Wednesday, May 9, 2001 12:05 PM
I just was thinking about this it seems like SF only can go to a certain limit. But cedar fair purchased MF that was extreme. But i debate with my friend if SF will ever purchase a Giga-Coaster
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 12:38 PM
You need to understand that Cedar Fair doesn't operate like Six Flags when it comes to capital expenditures. Cedar Fair treats each park as its own business unit. Cedar Point, for example, was expected to have a certain increase in attendance and additional revenue from Breakers Express. That offset the cost of Millennium Force. Dorney most likely budgeted a certain increase in attendance and in-park spending for the next year or two to pay for Talon. The catch is that the company overall has to have a certain cash flow, I suspect, which is why not every park can get something at once. The lower attendance parks obviously get new stuff less frequently.
The Six Flags approach is different, where they will incur a certain amount of debt and execute rapid development of new acquisitions. Don't be surprised if capital expenditures in the Six Flags parks slow to a crawl while they try to recover some of that expense.
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