Our 2005 capital plan encompasses new attractions in 13 of our 18 domestic theme parks, a major new ride in our park in Mexico City and a children's area in our Montreal park. We will be adding both teen and family attractions. Our largest initiatives will be concentrated in our major markets. We will be debuting a new water park at our Chicago park for 2005. At our New Jersey park, we will be creating a dramatic new jungle themed 11 acre entertainment section, anchored by a world-record setting roller coaster, and including a new stadium for unique tiger shows and exhibits and an expansive new children's area. Our San Francisco park will receive a new section including a dolphin cove and other interactive animal attractions. We will also continue to invest against in-park revenue growth; we have seen strong year over year in-park spending growth over the last several seasons. In all, we expect our capital program to entail an expenditure of $130-135 million.
So, the way I reas it, that's attractions at SFM (hypercoaster-announced), LaRonda (children's area-unannounced), SFGAm (HH-announced), SFGAdv (Kingda Ka-announced), SFMW (new section, though it seems no new rides-unannounced), as well as attractions at 10 of the 15 remaining SF parks. SFA has already been hinted as to getting an attraction, so it seems there are still 9 more parks we are in the dark about and 5 parks that will be seeing an "off-year." Any guess at which 9 parks will see attractions?
Yeah, it's hard to believe additional safety fencing around rides is cap ex but that's where the money is coming from. Lets not forget they used the word "attraction". Attraction could be anything from a new ride to as little as new Batman Stunt Show (ala the rumoured addition to SFMM in 2005)
Does that mean SFAW will be using the old paint stripped from SFWoA rides, or perhaps SFMM rides? And using the parts SF took with them when they sold SFWoA or aren't using at SFMM? Or they could try used duct tape in both situations, it could work ;)
With money now being tight within the Six Flags chain, do you believe that they will finally get round to installing the rides that they have in storage like the Screamin' Delta Demon and Chaos rollercoasters which are at the Old Indiana property.
Seems that these rides might still be able to provide some sort of thrill to even the smallest Six Flags parks without a hefty price.
^^ If SF couldn't find a home for SFGRAM's SW(aside from the scrap yard) then what makes anyone think they'll relocate any of the other coasters they've got sitting around in storage?
I'm kinda disappointed to hear that during the conference call no major announcements were made regarding any other parks,I was hoping to hear anymore info leaked about just what may be going on with SFA's Hurricane Harbor project....ohh well I guess it'll have to wait til february or so.