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Six Flags Coming to Hernando County??? One Home Seller Says Yes

SPRING HILL – The long-time “Six Flags over Spring Hill” myth has once again grown legs and crawled into the minds of local residents, and one home seller is using the folklore to attract potential buyers.

RNRF received several tips from people in the market to purchase a home, after they came across an interesting ad on for a 4-bedroom home on Oneida Street. The homeowner posts in the ad that a Six Flags theme park is planning to build along Cortez Blvd, which raised the hopes of potential buyers.

We contacted the phone number listed on the ad and spoke with a man who claimed to be the homeowner. The owner declined to provide his identity, due to being former law enforcement, which we confirmed through the property appraiser’s website. We explained to the owner that rumors of Six Flags coming to Hernando County were just that… Rumors. But he disagreed and said, “They were planning to build in front of Weeki Wachee Springs but because of sink hole issues they abandoned that plan.” He went on to say, “They are planning to build near the Boy Scout Ranch on Cortez Blvd and I have sources that can prove that Six Flags owns the property.” He would not provide those sources to RNRF.We contacted County Officials who confirmed that there are no plans to build a Six Flags theme park anywhere in Hernando County and that no land has been purchased by the company. The spokesperson reiterated that it has been a rumor for a long time and is and never has been true.

Six Flags is NOT coming to Hernando County…

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  • Anyone want to bet he believes 9/11 was an inside job?

    Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:26 pm
    • It was!!

      Sunday, 6 August 2017, 4:41 pm
  • Aside from the supposed “homeowner” posting such rumor in order to sell the home… this homeowner needs to go back to “English Basics 101” and refresh his grammar and spelling!! — “Built” NOT “Build” as one example.

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 4:07 pm
  • Hernando County already has an amusement park. It’s called :SPRING HILL”.

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:29 pm
    • You only made this comment 6 times, 4 more times and you may get a chuckle from someone, probably not but maybe.

      Thursday, 3 August 2017, 10:53 am
  • Hernando County already has an amusement park. It’s called “SPRING HILL”

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:24 pm
  • Hernando County already has an amusement park. It’s called “Spring Hill”.

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:20 pm
  • So this person is doing a “for sale by owner” on his house? With the line of BS about Six Flags……….what else is he going to lie about regarding the house? I would scratch this property from my list if I were house shopping.

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 10:27 am
  • If six flags is coming to Hernando County it must all be part of Gods great plan to fix all of our needs. Can I get an Amen.

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:00 am
    • Euthenia will bless us all with prosperity

      Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:11 am
  • Hernando County already has an amusement park, it’s called Spring Hill!

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:10 am
  • This topic should be on myth-Busters….

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 5:45 am
  • Hate to burst your bubble but six flags has indeed done some due diligence on this area. Please don’t harsss me to confirm my source but it is legitimate and direct. However, this is not a done deal by far. While infrastructure and roads are coming near meeting the needs, and their private studies indeed pumped the brakes on the area near Weeki Wachee Springs due to sinkholes and an “undesireable motel” entrenched directly adjecant to the property.

    This county needs to get its head out of its ass and realize they have a golden ticket to tourism prosperity courtesy of its natural wonders and the reinvigorated popularity of the now state run attraction. Adding another Kayak trail was nice, but seriously? You’ve got the crime reports near Weeki Wachee and the investigated properties being driven by that no-tell motel catering to the dregs of society right next door and you fail to repair or replace the coastal landmarks and sights that were damaged or destroyed over a year ago. Where did the insurance money go? Get in the damn game! Six Flags and its partners are not going to deal with incompetent local poloiticians until they must, but these same politicians are preventing them from pulling the trigger by what they see going on. They have long ‘had a strong passion and affinity’ for the nature coast area, and geographically this corridor which due west of Orlando’s attractions, and already having one historic attraction makes it ripe for their long term plans of several companion projects. Even though the infrastructure and road expansion going east is in the plans, Hernando County is closing the window to this and other highly prosperous ventures by their incompetence. This is a beautiful area and our local officials are letting it turn into a freaking dump!

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:29 am
    • Don’t harass you to confirm your source but it is legitimate? That seals it, it must be true.

      Your statement, ““undesireable motel” entrenched directly adjecant to the property” tells me that you are confusing Six Flags with the group that looked into putting a very small water park almost directly across from Weeki Wachee Springs.

      Besides the location being ludicrous since putting a small water park, directly across from another small water park would be flushing money down the drain. The group also decided to move all their attention to building resort homes up in the Blue Ridge Mtns. While that family does have a good deal of money, they are no where near Six Flags money and it absolutely was not Six Flags looking at doing anything around here.

      Put simply, you haven’t got a clue.

      Thursday, 3 August 2017, 11:09 am
  • Yep! it’s all Bullsh*t!!! Been hearing that rumor for 20 yrs or more They use to say Hudson on the USA Flee Market Property. It Will Just bring in more Crime & Traffic : (

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 9:48 pm
  • Looks like Weeki Wachee will be up for sale.
    Time to put the house on the market.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 7:58 pm
  • Looks like Weeki Wachee will be up for sale.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 7:30 pm
  • This comes up every other month and people keep spreading these rumors. I remember hearing the same thing when I moved here 12 years ago.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 7:29 pm
  • Hernando County already has an Amusement Park. It’s called Spring Hill!

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 7:22 pm
  • Hernando County already has an amusement park. It’s called Spring Hill!

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 7:17 pm
  • that 6 flags thing was a hoax…they told the news,they would never even build in fl.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 6:10 pm
  • Tom please remove the pic of the address to reveal the home address of a law enforcement officer in the state of Florida is a felony.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 5:13 pm
    • A crooked cop!!??
      NO WAY!!
      LIES!!!! These must all be LIES Tom lemon ? u scoundrel U !
      In Hernando county of all places??
      Why, just look @ R sheriff. STEALING $2.5M. ?

      Monday, 17 July 2017, 7:57 pm
    • You mean this address? This must be his graduation pic from police school!

      Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:23 pm
      • Hmmm I thought bad cops had the privilege of not having their mug shot photoed all over the internet. Interesting

        Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:53 pm
  • Six Flags is NOT coming to Hernando. This “rumor” is the same one that has popped up over the past 20+ years, and anytime the real estate market gets hot. It will not fit in Hernando. North of 50 is protected black bear habitat, and “if” it were to go there it would have a huge negative impact on the Weeki Wachee and Chassahowitzka watershed, it would never be permitted.

    Serious guys, all it takes is a quick phone call to the county Planning and Development Department.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 5:01 pm
  • I believe if six flags would be built it would be great for Job opportunity as well….

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 5:00 pm
  • By the way, I don’t know what sources this guy has regarding the Sand Hill Scout Reservstion, but the county records which are public and searchable show it owned by Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, which is in the Boy Scouts, not Six Flags.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 4:45 pm
  • It blows my mind that anyone who believes any amusement park is being built has never stopped to realize it would take up half of Spring Hill. It’s not going to fit in front of Weekie Wachee.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 4:37 pm
  • Just trying to get a couple extra $ for his house before it sinks

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 3:39 pm
  • That has been a rumor for over 20 years…..BS , Just a ploy to sell….

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 3:06 pm

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 3:04 pm
  • haha ive actually been in heated discussions over this. I do a great deal of atv riding, hiking etc. I look through the property owners on large parcels to get permission to be on property. This has been a long myth. People are gullible. For some silly humor just google
    Judgmental Map of Spring Hill

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 1:23 pm
    • Thanks for the map.

      Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:03 pm
  • Tom I would not end the article by saying the park is not coming, as you do not have all the information required to make that proclamation. About three years ago a prominent family that has owned businesses in hernando county for close to a century sold property to the Six Flags Corporation. They bought multiple parcels of property both along Cortez and commercial way. The homeowner that is the subject of the article does not have all the information either. But he is closer to the truth than you are. I know the information to be true as I personally filed the paperwork for the local business owner. Please spend time investigating and reporting the truth.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 12:55 pm
    • Lol! What’s the address?

      Monday, 17 July 2017, 5:29 pm
    • What you are saying is not true.
      Go here and you will be able to easily see who owns every piece of property along 19 and or Cortez large enough to do a Six Flags. When you see names like TIITF/GFWFC it is all government land held for preservation.

      Monday, 17 July 2017, 5:45 pm
    • Prove it.

      Monday, 17 July 2017, 8:02 pm
      • Gave the link to the map that will give you the property owners of every single property along Hwy 19 and Cortez Blvd., as well as everywhere else in the county, except for those owned by those involved in law enforcement.
        and, will give it to you easily.
        That’s all I’m willing to do to help the foolish.

        Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:27 pm
  • Annual Spring Hill Six Flag tickets available. Just $50. PM me. LOL

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 12:49 pm
  • Personally I won’t be happy!

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 12:48 pm
  • When he sells the home and then is sued for fraud/misrepresentation I guess he will learn the hard way. The rumor has been around for close to 20 years and the closest it came to being true was the owner of a small property in the area of US19 and SR50 entertained the idea of putting in a small water park. He couldn’t even find support for a very small water park, you think there will be the support for a Six Flags.

    Six Flags would need at least 150 acres, if not 300-400 acres, and a population to fill that park, you might find that kind of acreage but it would be in north Royal Highlands or out in rural Brooksville, but you won’t find the population to fill the park close enough to warrant building in the area.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 12:46 pm
  • many years ago, there was an article in the newspaper, I believe it was the St Pete Times, that the property across from Weekee Wachee was sold to build Six Flags. Nothing was ever mentioned

    about that again as far as I know.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 12:43 pm
  • Thank goodness! we have enough crazy traffic and drivers in Hernando county.

    Monday, 17 July 2017, 12:29 pm

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