Unfortunately, the fundraising goal for this creationist project was $24.5 million. The groundbreaking of the park has been delayed numerous times.
LEO Weekly tried to find out from the state Tourism Cabinet what was going on, and their representative claimed that they’d heard nothing from Ken Ham’s organization. But, they lied. Emails obtained via the Freedom of Information Act indicate that there has been communication, and that the situation for the Ark Park is not good:
“It has been a while since we last spoke,” wrote Cassidy[, exectutive dirrector of the tourism departments office of financial incentives]. “May I ask the status of the fund raising and any proposed ground breaking?”
[The] reply the next day revealed not only problems delaying their groundbreaking, but also difficulties raising enough funds to build the giant dinosaur boat in question.
“Todd, we actually considered an official ground breaking earlier this month but too many complexities got in the way so we ended up putting it on hold until everything is worked out … Funding is progressing, a little slower due to the very slow economy.”
And there are other problems as well related to permits, property ownership, and all the other usual things that make building a giant creation museum ark difficult. This includes environmental permits. Apparently, some bats are going to take it in the neck if they build this park.
Hat Tip: Ana