Jazzland rebranded as Six Flags New Orleans

Posted Friday, November 15, 2002 3:36 AM | Contributed by BrandonR

Six Flags announced yesterday that Jazzland, a recent acquisition, would be rebranded as Six Flags New Orleans. Initial improvements include a new Batman: The Ride (B&M inverter purchased from a Japanese park), a smaller coaster and other improvements and themes throughout the park.

Read the press release from Six Flags.

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Friday, November 15, 2002 3:40 AM

Interesting that they are purchasing a coaster from Japan. Smart move to keep the expansion costs down though...

One thing I found rather interesting though... was this quote from the SF website..


Six Flags, recognized as the number one brand among kids ages 6-1


Weird way to advertise your parks...

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Friday, November 15, 2002 4:27 AM

Hmmm, what could be next?

Six Flags Camden Park????

LMFAO!!!!

Tina.

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Friday, November 15, 2002 4:55 AM

Recognized among children ages 6-17.... what that says to me is that people who are old enough to know better choose better parks.

I also like how the Six Flags guy said it'll be known as Six Flags New Orleans "forevermore." How the heck does he know that?

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Friday, November 15, 2002 4:58 AM

Why can't Six Flags just keep the original name of the park? We don't have a "Cedar Fair California."

-Joe (who still uses the name Geauga Lake)

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Friday, November 15, 2002 5:34 AM

Joe,

I still use "Geauga Lake" too but the name Six Flags is much more recognizable than Cedar Fair. You will notice that when Cedar Fair went in to California they started branding everything "Knott's" as in Knott's Soak City, etc.

If you have a name as identifiable as Six Flags, you use it. The problem, as I see it, is this. If someone's only encounter with a Six Flags park is one of their weaker parks, will that prevent someone from going to one of their stronger parks? I don't know the answer and maybe it is no.

Six Flags, in my opinion, is dilluting the strength of its name but I am an "insider" and perhaps the majority of the public could care less.

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Friday, November 15, 2002 5:38 AM

Cedar Fair and Six Flags are two different companies that run their parks differently. Cedar Fair doesn't name any of it's parks "Cedar Fair..." Six Flags does. Personally, I wouldn't care about the name. The park is still going to be run the "Six Flags way."

I think it is good that they are adding the two new coasters, but I can't see SF doing a whole lot with this park. I think it will be a SFEG or SFKK situation in a few years.

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Friday, November 15, 2002 5:48 AM

So if Cedar Fair started naming all the parks with the Knott's name (such as) Knott's Cedar Point, Knott's Worlds of Fun, Knott's Michigan Adventure... there would be no problem?

(Sorry for playing devil's advocate)

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Friday, November 15, 2002 5:53 AM
Regardless of the negative press, there is equity in the Six Flags name. Hence the reason why the company is so quick to give a new acquisition the SF treatment.

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Friday, November 15, 2002 6:03 AM
As far as I can tell, "Six Flags" is like Kleenex and Xerox. I mean, if you say, "I'm going to Six Flags" everyone knows you're going to an amusement park, and everywhere I've been, most people associate it with a fairly large park and a fun day. If you say, "I'm going to Lake Compounce," even though the park may have better rep. among enthusiasts, most other people are like, "Where?"

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Friday, November 15, 2002 6:13 AM

Oh, you're going swimming or boating? ;)

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Friday, November 15, 2002 6:32 AM
Hey, I know quite a few people who still enjoy going to "Marriott's" every summer.

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Friday, November 15, 2002 6:50 AM
Yeah I Know many people that go to "Marriotts" too

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Friday, November 15, 2002 6:53 AM

Well it could be worse. . .

Six Flags Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Friday, November 15, 2002 7:11 AM
I'm just going to pull out my weathered soapbox and tattered banner and ask yet again - Why can't Six Flags just for a moment take care of what they have sufficiently before gobbling up more toys?
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Friday, November 15, 2002 7:23 AM

It's simple,SF needs the extra income to finance the spending at the big four parks,after this initial conversion to SFNO I wouldn't expect too much from them in just a few years time.

They will probably add onto the park for at most maybe 3 or 4 seasons & then gradually slow down the expansion,that's usually how it has gone in the past with a few of their most recent park conversions.

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Friday, November 15, 2002 7:26 AM
What is the Big 4 classified as, SFMM, SFOT, SFGA and SFGE?

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Friday, November 15, 2002 7:42 AM
over Texas, Magic Mountain, Great Adventure, Great America
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Friday, November 15, 2002 8:01 AM
Over Flushing?

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Friday, November 15, 2002 8:07 AM
Well, Cedar Fair, L.P. isn't a brand. Six Flags is a brand (along with Paramount). So I don't know why any of you would question as to why Cedar Fair doesn't rename their parks with the "Cedar Fair" prefix.
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