It’s official! El Toro- Greatest woody in the world!

Monday, April 17, 2006 12:07 PM
Brochure on SFGA announced El Toro the greatest wooden coaster in the world! I did not know so many coaster polls phoned in to tell Six Flags that they were skipping this years needless results in anticipation of their new coaster’s debut. Apparently El Toro blew the competition away. Fortunately Six Flags did not have to deal with cumbersome additional adjectives such as longest, fastest, largest or tallest and could just skip to the chase announcing El Toro simply as the best. Glad Six Flags answered that question for us ahead of time.
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Monday, April 17, 2006 12:11 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar The just asked Paul Rueben. He gave them all the answers they needed.

-Josh


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Monday, April 17, 2006 12:12 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar When I read the title, I expected to see a quote from PR. :) *** Edited 4/17/2006 4:33:15 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

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Monday, April 17, 2006 12:14 PM
That is great to know! Cancel my plans for coaster adventures this summer. Six flags has taken all the guesswork out of everything.
They have the greatest, So I'll save my money until someone else comes out with the greatest.
(jk)
:)

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Monday, April 17, 2006 12:19 PM
So what? Show me the park that puts out advertising materials saying, "We've got the 3rd best roller coaster in the world!!!" or "Our coasters are slightly above mediocre!" and that would be something worthy of noting.
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Monday, April 17, 2006 12:31 PM
I don't recall when six flags opened 4 coasters in one season at SFWOA that they labeled any of them as 'the greatest'.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 12:51 PM
I think the press release came from Dippin' Dots World Headquarters.

A day at the park is what you make it!

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:16 PM
Has anyone heard anything recently about an opening date?
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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:22 PM
No Flyingscooter, SFWoA just paid people to say that they drove past Cedar Point to get there. We all know how well that particular advertising campaign went...

Ray P.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:23 PM
My experience with other park's proclamations is a bit more responsible. Like Lake Compounce crediting Golden Ticket Awards as a reason for the "Best" ranking for Bolder Dash, which they could have advertised more about.

And if this is what Six Flags says about all their new coasters; how irresponsible is that? I end up feeling sorry for those trying out coasters for the first time on one of these self proclaimed best rides. The ride ends up sucking then they are left to assume the rest of the world’s coasters must really suck.

But ya, I get that it's a fairly typical advertising gimmick, which doesn't make the proclamation any less idiotic or unprofessional. *** Edited 4/17/2006 5:28:06 PM UTC by rc-madness***

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:25 PM
I forgot about that, ProgRay. I vaguely do remember those commercials now.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:26 PM
I like it, it isn't the tallest, fastest, or longest but it is still "the greatest." It's nice tosee marketing BS given to something that isn't a record breaker.
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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:26 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar No different than the "Best on the planet" thingy CP was doing last year that caused the same uproar with the nitpicky types.

See- http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=41278&quote=511020

All the same arguements in that thread apply here. :)

*** Edited 4/17/2006 5:30:16 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***


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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:30 PM
That's true, Gonch.
Six Flags does have the Greatest Debt of any park chain.
That's sounds important, too. Greatest Debt!
:)

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:31 PM
I think CP can get away with some of those "best of" proclamations. But best in the world before it was built or anyone has ridden it? Based on what did they come up with that?

I'd be surprised if CP made the "best in the world" claim before the coasters were even built. *** Edited 4/17/2006 5:36:56 PM UTC by rc-madness***

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:34 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar It doesn't have to be based on anything.

It'd be no different than if I proclaimed "Mean Streak is the greatest coaster in the universe" or if you proclaimed that this is "The worst advertising ever"

Holds the same weight and is equally meaningless.


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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:37 PM

bigboy said:
So what? Show me the park that puts out advertising materials saying, "We've got the 3rd best roller coaster in the world!!!" or "Our coasters are slightly above mediocre!" and that would be something worthy of noting.

What a set-up...

How about this. Look near the bottom of the page, where it says that their coaster was "voted the #3 Wooden Roller Coaster in the World".

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
(surprised nobody else had pointed this out yet...)

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:39 PM
...But these go to eleven.
:)

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:42 PM
That's a good point RideMan, because Raven has been ranked #1 in the past. They could just claim the number one spot based on past rankings and their own opinion. Again Holiday World is shooting for integrity over profit.

Does Six Flags pay any attention to coaster poll results or Golden Ticket Awards? This advertisement suggests that they don't. *** Edited 4/17/2006 5:46:19 PM UTC by rc-madness***

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:52 PM
It's so great that they don't feel like they should really finish the ride. :)
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