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.
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) :)
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.
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***
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...)
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***