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Orlando Thrill Park "revival" reports scotched?

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Reports that plans to construct Orlando Thrill Park have been revived have been called into question, with a new office development on the proposed site said to be more likely.

Screamscape reports that an application for zoning adjustments made to the Orlando Municipal Planning Board last week did not call for the land to be used as an amusement park, as had been widely reported. Instead, a portion of the land is said to have been approved to host "low intensity" office builings.

Previously, the Orlando Municipal Planning Board had rejected changes to the use of the land in the Tangelo Park area, with the Orlando Thrill Parks' developers subsequently stating that they would drop plans to appeal.

Local residents had raised concerns about noise levels, which the park's backers moved to address. Orlando Thrill Park Partners claimed that it would construct a 650-feet buffer wall and a canal in order to minimize the noise impact, which it said would not exceed 70 decibels (the same level as traffic on the road) in neighboring residential areas.

Initial designs for the Orlando Thrill Park showed that it would host 14 large thrill rides. This would have included rollercoasters from major manufacturers including Intamin, Vekoma and Mack, alongside a range of flat rides from companies including S&S Power and Mondial. Full details of the proposed attractions can be found in Theme Park Tourist's initial report.

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