Posted: Jan 9, 2006 4:39 pm
fiery- girl I am going to get you talking bout UT and the Med. Both do great services to Memphis, and UT has been doing tons of revamping and expanding. Given the budgets these groups get, they do amazing things.
As far as Libertyland goes, I agree with Hemant, it is an eye sore. I remember having far more fun at the Pink Palace and going to see chicks games (and my family had season passes we went to every game) than at Libertyland. All I remember from being a kid is waiting in long lines for short rides, and waiting in lines at parks is so much more fun than seeing a ball game?
It is not like Libertyland is the only place to take your kids for a good time, http://www.cityofmemphis.org/framework.aspx?page=558,
and maybe they will learn something too from going to a museum or the zoo vs. an amusement park. It is not anti-child (that place is dirty and ugly), anti-tourist (who comes to Memphis for Libertyland?), and certainly not anti-Memphis, we have a good rep for tearing things down.
I am not against keeping Libertyland, but it need tons of money dumped into it. They need to make the outside and inside look more pleasing, cleaner and safer.
I am against putting it in Overton Park. If anything, they need to use any extra land in the park for the zoo. Besides the noise factor tottaly ruining the park for the students, the park goers, the zoo animals, and the museum. Bad idea.