2nd chance for creepy derelict theme park?

This derelict theme park has been the stage for many films, but perhaps now it can be as glamorous as the blockbusters it’s featured in. The Six Flags theme park in New Orleans was abandoned in 2005 following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The site first opened as a park under the name Jazzland in 2000 and was purchased, upgraded and renamed by Six Flags in 2002/3. Since its abandonment the site has fallen into disrepair. There have been a number of attempts at redevelopment with ideas including turning…

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£10m stadium plans for Truro, Cornwall

It was first proposed more than 10 years ago, but it seems a stadium for Cornwall in Truro has moved a step closer. The plan is to have a 6,000 seater stadium, facilities for Truro and Penwith College and a conference centre. The cost is expected to be £10m (US$14.2m, €12.6m). The consortium Truro and Penwith College, The Cornish Pirates, Inox Group and Henry Boot Developments are working in partnership to deliver the multi-use stadium at Langarth. Finance will come from proceeds generated by the retail development in West Langarth.…

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Surfing on artificial waves! Melbourne is next

“If everybody had an ocean Across the U. S. A., Then everybody’d be surfin’ Like Californi-a” Many of the Beach Boys’ songs are about surfing, although only Dennis Wilson actually surfed. Brian Wilson was afraid of the water and avoided the ocean altogether, he put his piano in a sand box so that he could wriggle his toes in the sand and imagine himself at the beach. Now there are alternatives to the sea: the inland artificial wave facility Surf Snowdonia opened last year and despite initial technical problems has…

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