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Old Magic Landing Theme Park Being Torn Down

POSTED: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 7:16am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:23pm

After Years of Arson and Vandalism Owner Takes Action

FAR EAST EL PASO-- Two decades after it closed its doors to the public, the old Magic Landing theme park is finally being torn down.

The park has become a hot spot for arsonists and vandals who break into the property.

Recently, there have been three major fires blamed on arson.

This string of fires prompted El Paso County's Fire Marshall to ask the park's owner, George Dipp, to take action and prevent any more.

Firefighters are put in danger every time they respond to a fire at park.

Fire Marshall Steve Hoeller says 5 buildings on the property have already been knocked down and the rest should follow.

Dipp could not be reached for comment.

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