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Sanford Explores Building Theme Park
08/02/2013 10:18 AM ET  

City Manager Steven Buck says the city needs to diversify its tax base, and a destination tourist attraction would be a great way to do it.

SANFORD, Maine (AP) _ Consultants are spending several days in Sanford to study the feasibility of building a year-round theme park in the southern Maine city.

WMTW-TV reports that Sanford resident Allen Mapes and tourism specialist Bill Underwood raised $35,000 to bring the two consultants to Sanford this week.

Underwood and Mapes say they envision something different from the usual roller coasters and traditional thrill rides - an adventure park heavily branded to Maine.

The city kicked in $5,000 for the study. City Manager Steven Buck says the city needs to diversify its tax base, and a destination tourist attraction would be a great way to do it.


 

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