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Stampler Auctions to Liquidate Contents of 140,000 Square Foot Wannado City Indoor Theme Park at Absolute Public Auction

SUNRISE, Florida, USA — Stampler Auctions announced the absolute public auction of the contents of Wannado City indoor theme park, according to Harry Stampler, president and auctioneer.

The absolute auction will be held at 12801 West Sunrise Boulevard, Sawgrass Mills, Anchor D, Sunrise, Fla., beginning at 10am (EST) on January 11, 2011. Bidders can bid live on-site and/or simultaneously on-line at Proxibid.com. Pre-registration and pre-approval are required in order to bid online. More information, including photographs and inventory, can be found at www.stamplerauctions.com.

Wannado City, a children’s role-play theme park, opened in 2004 at a cost of approximately $40 million. It was designed as a city for kids to play in interactive environments as police officers, reporters and doctors along with dozens of other careers.

Stampler said, “This absolute auction is unique as this is the only Wannado City that has been developed. Wannado City has chosen Stampler Auctions to maximize the return via the auction method of marketing. Don’t miss this opportunity.”

Stampler Auctions will sell all non-real property to the highest bidders on auction day. Four restaurants, a kiddie amusement park, a radio station, an operating circus inside the big top and a Spirit Airlines DC-9 fuselage will all be sold.

Lighting, sound equipment, speakers, props, costumes, lamp posts and rock climbing walls are only some of the additional assets to be put under the hammer. Servers, laptops, desktops, and hundreds of technology items will also be sold.

Stampler Auctions will conduct a sit-down theatre style auction in the Wannado City “Broadway Theater”. Inspection of the assets will be held on January 10, 2011 from 9am to 4pm and 8am to 10am on auction day.

Stampler Auctions is a full service auction firm and has conducted auctions in 26 states. Founded in 1960, South Florida has been their headquarters since 1985.

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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