DreamVision Announces Plans for Muscle Shoals Theme Park
DreamVision is coming off the announcement for their announcement of a gigantic theme park planned for Texas. The park had another press conference today announcing some details about the second park which will reportedly located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
The park will be called DREAMVISION SOUNDSCAPE, and like its sister park in Texas, the centerpiece of the park will be DreamVision Music Mountain.
The park will feature several areas themed to different types of music, including country, pop, gospel, jazz and more with unique all-age rides, such as SOUNDSCAPE Singing River; “Breaches,” an extreme roller coaster; “Slide Guitar,” a drop ride; and “Oceanica,” a domed water playground along with various performance venues. The destination will also include golf courses, hotels, retail and more.
“Because of its role in music history, Muscle Shoals is a fitting site for the world’s most ambitious, musically themed destination park and resort,” Silanskas said at today’s press conference. “Our goal is to celebrate the universal language of music, while positioning this remarkable town as the music capital for the 21st century.” The 1,400-acre park, which will pay homage to the history and folklore of the Shoals – spotlighting multiple music genres – anticipates introducing up to 20,000 jobs to the region once built.
Many are speculating whether or not a project of this magnitude from a company with a rocky past even has the chance to get off the ground. The company defaulted on a $99,224 promissory note back in 2009. DreamVision even announced plans for a park in South Africa two years ago that never saw the light of day.
Also, these two parks are planned for areas where tourism is not a top priority. Fort Worth and Muscle Shoals don’t come to mind when you want to travel to a world-class theme park resort.
We have seen a similar attempt by Hard Rock that failed miserably when they built and opened the Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was later reopened as Freestyle Music Park, which also closed its doors and sold off the majority of its assets to other parks.
I hope DreamVision proves us wrong and we see these parks happen, but I just don’t see them becoming a reality within the next 5 years.
Sorry DreamVision, but lets leave the park building to the big boys.