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Victory Beach

After noticing the success of amusement parks in other metropolitan areas, many Titan City officials felt that it would be a Mildly Decent way to help draw in tourist dollars and solidify Titan as a City of Progress. After allocating land to the project, the officials began looking for people to make it happen. The only real problem with this plan was the fact that at least half a dozen other things were also being pitched at the same time, all of which seemed more important in the wake of the fire of 1908, and after that there was the Great War in Europe to contend with.

It wasn't until 1919 that construction began in earnest on the Boardwalk and the formative Theme Park. By then the glut of construction workers who moved in after the fire were finally beginning to run out of civic necessities and housing that required being built on an urgent timeline, and so the relatively relaxed pace of work on the Boardwalk was a welcome change. Adding to the ease of the project was that there were now massive piers on the peninsula north of Bradford; a naval base had been in the works but was scrapped when the war ended. Under the charismatic urging of the DuPree Brothers, the piers were given over to the boardwalk project, and work began in earnest. In light of the end of the war, it was decided that the boardwalk would be called Victory Beach, and some public spectacle was made over this.

This new name, accompanied by a recent resurgence in popularity among other boardwalks nationwide, saw Victory beach come out of the gate running. Businessmen fought savagely for a chance to ply their wares or establish games along the boards. Citizens and tourists alike flocked in droves to spend a day of fun along the beaches or play a few games of chance. It was the high point of Victory Beach, to be followed by its Average low point, during the Great Depression.

Over the whole of the 20th century Victory Beach waxed and waned with the attitudes and prosperity of the people. After a bit of a dip in popularity in the 80s and 90s, the park was facing hard times. It was, somewhat ironically, starting to see an uptick in attendance by the time Hurricane Atlas hit, demolishing much of the boardwalk and many of the land-based attractions.

By February of 2000 the descendants of the original DuPrees were working to gather the funds to renovate and restore Victory Beach when they were approached by the Titan City Recreations Group, a small contingent of investors under the Santiago-Yuri umbrella. They offered to cover the financial and logistic aspects of renovation in exchange for joint ownership with the DuPree family. The family did not care much for the offer, and managed to rally public support to gather funding and rebuild the theme park. However, Santiago-Yuri continues to make overtures to purchase the park and the rights to the land it sits on.

As it stands now Victory Beach is once again on the rise in Titan City. The DuPrees have gone out of their way to replace or refurbish almost every ride on the ‘Sun Side’ designated half of the amusement park with the wild roller coaster Fafnir being commissioned and built for the express purpose of drawing in adrenaline junkies from all across the northeast. Likewise the ‘Surf Side’ water park went up in the space of about two years, capitalizing on the few scattered water rides that Victory Beach had once offered. Everything that could still be used was polished and renovated almost beyond recognition while the things that were too damaged or dated were quickly repaired or replaced. The DuPrees are being hailed for bringing back the ‘Old DuPree Magic’, and the park is very popular these days.