Danny Rogers, founder of the company, stated: "As we have previously discussed with various city officials and area civic leaders, we wish to actively include the community in our rebuilding efforts."

Rogers noted that Southern Star Amusement has now opened a section of its website that will allow potential vendors to apply for placement on their qualified vendor list.  

"We would like to utilize as many local vendors and suppliers as we can. Of course, quality, availability and pricing will remain as key selection criteria, but area vendors will receive preferential treatment."

Earlier this year, the US operator announced plans in place to transform the shuttered property with new themes and attractions, including a restoration of the remaining major rides, adding several new rides and shows, and installing new waterpark rides and attractions.