The old saying goes “build it and they will come” and it’s truer now than ever. In 1932 a guy you might have heard of named Walt Disney dreamed of opening a new kind of entertainment experience called a “theme park”, in this case, based on the fanciful adventures of his already highly successful film productions. Everyone told him he was crazy. Walt just smiled, biding his time until he was ready, and when he made his move he made it big, transforming 160 acres of orange groves into a magic kingdom called Disneyland that attracts over 20 million visitors a year! He built it, they came, and did they ever! It just goes to show that a dream can not only become a reality, but a lucrative one at that!
Do you have a dream similar to Walt Disney’s that you just know will be a major success here in Australia once you have taken the steps necessary to build it? If so, you are probably going to need some upfront financial help, unless you happen to already be the owner of a popular film studio! The first thing is to discuss your idea with an expert mortgage broker, they do far more than facilitate home mortgages, they can also help you with construction projects of any size and scope! With their expertise and friendly advice you might be able to push the needle a lot closer to reality from where it’s sitting at dream!
If this sounds like your cup of tea so far, let’s consider the next step. You need to make what is probably the most critical decision you will face, location, location, location! Once again it’s advised you enlist the help of an expert, in this case a real estate mentor who can help you invest in just the perfect place to make it all come true. Things to consider are ease of access for the public via main roads and public transportation, the availability of water, and proximity to population centres.
Now for some nitty-gritty decisions on just what you want this place to actually be. Are you thinking of a more traditional amusement park with roller coasters, carousels and Ferris Wheels? Or are you thinking of following in Disney’s footsteps by developing specialized rides and attractions based on engaging characters and stories from either the public domain (Snow White) or a privately owned intellectual property (The Mouse!)? It can be a combination of both, as long as they are a good fit with the overarching theme you choose to tie them all together and make it special.
Australians love to have fun, and there are a plethora of amusement parks and other forms of family amusements so the chances are good that your unique theme park will be a welcome addition to the nation’s family entertainment venues. So, good luck with your dream, we can hardly wait to see you make it come true! Now, how about some season passes for all that good advice?