Cedar Fair and Pepsi

Monday, January 20, 2003 1:52 PM

Well I went to Knotts Sat (Jan 18th) and now inside resturants all have pepsi and so do the outside resturants. It's funny becuase the Xcelerator and Ghostrider machines are still coke, but I'm sure the'll get pepsi machines soon, also the spining thing on Coasters still says Coke. So does Cedar Fair now have a deal with Pepsi?

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Monday, January 20, 2003 1:54 PM
Cedar Point has been serving Pepsi for quite a while now. I'm guessing that the rest of the parks in the chain have been for at least a few years as well.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 4:50 PM

So that might explain SF's decision to switch from pepsi to coke effective in the 2003 season.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 4:53 PM
Yeah if memory serves me right WOF has all Pepsi machines
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Monday, January 20, 2003 5:10 PM

Kings Island has been a Coke park for many years. The sponsorship agreement ended a few years back and they thought about changing to Pepsi but never did and resigned with Coke. Its all about the sponsorship. Coke and Pepsi actually give the park stuff and the park will pick whichever company they like the free stuff from.

Coke gave money to KI to repaint the inside of the Festhaus to get rid of the old mountain scene. If you notice that is why Coke is plastered all over the walls shoving their name down your throat. Occasionally we will get new coke machines and the like from them when we build new food stands. So Coke gives Kings Island what they want.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 5:11 PM

Pepsi or Coke, it all tastes the same to me.

I just prefer coke more because I like the Polar Bear comercials. Ok, so I am weird. :)

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Monday, January 20, 2003 5:45 PM
Sorry guys I just couldn't resist throwing the o'le SF /CF competion in there. :-)
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Monday, January 20, 2003 5:51 PM
Yeah, Dorney is chok full of Pepsi machines. Some of the machines even have the logo of the coaster advertised on the front of them along w the pepsi logo, I know Steel Force does.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:12 PM
Yes Pepsi came into existance at WOF during the 2001 season - which was to the sounds of disgust from local ACErs. Oh well, if this is the worst thing to happen than I think we will be able to handle it ;)

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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:15 PM
Yeah, WOF has Pepsi machines, but have you ever looked closely at them?...The ones in the queue line for Mamba must have come straight from CP...for the last two years, they all have the images of MF, Raptor, Magnum, and Corkscrew on the plastic overlay, (just like the ones in the queue for MF) but at the top it has the WOF name in the WOF font...I even overheard a couple of peeps in the Mamba line discussing where exactly in the park they could find those rides displayed on the front of the machine. I had to painfully mention to them that they would have to travel about 15 hours east...
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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:15 PM

I've got news for you... I don't know about the entire chain, but I can tell you that Cedar Point isn't paying a dime for their soda.

Think about the recent announcement about Coke at Universal. Did you notice how they called it a "marketing agreement?" What do you suppose that means?

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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:59 PM
I'm pretty sure that the Pepsi machines that you see at WOF are also the ones that you can find at most of the parks in the chain. Different logo at the top, but same pciture. Man I miss the days when the Coke machines where themed to the individual ride. :(

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 3:00 AM
I miss the coke machines period. Pepsi rips through my guts. ... Anyway the polar bears are definitely cool.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 3:45 AM

BATWING FAN SFA said:

So that might explain SF's decision to switch from pepsi to coke effective in the 2003 season.



Six Flags has always had coke

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 4:42 AM
I don't know how they sleep at night charging $2.00 for a 20 oz bottle at some machines in the parks.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 4:44 AM
$2.00 doesn't seem like much anymore after Cedar Point attempted to try and charge $3.00 this past season. Hopefully they kept prices for this coming season where they were at the end of last season and aren't trying for a repeat performance :oP

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*** This post was edited by Draegs on 1/21/2003. ***

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 5:02 AM
SFGAm Shock....maybe some SF parks have always been Coke but not all. Some of them just changed over this year. I went to SFKK and they were Pepsi then the next week I hear they made a deal with Coke and they would change.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 5:08 AM
Its funny... Cedar Point doesn't pay for their soda, but they tried charging us $3.00

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 5:09 AM
Wouldn't it be nice if some park had the guts (courtesy? money?) to offer BOTH Coke and Pepsi, as well as Sprite, Mountain Dew, etc.? Or maybe a park could strike a deal with a local soda company. I'd love to see Ale-8-One served at SFKK or Ski pop at PKI.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 5:41 AM

While they may not pay for their soda, I am sure that there is probably some sort of profit sharing for Pepsi or Coke depending on the park and which products they serve.

I am also sure that it is like free advertising for Pepsi and Coke anyway. We drink their drinks in the parks, get addicted to them and wow....guess what....we buy them when we get home. DOH!

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*** This post was edited by beast7369 on 1/21/2003. ***

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