You are correct Steve. The park had plans to put in an "Entertainment Complex" complete with Waterpark, hotel, restraunts, etc. When the proposal went in front of the Village of Gurnee, they did not like what they saw, and gave the park something like 2 years to correct their plans.steven wrote:Thanks for the pointers to these photos.
I don't like seeing buildings on the other side of the tollway. I'm used to it always being big open fields...fields that were originally included in big expansion plans for the park.
That of course never happened, and the park sold the land. The waterpark then was built where it is today, and now a business park sits on that site.
While I agree its sad that the park could not expand, I always wondered how the guests would go between the waterpark and the main park with all that land and the tollway between. If I got newspaper articles about it somewhere, and when I find them, I'll see what I can do about posting them.