In 2005 Bob and Rich worked on amusement designs for a project in Pigeon Forge, TN Belle Island. A project, unfortunately with some unsavory people in positions they should never have been allowed in. Not the first time that’s happened.
One part of the amusement facility was a proposed museum for Debbie Reynold’s Hollywood memorabilia collection. Her son, Todd Fisher, handled the business negotiations. Bob and Rich enjoyed working with Todd, a true professional. Debbie Reynolds flew in for the press announcement of her portion of the project, the museum. Bob was enchanted with her. I couldn’t attend for some reason, but Bob came back with a signed picture of her to “Louisiana Lottie”. I treasure it.
This amusement venue in a wonderful location came very close to completion with Great Designs by Minick Associates. But all was lost because of greed and incompetence by a few people who had the keys to the funding. In life this happens, but what a shame. If nothing else Debbie Reynolds would have preserved her dream for Hollywood history and made memories for millions.
Making memories for millions – the specialty of Minick Associates.