteriorated pretty badly by now. 

https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/it-s-just-a-question-of-where-bell-s-amusement/article_9cc062db-e578-5627-b62a-753170d31895.html

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Re: Bell's Developments
« Reply #77 on: September 23, 2019, 04:28:07 PM »
Yeah I too will file this under the "I'll believe it when I see it."  catagory.

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Re: Bell's Developments
« Reply #79 on: May 29, 2020, 06:24:54 PM »
Excellent! I thought it had all fallen through once again, but apparently they have a site plan and everything worked up. I'm curious how their funding is doing given the current crisis, but it sounds like they are still optimistic.

Looks like they have a space saved for a large oval coaster. Doesn't look like an exact Zingo recreation is in the works, but I'm guessing they'll get a compact GCII or Gravity Group coaster that will be pretty good.

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« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2020, 08:06:10 PM »
Looks like they have a space saved for a large oval coaster. Doesn't look like an exact Zingo recreation is in the works, but I'm guessing they'll get a compact GCII or Gravity Group coaster that will be pretty good.

I am betting Zingo and many of their other attractions did not hold up well from 14 years of outdoor storage being exposed to the elements and neglected. (last I heard was the case) They may have to be rebuilt with all new components from the ground up at this point.
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« Reply #81 on: June 01, 2020, 09:35:11 AM »
Fingers crossed!

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Re: Bell's Developments
« Reply #82 on: June 01, 2020, 01:50:34 PM »
^^I doubt much of Zingo still exists. The wood would be worthless at this point. The trains were sold and have possibly been torn apart for parts. One car at least is in the roller coaster museum in Texas.

They still have the original plans though, I believe. Robby once tried to auction them off. Even without the original plans, it wouldn't be hard to recreate a simple out and back layout that is more or less the same.

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« Reply #83 on: June 02, 2020, 09:53:15 AM »
^^I doubt much of Zingo still exists. The wood would be worthless at this point. The trains were sold and have possibly been torn apart for parts. One car at least is in the roller coaster museum in Texas.

They still have the original plans though, I believe. Robby once tried to auction them off. Even without the original plans, it wouldn't be hard to recreate a simple out and back layout that is more or less the same.


I loved the way GG remade the Zippin Pippin for Milwaukee.
Same could happen here. They retract and replace wood all the time on woodies the good ones are rebuilt several times over their life.  Stay true to the Blurpront and it's still Zingo.


I would love the idea of a small local park revival. I'd love to see them reappear under a single corporate umbrella or coalition where a season pass is good for a group of similar parks like the newer Six Flags/Cedar models, market it a way to enjoy weekend getaways to multiple towns. Imagine if Indiana Beach, Adventureland and Magic Springs, Lake Winnie honored each others park with an upgraded season passes in a partnership with each other. Tou see this over in Europe  I guess that may be a reason they have way more little parks. See this Europa Park example
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