Ok Batwing Fan I understand your frustrated but its time to let it go. I agree that SFA deserves something but I've been hearing this same old sorry song and dance now since 2002. It's time to move on.
^But BFSFA has been complaining about the lack of cap-ex since WAYYYY before '05. ;)
Seriously though, if SF were *my* chain, SFA would be getting the Mack mouse that SFNE and SFGAm are getting, while SFGAdv would be getting something a little more...special (along with the hotel that seems to have died on the vine).
Seriously, though, no major flat-ride additions? What gives?
Really liking the Thomas stuff, the Wiggles stuff, and esp. Glow in the Park...all very solid additions. Those will play exceptionally well in the family market that Shapiro is targeting...
I'm very relieved to learn of Magic Mountain's 2008 addition.
Wiggles World does not carry a powerful and lasting brand cachet as Thomas & Friends does and it's a good thing that Magic Mountain didn't go the way of Wiggles Wolrd. Thomas Town will be the perfect addition to the park at this point in time.
There hasn't been a kids ride or kids area introduced at this park since the remodeling of Bugs Bunny World in 1999. It's about time they expanded their roster of children's rides. Couldn't be happier that the park is at last moving in this direction.
Still won't be making a visit next year though. Thomas Town or not, I bet the operations and customer service will still be exactly the same. ;)
The thing about flats though is would they be advertised as additions?
I don't know if six flags would advertise the flat additions.
Plus the wild mouse dark rides is what the chain needs. Especially great adventure. ITs a ride that people who dont like those huge coasters can ride. Its also a ride for the kids that are to big for the kiddy rides and too small or not brave enough for the big coasters.
Great adventure does need a hotel badly. Maybe I am the only one but i would love to stay at a hotel at the park . I have done it off property and the park is a much better place when you can spend opening till closing there and doing everything in a slow pace.
True, but La Ronde gets 1.2 millions visitors a year and the park needs more capacity! On a busy day, you got 4 hours waits for Vampire, 2 hours for Goliath, the Wild Mouse, kiddy coaster, etc. Even a small flat ride to replace the Huss Discoround (Disco Ronde that removed this year) would have been good for 2008.
Still nothing said of what's going on at SFKK where T.E.D. used to be. I wonder if that's just going to sit unused again in '08. It's a really dead area (has been for way too long now) that needs sprucing up. It's also a great loss with Jay Thomas leaving as park GM. Anyone know who his replacement is?
kraxle, I'm not sure I agree with you on the Thomas vs Wiggles. I have a 5 year old and we've got pretty much a houseful of both, plus the corresponding DVDs, books etc.
I'll tell you that we have been to a couple of Wiggles sell-out concerts and we went to one Thomas on stage event that had tons of empty seats. I think Wiggles is good for boys and girls while the Thomas seems to engage mostly the boys.
That said, I think either is a good addition and I'm just surprised Disney didn't hook up with the Wiggles first since they have the US rights to all of the tv shows and movies. Not too mention they are a staple on the Disney channel.