CF actually improving other parks?

Friday, September 23, 2005 10:52 PM
Cedar Fair is finally giving rides to some of its other parks. Well there is a first.

It would kinda be nice to see Michigans Adventure get something though with all thats been coming out of the parent company.

Worlds of Fun gets a new coaster, which actually excites me as a pass holder and really never got a chance to get down there this year.

Valleyfair getting a ride too. Then there is also the finishing of WWK at geauga Lake and of course cedar point still milling the idea of something, with that last blog on their website, does it mean anything who knows.

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Friday, September 23, 2005 10:54 PM
And what are these "other parks" you are talking about? Cedar Fair invests capital in pretty much every one of their parks that requires it. Which leaves out Michigans Adventure, because that park really doesn't call for any capital.
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Friday, September 23, 2005 11:00 PM
What i mean is the big parks ie cedar point and knotts the bigger market ones are not getting anything, which actually lets them focus on their other parks for once, which is good because they need to add things that grab peoples intrest. Does that help any.
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Friday, September 23, 2005 11:15 PM
I don't really consider any of their parks IMPROVED except MIA.

Rides get you to come, The atmosphere and fun is what brings you back. IMHO they've sterilized several of their parks.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 10:45 AM
From what i've read and heard, they've done wonders w/GL. Both service and the overall cleaniness of the park have greatly improved since the buy-out.

Of course some would say their lack of attendance also factors in to it being cleaner.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 10:47 AM
The way I understand it the capital expenditures for one park have little to no bearing on the expenditures for another in the chain. So, it doesn't really make much sense to me.
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 10:56 AM
It's jsut another "Whaaa my homepark isn't a superpark, give us more rides" whine cleverly disguised as a corporate question.
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 11:09 AM
Wah!
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 11:18 AM
Didn't Knotts just get a coaster?
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 12:33 PM
Guess all those hypers in the late 90s were chopped liver...

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:51 PM
What's wrong with chopped liver?
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Monday, September 26, 2005 1:26 AM

Neuski said:
Didn't Knotts just get a coaster?

Yeah. A giant B&M Inverted Coaster to be specific. And in that same season - the world's first S&S Screaming Swing, AND America's first suspended-floorless HUSS TopSpin. Anybody want to know why Knott's ISN'T getting anything this year? *rollseyes@ author of the thread*

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Monday, September 26, 2005 1:32 AM
Because they still had a decrease in attendance? ;)

And since when did 'sterilize' become a negative word? I work in a hospital, I'd hope everything is 'sterilized'. Even some people.

But seriously, I don't find the atmosphere I've had at Any Cedar Fair park to be devoid of anything fun. How less trees and more pavement equal less fun is not clear to me, but to each his own. I'd take a day at any CF park over work or Six Flags.

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Monday, September 26, 2005 1:54 AM

TeknoScorpion said:

And since when did 'sterilize' become a negative word? I work in a hospital, I'd hope everything is 'sterilized'. Even some people.


I think he meant "sterile" as in the dictionary definition of "Lacking imagination, creativity, or vitality," not sterilized as in clean and free of bacteria ;)

And with that, I do agree with his opinion. I find Cedar Fair parks, while arguably better managed than its fellow regional competition, have no unique flavor or distinguishable atmosphere.

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Monday, September 26, 2005 4:07 PM
It's jsut another "Whaaa my homepark isn't a superpark, give us more rides" whine cleverly disguised as a corporate question.

Quick, someone call a wahmbulence!

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Monday, September 26, 2005 4:38 PM
MiA got a bigger attendance spike with their waterslide than Knotts did with a B&M invert.

It's all about adding the right attraction to the right park. If they're smart, they'll add another slide. Quickly.

-'Playa

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Monday, September 26, 2005 4:42 PM
Actually, Riptide was part of 2004, and Silver Bullet was 2005 Capital Expenditure.

Who says Knott's won't get anything for 06? That has not been announced yet?

True, MiA had a larger attendance surge with a slide than Knott's did with a coaster, however Knott's attendance of course is still way above MiA.

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Monday, September 26, 2005 5:02 PM
Uhhhh, nobody's debating that. This isn't MiA vs. Knott's.

But just cuz a small park doesn't get a B&M sure doesn't mean they're getting ignored...especially when the attraction they got gave them their biggest attendance spike since CF bought 'em.

-'Playa

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Monday, September 26, 2005 5:15 PM
Down with Kinzel!!! How dare he not add anything to the big parks. That's what did SF in you know. Burke and Kinzel must go and must go now, all because they didn't add ride to my local park. Down with Kinzel!!! ;)

Down with all almost park CEO's, they only care about the big(ger) parks. ;)

[this message was intended for those with a sarcastic and demented sense of humor] *** Edited 9/26/2005 9:16:39 PM UTC by coasterguts***

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Monday, September 26, 2005 9:45 PM
^^ And I didn't say it was either CoastaPlaya. I was just commenting on what you said.
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