Could Fantasy Island make a comeback?

Apex Parks: More potential buyers have come forward since Fantasy Island closed

WBEN Newsroom
February 25, 2020 - 1:37 pm
Fantasy Island in Grand Island. February 19, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

Fantasy Island in Grand Island. February 19, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

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GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WBEN) - Could Fantasy Island make a comeback?

The ownership group for the now-closed park, Apex Parks Group, said they have been discussions with buyers for more than a year. They said more buyers came forward after the announcement last week that Fantasy Island was permanently closed.

"Despite significant effort and a great deal of investment in infrastructure, rides and new themed areas at Fantasy Island Amusement and Water Park in Grand Island, New York, the park’s financial performance has made little improvement," Apex Parks said in a statement.

The company did not address concerns about refunds for season pass holders. New York State Attorney General Letitia James recently inquired about the issue.

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"Despite significant effort and a great deal of investment in infrastructure, rides and new themed areas at Fantasy Island Amusement and Water Park in Grand Island, New York, the park’s financial performance has made little improvement. The park’s operator, Apex Parks Group, has been in active discussions with potential buyers for well over a year. Announcement of the park’s closure has sparked interest from new potential buyers and the company is working with Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney, along with other local officials, to help facilitate solutions to permanently closing the park.

Qualified, interested parties can reach out to local officials or email info@apexparksgroup.com."

 

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