Breakout year for SF

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Charles Nungester said:
No, it doesn't affect single trips but by a few bucks but yearly it's a killer.

Chuck, who's kinda used to 2.50 but 3.19 like last year was a 8 dollar a tank difference.


I'll give you that one, Chuck. It can nickle and dime you over the long haul if you use a lot of gas.


"...we're setting the table properly by giving them the investment they need to take care of that deferred maintenance that they've had for so many years."

Keeping the rides open and well maintained is the most important thing they can do to keep guests coming back, imo. Looking at the maintenance budget when trying to find where to cut costs is the biggest reason for me and people I know to not want to return. No one wants to pay around $100 ($15 parking + $60 admission + $30 Q-bot + tax) per person to get into a Six Flags only to find that they are going to have to wait 2 or 3 hours per coaster and half of the rides are closed.

Fix this one little problem at all of your parks, Mr. Shapiro, and watch the money roll in. Heck, if this was done, I just might not be so against Flashpass because of the reduced wait times.

My point? Good luck Six Flags. I'm not sure you have the courage to not cut the budget halfway through the season, but it'd be very nice.

Actually the reason why gas is so expensive right now is because: THERE IS A GAS SHORTAGE. Here in Ontario, alot of gas stations mostly Esso & Canadian Tire locations are all OUT OF FUEL because of a fire at Imperial Oil(Esso's refinery which is owned by ExxonMobil) and THAT is why gas is so expensive right now. Hell, I just watched the news at 11 and the trucking industry is comming to a hault as a result of no Diesel fuel. The Ont. Government is looking into letting trucks downgrade and use a different, more polluting type of fuel until things are restored because this gas shortage isn't just going to result in gas price hikes, but prices for everything from fruits to clothing seeing how 90% of everything is shipped by truck here in North America.

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crazy horse's avatar
It seems that there is always a "fire" or "leak" going on somewhere. Its a never-ending list of excuses.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

But there really was a fire;)

http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/185166


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crazy horse's avatar
Not saying that there was not a fire. Just seems like there is always something causing gas prices to go up.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Mamoosh's avatar
Break-through year or not, Six Flags is going to have to survive without a single penny from me this year. I was promised improvements last year and didn't see any. I'm done with them for a while.

Mamoosh said:
Break-through year or not, Six Flags is going to have to survive without a single penny from me this year. I was promised improvements last year and didn't see any. I'm done with them for a while.

well boo hoo hoo.

This year he knows exactly what the chain can afford, last year he didn't have a clue, ran out of $ in July.

HOPEFULLY this year they'll be able to re-begin the things they want to do, and still have money to keep it "done" thru the year.


Mamoosh said:
Break-through year or not, Six Flags is going to have to survive without a single penny from me this year. I was promised improvements last year and didn't see any. I'm done with them for a while.

Seconded, for the second year in a row. Boy its nice to live in an area where Six Flags is not my only local option (last year: DC, this year: Ohio.) :)


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matt.'s avatar
Do I get a cookie for visiting an SF park once in the past 4 years?

I'm a trailblazer damnit. :(

While I did visit SFKK last year, I visited neither a Paramount or CF park in the last two years.

Chuck

I'm making the move to Orlando, FL in exactly one month and I'll be hitting SFMM one last time for the West Coast Bash event. I won't miss the park (or Knotts for that matter) one bit.
Mamoosh's avatar
well boo hoo hoo.

When you start making your own money and aren't relying on Mom & Dad you may think differently about how and where you spend it. ;)

Do I get a cookie for visiting an SF park once in the past 4 years?

lol matt. I'm not trying to be a rebel or look cool by saying I'm staying away from SF this year. Its as simple as this: I work hard for my money and I prefer to spend it where I perceive value. I commend Shapiro for what he's trying to do but he won't regain me as a customer until I hear proof positive that a day at a SF park isn't worse than having wisdom teeth pulled. *** Edited 2/25/2007 5:17:11 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

Yea Moosh and Matt. Boo Charles.

Although I am a SF hater, I may have the chance to go to a new SF park this year.

I'm just gong to start complaining more to the Guest Service windows. I'll demand my Money back if I don't get what they advertise.

One time hersheypark gave me 2 free tickets to come back just because I complained about an employee who gave me a medium drink when I paid for a large, and then told me that what I had was a large when it clearly was not. Yes free tickets just for that.

I complained at my last SF visit about all kinds of operational problems and got the run around. I will be more demanding next time. They better be showing me a good time.

I have to add that I do "vote with my wallet". I only let SF entertain me once every 3-5 years. I get a much better value at the other supersized parks.

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DWeaver said:
I'm making the move to Orlando, FL in exactly one month and I'll be hitting SFMM one last time for the West Coast Bash event. I won't miss the park (or Knotts for that matter) one bit.

Hehe...welcome! I just moved to Florida from CA one month ago and I love it. After visiting IoA and BGA numerous times since I've been here, Magic Mountain is now an after thought.

I'm still laughing at the line about Jerry Jones (or any professional sports team owner for that matter) being a selfless person. "Sure, the ticket prices and refreshments are sky high, but I do it to make the world a better place." :)
Well my daughter wants to go to school in Florida so my hand was sort of forced. Still, I'm sure I'll find plenty to do, and two of my favorite parks (the two you mentioned) are here. Not to mention SFOG and Dollywood if I'm feeling adventurous.

Watching SFMM and Knotts deteriorate year after year is something I can't wait to be an afterthought!

My boycott of PKI expanded to include all CF parks when CF purchased it.

No Flyers, No Chuck

Sorry but I'd rather visit parks I can enjoy than something Im burnt out on.

Yeah, I'd rather visit Fun spot.

Chuck

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Mamoosh said:
Its as simple as this: I work hard for my money and I prefer to spend it where I perceive value.

I hear yah, dude, and totally agree.

Anybody who knows me knows how much of a woodie freak I am, and SFGAdv has turned me off so much I haven't bothered with El Toro yet and may not this year either. And it's only 3 hours away.

Where I am I have an easy choice of SFNE, TGE, SFGAdv, Compounce, and Canobie from my house. I think it's pretty obvious which 2 I visit more than the others.

Although I really shouldn't group TGE with the others, it's a pretty sweet park.

What wood has SFNE built in 20 years?

Granted, it has one surprising and one fun woodie.

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