View Full Version : Garth's future according to Joyce Jillson

02-07-2003, 06:30 PM
This was in today's NY Daily News, on the horoscope page under Celebrity Profiles..thought you'd all get a kick out of it and that it could spark a lot of comments....

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Country music's golden boy Garth Brooks (FEB.7, 1962) embodied the spirit of his Aquarian sun sign when he said, "I try to let people know that they aren't working for nothing, that what they see when they close their eyes at night doesn't always have to be a dream." I predict that this Aquarius singer/songwriter could partner up with a theme-park conglomerate like Disney to create a truly American attraction whose popularity could grow to rival that of Graceland, a destination that gets more than 600,000 visitors a year.
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And here I thought the idea of Garthland was dead!
Does she know something we don't know? LOL!

OK, surely we can take this idea and let the imagination fly! What kinds of attractions would there be? There's got to be a ride called The Swivel, that's all I know! And Taco Bell and M&M's would be required snack booths....

and btw, has anyone ever seen that quote before? it's new to me...

Let's run with this one, it makes a nice fantasy!


02-07-2003, 06:55 PM
I don't know that quote either...

Ok, going with the fantasy, we know Dr. Pepper and Taco Bell will have the food / beverage contracts...(might be tricky since Pepsico owns TB, but hey, it's our fantasy!) I think there should definately be pizza and ice cream too. :) I can see little M&M vending machines where you put in a quarter and get a handful.

My attraction suggestion is a music video booth. Where you can stand in front of the chroma-key and put yourself in a Garth video. And you get to take the tape home.

And of course, there would be an ENDLESS supply of GB merchandise!

Cool topic Harriet!
J. (can't wait to hear about Ann's fantasy rides, giggle)

02-07-2003, 07:05 PM
Today I went to do my daily puzzles and the clue for the Clink puzzle was "Happy 41st Birthday, Garth Brooks". Also one of the puzzle questions was to name Garth's signature song--"Friends in Low Places". Glad to know that even though he decided to retire, people are still talking about him.

02-07-2003, 08:20 PM
Verra Cool!!! LOL

How about a "Big Rock M & M Mountain" ride
instead of the "Space Mountain" in WDW!!! :)

Grandma Jo@nn
There are things that matter, and things that matter more!!!
Tony Arata

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away!

02-07-2003, 08:55 PM
I'm not creative enough to think up something for this theme park, except to have Garth put on a show each night.

I don't know the source, but the quote was part of one that was included in the Friends in Net Places tribute book we did a few years ago.
"Your songs are your swords...your power. It's amazing the size of the sword you carry. I'm looking for beliefs that need to be stated in this day and time. I try to let people know that they aren't working for nothing, that what they see when they close their eyes at night doesn't always have to be a dream."Paula (who is also waiting to hear what Ann's fantasy ride will be)

02-07-2003, 09:41 PM
How bout sorta like kareoke(spelling)booths where you can sing and take the tapes home. And maybe a daily trail ride with Garth.


02-07-2003, 10:04 PM
How about one of those virtual reality things? Where you put on the headset and handset and you have a menu of adventures (that should be Garthventures) to choose from. All staring you and Garth of course!


02-08-2003, 02:06 AM
I like everyone's ideas! Very cool...
here's a few more that were thought of tonight around a plate of gnocchi, a bottle of Dr. Pepper and an M&M covered dessert plate as we celebrated his birthday in the Bronx:
the roller coaster would be called The Thunder Rolls...
the water ride would be called The River...
and the ferris wheel would be called the I Don't Have to Wonder Wheel...(here in Brooklyn's Coney Island we have a huge ferris wheel called The Wonder Wheel, that's where I got the idea for that one)...
keep 'em coming, guys...we're rollin' now, lol...hey, Rollin' could be the name for the go-karts!
and you know how Disney has all the characters walking around? Well, Garthyland could have a scarecrow, naturally, and Cowboy Bill could walk around, and the sheriff from Lonesome Dove...and
Uncle Joe... Katie could scoot around on roller skates since she always wants a fast one, lol...
and for adult beverages...long neck bottles and pina coladas!
This is fun! :)


02-08-2003, 09:37 PM
How about living in a world forever where there is always a Garth to help you enjoy the ride today like there's no tomorrow?

02-09-2003, 02:16 AM
I would love a virtual Dance with the Gman
A tour of the park in the Nobody Gets Off in This Town train
and the The Beaches of Cheyenne water park and the Don't Cross The River wave pool
And let's all meet later at the Beer Run restaurant.

This is fun

02-09-2003, 03:05 AM
this is great fun! I love the comment about The Swivel Ride.. LOL

maybe we could have a a Take the keys to my heart roller coaster...

god and peace,
Vanessa :)

02-09-2003, 01:37 PM
I think I'm already ridin' that one Vanessa! ;)

02-09-2003, 02:17 PM
You guys are good!!! Great suggestions!!

Thanks Harriet for the thread!! ;)

Grandma Jo@nn
There are things that matter, and things that matter more!!!
Tony Arata

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away!

02-09-2003, 05:04 PM
Hey, you're welcome, Jo! I don't post often anymore, but I thought this was a good topic, if I do say so myself, lol...silly, but fun!
I really like all the new ideas you guys have come up with!

In keeping with Garth's love of sports and his commitment to TFK, maybe there could be a sports center in Garthyland where fees for the activities could go to TFK...and the TFK Celebrity Golf Tournament could be held there, or maybe a miniature celebrity golf tournament...not miniature celebrities, miniature golf, lol!
There could be an ice rink for hockey fans, batting cages for baseball fans...and maybe Garth could persuade some of his Teammates to come and run clinics or fantasy camps in their respective sports...

The lover's lane ride could be called Squeeze Me In, or The Night Will Only Know...
and the Ice Cream Parlor could be called The Cold Shoulder...

In addition to the Beer Run Restaurant, there could be The Lighthouse Cafe, which would, naturally, overlook The Beaches of Cheyenne and The River! It would have a Bluebird Cafe kind of feel, except a lighthouse theme would dominate, and it's where Garth and all his musical buddies could show up whenever the mood strikes....

and, since we all know that garth likes to thank everyone for their support and he also loves to surprise people (the every millionth ticketholder gifts), every so often there would be We Shall Be Free Day, where everyone who shows up gets in free...and The Change Day...whereby patrons are asked if they would like to pay an extra 77 cents for their admission, with proceeds going to TFK...

OH, and you know all that inventory gathering dust at the Garthstore? no more! And maybe there could even be a TFK store, where caps and shirts and pins and other TFK souveniers could be sold, and Bo Mitchell's excellent book, too!...it could be called Cornerstone and it could be staffed by our branch of Teammates! we can't score a goal or hit a home run, or spend thousands at auctions, but we COULD run a gift store!

In the fall, there'd be a Scarecrow Festival...and EVERY summer would be THAT summer, lol! And wouldn't Garthyland make an EXCELLENT place to hold PG's annual convention??? Gosh, this is a nice fantasy, isn't it?

Is there an archictect on the Planet?? Dolly has Dollywood, maybe Joyce Jillson DOES know something we don't know! The more I think about it, the more it makes me smile...imagine the possibilites!! :D


02-09-2003, 08:08 PM
Hey, and a great location for the Someday Valley Old Folks home!!! :O

Grandma Jo@nn
There are things that matter, and things that matter more!!!
Tony Arata

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away!

02-09-2003, 09:31 PM
Wow, this is so :cool:! I can just here the interview with next years superbowl MVP... Q: What are you going to do now, Mr. MVP?" A: "I'm going to GARTHLAND!" :D

Picture at the entrance Gate.. A giant sized, 77 floors Garth statue! Each floor plays a Garth tune that you can get off at and "explore" inside of Garth! ;) You can stop at the "Thunder Rolls" thigh floor or catch some swivel action while "Shameless" plays on the hip floor, or go right to the heart floor and hear "To Make You Feel My Love." You'll probably catch a lot of Garthnutts hanging around the "Friends In Low Places" floor, where Garth sings that mysterious third verse "and you can kiss my A$$," and some of us will! ;)

Continuing on...riding up the arms you'll hear "Wrapped Up In You'" and up in the shoulders floor you'll hear "Cold Shoulder" of course! The eyes will play "In Another's Eyes" and when you get to the top of that Cowboys hat and look down, you'll be listening to "Ain't Goin' Down Til The Sun Comes Up!" When you finally make your way down to the Boots again, you'll be listening to "When You Come Back To Me Again!"

No 13th floor in Garth!


02-09-2003, 10:37 PM

If Garth reads this thread, I'm telling ya, the Tulsa zoning board would have permit on their desk by morning! You guys are awesome - such creativity!

Great thread Harriet - keep them coming everyone! Every theme park has to have a kiddie land, for the munchkins to play in - what would we have there?


02-10-2003, 08:41 PM
Every now and then I try to imagine Garth reading these forums...sometimes I imagine him cracking up at our silliness...sometimes I imagine him furrowing his brow and shaking his head at the sniping and pettiness that can be displayed here, and sometimes I imagine him smiling and shaking his head at the things we come up with and the things we remember...
If this thread could get his wheels turning, that would be an awesome thing...Joyce, that was a very nice compliment to everyone who posted...thanks!

Now, for the kiddie section...that was tricky...I think the carousel could be called Wild Horses...and the pony ride could be called Rodeo...that's about all I came up with... :-?

Maybe the lost and found could be called Which One Of Them, lol...
The restrooms could be labeled Cowboys and Angels...
and the signs directing you to the phones could read Something With A Ring To It...

Ann, I loved your ideas! and Jo, HOW could I possibly forget about the Someday Valley Old Folks Home! #-o

Keep those ideas coming! I'm with Ann..someday "I'm going to Garthland" is gonna take the place of "I'm going to Disneyland"...


02-10-2003, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by ProducerJ
If Garth reads this thread, I'm telling ya, the Tulsa zoning board would have permit on their desk by morning! You guys are awesome - such creativity!

We could only hope!!! You guys are so creative. I'm loving these ideas!!!


02-14-2003, 01:33 PM
This is the best "fantasy" thread we've had in a long time! GREAT idea, Harriet, and GREAT ideas, PGers!

I think there would have to be a museum - or maybe a TRIBUTE HALL, with Garth "artifacts"...

...like every pair of Garthwranglers he's ever worn, his various headsets, stage sets, hats, several thousand Mo Bettas, etc...

what else in the "Tribute Hall", folks???


02-14-2003, 03:39 PM
I kinda like this thread even though I'm always the one who takes care of the (hand)bags at amusement parks.

Thought I'd add a couple of my own ideas, tho.

The tribute hall that was mentioned in the previous post, could be called "The old stuff". I also see a section named "Everytime that it rains" in which this tribute hall and a few other educational attractions (museums, ...) should be (obviously a great place to visit every time it happens to rain too much to be on the outside attractions).

Kiddie land could be called "Fit for a king". There could be a fairy tale section in there with the name "It's midnight, Cinderella". Also, there could be a place where the kids could throw rotten tomatoes to someone who would be the "Victim of the game".

In one of our amusement parks, we used to have a big labyrinth. Maybe Garthland could have one of those too and we could call it "When there's no one around"?

I can see a casino attached to Garthland too. Of course, that would have the name "Big money".

And how about a "kickin' and screamin'" ghosthouse?

Okay, I'd better get out of this fantasy world and go back to the sad reality of preparing my classes for next Monday,


02-14-2003, 06:42 PM
HEY! The idea of a Tribute Hall is PERFECT! (Love the name the old stuff too!) He doesn't keep his awards in the house, right? So this would be a perfect place to display them. (and those wranglers, LOL)


02-15-2003, 01:44 AM
I'm so glad you're having so much fun with this thread! Leen, I haven't see you in ages! Your ideas were so cool! Kerry, thanks for the thanks! I didn't really do anything other than take someone's prediction and put my own spin on it..

The Old Stuff! I LOVE THAT!! That museum that wasn't to be, may just be after all! And in one of the exhibit halls, a display of containers that have held every chocolate chip cookie that was ever given to him by his many Betty Crockers...and there's a master list that can match every container to every Betty...if you can pick yours out and the documentation is confirmed, you get to Claim Your Container! That's an OLLLLD fantasy that's been tossed around many an imaginary campfire...

and that leads me to another idea for Garthland..gotta have a Campground where Cowboy Bill and all the other Cowboys could do their thing...Disney has Frontier Land, right? The Rodeo could come every year...
wieners, buns, and marshmallows ready to be roasted will always be in ample supply for whenever the mood strikes for that SPECIAL campfire.. you know...the one where we all sit in one big circle? and a few bring their guitars...we all witness a beautiful purple sunset... and the campfire goes on all night...

Isn't it funny how this whole thing started from a prediction made by an astrologer? I just took her prediction and imagined it coming true...in a silly way...

on the other hand...Music is ripe with the theme of fantasy becomming reality if you just believe...and we're believers, right? :D


02-15-2003, 01:56 AM
I just reread this whole thread, and I realized I never thanked Paula for shedding a little light on the question I had regarding the quote of Garth's that Joyce Jillson used in her prediction...
Paula, I really appreciate your help! And what do you mean, you're not creative??? I don't buy that for a second! :)


02-15-2003, 03:45 AM
Well, since I can't seem to sleep tonight, might as well keep the fantasy going!
So far, Garthland's got a kiddie park, a water park, an amusement park, restaurants and clubs, a sports complex, a musuem, and a campground..I now propose...GAINESVILLE, where it's all Chris, all the time...and isn't it funny, how, when Chris drops by, Garth is never around? lol...
I know who's buying the first ticket to THIS attraction! C'mon, Dale, tell us...what great things will be behold when we enter Gainesville? besides those tights, of course! ;)


02-15-2003, 03:49 AM
oops! I forgot that Garthland also has a golf course! :)


02-15-2003, 03:53 AM
and AGAIN I forgot about the Someday Valley Old Folks Home! #-o
It's times like this that I think I'm about ready to check in!


02-15-2003, 03:55 AM
and the Casino!! How could I forget about the Big Money Casino??
Gee, we're building a small city aren't we? LOL


02-15-2003, 02:27 PM
Harriet, My dear!!! I keep telling you, you are in the wrong profession!!!! :-?

Hmmmm perhaps a fiction writer?? :confused:

That was a great thought about a CG Park!!!! :cool:

Kudos to all the imaginations!! :applause:

P.S. I love these smileys!!!! :p

Grandma Jo@nn
There are things that matter, and things that matter more!!!
Tony Arata

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away!

JoAnn L.
02-15-2003, 03:33 PM
Love all the great ideas.

What about a bumper car ride.....Cowboy Cadillac....with mini limos, trucks & Navigators?

In Kidi-Land instead of tea cup rides you spun around in cowboy hats?

Someone mentioned a Virtual Reality Ride...
What if you could suit up and got to be at one of his concerts of your choice? You know be placed somewhere in the front rows with all the fans....you could feel the vibration & sensation of the music & crowd around you, fans bumping into you & screaming & every so often Garth would look you right in the eyes & wink, smile or pat his heart....then before the show or song was over he'd lean over & shake your hand from the stage. You could pick a show...like Central Park, Vegas, Texas Stadium etc.??

Also instead of song Characters walking around the park or cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, Dumbo etc....it would be his band members characters....Jimmy playing his fiddle, James & his Banjo, Mike & his drums, Dave & his keyboard etc.

Motel/Hotel accommodations would be adjacent to the park. The hotel/Motels would look like his tour buses/big rigs on the outside...or his home in Nashville. You could request special suites that were made to look just like the inside of his tour bus with bunks, master bedrooms, mini kitchens, bathrooms etc. decorated just like his was, or replicas of his master bedroom in Nashville?

The Casino someone talked about could simply be titled "Sevens" or "7's 7's 7's"

One of the "Night Clubs could be called, "American Honky Tonk Bar Association," and a cool singles bar could be named The "G" Spot."

There should be a fine dinning room for lovers called, "The Dance"

Universal Studios has a ride that simulates an Earthquake.....if this park was in OK, perhaps they could make one that simulated a tornado called "That Ol' Wind."

I love all these ideas....it would be pretty cool if somone gathered up all the cool ideas, printed them out & mailed them to the editol of the Daily News for the horoscope section. It'd be cool if it was published & we could send Garth a copy. If anything I am sure he'd get a big laugh out of it.

02-15-2003, 07:08 PM
is this real or fanstsy?? LOL

Hey can Chris have his own amsement park too?? let's get this party rolin' (pardon the pun.. ;))

god and peace,
Vanessa :)

02-16-2003, 01:37 AM
This thread keeps getting better and better!

Harriet I love the idea of a a campground. You know, at Loretta's campground she performs several times a year.

Imagine all Garth's buddies dropping in for shows! Chris LeDoux, Ty England, Steve Wariner, even Stillwater. Dakota could be the house fiddler. :D
I'd learn to be a camper!

02-17-2003, 09:46 PM
A campground with a real diner. Anybody for some spaghetti? ;-)

Oh....and there better be horses to ride. :-)

02-18-2003, 12:01 AM
I want spagetthi too! LOL Horses are a must! :D

god and peace,
Vanessa :)