Flagship parks.

Friday, March 25, 2005 1:17 AM
We all know that the flagship park for cedar fair is cedar point. But what about the rest of the chains like six flags, paramount, and busch?

Friday, March 25, 2005 1:29 AM
I don't think Six flags has one flagship park. Their ranking is tiered, with Great America, Six Flags over Texas, Magic Mountain and Great Adventure at the top. As for Paramount, I'd guess King's Island is the Marsha Brady of the chain. Busch is harder to decipher. BGT has the better rides, but BGW has better charm. YMMV

*** Edited 3/25/2005 6:29:58 AM UTC by Antuan***

Friday, March 25, 2005 1:31 AM
Kennywood is the flagship of the KennyCorp chain, Hersheypark is the flagship of the HersheyCo chain, Silver Dollar City is the flagship of the SDC chain.
Friday, March 25, 2005 1:35 AM
Sesame Place is not the flagship of the Busch chain.

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Friday, March 25, 2005 1:37 AM
Six Flags Inc considers Six Flags Magic Mountain it's flagship park. And if you noticed it usually gets the bigger more unique rides or first ones like Superman: The Escape, The Riddler's Revenge, Goliath, X, Deja Vu, Viper and Thrillshot. It is the only SF park with non-miror image Cyclone clone, first one to get a non-black Batman: The Ride and Next Generation PLC system on SCREAM!.

Paramont Parks, I would have to say Paramont's King's Islands. With ABP,Sea World it is a tie between Sea World Orlando and Sea World San Antonio, I would aslo say it is a tie with the two Busch Gardens.

Friday, March 25, 2005 3:25 AM

I would of thought kings dominium would be a flagship park for paramount.

Not shure about six flags. I think its a close call between magic mountain, or new jersey.

Friday, March 25, 2005 3:35 AM
Six Flags over texas is the origional, but Im not sure if its considered the flagship, I wouldl think so even thought its not the biggest and such...
Friday, March 25, 2005 7:47 AM
I don't think Great Adventure gets much of an up from Kingda Ka because Magic Mountain is the only park with as many coasters as cp and has many unique and big rides. I would consider it the flagship.

As for Paramount, probably pki.

Busch, I'd go with BGT. The rides in a park are more important to me then the charm for the most part. Also BGT does have a charm just a different charm. The animals are also nice to the park and good for the theme. The BGW coasters (and other rides) are great but BGT has some really exciting and good coasters. *** Edited 3/25/2005 7:05:05 PM UTC by Austin***

Friday, March 25, 2005 8:07 AM
Great America=Hurricane Harbor in 2005
Great Adventure=Kingda Ka in 2005
Friday, March 25, 2005 10:51 AM
I really doubt it'll be TOO long before SF realizes that the parks with the greatest *potential* for future growth are, in order...

SFGAdv (they seem to have figured this one out, LOL)

SFMM has basically maxed out, I think they can MAINTAIN, doubt they'll GROW...too many better places to go to in SoCal, and their GM just doesn't seem to "get it".

Paramount's *flagship* is PKI, no doubt, but PKD is right there, and PCar has fantastic potential for growth...

BGT may be the Busch flagship (and SheiKra says THEY think so), but BGW is the crown jewel...:)

Friday, March 25, 2005 12:57 PM
Why pki?

I would think that kings dominium yould be more of a flgship park over kings island. Just for the fact that they seem to have more of the larger attractions.

Friday, March 25, 2005 1:24 PM
I would say that PKI is certainly the flagsip for all the Paramount Parks. They really have put a lot into that park the past few years and have made it a park worth while. PKI always seems to put in the top-notch themed rides in the chain.
Friday, March 25, 2005 1:34 PM
SF really should sell some parks. They can eventually buy them back but they have too many parks and they aren't managing them well.

They also should have took Snyder's advice. They need any advice they can get. They need to start remaking the parks (after selling some) and then when the parks that are remaining are running well, they can buy more parks.

Paramount and CF can handle that many parks (probably), but SF can't right now. They are focusing on a few parks and leaving the others in the dust (like sfa-one that should be sold). With less parks they could focus more on management and employees and rides and not have to worry about other parks.

Lets think of some of the ones to be sold... (people give me some help here).

Friday, March 25, 2005 2:26 PM

SONiC Senshi said:
Six Flags Inc considers Six Flags Magic Mountain ...........first one to get a non-black Batman: The Ride ...........

There you go....SFMM is clearly the flagship park! :)

Friday, March 25, 2005 2:56 PM

crazy horse said:
Why pki?

I would think that kings dominium yould be more of a flgship park over kings island. Just for the fact that they seem to have more of the larger attractions.

why is PKI the flagship park?Because Kings Island was the first built PKI's sister park is PKD because it was the 2nd built in the chain that is now know as Paramount Parks thats why PKI gets all the good attractions because it's the flagship park. *** Edited 3/25/2005 8:00:51 PM UTC by MysteryIncs1#Fan***

Friday, March 25, 2005 3:00 PM
I don't know how to explain SFMM...I was in CA last summer on a biz trip and swung by the park on a day free of meetings, etc. I was expecting something bigger and better...not saying the rides aren't great because they are! The park just seems to have had "better days". All the paint on the rides looked faded, and not maintained as well as they could be. S:TE was down...and I really wanted to ride it. I did get on Deja Vu, and from what I read on these posts that can be rare.
Friday, March 25, 2005 3:14 PM
Well if you're going by attendance, SFGAdv and PKI are the flagship parks in their respective chains.
Friday, March 25, 2005 3:16 PM
I don't know how to explain SFMM...

Seems to me you described it prefectly ;)

Friday, March 25, 2005 4:29 PM
Peabody, you beat me to it. I was going to say the same thing. I'm suprised everyone didn't boycott Six Flags after such a huge risk.
Friday, March 25, 2005 5:14 PM
Lets not turn this into another "lets bash six flags" thread. This is a thread about flagship parks.

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