Recent Changes for "The Wooz" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/The_WoozRecent Changes of the page "The Wooz" on Davis Wiki.en-us The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2007-08-10 20:42:35GeoffJohnsonChanged to redirect, at least for now <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Wooz ("Wild Original Object Zoom") was a small amusement park in ["Vacaville"] some years ago that featured a large maze as its main attraction. The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores.<br> - <br> - Traffic at the initial weekend of the Wooz's grand opening was strong, but within a month, word of mouth had spread that it was incredibly boring. The Wooz tried to get first-comers to come back by changing the maze every couple of weeks, but no one was buying it. My family went once, and we solved the maze in about 20 minutes. It was a total bore. Within a year, nearly every large metropolitan area had at least one cluster of factory stores. Even in Northern California, outlet centers sprouted up in Folsom, Anderson, Napa, St. Helena, and Petaluma. Most of the business at the hotel was from passersby looking for something nicer than Motel 6. The hotel was never more than 20% booked! (So far as I rememeber.) The investors saw the writing on the wall and sold out. A new local investment group took over and tried to diversify the site's appeal by adding a pizza restaurant, a nicer California Cuisine restaurant, and a large video game arcade, miniature golf, and li'l indy car track.<br> - <br> - I went to the fancy restaurant with my family once. I don't remember it being all that great. But even this never caught on. Vacaville began building an Automall adjacent to the area, and once the Dodge dealership became a full-fledged 5-star megastore and regional sales leader, momentum for the Automall took off, and the new owners of the Wooz saw fit to sell their lot to a local car dealer. The Wooz sat vacant for a few years in the interim, and it became a hangout for the daringest Vacaville youth who sometimes call their town "Lack of Thrill" since it sorta rhymes. It was basically the cool place to go drink and do drugs and have sex. One kid that grew up with the tradition of trespassing at the Wooz tells me that the cops would sometimes come in and chase them around the maze, and since it never changed configurations in such a long time, the kids would always outsmart the cops. The Wooz is now Volkswagen of Vacaville.<br> - <br> - Here's [http://63.192.157.117/specials/Century/1990/news01.html an article] on The Wooz from Vacaville's local paper, The Reporter.<br> - <br> - And the [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wooz Urban Dictionary] states:<br> - ''A human maze that was built in Vacaville, CA in 1988. It always struggled to stay open, due to the fact that it was outside and Vacaville is so hot in the summer, which was when kids could go. It has been closed and was burned down a few years ago. A car dealership was built on the property soon after.''<br> - <br> - [[Comments]]<br> - <br> - I loved the Wooz! There were four towers you had to get to and have your card stamped at each one to really "finish" the maze. And I remember sometimes I'd get so lost that I'd just shimmy underneath the fences that made up the walls of the maze in order to get back on the right track. Oh! And after the maze there was this little water park thing. There was a section of it that was kind of like a car wash, in that you could go inside a "fun house," but it was raining water! I always felt like John Travolta when he was singing in the fun house at the end of Grease when I'd go in that part of the water park. Um, and this guy at my church (Community Presbyterian Church) named Larry Friday used to own it. Yeah. --["StephanieRoss"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-06-22 09:39:16'' [[nbsp]] Can the Urban Dictionary be wrong? I could've sworn a Q-Zar went in the same place after The Wooz closed. But thats gone too. --["MiriamKaufman"]<br> - Q-Zar was in a different building across the street and a little down from where The Wooz was. --["RogerClark"]<br> - <br> - Yeah Q-Zar was in the complex where DMV is, Q-Zar was there for like a millisecond --["MichelleAccurso"]<br> - <br> - I miss Q-Zar too, actually. But I miss the Wooz more! --["SaulSugarman"]<br> - ------<br> - You kids today! You've watched so much "I Love the 80's" and "I Love the 90's" on VH1 that you get nostalgic for everything you missed...even complete bullshit that we threw away into the lame pile where it should've stayed forever. Trust me...you should feel privileged that you were born too late to experience this waste of time and space that was called the Wooz. --["RickEle"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-11-21 22:11:26'' [[nbsp]] I was there the day it "burned down." The Vacaville F.D. were actually the ones doing the burning. I heard that it was the final exercise performed there after the county bought the property. They were staging search &amp; rescue drills in the hallways for weeks prior to that. I went and watched it burn after following the black smoke column all the way from Winters on my motorcycle. The second "O" on the wall was the first to fall in, then the "Z," then the "W," then the first "O." Some of us were placing bets on the order. Back in the day my cousin and I did the main WOOZ in 20-something minutes, which was fast enough to qualify for the "Super-WOOZ." Which turned out to be a big disppointment. It was really short, and just featured multiple sets of five or so doors, all but one of which led out of the maze with no warning. It was all random luck--boring! --["MattJurach"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-11-22 09:44:47'' [[nbsp]] It was my childhood dream to go to The Wooz...I never got to go despite my incessent pleading to my Mom and Dad. i am suprised that it always struggled to stay open though, when we drove by I always saw a ton of people at it. --["MyaBrn"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-11-23 00:27:06'' [[nbsp]] I went there with some friends. There was NOBODY else there. We couldn't even find anyone to take our money, so we just went in, went through the maze anyway. I thought "that was interesting", but not worth returning to. I think it was expensive too. --["SteveDavison"]<br> - <br> - I grew up in Vacaville. The wooz got old real quick but Q-Zar was sweet. I used to ditch class and go play Q-Zar.<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-12-09 20:55:02'' [[nbsp]] I LOVED the Wooz. (I was obsessed with mazes as a kid.) The "car wash fun house" part was fun too. Does anybody have any old photos of the Wooz to post? --["MattNagel"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-03-14 00:40:04'' [[nbsp]] I recall the wooz, it's good times --["StevenDaubert"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2007-03-14 01:08:20'' [[nbsp]] I think I went here after the maze was already closed. I remember it looking beat up. --["NickSchmalenberger"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ #redirect wiki:vacaville:"The Wooz"</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2007-03-14 01:08:20NickSchmalenbergerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-03-14 01:08:20'' [[nbsp]] I think I went here after the maze was already closed. I remember it looking beat up. --["NickSchmalenberger"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2007-03-14 00:40:04StevenDaubertComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Wooz ("Wild Original Object Zoom") was a small amusement park in ["Vacaville"] some years ago that featured a large maze as its main attraction. The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Wooz ("Wild Original Object Zoom") was a small amusement park in ["Vacaville"] some years ago that featured a large maze as its main attraction. The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-03-14 00:40:04'' [[nbsp]] I recall the wooz, it's good times --["StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-12-09 20:55:02MattNagelComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-12-09 20:55:02'' [[nbsp]] I LOVED the Wooz. (I was obsessed with mazes as a kid.) The "car wash fun house" part was fun too. Does anybody have any old photos of the Wooz to post? --["MattNagel"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-12-09 15:36:05DustinDevan <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + I grew up in Vacaville. The wooz got old real quick but Q-Zar was sweet. I used to ditch class and go play Q-Zar.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-12-09 08:55:24DomenicSantangeloFix format <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Wooz was a small amusement park in ["Vacaville"] some years ago that featured a large maze as its main attraction.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Wooz ("Wild Original Object Zoom") was a small amusement park in ["Vacaville"] some years ago that featured a large maze as its main attraction. The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores. <br> + <br> + Traffic at the initial weekend of the Wooz's grand opening was strong, but within a month, word of mouth had spread that it was incredibly boring. The Wooz tried to get first-comers to come back by changing the maze every couple of weeks, but no one was buying it. My family went once, and we solved the maze in about 20 minutes. It was a total bore. Within a year, nearly every large metropolitan area had at least one cluster of factory stores. Even in Northern California, outlet centers sprouted up in Folsom, Anderson, Napa, St. Helena, and Petaluma. Most of the business at the hotel was from passersby looking for something nicer than Motel 6. The hotel was never more than 20% booked! (So far as I rememeber.) The investors saw the writing on the wall and sold out. A new local investment group took over and tried to diversify the site's appeal by adding a pizza restaurant, a nicer California Cuisine restaurant, and a large video game arcade, miniature golf, and li'l indy car track.<br> + <br> + I went to the fancy restaurant with my family once. I don't remember it being all that great. But even this never caught on. Vacaville began building an Automall adjacent to the area, and once the Dodge dealership became a full-fledged 5-star megastore and regional sales leader, momentum for the Automall took off, and the new owners of the Wooz saw fit to sell their lot to a local car dealer. The Wooz sat vacant for a few years in the interim, and it became a hangout for the daringest Vacaville youth who sometimes call their town "Lack of Thrill" since it sorta rhymes. It was basically the cool place to go drink and do drugs and have sex. One kid that grew up with the tradition of trespassing at the Wooz tells me that the cops would sometimes come in and chase them around the maze, and since it never changed configurations in such a long time, the kids would always outsmart the cops. The Wooz is now Volkswagen of Vacaville.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- WOOZ = "Wild Original Object Zoom" ... The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores. <br> - <br> - Traffic at the initial weekend of the Wooz's grand opening was strong, but within a month, word of mouth had spread that it was incredibly boring. The Wooz tried to get first-comers to come back by changing the maze every couple of weeks, but no one was buying it. My family went once, and we solved the maze in about 20 minutes. It was a total bore. Within a year, nearly every large metropolitan area had at least one cluster of factory stores. Even in Northern California, outlet centers sprouted up in Folsom, Anderson, Napa, St. Helena, Petaluma. Most of the business at the hotel was from passersby looking for something nicer than Motel 6. The hotel was never more than 20% booked! (So far as I rememeber.) The investors saw the writing on the wall and sold out. A new local investment group took over and tried to diversify the site's appeal by adding a pizza restaurant, a nicer California Cuisine restaurant, and a large video game arcade, miniature golf, and li'l indy car track.<br> - <br> - I went to the fancy restaurant with my family once. I don't remember it being all that great. But even this never caught on. Vacaville began building an Automall adjacent to the area, and once the Dodge dealership became a full-fledged 5-star megastore and regional sales leader, momentum for the Automall took off, and the new owners of the Wooz saw fit to sell their lot to a local car dealer. The Wooz sat vacant for a few years in the interim, and it became a hangout for the daringest Vacaville youth who sometimes call their town "Lack of Thrill" since it sorta rhymes. It was basically the cool place to go drink and do drugs and have sex. One kid that grew up with the tradition of trespassing at the Wooz tells me that the cops would sometimes come in and chase them around the maze, and since it never changed configurations in such a long time, the kids would always outsmart the cops. The Wooz is now Volkswagen of Vacaville.<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-11-23 00:27:06SteveDavisonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-11-23 00:27:06'' [[nbsp]] I went there with some friends. There was NOBODY else there. We couldn't even find anyone to take our money, so we just went in, went through the maze anyway. I thought "that was interesting", but not worth returning to. I think it was expensive too. --["SteveDavison"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-11-22 09:44:47MyaBrnComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-11-22 09:44:47'' [[nbsp]] It was my childhood dream to go to The Wooz...I never got to go despite my incessent pleading to my Mom and Dad. i am suprised that it always struggled to stay open though, when we drove by I always saw a ton of people at it. --["MyaBrn"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-11-21 22:16:50MattJurachfinished my comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-11-21 22:11:26'' [[nbsp]] I was there the day it "burned down." The Vacaville F.D. were actually the ones doing the burning. It was the final exercise <span>that they </span>performed there after the county bought the property. They were staging search &amp; rescue drills in the hallways for weeks prior to that. I went and watched it burn after followin --["MattJurach"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-11-21 22:11:26'' [[nbsp]] I was there the day it "burned down." The Vacaville F.D. were actually the ones doing the burning. I<span>&nbsp;heard that i</span>t was the final exercise performed there after the county bought the property. They were staging search &amp; rescue drills in the hallways for weeks prior to that. I went and watched it burn after followin<span>g the black smoke column all the way from Winters on my motorcycle. The second "O" on the wall was the first to fall in, then the "Z," then the "W," then the first "O." Some of us were placing bets on the order. Back in the day my cousin and I did the main WOOZ in 20-something minutes, which was fast enough to qualify for the "Super-WOOZ." Which turned out to be a big disppointment. It was really short, and just featured multiple sets of five or so doors, all but one of which led out of the maze with no warning. It was all random luck--boring! </span> --["MattJurach"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-11-21 22:11:26MattJurachComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-11-21 22:11:26'' [[nbsp]] I was there the day it "burned down." The Vacaville F.D. were actually the ones doing the burning. It was the final exercise that they performed there after the county bought the property. They were staging search &amp; rescue drills in the hallways for weeks prior to that. I went and watched it burn after followin --["MattJurach"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-08-24 01:03:56PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Wooz was a small amusement park in ["Vacaville"] some years ago<span>.</span> <span>["Mic</span>he<span>lleAcc</span>ur<span>so" I] will fin</span>d <span>info</span> a<span>nd</span> ma<span>k</span>e <span>thi</span>s <span>be</span>tt<span>e</span>r<span>, un</span>ti<span>l the</span>n<span>&nbsp;leave some comments!</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Wooz was a small amusement park in ["Vacaville"] some years ago <span>t</span>h<span>at f</span>e<span>at</span>ur<span>e</span>d <span>a</span> <span>l</span>a<span>rge</span> ma<span>z</span>e <span>a</span>s <span>its main a</span>ttr<span>ac</span>ti<span>o</span>n<span>.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> And the [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wooz Urban Dictionary] states:<span>[[BR]]</span><br> <span>-</span> ''A human maze that was built in Vacaville, CA in 1988. It always struggled to stay open, due to the fact that it was outside and Vacaville is so hot in the summer, which was when kids could go. It has been closed and was burned down a few years ago. A car dealership was built on the property soon after.'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> And the [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wooz Urban Dictionary] states:<br> <span>+ </span> ''A human maze that was built in Vacaville, CA in 1988. It always struggled to stay open, due to the fact that it was outside and Vacaville is so hot in the summer, which was when kids could go. It has been closed and was burned down a few years ago. A car dealership was built on the property soon after.'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-08-24 00:58:17PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-08-24 00:09:36'' [[nbsp]]</span> WOOZ = "Wild Original Object Zoom" ... The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores. </td> <td> <span>+</span> WOOZ = "Wild Original Object Zoom" ... The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-08-24 00:58:02PhilipNeustromfixed <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-08-24 00:09:36'' [[nbsp]] WOOZ = "Wild Original Object Zoom" ... The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores. <span>CONTINUED.... --["RickEle"]</span><br> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-08-24 00:09:36'' [[nbsp]] WOOZ = "Wild Original Object Zoom" ... The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores. <br> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-08-24 00:57:25PhilipNeustromadded here <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span><br> <span>- ''2005-06-22 04:17:51'' [[nbsp]]</span> I loved the Wooz! There were four towers you had to get to and have your card stamped at each one to really "finish" the maze. And I remember sometimes I'd get so lost that I'd just shimmy underneath the fences that made up the walls of the maze in order to get back on the right track. Oh! And after the maze there was this little water park thing. There was a section of it that was kind of like a car wash, in that you could go inside a "fun house," but it was raining water! I always felt like John Travolta when he was singing in the fun house at the end of Grease when I'd go in that part of the water park. Um, and this guy at my church (Community Presbyterian Church) named Larry Friday used to own it. Yeah. --["StephanieRoss"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span><br> <span>+</span> I loved the Wooz! There were four towers you had to get to and have your card stamped at each one to really "finish" the maze. And I remember sometimes I'd get so lost that I'd just shimmy underneath the fences that made up the walls of the maze in order to get back on the right track. Oh! And after the maze there was this little water park thing. There was a section of it that was kind of like a car wash, in that you could go inside a "fun house," but it was raining water! I always felt like John Travolta when he was singing in the fun house at the end of Grease when I'd go in that part of the water park. Um, and this guy at my church (Community Presbyterian Church) named Larry Friday used to own it. Yeah. --["StephanieRoss"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Q-Zar was in a different building across the street and a little down from where The Wooz was. --["RogerClark"]<br> + <br> + Yeah Q-Zar was in the complex where DMV is, Q-Zar was there for like a millisecond --["MichelleAccurso"]<br> + <br> + I miss Q-Zar too, actually. But I miss the Wooz more! --["SaulSugarman"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-06-22 09:42:22'' [[nbsp]] Q-Zar was in a different building across the street and a little down from where The Wooz was. --["RogerClark"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-08-24 00:09:36'' [[nbsp]] WOOZ = "Wild Original Object Zoom" ... The Wooz rates right up there with Daihatsu as proof that Japanese business sense isn't totally infallible. Human labyrinths were all the rage in Japan, so some Japanese investors bought some real estate in Vacaville next to a fledgling development of factory outlet stores which was built from the outset to become the largest retail center for factory outlets in the world. (And it still is.) The Wooz figured people would be coming from other states to shop in Vacaville and get lost in this fantastic maze, so they even built a large hotel on a plot of land sitting between the Wooz and the stores. CONTINUED.... --["RickEle"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-06-22 15:15:33'' [[nbsp]] Yeah Q-Zar was in the complex where DMV is, Q-Zar was there for like a millisecond --["MichelleAccurso"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-06-22 16:23:58'' [[nbsp]] I miss Q-Zar too, actually. But I miss the Wooz more! --["SaulSugarman"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Traffic at the initial weekend of the Wooz's grand opening was strong, but within a month, word of mouth had spread that it was incredibly boring. The Wooz tried to get first-comers to come back by changing the maze every couple of weeks, but no one was buying it. My family went once, and we solved the maze in about 20 minutes. It was a total bore. Within a year, nearly every large metropolitan area had at least one cluster of factory stores. Even in Northern California, outlet centers sprouted up in Folsom, Anderson, Napa, St. Helena, Petaluma. Most of the business at the hotel was from passersby looking for something nicer than Motel 6. The hotel was never more than 20% booked! (So far as I rememeber.) The investors saw the writing on the wall and sold out. A new local investment group took over and tried to diversify the site's appeal by adding a pizza restaurant, a nicer California Cuisine restaurant, and a large video game arcade, miniature golf, and li'l indy car track.<br> + <br> + I went to the fancy restaurant with my family once. I don't remember it being all that great. But even this never caught on. Vacaville began building an Automall adjacent to the area, and once the Dodge dealership became a full-fledged 5-star megastore and regional sales leader, momentum for the Automall took off, and the new owners of the Wooz saw fit to sell their lot to a local car dealer. The Wooz sat vacant for a few years in the interim, and it became a hangout for the daringest Vacaville youth who sometimes call their town "Lack of Thrill" since it sorta rhymes. It was basically the cool place to go drink and do drugs and have sex. One kid that grew up with the tradition of trespassing at the Wooz tells me that the cops would sometimes come in and chase them around the maze, and since it never changed configurations in such a long time, the kids would always outsmart the cops. The Wooz is now Volkswagen of Vacaville.<br> + <br> + You kids today! You've watched so much "I Love the 80's" and "I Love the 90's" on VH1 that you get nostalgic for everything you missed...even complete bullshit that we threw away into the lame pile where it should've stayed forever. Trust me...you should feel privileged that you were born too late to experience this waste of time and space that was called the Wooz. --["RickEle"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-06-22 16:23:58SaulSugarmanComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-22 16:23:58'' [[nbsp]] I miss Q-Zar too, actually. But I miss the Wooz more! --["SaulSugarman"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-06-22 15:15:33MichelleAccursoComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-22 15:15:33'' [[nbsp]] Yeah Q-Zar was in the complex where DMV is, Q-Zar was there for like a millisecond --["MichelleAccurso"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-06-22 09:42:22RogerClarkComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-22 09:42:22'' [[nbsp]] Q-Zar was in a different building across the street and a little down from where The Wooz was. --["RogerClark"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-06-22 09:39:16MiriamKaufmanComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-22 09:39:16'' [[nbsp]] Can the Urban Dictionary be wrong? I could've sworn a Q-Zar went in the same place after The Wooz closed. But thats gone too. --["MiriamKaufman"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-06-22 09:37:30MiriamKaufmanfixed urban dictionary link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> And the [http://www.urbandictionary Urban Dictionary] states:[[BR]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> And the [http://www.urbandictionary<span>.com/define.php?term=wooz</span> Urban Dictionary] states:[[BR]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-06-22 04:17:51StephanieRossComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-22 04:17:51'' [[nbsp]] I loved the Wooz! There were four towers you had to get to and have your card stamped at each one to really "finish" the maze. And I remember sometimes I'd get so lost that I'd just shimmy underneath the fences that made up the walls of the maze in order to get back on the right track. Oh! And after the maze there was this little water park thing. There was a section of it that was kind of like a car wash, in that you could go inside a "fun house," but it was raining water! I always felt like John Travolta when he was singing in the fun house at the end of Grease when I'd go in that part of the water park. Um, and this guy at my church (Community Presbyterian Church) named Larry Friday used to own it. Yeah. --["StephanieRoss"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-06-22 04:17:32MichelleAccurso <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Here's [http://63.192.157.117/specials/Century/1990/news01.html an article] on The Wooz from Vacaville's local paper, The Reporter.<br> + <br> + And the [http://www.urbandictionary Urban Dictionary] states:[[BR]]<br> + ''A human maze that was built in Vacaville, CA in 1988. It always struggled to stay open, due to the fact that it was outside and Vacaville is so hot in the summer, which was when kids could go. It has been closed and was burned down a few years ago. A car dealership was built on the property soon after.''<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Woozhttp://daviswiki.org/The_Wooz2005-06-22 04:10:14MichelleAccurso <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Wooz<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The Wooz was a small amusement park in ["Vacaville"] some years ago. ["MichelleAccurso" I] will find info and make this better, until then leave some comments!<br> + <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>