flyer at fiesta texas

Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:00 PM
a while ago i heard something about six flags fiesta texas recieving a custom batman themed b&m flyer with new elements. anyone know any more about this?
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Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:05 PM
Rumors don't fly here. (no pun intended) Don't start any, and don't spread them either...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:09 PM
I can confirm that at least on a park level the mid-sized Six Flags parks (Fiesta Texas included) do not have any indication on what, if anything, they are receiving in 2004.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:11 PM
I can second that confirmation. I can also add that the park was never supposed to get one last year either as so many people thought.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:30 PM
Panther, how can you have any indication on what you're getting for 04, when what your getting is a big fat nothin'? :)

Joe "'04 is gonna be sliiiiiiiim pickin's folks!" C.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:31 PM
$75 million doesn't buy a lot of shiney new B&Ms and Intamins, so I'd look for Six Flags to do this in 2004:

1] Take SBNO rides and coasters our of storage and use them as new rides at the mid and lower tier parks...

2] Buy some used rides and coasters for the upper and mid tier parks...

3] And spend the bulk of the $75m on the "bread and butter" parks.

I'd be willing to bet SFMM gets something in 2004. With Universal debuting Mummy, DCA debuting ToT, and Knott's debuting a flat and coaster, SFMM is going to have to do something to keep up in a competitive market. I just hope its not yet another coaster...that's the LAST thing SFMM needs right now.

Pure speculation: parks I feel stand the best chance of getting new attractions in 2004 are SFMM, SFNO, Enchanted Village, SFA, SFFT, and SFWoA.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:54 PM
how about they spend that money on staff, training and a qbot system that works? and give sfwoa that hyper too. :)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003 2:26 PM
I'am still waiting to see where the former Greezed Lightin' is going to end up at. (PGA).

Can you guess where?

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Thursday, September 11, 2003 6:51 AM
I side with Moosh... $75 mil doesn't go very far, and you rest assured that Six Flags is going to do everything it can to stretch it as far as it'll go. I agree with most everything he said, but have a few concerns:

1] How many coasters does SF own that are currently SBNO or in storage? I thought that they pretty much purged their boneyards last year. The Old Indiana rides were either relocated or trashed, right? That leaves an Arrow shuttle or two lying around and SFAW's Excaliber mine train, which is supposedly too far gone to rebuild. Aside from PGA's Greezed Lightnin', is there anything else worthy of giving new life to?

2] I can see SF buying some other chains' used rides, but wonder how "old" those rides would have to be for them to pass. Would they purchase PKI's King Cobra? Dorney's Hercules?

3] Not to disagree, but with all of the other LA-area parks seeing major improvements next year, I would imagine that SF would want to pass on a SFMM addition that would get lost amongst the hoopla for the other area parks. I would think it would be in their best interest and wait until things have calmed down, then hit everyone with an amazing new coaster in 2005. Actually, I don't see any of the parks that received big 2003 investments getting new ones in 2004 (SFOT, SFGAm, SFGAdv). I do see SFFT, SFOG, SFA, EV, SFNO and SFWoA getting "new" rides, though.

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-Rob
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Thursday, September 11, 2003 7:11 AM
Last year, Fiesta Texas recieved a jump in attendance even though there was nothing new, and the jokers revenge was removed. Do you think that is any incentive to build something else there? Look at it from their standpoint.. They have a budget. And things aren't slowing down so theres no need for anything to boost attendance. It's not like Sea World near by is putting up that big of a fight or anything. And the other thing is just 3 years ago they spent 50 million on SFFT alone. That was a major investment. They might get a new dippin dots stall or something in 2004 but most likely, nothing. My guess is if they do get something, it will be a water slide complex or something around those lines.

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Thursday, September 11, 2003 7:44 AM
I am planning a trip to SFFT and Schlitterbahn in 2005 so I hope they have a cool new coaster there when I go.

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Thursday, September 11, 2003 8:15 AM
SFFT as a park may not be in dire need of a new coaster. On paper, the lineup looks a bit anemic. In practice, the park also has a great waterpark, puts on a number of very good shows, and is so well-themed (both areas and a few individual rides) that you don't feel it necessary to run from one coaster to another.

Plus, they sell Shiner Bock at reasonable prices! Who can argue with that?

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Thursday, September 11, 2003 8:24 AM
A flyer off the cliff wall might be a good idea, but def. too expensive this year....however, a park in a quarry *without* a mine train, how can this be? ;)
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Thursday, September 11, 2003 9:03 AM
I'm not sure if I missed a joke there Billy Boy, but SFFT has Road Runner Express, one of the most intense Mine Trains out there.

Unless I just fell into a sar'chasm' or something.

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Thursday, September 11, 2003 9:12 AM
D'Oh....no joke Joe...I *ass-umed* (since I haven't been to SFFT) that RRE was like SFKKK's ride of the same name, a mouse....guess with SFI it should have been obvious that it would HAVE to be a different ride to share the same name...;)
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Thursday, September 11, 2003 9:30 AM
Supposedly a decent mine train, too.

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-Rob
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Thursday, September 11, 2003 10:19 AM
RRE is a VERY good mine train. Might be the best I've ridden. Anyway, unless things have changed (and they very well may have) SFI said that they were going to make sure that at least two of their "Big Four" parks were going to get a major improvement each year. If I were a betting man, I'd say SFMM and SFoT would be up in '04, with the SFGAs riding the flyers into '05.

Moreover, I'd guess that SFoT would indeed get a coaster, but SFMM would upgrade the waterpark with an expansion of some sort. That would make sense to me instead of adding *yet another* coaster.

lata, jeremy

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Thursday, September 11, 2003 11:54 AM
If SFOT gets a coaster, I would be willing to bet it is a Superman flyer. Actually, if SFMM gets a coaster, I'd bet that would be a B&M flyer, too, although they could probably use a drop tower of some sort, right?

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-Rob
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Thursday, September 11, 2003 12:03 PM
Rob - SFMM could use a higher drop tower but with DCA's ToT opening next year it might not be so wise to offer a "similar" experience.

I'd love for SFMM to get at least a half dozen new Xtreme flats.

mOOSH

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Thursday, September 11, 2003 12:05 PM
Does SFMM have a drop tower, or just an Intamin Free Fall?

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-Rob
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