All Paramount Parks web sites have changed

Friday, February 16, 2007 6:08 PM
john peck's avatar ^
How about Shasta instead?
Remember the old '80s commercial jingle?

"I wanna Pop... I wan-na Shas-Ta!"

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Friday, February 16, 2007 6:27 PM
You have a point, Gonch, although I'd take the cup of sugar hands down. :)

Most of my point, besides the quick quip about preference coming down to citric acid, was more the dominance and superiority of Pepsi over Coke. If Coke were better, wouldn't there be more copycats of it instead of Pepsi?

Or does it come down to the fact that a large majority of people who drink soda just flat out don't care, and since they don't care, why not copy the one that tastes better to more people to try and woo the few who do? (after doing blind taste tests, etc.)


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Friday, February 16, 2007 6:53 PM

dannerman said:

On the soda debate...

Why not go with Royal Crown? (aka "RC Cola") :)


You beat me to it, being from PA, I'm a big fan of RC Cola, It's just a shame that I can only have it alot when I go to Knoebels and that area, but it is good stuff.

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Friday, February 16, 2007 7:06 PM
Kings Island has been updating the site today with Firehawk construction photos and general Winter pictures throughout the park. One of the pictures taken was of the "Cool Zone" in front of the Beast. The Cool Zone was an area that sprayed a mist on hot days, and had Coke machines. Guess what's missing...
http://multimedia.pki.com/images/news/CIMG1305_mc3.JPG


Here's the Firehawk construction:
http://www3.cedarfair.com/KingsIsland/news/photo_gallery.cfm?item_id=487

And here's the general Winter photos:
http://www3.cedarfair.com/KingsIsland/news/photo_gallery.cfm?item_id=488

*** Edited 2/17/2007 12:06:56 AM UTC by kirk06***

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Friday, February 16, 2007 7:33 PM
Perhaps they just remove the machines during the winter months? I imagine Cedar Fair would honor the Coca-Cola contract that the Paramount Parks had for the time in being.

*** Edited 2/17/2007 12:35:42 AM UTC by Dukeis#1***

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Friday, February 16, 2007 7:34 PM
Not according to those who have been in the park in the off-season in years past.
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Friday, February 16, 2007 8:27 PM
they also have new owners...
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Friday, February 16, 2007 8:33 PM
ARE YOU SERIOUS? I had no clue! Who are they??


Seriously, new owners or not, I highly doubt they'd take out coke machines unless they were replacing them with new Coke machines or are going to Pepsi. Contract or no contract...there's always a way out. It's just how bad you want out and how much you're willing to pay.

*** Edited 2/17/2007 1:33:54 AM UTC by kirk06***

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Friday, February 16, 2007 8:59 PM
rollergator's avatar IIRC, and I couldn't find a source to save my BUTT..Pepsi uses more orange in their citric acid mix, and Coke uses more lemon. They both have citric acid.

Personally, I'm hooked on Aspartame, so I'm a Diet Coke fan...just for the taste of it! ;)

I'm hoping that Paramount sticks around in spirit....always felt like more of a "guest" at the old PPs than at CFs. Hard to really pinpoint, but it just felt like PPs had my Diet Coke ice cold and right where I needed a drink stand. At CF parks, it was more like they were a bit warmer, a little harder to find, and I had to settle for Diet Pepsi sometimes. Does that make sense?

*** Edited 2/17/2007 2:00:01 AM UTC by rollergator***

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Friday, February 16, 2007 9:29 PM
CF's main site and Cedar Point's website is getting the new logos applied now.
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Friday, February 16, 2007 10:14 PM
Hm, Is it just me or do the park maps still have the old logos and what not on them? Not sure since I still see the old season passes on the left hand side and others don't.
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Friday, February 16, 2007 10:29 PM
Worlds of Fun finished out its contract with Coke before being switched to Pepsi -- I believe they switched in 2001. They had to change the logo on the top of Coasters Drive-In when they switched brands. I just remember that it used to rotate with the Coke logo, but with the Pepsi logo it is stationary.

As far as I can tell they have no updated the maps yet and so what you are seeing is what we are all seeing P18.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007 4:35 AM

rollergator said:
IIRC, and I couldn't find a source to save my BUTT..Pepsi uses more orange in their citric acid mix, and Coke uses more lemon. They both have citric acid.

Only in their "with Lemon" soda, gator. :)

Unless they changed their formula to include citric acid in the past couple of years, the last time I looked at an ingredient label for Coke it had no mention of Citric Acid. I actually compared labels one day a couple years ago, believe it or not. Unfortunately, I do not have a single coke can/bottle/etc. in my house to go check and type it in for you now. :)

Edit: I think I should point out that 'citric acid' has it's own taste. There's no such thing as "Orange Citric Acid" and "Lemon Citric Acid" - those are other flavors that are in there to affect taste in addition to any citric acid that may be present. (the good ol' "natural and artificial flavors" ingredient)

*** Edited 2/17/2007 9:48:18 AM UTC by dannerman***


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Saturday, February 17, 2007 9:00 PM
rollergator's avatar My Diet Coke label sure says citric acid...right above my favorite ingredient. Scientists have yet to come up with a "recommended daily allowance" for caffeine.
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Saturday, February 17, 2007 9:21 PM
sws's avatar rollergator said:
Scientists have yet to come up with a "recommended daily allowance" for caffeine.

Generally, I go with "the maximum amount your body can tolerate without developing a fatal cardiac arrhythmia." But that's just me. Whatever it takes to get you through the day. :)

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Saturday, February 17, 2007 9:25 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

rollergator said:
My Diet Coke label sure says citric acid...

Diet Coke has it, but plain old Coke doesn't include citric acid.


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Saturday, February 17, 2007 11:02 PM
Paramount Parks signed a new 7 year contract with Coca-Cola last year (it was announced almost the same time that CBS was planning on selling the parks). No way to know what penalties there are for early termination but I would not be surprised if we see Coke until the end of the 2012 season at the old Paramount parks.
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Saturday, February 17, 2007 11:35 PM
At that time, who knows if CF will even stick with Pepsi at the other parks?
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 9:38 AM
That's because when they were "designing" Diet Coke, they wanted to take the best part of the superior soda and include it. ;)

As for seeing coke until 2012 in the Paramount Parks? That's unfortunate, IMO... obviously, YMMV. At least there's light at the end of the tunnel! :)


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Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:08 AM
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Ride of Steel said:
Coke better not stay... God that's some nasty stuff.

Got to agree with that!!! :)

Not that I am apt to buy any soda when I'm at an amusement park (my "free" Pepsi is iin the cooler in the car) but if I have to, or it's Holiday World, I would much rather have Pepsi.

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