As we guessed Tony Hawk for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 6:35 PM
Here is the link for Tony Hawk on the official Six Flags website. http://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/rides/TonyHawksBigSpin.aspx
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 6:52 PM
Canned response from BATWING FAN SFA:

Well that makes four coasters out of I believe six right? so that means once again SFA gets the shaft.

Ohh well at least I'll go down to KD to ride their new floorless next season but as far as SFA's concerned I'm pretty much done with them. *** Edited 9/26/2007 10:55:06 PM UTC by Chitown***

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 7:20 PM
Remember when we thought that Mark Shapiro wasn't going to add any coasters ever again? Well, we were all wrong.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 7:42 PM
At least he's remaining true to the Six Flags art of cloning. :)
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 7:57 PM
Who is the "we" that thought Shapiro would never add coasters again?

And sorry but the whole "clone" complaint is really old.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 8:26 PM
Mark Shapiro (well, SF) has not been *wasting* $20-25M putting huge thrill rides into parks unnecessarily. These are really solid investments, highly marketable, budget-conscious, family, and FUN. They're "coasters", but of a totally different sort than what the old regime had been delivering. B&M and Intamin aren't putting their high-end products into SF parks... ;)

P.S. I'm not saying you're wasting money by building those, just when you've already GOT the thrillseeker market in your area - like GAdv, SFMM, SFGAm, SFoT, SFStL....then you don't need *another* Scream!

^That is why I think Shapiro is "the corporate messiah"...kinda. (Borrowed from The Oblongs).

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 8:26 PM
The complaint may be old, but so is the process. So, I guess it all works out in the end.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 10:34 PM
Tony Hawk is the new Batman. If the bigger Flags get one, they should get two and make 'em duel. :)
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:07 AM
I think the reason Six Flags clones rides is because its just smart business. As many have stated, people generally visit just their local Six Flags, not different ones. Six Flags is going for consistency in not only customer service and guest satisfaction, but chain consistency. If a ride is a hit, why not put that ride at their other parks? Its the same reason fast food chains have the same thing at each restaurant. What business sense would it make to have a Big Mac at one McDonald's, but not one in the next town over. Same principle, different industry. *** Edited 9/27/2007 4:08:19 AM UTC by Goliath Freak***
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