Is Cedar Fair against theming?

Sunday, August 5, 2001 5:27 PM
As of the looks of the parks, the rides are only scattered about the park with no theming whatsoever. Is this good in your opinion, or does it suck, or don't you mind? Are they against theming or not?

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Sunday, August 5, 2001 5:33 PM
I dont really care about theming. I just care about the quality of the rides.

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-Ryan
AIM: illeminemepill
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 5:35 PM
I think it is the quality of the coaster that is more important, but it is nice to see a really well themed park. It just makes for a better experience (especially with families). However, a bad coaster, with great themeing is just a waste of money.

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--Chewman
http://greatadventure.8m.com
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 5:36 PM
They have good rides, so that outweighs the theming.

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Life is a roller coaster...enjoy the ride!
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 5:36 PM
No Cedar Fair is not against themeing, a lot of there parks are "Amusement" not theme park. So they say, " Why put $$ of themeing when we cant compare of what Disney and Universal do.

I i totally agree, why whast money on theming when you can use money for rides, Themeing should just be between Disney and Universal.

Cedar Point is a Amusement Park
Knott's on the other hand does well enough to be called a theme park since it was before Disney.

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Sunday, August 5, 2001 5:37 PM
Cedar Fair is not in the theme park business. There are in the amusement park business, think about it.
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 5:41 PM
I wouldn't say that they're against theming: look at the Frontier Trail/Frontiertown areas, as well as Camp Snoopy, even the restaurants Johnny Rockets and Coasters are themed. I suppose it just depends on what you call themeing, and to what degree you prefer it.

As for my preference, some parks have it, some parks don't. It doesn't really make one park better than another, it's just a part of that particular park's experience.

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Sunday, August 5, 2001 7:56 PM
Themeing only adds to the ride experience! Here's an example that came to me... Go ride the indoor coaster Runaway Mountain at SFoT themed to an old Mining mountain (or something like that). The queue is filled with mining supplies, mist-filled lagoons,and shading trees. The building the ride is in is nearly pitch black and adds a real feel to the ride.

In comparison, go ride Firestorm, a mirror image coaster outdoors with no themeing. Themeing really adds to the ride!

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.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 11:20 PM
I dont see any reason why Cedar Fair would be against theming. I work with Cedar Fair.
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Inverted coaster coming soon to Valleyfair!
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Monday, August 6, 2001 5:23 AM
Actaully, CP has some theming throughout. Look at frontier town. The whole area is themed to a old western look. Their rides aren't really themed, but who really cares if you have theming when you have some of the best rollercoasters and thrill rides on earth??
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Monday, August 6, 2001 5:23 AM
The "theme" of Cedar Point and the rest of the parks for that matter is Thrills. That is good enough for me!
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Monday, August 6, 2001 5:37 AM
I think Cedar Fair found out that they don't need to put in those extra bucks for a theme, mostly because peeps are just as happy about the rides.

Whenever I go to Cedar Point, I hear people all day saying, "Let's do Power Tower!", or "Do you guys want to go on Gemini?". It's the exact same thing with Six Flags. "Let's Ride Batman!", "Superman goes really fast, want to try it?". Thematics are nice, but in no way necessary.

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Jes
Webmaster, Jes's Roller Coasters
www.jesms.cjb.net "Thank You Jeff Putz" *** This post was edited by Zero-G on 8/6/2001. ***
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Monday, August 6, 2001 6:17 AM
Frontiertown and the Frontier Trail were built when George Roose and Emil LaGros were the principal owners. They were going to build "a Disney style park" in Ohio. When they were no longer there the emphasis changed from theming to a more traditional park layout.
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Monday, August 6, 2001 9:14 AM
Cedar Point although it is not heavily themed is still one of the most beautiful parks around. The lake seting and the beach make for a really nice view. They do have some themed areas: camp snoopy and frontier town for example, but overall I think they are more worried about the quality of the park in general VS. the quality, time and expense of marketing a single ride through theming.
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Monday, August 6, 2001 11:40 AM
Is it really fair to say Cedar Fair is "against" theming? Cedar Point, Michigan's Adventure and Dorney Park are amusement parks, rather than theme parks. Knott's and Worlds of Fun are theme parks. Valleyfair I've never been to so I don't know.
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Monday, August 6, 2001 11:53 AM
They don't need a gimmick. Their rides speak for themselves as being some of the best in the world.
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Monday, August 6, 2001 12:53 PM
Themeing is good on some rides...But CP does have some definite themeing..Frontier Trail, one of the heaviest themed areas in the whole park. Disaster Transport is also themed...

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Millennium Force: The Future's Riding On It
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Monday, August 6, 2001 2:16 PM
Cedar Fair against theming!? What do you call Disaster Transport!

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Monday, August 6, 2001 2:20 PM
Avalanche Run in a box.
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Monday, August 6, 2001 2:22 PM
Lynch, I can't tell if you are trying to be sarcastic or not! All that Disaster Transport is a bunch of colored lightbulbs in the que! It used to be so much better... sigh.

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Jes
Webmaster, Jes's Roller Coasters
www.jesms.cjb.net "Thank You Jeff Putz"
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