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Amusement park sought for Rehoboth

A Rehoboth Beach businessman has proposed building an amusement park on 96 acres on the outskirts of the resort.

However, the proposal is strongly opposed by the state Transportation Department, which says traffic conditions would worsen on an already over-stressed section of Route 1 near the proposed site.

The Sussex County Council will have the final say on the proposal. Public hearings have not been scheduled.

Ronald E. Lankford is proposing the park on land known locally as the "Dodd home farm," behind the newest section of the Ocean Outlets shopping center.

Mr. Lankford's attorney, James A. Fuqua Jr., said last week that the water-based attractions in the park would resemble Water Country U.S.A. in Williamsburg, Va.

The park would also have a petting zoo, arcades, a picnic area and conventional rides, including a Ferris wheel, roller coaster and bumper cars.

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