Anyone go to Frontier City's opening weekend??

Monday, April 2, 2007 10:26 PM
I was just wondering if anyone here on the message boards went to Frontier City for their opening weekend this past weekend?? The reason I am wondering was to see if it was apparent that SF is no longer in control of the park. If anyone went, could you please tell us of your experiences, and what we can expect when and if we visit any of the other parks that PARC purchased back in January.

I know Frontier City didn't really have any SF themed rides named after any of the superheroes or anything like that, but just wondering if any rides did get re-named or any major changes to the park. Also, is customer service better or same as it was under SF management??

**Please note that I never visited Frontier City, so I don't know what the customer experience was at this particular park, but I do know that pretty much across the chain SF's customer service was pretty poor at best

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 7:29 AM
Frontier City has a golden opportinity to grow and market itself now that it is unFlagged and Bells is gone. They should do as much as they can to capture the Tulsa market and to fill that niche for people that are looking for a more affordable alternative to Six Flags.

I look at this park as one in a similar situation to LC. They are the main park in their state, they are in a mid-sized metro area, and their biggest competition comes from a big Six Flags park in an adjecent state.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 11:30 AM
I pretty much argue against the idea of lumping all the SF parks together and proclaiming "they all suck!" Many of the SF parks, present and former, were/are very nice parks.

I guess by now it's fairly obvious that you could throw a bunch of carnival rides out in a field, and with the right staff (and landscaping/themeing/atmoshere), I'll be pleasantly impressed. SFEV and SFEG were both fairly solid in terms of hospitality, even though neither really boasted a marquee-type attraction.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on POV) for FC, I found the RIDES to be pretty good. The staff, however, needed a TOTAL overhaul. I'm really hopeful that the PARC guys will see fit to make the necessary changes to make Frontier City "a place you want to be" - if that's accomplished, then the PARC guys can likely turn a nice profit on this park....IMO, YMMV, etc.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 1:03 PM
After I went last year I said I would never return. many rides were closed or down all day
and the ride ops seemed to suffer from an extreme lack of training.Hopefully this changes under new management.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 1:39 PM
Oddly enough my experience at FC was contrary to those mentioned above. Guess I just hit it on a really good day. The themeing was carried out well too I thought. Hopefully PARC will get Nightmare Mine back in operation as SF left it SBNO.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 6:27 PM

Arthur Bahl said:
Frontier City has a golden opportinity to grow and market itself now that it is unFlagged and Bells is gone. They should do as much as they can to capture the Tulsa market and to fill that niche for people that are looking for a more affordable alternative to Six Flags.

Eh, well Bell's is coming back, so I would think they'd be better off just gaining back their popularity within their own metro before competing in Tulsa. But yeah, they better act now if they want to grab the market, they will be easily the most advanced park in the state for several years, and with the 50th celebration coming next year, the opportunity to completely revitalize the park is huge.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 7:04 PM
Anyone know if they're accepting Six Flags passes from other parks?
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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 8:28 PM
If Bells comes back in another location, that would be great as well. Does anyone know what the status of Zingo is? Did they disassemble it for future reconstruction in the new location? There might have been a post on this that I may have missed.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 8:39 PM
^Yeah, Zingo and almost all of Bell's old rides are being saved and refurbished for the new park.

I don't think FC and Bell's will really compete any time in the near future, but if the parks grow too much, it'll be interesting to see what happens. OK can easily support the two, and maybe more, but I can see some a small amount of good competition forming between the two parks, maybe enough to keep them incited to grow and add more coasters.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007 11:42 PM
I understand that it is a good park and could be a possible gold mine for the new ownership, but did anyone actually go to the park this past weekend to see if anything has changed since the new owners have taken over??? I'm just wondering if there is a noticeable difference in park atmosphere and attitude.
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