It seems Nashville nostalgia is all the rage right now, ESPECIALLY all the memories we all have of Opryland. Project615 just released a new line of Opryland-themed shirts and I want ALL of them.
Just released this morning, the vintage-style shirts celebrate four of Opryland USA's most popular rides - the Screamin' Delta Demon, Grizzly River Rampage, Wabash Cannonball, and the Old Mill Scream.
Close your eyes and pretend you're in yesteryear, 1972 to 1997 to be exact, the sound of country music and rollercoaster screams fill your ears. The smell of Monte Cristo sandwiches, popcorn, and cotton candy surround you. Arrows pointing every way directing you toward rides like the Delta Demon, Wabash Cannonball, Old Mill Scream, and Grizzly River Rampage. Open your eyes, where are you? MUSIC CITY'S THEME PARK? We thought so. ⠀ • • Whether you're a Nashville native or just appreciate nostalgia or a good rollercoaster, you're going to love this new collection. Stop by one of our retail stores this weekend 10AM-6PM or shop anytime online at project615.org 🎟🎡 #MusicCityThemePark #DeltaDemon #GrizzlyRiverRampage #Cannonball #OldMillScream
HOW AWESOME ARE THESE SHIRTS!!!
For those of you who don't know, Opryland USA opened in 1972 and was Nashville's theme park up until it closed down in 1997.
Let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?
Old Mill Scream was a boat ride that was GUARANTEED to get you super soaked (and by the way, you weren't cool unless you stood on the bridge at least once).
Screamin' Delta Demon was a bobsled-style roller coaster that was WAY ahead of its time when it opened in 1984.
The Wabash Cannonball, named after a Johnny Cash song, was the first rollercoaster I ever rode that went upside down (I was 10) and my friend and I rode it OVER AND OVER again for a solid 2 hours because we thought it was so awesome.
And of course, my favorite, Grizzly River Rampage, was the perfect cure for a hot summer day - the river rapids ride where that ONE SEAT always got the worst of it.
Of course, now what used to be a theme park is the site of Opry Mills Mall, and all we've had left up to this point is a handful of YouTube videos.
But now we have shirts!!! In case you're wondering, yes, I already bought my Grizzly River Rampage shirt. Well done, Project615! Let's get one now for the Hangman, Rock 'n Roller Coaster, and Chaos, cool?