How would you categorize the Six Flags owned parks if Tier 1 is defined as their 'flagship' parks, Tier 2 being mid-level parks, and Tier 3 being the 'also-rans'? Do you think this should be based on just the number and quality of the coasters, attendance, or some other measure? Here's a start, you can add your own or disagree with the choices:
I agree that SFOG, SFOT, SFMM, SFGA, and SFGAdv are all ier one parks. ----------------- Is there somthing more, then what I've been handed, I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answers!- Hoobastank
SFNE is definitly a Tier 2 if not a Tier 1 !!!! ----------------- Out of the coasters i've ridden here is wat i rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE) 1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangled
mamba: but over the last 4 seasons, what SF parks have had MORE (or even near the amount) investment of capital? I can only think of maybe 3: SFMM, SFGAdv, SFWoA...all T1 one parks according to the Hurricane....
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I got an idea, if you want to spend all this time catagorizing SF parks, try adding another catagory to make it easier. Try this Flagship Parks, Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. That might make it alot easier since their are several "borderline" Tier 1 parks with the T1,2,3 system. ----------------- 2/23: Static-X, Soulfly, Soil, & Onesidezero Loud Music at the Electric Factory....
SFWoA may be T1 now, because all their steelies are in top condition, but we'll see how their maintenance holds up in 5 years or so...2 great woodies, all that good steel, a happy park. HG has a pretty good ranking, IMO. Of course, parks like SFA and SFNE may be "bordeline", but jeremy's first post is the one that tells the real story..."each according to their market"...and, I'll add, their COMPETITION! ----------------- Off-season coaster blues got you down, stop by the 'buzz and turn your frown upside-down... Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
Heres my theory: If the park was in the sf chain before 1985, and has several quality attractions, its a tier 1. If the park was recently added to the sf chain, and possesses the normal assembly line of boomerangs, SLC's or any other overly - cloned ride, it should be down a bit on the scale. HOWEVER! I realize may parks started off as a "clone" park, but have improved dramatically (sfmw, sfa, sfft, maybe sfne). You must also take into account how much each park spends on a yearly basis and its attendance numbers. Like 2hostyl said, sfmm, sfga, sfgadv, and sfwoa are probably the highest on the list. ----------------- How much more floorless can they get?
*** This post was edited by GreatAdventureAddict on 2/3/2002. ***