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Trump Representatives Outline Proposal for Bridgeport Theme Park

April 8, 1994

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Developer Donald Trump sent representatives to Bridgeport Thursday to propose building a $350 million theme park and outdoor food market on the city’s waterfront.

″Trump Park,″ as the project is dubbed, would be built on 100 acres of land in the city’s East End, on Bridgeport Harbor, Trump representatives told the Bridgeport Port Authority.

In addition to a theme park featuring rides and amusements, the complex would also include a shopping center with restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities. The park also would provide waterfront facilities to service cruise ships, trade ships and high-speed ferry boats to New York City.

Ira West, president of Duell Corp., a Los Angeles architectural firm that lists Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags parks in five states among its design credits, said projections show the theme park could draw up to 2.5 million people a year.

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