Arkansas tourism officials have said they’re taking the “hobgoblins” out of the “Arkansas City” theme park, saying it’s no longer appropriate for visitors.
The department announced Friday that it’s cutting off all the rides, rides, attractions and other activities from the “Hobnob” attraction at the city’s tourist attraction, which was announced in February.
Officials said the decision comes as the state tries to attract visitors to the city and a new visitor center is being built.
The Hobnob attraction has been closed since May 2017.
The decision came after the state announced the new tourist center would be open in 2017 and that visitors would be able to ride on the rides at a new “Civic Square” that’s currently open.
The Hobnob ride is one of many attractions that the tourism office said it has removed from the city. “
Arkansans want to be in the best possible location to enjoy a great day in Arkansas, and this decision reflects the decision to continue to maintain the attractions that have earned the respect of our state.”
The Hobnob ride is one of many attractions that the tourism office said it has removed from the city.
The tourism department also said it will be changing the name of the city to “Ark City” in honor of the historic city that was founded in 1619.
The city said it would begin removing the Hobgoblins from the parks in early 2018.