How do I get my theme park idea off the ground?

QUESTION:

I am looking for some advise. I do not have a company or any business background. My background is in child care. I did in-home child care for many years before having my own twins in 2003.  Along with my love for children, I am also artistic and ceative. When my twins were just 3 years old, we thought up this make beleive amusement park and eventually added a water park. We talked about it all the time, and it seemed that the ideas were endless. I even built them a model of a toddler area with all the ideas we invisioned.

I know this is a great concept, and although I don’t have any busisness background, I can see the potential this could have.  Also I beleive there are big marketing and sponsorship possibilities.  I would like the opportunity to present this idea to the right people  for their professional opinion and advise. I do not have any resourses to take this any further on my own. If you can offer any direction or feedback, I would greatlly appreciate it.

Thank you for your time.

Sherry Bunch

ANSWER:

Steve Hoffman (a.k.a. Captain Hoff)

Captain Hoff

by Captain Hoff

Your idea may be fantastic, but the difficult part is getting through to the right people at the right time. I’m sure you realize that creating an amusement park from scratch requires an enormous amount of capital, time, preparation, experience and vision.

How many amusement parks are launched each year? Only a handful. And who are the decision makers? Most likely by the time you or I find out, the plans are already baked.

You may be better off writing a children’s book detailing the “imaginative” amusement park that you’ve envisioned and sharing it with kids all over the world.

If your book becomes a hit with kids, it may inspire someone involved in designing amusement parks to pick up on your ideas and possibly license your material.

Remember, most amusement parks today are built on top of licensed properties. Also, it doesn’t require any capital or business experience to write a great book detailing your vision. You can do this yourself, and if it’s good enough, it will get published.

I can’t wait to see your book. Promise me, if you write it, you’ll send me a copy! Who knows, you may be the next Disney!

Comments & Advice:
  1. shi says:

    I disagree. Although it may be difficult, it is up to you to find a way and do not give up until someone is will to listen and help.
    make a one page business plan—acquire land that is real cheap— get partners and expand. If there’s a will there’s a way and don’t give up!

  2. Chipa says:

    My friend and I want to pursue a hybrid system of a theme park (small as it may be) and an event centre where we will be holding meetings, seminars, weddings etc, but our catch is we want to target rural areas were there aren’t such services at all. I believe with the right business plan and necessary financial backing, a theme park can be a great contribution to our community. Where there is a will there is a way.

  3. maleneo says:

    it would be cool if they made a park were you can walk to difrent towns , and when entering park they will give you a glove that shoots a lazor out like lazor tag accept the lazor has a pattern of what ever glove you get , like if you get a fire glove you shoot out fire pattern lazers , electric glove electric patterns like having powers , then the more you win in a fight the higher your lvl becomes and when you leave they will give your lvl on a card so next time you will stil have it or to show lvl to friends.

  4. maleneo says:

    also give you some kind of armor so when you get shot my some one els you loose health , if your heal goes down then you will have to go in a building that can heal you .

  5. maleneo says:

    like the park is a game that your in , and they will have like ereas to battle each other.

  6. maleneo says:

    and if they had stores were you can buy wepons like lazer guns or swords with sword pack

  7. MLE says:

    Maleneo- This is the sort of park idea I’ve been developing for about 16 years. Not exactly the same, but very similar. I have worked out many of the details over the years. Hopefully I will find the right people to help me make it happen. 🙂

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