Holiday World's website says to stay away 8-14-04?

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:40 AM
Does anybody know why their webpage would give a exact date not to come.It states when planning your visit try avoiding August 14 2004 as we expect to be very busy. I called and the girl said she thinks the webpage says that for every saturday though July and August due to company picnics. Can anybody confirm this. I was planning a last minute trip to PKI- SFKK- and HW starting thursday to saturday in that order.

Thanks for any info.


Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:43 AM
I think Paula would be the one and only person to confirm it....


Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:53 AM
They're probably expecting to be VERY busy, and they want you to get the most out of your visit. Myself, I'd probably just do HW the night before (picking up the extra hour traveling west, LOL)...;)

Saturdays in the middle of summer, there's a *million* other places to be than at a super-crowded amusement park...and really nowadays with schools starting in mid-August, that's really about 9 or 10 Saturdays at most...

edit: as Tina said, Paula will probably clarify in the next 7-9 hours anyway....;)
*** Edited 8/11/2004 4:54:25 AM UTC by rollergator***

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:58 AM
Nobody goes to the amusement park on Saturday anymore, it's too darned crowded.

I know Paula has mentioned in this very forum that there are dates listed on the web site when the park is suggesting that people should come on a less-crowded day.

I think it's very nice of the park to give that warning. I wish Six Flags Geauga Lake had done that for me when I made the mistake of going there on Cleveland Clinic Weekend a few years ago. Or Kennywood when I visited on United Mine Workers day. Or Idlewild on Giant Eagle day. Or Lake Winnie on that day I visited this year. Or Cedar Point on Saturn Owners Appreciation Day...well, you get the idea...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 1:32 AM

Nobody goes to the amusement park on Saturday anymore, it's too darned crowded.

Hummm......Im just gonna leave that one alone ;)

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 3:11 AM
As long as where on the topic of not going to parks on certain days. Avoid PKI this Saterday. Associate free tickets day. And on the 29th of Augest, all Season Pass purchases this year for next receive one free ticked only good for this one day. And (not confirmed so don't quote me) another BaFFD.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 9:54 AM
Iggy Ace,

Amusement parks generally set their park hours based on their projected attendance from the year past. as you can see this week at holiday world friday the park is open till 7:00 pm and saturday till 9:00 pm. friday will cleary be less crowded based on their hours. (remember though, that rule is sometime broke by isolated or special situations!)

also...from experience this season...saturdays are definitely to be avoided if you are from out of town. other saturdays this summer have equaled 40-45 minute waits for zinga all afternoon and 30-40 minute waits for the legend consistently throughout the day.

if i were you i would do pki thursday, holiday world friday, and sfkk on saturday.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 11:04 AM

Iggy ACE said:
Does anybody know why their webpage would give a exact date not to come.

As we state on our's because we expect to be exceptionally busy. We thought it would be in the best interest of our guests to warn them ahead of time -- so that those who have flexibility in their schedule will be able to consider other dates.

It's back-to-school time around here and those last few Saturdays tend to be very busy.

Thanks, Paula

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 11:55 AM
Whew! We will be at HW on 8-13. I'm very glad our plans are working out!
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:01 PM
"Or Cedar Point on Saturn Owners Appreciation Day..."

Dave, is there REALLY such a thing? I've had Saturns for the past 12 years and have never heard of this.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 1:32 PM
Yes, Dave is right. There is a "Saturn Owners Day". There's a "Honda Day" too.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 8:09 PM
When is "Yugo Day"? "K-car Day"?
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 9:33 PM
Yes, there was a Saturn Owner's Day at Cedar Point. It was a Sunday in July some years ago, and they were parking all the Saturns on the left-hand side of the main parking lot. All the Saturn owners were roaming around the park wearing T-shirts with a full-color photo of the Demon on them.

They didn't all leave together, which was almost a disappointment. I wanted to see them all try to find their cars at the end of the day...

"It was a blue Saturn. I know it's here somewhere..."

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, August 12, 2004 10:37 AM
We were at PKI this past Sunday and they were giving out Saturn bags to people on the way in (we didn't get one). I wonder if it was for something similar to what Dave is talking about or if Saturn was just doing a promotion of some sort.
Thursday, August 12, 2004 11:52 AM
Hmm, an honest company that tries to give the guests the best experience possible, even if it means telling guest to avoid the park. What a concept. Those involved in mgmt of this park can be very proud to be associated with it.
Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:57 PM
Thanks--we actually do appreciate working for such a good family.

I don't know if other parks do this...but it has helped move enough traffic from Saturdays to weekdays that we haven't set any new record days. (Can you believe it -- we actually held strategy meetings to figure out how *not* to set new one-day attendance records this year.)

The subject line of this thread states it a little differently from how we express the message on our's just when people have flexibility in their planning, it seems only fair to give them the head's up on which days we expect will be exceptionally busy.

Thanks, Paula

Thursday, August 12, 2004 1:04 PM
But I'm sure it helps the bottom line that you have a more "constant" cash flow than once-a-week spikes. Yet another brilliant business move ;)

--Brett, who is still gonna make good on that promise to get to the park for all of Paula's help, just the money got tight! *** Edited 8/12/2004 5:04:23 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***


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