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
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.
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.
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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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
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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