Clementon Park's new owners hope to improve experience

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 12:08 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Park General Manager and Vice President David Dorman said, since being acquired by Adrenaline Family Entertainment in 2007, Clementon Park and Splash World has had a commitment to improve the overall park experience, park cleanliness and hospitality of each park employee.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:43 PM
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How so? Great Adventure is near new York, new Jersy, and Philly.


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:51 PM

Tekwardo said:


Shades said:
But with TWO Hampton Inns so close to each other aren't they afraid they will take business away from the other one?

I assume you're alluding to what the park said about marketing outside of their target area but you're comparing apples to oranges. Hotels aren't amusement parks. Just like there being a Starbucks on every block in the city. Or a McDonalds at every exit on a highway. The argument doesnt compare in any way.

I know - I was being sarcastic without the smiley.

But since you did mention it how do all those McD's stay in business? Is everyone so hungry that they cannot possible wait one more highway exit to eat?

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:54 PM

billb7581 said:
Jackson NJ is no mans land.

I wondered why they wouldn't let me ride El Toro unless I wore a dress and heels...


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:54 PM
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ZING! to Techno!

A lot of us have been on CoasterBuzz for a decade or close to it. Some of us visit this website every single day. We have spent the last decade talking about hotels, amusement parks, and everything even closely related. We are very familiar with the topic of hotels and amusement parks. A lot of people here either work directly in the industry, or have worked directly in the industry. Some build roller coaster trains, some are or have been ride operators, and some even run amusement parks.

A Machinist, who claims to not even like roller coasters, begins to post on CoasterBuzz. He definitely doesn't have the same knowledge or experience that the others have here, and has a less qualified opinion of this topic that he trolls about.

Everyone else wins the conversation. Bill loses. The end.


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:57 PM

LostKause said:
. The end.

Dare we dream?


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:05 PM

Well by making that post you kind of kept it going:)

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:21 PM
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Seriously, I look forward to a day when we can talk about the topic at hand, and not be interrupted with Bill's opinion about hotels near amusement parks.


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:54 PM

LostKause said:
ZING! to Techno!

A lot of us have been on CoasterBuzz for a decade or close to it. Some of us visit this website every single day. We have spent the last decade talking about hotels, amusement parks, and everything even closely related. We are very familiar with the topic of hotels and amusement parks. A lot of people here either work directly in the industry, or have worked directly in the industry. Some build roller coaster trains, some are or have been ride operators, and some even run amusement parks.

A Machinist, who claims to not even like roller coasters, begins to post on CoasterBuzz. He definitely doesn't have the same knowledge or experience that the others have here, and has a less qualified opinion of this topic that he trolls about.

Everyone else wins the conversation. Bill loses. The end.

I know a thing or 2 about booking a hotel around here last minute. I worked night shift at a truck shop and we'd often have to put drivers up in motels/hotels when the repairs were extensive. When there is a convention in town, you cant get a room at any of those places mentioned.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:56 PM

Tekwardo said:
How so? Great Adventure is near new York, new Jersy, and Philly.


Really? It's a good 45 minute drive to downtown philadelphia and at least 90 minutes to the GWB.

edit... from 19136 (Northeast Philly... as close as you can get to GA and still be in Philadelphia, it's almost an hour. The distance to the GWB is about right.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:00 PM
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All the more reason for people on the far side of town to want to stay over nite. I knew you'd come back with that. You took the bait. But I guess you're still caught up on people with families dint stay in hotels overnite.Besides, you're the one that argued that the park doesn't need a hotel because it's so close to those metro areas...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:04 PM

I took the bait? LOL.. People book hotel rooms rather than drive an hour? On what planet does this happen? People would vacation at 6 flags? Really? People around here dont vacation at amusement parks. They're typically day trips, Moreys would be the exception because you have the ocean there.

You're comparison falls flat because Carrowinds is in close proximity to other things.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:18 PM
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Carowinds is close to what exactly, that Great Adventure isn't? And who said people were vacationing at these parks? Sure there is daytripping but there are so weekenders.

Again just because you and your family don't stay overnite when driving over an hour (you just pointed out how far those places were from GADv, and my response concerned people living on the far side of those cities, easily two hours or more away) doesn't mean that enough people aren't willing to stay over nite. You keep acting like everyone haw to want to stay. The reality is that only a small portion would want to.

Kings Dominion is in Doswell VA. Nothing else really close. And Richmond is hardly a destination. Oh and there is a hotel there at the Park's entrance. I guess peoe stay there to look at the gas station across the street.

My parents are in no way enthusiasts but we always stayed overnite when we went to the closest amusement park when I was a kid. Because they didn't feel like drivin a couple hours after an exhausting day. Then the only thing close to Carowinds was the outlet mall nearby. We'd go there for a couple hours the next day.

Hey, doesn't GADv have one of those close?

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:25 PM
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For what it's worth, (and I reckon it's about as much as the rest of this discussion) my interest in parks and coasters began when I was a kid because my family used to vacation to amusement parks all of the time. We vacationed at Hersheypark, Kings Island, and Cedar Point. We stayed in hotels and we didn't visit any of the surrounding attractions...just the parks.


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:39 PM
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Wait, dont you live close to Hershey? And your family stayed over?


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:43 PM
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billb7581 said:
I took the bait? LOL.. People book hotel rooms rather than drive an hour? On what planet does this happen? People would vacation at 6 flags? Really? People around here dont vacation at amusement parks. They're typically day trips, Moreys would be the exception because you have the ocean there.

Heh. The same way you accuse others of seeing things through "enthusiast colored glasses", I'm going to suggest you're seeing things through "people around here colored glasses".

As far as hotel rooms for locals - happens all the time...and for distances far less than an hour. Your error is in assuming that it's necessity. But you'd be amazed at the number of people who use local hotels as a 'getaway' of sorts. A fun night away from home. Use the pool, get the free breakfasts and dinners and whatever, watch a movie in the room, take in the local attractions - even things as mundane as shopping at the mall.

People wouldn't use a hotel an hour away because they necessarily have to. They'll use it because it's part of a fun day (weekend?) away from home.

Your view on the hotel is far too utilitarian.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:49 PM
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Tekwardo said:
Wait, dont you live close to Hershey? And your family stayed over?

I didn't live here when I was a kid. I grew up in the Pittsburgh area. :)


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:50 PM
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But That's only a day trip!


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:51 PM
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Exactly. But then it wouldn't be a vacation. And we wanted to make a vacation out of the experience. Too bad no one does that, though, eh?


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:54 PM
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What you mean like we did when going to Carowinds or Kings Dominion?


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:56 PM
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Carrie M. said:
And we wanted to make a vacation out of the experience.

And with one sentence, Carrie sums up my entire previous post.


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