Thanks for any info.
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***
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.
Nobody goes to the amusement park on Saturday anymore, it's too darned crowded.
Hummm......Im just gonna leave that one alone ;)
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.
Iggy ACE said:
Does anybody know why their webpage would give a exact date not to come.
As we state on our website...it'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.
Dave, is there REALLY such a thing? I've had Saturns for the past 12 years and have never heard of this.
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.
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 website...it'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.
--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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