Went to PKI yesterday, 6-14-05, and saw some cedar fair people there. kinzel, Collingwood, Jackson, and I think who might have been Falfas were checking out the park. Unlike last year when some came to check out only the huss frisbee, they were seen everywhere from the beast to the shrimp shack. I remeber rumors that viacom may have been trying to sell some of their amusement parks and that cedar fair was a likely buyer.
I doubt CF would be buying the park but after the purchase of Knott's and Geauga Lake I wouldn't rule anything out.
The other possibility, though remote, is that a group of Viacom investors might by the park and then hire Cedar Fair under a management park like was the case with Camp Snoopy at the Mall of America.
The list of players who were visiting is curious. Kinzel and Falfas make sense if it was just an operational visit. The addition of Jackson and Collingwood, if it really was them, peaks my curiosity seeing as they are both short timers and are retiring this year.
Did it occur to anyone that they maybe needed a day off from Cedar Point and what a better way to spend a day off then to have fun where hardly anyone else knows who you are so they arent bombarded with papparazi tools everywhere they go. Sure maybe they went to check out the new Italian Job....you just might see something like it at one of their parks if they like it. Or maybe they were checking out some other ride the PKI has that Cedar Point doesnt before they decide to invest the capital into one. They did that wih Max Air.
Of course moosh. How did I miss that. My guess is it will go to World's of Fun, get some red paint and be called... The Patriot! Everybody over there is whining about the loss of Orient Express... well, this is as close as they could get!
Mamoosh said: My guess: their visit it tied to the rumor of a major ride being removed from PKI's line-up. And now we know its going to a CF park.
So...who's getting stuck with Vortex? MiA? Valleyfair? ;)
Why would the head of the entire company go check out the ride? With how CF operates it would be the park GM, not kinzel. I do not think CF would ever ever ever buy a major ride and build it at their one of their parks, thats just crazy.
The poster said they were visiting every ride as well as resturants, im guessing if they arent gonna buy it they were just simply seeing how the park operates..seing if any of their methods can help CP.
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