Cedar Point and Six Flags blitz North Coast with advertising

Posted Friday, June 1, 2001 5:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Point and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure have been advertising heavily in the Cleveland market. Cedar Point is advertising in a 400-mile radius.

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Friday, June 1, 2001 5:39 AM
I give Beth (the reporter) a lot of credit. She knows coaster speak pretty well. How many reporters know to call something a "Flying Dutchman." Of course, that's what you get when you go to IAAPA. :)

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Jeff
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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:55 AM
She forgot to mention the other "Flyimg Dutchman" at SFA, Batwing. :) It looks like the Northeast coaster wars has begun. :)

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Friday, June 1, 2001 12:10 PM
The Northeast? Cedar Point and Six Flags:WoA are in the Midwest. Being in Detroit, I've seen at least 10-15 commercials featuring either park. Six Flags really knows how to make commercials. The Cedar Point ones are one step up from being ameteur. But that doesn't matter because come Sunday, I'll be at Cedar Point. Too bad it's going to be raining.:(
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Friday, June 1, 2001 12:39 PM
Cedar Point and Six Flags are heavily advertising in the western PA region again since they *are* competing with Kennywood.

I prefer the Cedar Point commercials over the Six Flags commercials, because simply they have 1) a catchy tune, and 2) show some great rides. The Six Flags commercials try to make the park seem like something it's not: good!
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Friday, June 1, 2001 2:00 PM
As much as I love coasters, I am starting to get really sick of the advertising. It's not like we don't know that parks are there.

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Friday, June 1, 2001 2:02 PM
CP owns Six Flags Worlds of Adventure and don't worry if there is bad weather everything is open regardless.CP would be the greatest forever park if they had more room to expaned.

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Friday, June 1, 2001 4:01 PM
Everyday i see at least 5-6 of the *same* SFWoA commercials (Once there was a season pass to Six Flags Ohio, and one for Sea World Ohio...) and hear the same thing on the radio, which is turning me AWAY from SFWoA. In the same amount of time I'll hear maybe 1-2 radio spots for Cedar Point, which is nice, gets me excited to finally go!

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*Will finally be at the Point on wednesday!*
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Friday, June 1, 2001 4:11 PM
I see SF more that Cedar Point. I like CP's commercial because of the whole view of Millennium Force, that music is cheesy though. SF is about to get on my last nerve

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Friday, June 1, 2001 5:31 PM
"Hold on, Hold on, Hold on, Cedar Point!"

Thats the only commercial I heard for either park on the raido or TV when I was in Ohio for three days earlier in the week.

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Friday, June 1, 2001 10:12 PM
Hudkina, I meant Northeast of Ohio. Sorry for the confusion.:) I can't wait for June 24th for my trip to SFWoA.

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Friday, June 1, 2001 10:51 PM
Bigkirby said:
As much as I love coasters, I am starting to get really sick of the advertising. It's not like we don't know that parks are there.

The advertising isn't there for the coaster enthusiast's benefit. It's there to get the word out to the GP that the park is open, it has a new ride, etc. While we think of coasters and parks daily, the rest of the world might not have a theme park cross their mind for long periods of time. They see the advertisement and think, "Oh yeah, let's go to SFWOA or CP." And remember, more advertising usually equals greater attendance which can lead to more rides for us enthusiasts. :)

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Saturday, June 2, 2001 10:18 AM
But if they didn't know that park was open, then there'd be shorter lines :)

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Saturday, June 2, 2001 5:56 PM
hudkina: Cedar Point's spots are far from amateur. Trust me, marketing is part of what I do for a living. I give them credit because, while I hate the "hold on" theme, the spots reflect the personality of the park. The Six Flags spots, I would venture to guess, are cookie cutter spots used in every market the chain has a park in. The SFWoA spots don't even have the actual rides from the park.

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Jeff
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:02 PM
I just saw this topic and had some sort of closure.

Last Saturday, I was driving home from Great America, my friend and I sharing stories about how freaked out we were before V2. Then I saw it.

Off to the left of the car, there was a huge Cedar Point billboard donning Snoopy. This was when we traveled SOUTH from Great America (whatever freeway that is.) You may have seen it.

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