Forbes profiles several parks and their offerings for the 2002 season

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2002 4:03 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Forbes profiled a number of amusement parks all over the world, and has compiled facts and previews of these parks.

Take me to the Forbes feature!

Thursday, March 21, 2002 4:28 AM

Not a bad writeup, but they need to double-check some of their "facts". Also, they seem to put a lot of emphasis on "as adults we're putting up with this for the kids", which as we all know is FAR from the case for many people.

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 5:29 AM
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One thing I found hilarious is the fact that the picture of Millenium Force at Cedar Point is actually mirrored!

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 5:35 AM
Teh "putting up with it for the kids" not only says something about attitude towards amusement parks, it also says something about the author's attitude towards kids. When my kids were little, I used to love to take them to Sesame Place even though it didn't offer much for me directly. It was a blast just watching them.
Thursday, March 21, 2002 5:46 AM
Yeah, I just saw that, beast7369! I totally freaked out and was like, "That's not right!" I guess it would be a little different as a ride though... *** This post was edited by CPgenius on 3/21/2002. ***
Thursday, March 21, 2002 5:52 AM
I am not offended by the mirrored pic of MF. At least all of the photos matched the stories, unlike a certain chain of theme parks (strangely unrepresented in the Forbes article).

He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

Thursday, March 21, 2002 6:28 AM

Yeah, I'm a little pissed about that. Perhaps they didnt want to pony up the money to be *featured*. And look at the BEC parks. Strange that they have 3 separate pages instead of putting them all together....

something smells fishy...and it's not yeaterdays lunch...

Besides, if we were really shutting down people we disagreed with, would Jeremy (2Hostyl) still be around? :) I think not. - Jeff 1/24/02

Thursday, March 21, 2002 6:34 AM
The JTA picture on the Sea World page is also mirrored.

How much more floorless can they get?

Thursday, March 21, 2002 7:55 AM
Isn't it quite ironic that they say Wicked Twister is the supposed tallest coaster while they are showing MF above. Forbes needs to do better research/

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 10:30 AM
Yeah, I figured that they meant impulse, but the normal vacationer from out of the area wouldn't know that...
Thursday, March 21, 2002 1:23 PM
"Busch Gardens also has several roller coasters, including the Gwazi, which is a wooden, double twist coaster whose trains whiz past each other at 100 mph. "

That would hurt.

**Oh, duh, don't I feel stupid

Kingbob wrote this. *** This post was edited by kingbob on 3/21/2002. ***

Thursday, March 21, 2002 1:40 PM
janfrederick's avatar Seemed a little haughty. Then again, it's Forbes...

"I'll bet that thing hits 5 Gs going through that loop.....faaar ooouut!"

Thursday, March 21, 2002 3:54 PM
Is this article for real, or is it a hoax??
Thursday, March 21, 2002 4:54 PM
My question is why aren't the SIX FLAGS parks on the list? I can hardly believe some little Sesame Street theme park could top SIX FLAGS. I Really think that SIX FLAGS should be on the list. Also, why are they saying that Ceder Point has the most roller coasters in the world with 15?....For their info, Six Flags Magic Mountain also has 15 roller coasters! Its just my opinion, tell me if you agree!
Thursday, March 21, 2002 4:56 PM
Don W. I think that they meant that the Wicked Twister was going to be the tallest of its kind. I don't know though.
Thursday, March 21, 2002 5:56 PM
The guy is a stick in the mud writting for a bunch of other sticks in the mud. That much is very clear. His family sees him as nothing buy a wallet unfortunatly. He'd rather be playing golf and away from his wife and kids I am sure. What a sad dude.

Someone at CP scanned a negative the wrong way around and emailed it to Forbes. You would think that they would know better.

*I just noticed that a woman wrote it. I guess she is just trying to appeal to the readers. *** This post was edited by Wabash Cannonball on 3/21/2002. ***

Thursday, March 21, 2002 7:37 PM
I think the 100 MPH thing for Gwazi combines the two speeds for each track. Kind of strange, and pretty misleading

0-82 in 2.3 seconds! =Wow!

Friday, March 22, 2002 5:06 AM
just goes to show what the Six Flags industry is trul like.

What goes up Must Come Down, Lets hope it comes down really fast! Unfortunatly Vertigo came down too fast!

Friday, March 22, 2002 8:09 AM

In the Paramount Section, did anyone else catch this suggestion?

"Since Viacom also owns MTV, CBS and VH1, we'd like to suggest a new ride: the David Letterman Roller Coaster."

A coaster named after David Letterman. I know it will probably never happen, but lets open up our minds here and see what we can come up with! :-)


Brian A. Plencner

Friday, March 22, 2002 8:17 AM
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Coaster*ry says: "My question is why aren't the SIX FLAGS parks on the list? I can hardly believe some little Sesame Street theme park could top SIX FLAGS."

Well, didn't the article say some of the world's best amusement parks?


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