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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:00 am    Post subject: Buena Vista's Exotic Animal Paradise and Fairyland Reply with quote

Are there any remnants of these places left?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

Buena Vista? That's the name of the fecal coliform infested lake I always used to swim in when I lived in California.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

Oops nm Fairyland was in KC Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

The Exotic Animal Paradise was here, you were right about that - well, technically it was in Strafford. It actually closed officially on Oct. 1, 2006. I was there the day before and took some photos of the place. Unfortunately none of them really turned out good. The place already had an abandoned feel to it before it closed because it just wasn't attracting enough people, wasn't making enough money and therefore wasn't being taken care of.

However, it did not stay closed for long. It's already opened back up with a different owner and new name
http://www.goanimalparadise.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

I don't know if anyone posted a thread, but a group from the forum went out there the night they were rounding up animals.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

so what is the new name and is it open now?????
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

so what is the new name and is it open now?????
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

ropingk wrote:
so what is the new name and is it open now?????


The new name is Animal Paradise Family Fun Park and it is open
http://www.goanimalparadise.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

In case anyone is interested, I went to Exotic Animal Paradise right before it closed and took lots of pictures. Unfortunately, I had some major camera problems and the majority of them did not turn out at all. But I did manage to salvage a few and you can view them HERE
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

I like the curious camel leaning in the window. Can just see him thinking,"Got any food in there for me?" Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

Damn! Must've closed that park down when someone sued 'em for the cost of a prosthetic after that zebra chewed a little kid's ear off.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Buena Vista Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics Razz
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