Help With Brochures

Thursday, October 9, 2003 10:09 AM
I am debating on parks to attend next year and am having trouble finding brochures online that I can order. Does anyone know how to get brochures from Six Flags, Knoebels, etc off their website or do you have to call them to have something sent? I have gotten brochures online from CP, Hersheypark but having trouble with other parks.

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Skol Vikings
August 28, 2004-The Day I Am No Longer A Free Man

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 10:09 AM
I used to snail mail parks for brochures, so if there is a place to e-mail them on their sites, you could probably do that.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 10:17 AM
Don't you love the internet?

Check out this link:

http://www.themeparkbrochures.com/main.html


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If Barbie is so popular...why do you have to buy her friends?

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 10:27 AM
E-mailing the parks is the easiest way. In the case of Six Flags, you usually have to call or snail mail them since most of them don't have e-mail. Another way is to contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the states the parks are in. Most of the times, they have brochures of the parks.

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Sue Barry
CoasterSue@aol.com

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 11:02 AM
Gotta love the internet because of a link like that!

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 1:26 PM
If you have a AAA membership...you can get most major parks brochures there.
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Thursday, October 9, 2003 1:35 PM
(Innocent question)

If you are debating on where to go, Why look at the brochures? Why not check around , look at pictures, and read reviews?

All the brochures are supposed to do is catch your eye and make you say, "Hey, I want to go there."

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But yes, I do Collect them.

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 1:35 PM
The part I found amazing was looking at Kings Island's 1972 brochure, (their opening year), and seeing the admission prices. $6.00 for adults, and then down to $5.00 after 6pm. Boy, have we come a long way since those days!
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Thursday, October 9, 2003 1:48 PM
Thanks for the cool link!

I love looking at old brochures. :-) Oh yeah, the King's Island brochures are very fascinating! I remember that sky rise so well.

Woohoo! Did the Vortex look too cool or what? ;-)

Kentucky Kingdom's 1990 brochure is also quite interesting, being that there was only one single attraction (a lone wooden coaster) over the bridge. Oh how things have changed. :-)

Cedar Point's 1990 brochure brings back some memories of my first time there during my high school senior trip. I will never forget riding the Demon Drop and then watching it get "wedged" near the top soon after. lol.

-Tina

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Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!


*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 10/9/2003 6:28:03 PM ***

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 4:23 PM
Kudos on providing that link, its really interesting to see the evolution of the parks. In 1990 Magic Mountain, described Viper as "the most frightening coaster on earth." Hehe, I thought that was funny. I just thought that was quite a bold statement to make. :)

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Thursday, October 9, 2003 4:43 PM
But it was. The 7-inversion thing was still a pretty big number, and though Magnum beat out Viper at height at that time, Viper did 7 inversions and was only 2mph slower than Magnum, with nearly the same height.
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Thursday, October 9, 2003 5:03 PM
The 7 inversion thing was big deal but its not like it was the only coaster that had 7 loops at that time. I do agree that Viper probably was a huge deal and a great ride. I'm just saying that "the most frightening coaster on earth" is a very bold statement to make.

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*** This post was edited by DorneyDante 10/9/2003 9:03:51 PM ***
*** This post was edited by DorneyDante 10/9/2003 9:22:41 PM ***

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Friday, October 10, 2003 11:22 AM
Six Flags is famous for making lots of bold statements!

While it wasn't a great big deal back in 1990, it was the first coaster in the L.A.-area to "loop" that many times and go that high, unless you take Knott's Boomerang into consideration.

And speaking of Boomerangs, why do people consider SFDL's Viper to be the first five-inversion coaster? When it was built ('84 or '85), Vekoma's Boomerang inverted riders six times. I know that the design theoretically has three loops, but since they are navigated forwards and backwards, doesn't that make the Boomerang the "most looping coaster" until PKI's Vortex came along to tie it with six inversions?

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Friday, October 10, 2003 11:46 AM
I have come to a conclusion...

Amusement park's create some of the ugliest brochures in the world.

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Mac Forever.

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Friday, October 10, 2003 4:53 PM
"Amusement park's create some of the ugliest brochures in the world."

---Which ones are ugly? Some may not be that nice, but the older ones are more nostalgic and don't look as professional as today's, but that is what makes them interesting.

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Zimm
www.themeparkbrochures.com - Theme Park Brochures and Maps

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Friday, October 10, 2003 8:57 PM
I'm with you Zimm...

There's so much history there. They reflect the styles of the times. Ugly in, ugly out....(Even type faces have their trends)

When it comes to bold statements and exaggerations...keep in mind they were printed to draw business and compete with one another.

To me that's the best part!

Good verbiage is better than a good picture.

"The Most Frightening Coaster on Earth" would definitely earn my business over, "Viper...one of several coasters with 7 loops that's really great!"

Growing up near Six Flags of Georgia, I remember when 'The Mind Bender' being touted as "the first triple looping roller coaster", when it actually had only two loops and one inversion like helix.

Schwarzkopf's own comment about his 'Mind Bender': "Park operators had to overdo their advertisings when they were catched by the looping fever in the late seventies."

http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/ESmindbender-sfogGF.htm

Now go back...and take a look at 'Weeki Wachee' of the 1950's and tell me that's not beautiful.

And thanks Zimm (if that's your site) for creating a one-of-a-kind reference of theme park history on the web. It's great!

-Mark
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If Barbie is so popular...why do you have to buy her friends?

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Friday, October 10, 2003 9:21 PM
If you go here, they give a detailed description of why the Mindbender Was the first triple-loop-coaster. I agree with them.

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Dollywood: Exploding onto the coaster scene since 2004!

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Saturday, October 11, 2003 5:15 PM
Hey CoasterboyNYC - Yes, that's my site. Thanks for the compliment. Its a lot of work but worth it. I started the site because I couldn't find any old brochures on the web, so I started a site myself with them.

One thing I noticed comparing older brochures (80's and before) with the newer ones (later 90's to present) is the idea of fun. The older ones say how much FUN you will have. They rarely if ever mention stats or brag on the number of coasters or rides. The newer ones don't mention fun, they mainly mention all the records their park has or the records of their new ride/rides.

After all, don't we go to parks for fun, or to witness a record or count the number of coasters? I don't know of many records that Knoebles has, but that's one of my top 3 parks that I've ever been to, simply because it is so fun there.

For example, tomorrow's brochure of the week (Carowinds, 1987) says "Come and Finish all the Fun we Start!" Just to compare, the first 2003 brochure I clicked on (Dorney Park, 2003), the first page says, "Cool off with one of the largest collections of water slides and attractions in the country." Doesn't say its fun, jus that it has more than others. Seems like the parks got pretty arrogant in years past.

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Sunday, October 12, 2003 7:11 AM
Nothing wrong with telling the truth

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