corporate run vs family

Thursday, June 14, 2001 1:27 PM
What do you think produces the better park all around and not just coasters, family run parks such as indiana beach or holiday world or corporate run parks like sixflags or disney. Both types of parks are totally different from each other. What do you think brings the better experience.

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Thursday, June 14, 2001 1:30 PM
I think corporate parks have more money to build more attractions. But family parks can think or original names.:)

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Thursday, June 14, 2001 1:33 PM
Family all the way. Counting Cedar Fair as a family. I can't stand Six Flags making every park so similar.

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Thursday, June 14, 2001 1:56 PM
Well my home park, Michigan's Adventure was family run, and now will be run by good ol' Cedar Fair. I will now see all the changes between corporate and family!

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Shivering Timbers- for the love of Michigan's Adventure, just ride it.
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 1:57 PM
FAMILY. They know how to cater to each and every type and age. IMO, Disney counts as family because that's how they started. But Holiday World and Lake Winnie will always remain my favorite family fun parks!!
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 1:58 PM
They both have their good points and their bad points. Corporate parks can build state of the art coasters, but they very size of the operation means many of the employees are strangers to one anther. Small family parks allow employees to truly be a team, but you'll probably never find Millenium Force at Indiana Beach. I just try to enjoy each for what they have to offer.
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 2:07 PM

slithernoggin said:
"You'll probably never find Millenium Force at Indiana Beach. I just try to enjoy each for what they have to offer."

True...but that's where they come in to build amazing smaller coastes that leave a big impression...for instance, Cornball Express is now my favorite wooden coaster. It's just an amazing ride the WHOLE way through. I congratulate Indiana Beach and hope to see more great coasters in the future :)

MillenNium is spelled with TWO N's ;) *** This post was edited by Glitch01 on 6/14/2001. ***
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 2:16 PM
Family is always the best no family park looks similar. Just like no family of people is similar. Difference is what makes the world great. Cloneing is for the devil.

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ZEPPELIN RULES
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 2:53 PM

Coasting_Ohio said:
"Family all the way. Counting Cedar Fair as a family."

..yeah...right....

Anyway, I dont particularly care for family parks. Sure Raven and The Legend are great, but family *parks* on the whole hold little interest for me. This elusive sentiment of charm has been lost on me. I would much rather be at a colorful, large park with tons of things to do, than at a small park with nothing but trees, picnic tables and three good rides. But hey, that's me!
lata,
jeremy
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An SFBrat who is resigned to the fact that the world is filled with Six Flags Haters....it's tragic that they waste their lives like that
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 3:03 PM
Family! Just look at Holiday World...

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©Bruce's P:)sting Co.
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 5:39 PM
After going to Kennywood for years and losing my Knoebel's virginity on Tuesday, I think I'd have to say family.

Cedar Point is probably the best mix between the two. Great corporation-calibur rides, but it still feels like a family park.

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Matt Lynch
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:05 PM
There's no other places I'd rather be than Knoebels and Holiday World, two family owned parks. Kennywood athough a corporate park comes in close as well. To me family parks just seem to have a try to make your visit great feeling to them.

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Hello, My name is Dan and I'm a coasterholic.
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:28 PM
Corporate machines all the way! Let SF take em all over!

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Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:53 PM
I am pretty sure Cedar Point is a corporate park. And I would have to go with corporate. Family parks are great because its more peaceful. They also work harder to fit the people's needs. However, if you want big time thrills (which is what I want) you have to go with corporate. Corporate parks produce more money therefore they can afford to build more rides at once.

Corporate parks are no all that bad. Its not like they just don't care about the people like Family parks do.

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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 7:36 PM
Cedar Fair family? Bwahahahahaha!! I love SixFlags, nothing they do is ever wrong. I don't care about names or clones, I care about coasters.

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Friday, June 15, 2001 5:55 AM

BrandonR said:
I love SixFlags, nothing they do is ever wrong. I don't care about names or clones, I care about coasters.


You're joking right? I would rather spend a day at Waldameer in Erie, PA over a day at (Geauga Lake) because the atmosphere is so much better. You can ride classic dark rides, an awesome log flume, wipeout, Comet (Beastie), and coming soon a CCI, Ravine Flyer II!!!!!!!. At SFWoA you get to walk through trash and ride decent coasters, but not anything close to the fun at Waldameer.


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Friday, June 15, 2001 6:37 AM
A family park is more likely to spend their profits on a good quality original coasters instead of clones. Like ßruce said, Holiday World! (did I violate you c :) py right :)

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Friday, June 15, 2001 10:15 AM
But when you talk about Corporate parks making clones you are only talking about Six Flags (most of the time). You may have a good quality coaster but don't expect to see a new one every year

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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
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Friday, June 15, 2001 1:24 PM

Jephry said:
"But when you talk about Corporate parks making clones you are only talking about Six Flags (most of the time). You may have a good quality coaster but don't expect to see a new one every year

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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye."


Yes, and do you know why? Because Six Flags is the largest park chain in the world. When you compare it to something, oh say, Cedar Fair, of course they're not going to have as many clones... Their number of parks doesn't compare. Some people find anytihng to whine about, whether it be "unoriginal" names, colors, or clones... A real coaster enthusiast loves the coasters for what they are.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 9:43 PM
I find there is nothing personal whatsoever about a trip to a Corporate park. Family-owned GOOD parks cater to their average customer as an interest to ALL family members whereas the larger parks cater more to strictly thrill-seekers. There are not many old family parks that remain old Family parks left. Indiana Beach is a very strong surviver--even against Six Flags.
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