Home Depot & Six Flags Offer Free Kids Workshop

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:28 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar story

Seems like a neat thing. Build a coaster and get a free ticket.


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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:32 PM
That sounds cool!

Where can I rent a 12 yr old? Both my kids are over 16... ;)


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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:34 PM
crazy horse's avatar My little one is only 14 months old:( Maybe they will have another class in a few years.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:36 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Can I borrow one of your kids, Gonch? :)

I will have to check that out! Who knows, maybe if I pout enough I will get my own kit. ;)

-Tina

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:39 PM
Wonder if they'd believe I was only 12? Heck with Looney Tunes, I want my own Wild One!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:40 PM
I could tell them I'm in my second childhood. Hell, they might fall for that.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:43 PM
If they have a season pass already, would they give them a free Flash Pass voucher instead? :P

coastin' since 1985

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:58 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar Use the pass to take a friend.

854 Coasters, 34 States, 7 Countries
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 5:17 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar So I checked it out. Our local HD is particpating, no registration required. Good stuff.

And this is another example of how these partnerships pay off. SF is putting tickets into the hands of the 5-12 crowd. The same crowd that can't go to the park unsupervised, so now Johnny has that ticket sitting on his dresser all summer long and starts bugging mom and dad (who will have to buy tickets) - that one 'goodwill' freebie gets kids interested in the coasters (building a coaster is the project) and then builds attendance and revenue.


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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 5:32 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar ^ I agree 100%.

854 Coasters, 34 States, 7 Countries
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 5:36 PM
I'd tell my kid first he'd have to earn the money to pay for the parking fee. :)
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 5:37 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar You probably would. ;)
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 5:27 PM
Exactly, Gonch. Right after I tell them about the evil empire of Sny-piro. :)
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 6:36 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Aww, I just bought my kids each a copy of, "The Joy Of Q-bot - A Beginners Guide To Virtual Queue Excellence" ;)
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 10:52 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^LMAO!
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:48 AM
sws's avatar Hmmm...the embarrassing part will be when all of the coasters constructed by the 5-year olds have better maintenance records than the ones built by Six Flags. ;)
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:56 AM
I see SF taking the best design, and building the next wooden coaster clones from it, in 2010.
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 2:00 AM
Everytime I read about these kind of things, I can't get the song "Product" by the underground industrial rap-act Consolidated out of my mind. The chorus says it all "Product + Promotion =Profit!"
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 7:03 AM
Oh! Oh! Oh! I know!

The next marketing alliance: with George Lucas.

Build a wooden coaster (from this promotion) in each and every Six Flags park with the same layout.

Theme it to Star Wars.

The name writes itself: "Attack of the Clones"

(you may commence groaning ;) )


"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 9:10 AM
Picture an 8 year old watching Fairly Odd Parents and not being able to sit still for 2 seconds. Then mom asks her if she wants to go to Home Depot to build a roller coaster car. She immediately sits up straight (and still), eyes wide open, smile creeping on her face and a small nod with a dreamy look in her eyes.

That's my daughter.

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