Knotts great america?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:55 PM
Looks like the "Knotts" name will be added to the great america park soon.

The link brings you to the great america site.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:06 PM
I don't know if I would jump to any conclusions just yet, but that is interesting. The Knotts name is probably well recognized in California.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:12 PM
With the Paramount name gone they need to attach another name to the park to prevent trademark problems or confusion with Six Flags Great America. Originally the two parks were both owned by Marriott until they got out of the theme park business.

Knotts does indeed carry a positive image in California that dates back to the time when the Knott family actually owned the park.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:34 PM
That actually makes sense. I used to work in the nor cal area a few years ago, and remember a number of folks referring to the park simply as Marriott's. Not great america just "Marriott's". Since they hadn't been involved in the property in over a decade.

Also remember a noticed that people associated the Six Flags brand name with Magic Mountain and still thought if Marine World as a non-ride park. This was around 2002 well after branding and marketing taken hold there. It wasn't a suprise that the name of the park was changed not too long ago.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:35 PM
I wonder if that means that it will actually be possible to find merchandise at Knott's Berry Farm with the Knott's Berry Farm logo on it again. I hunted all over the place and most of the shirts I found were logoed, "Knott's California".

Note that this was before the Cedar Fair/CBS deal was announced.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:20 PM
Knotts needs a gift shop inside the park near the gate. When I went, I was told that there was a gift shop right outside the gate that sold t-shirts. When the park closed, we headed out tourds the gate planning on buying a few t-shirts, but there was no gift shop near the front of the park. So we proceded to the gift shop right outside the gate, and they were closed as well. So, we were unable to buy a t-shirt or any other souveniers.

Knotts lost about $150 in sales that day:(

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:31 PM
There are not trademark issues or confusion about the two parks. The people who live around each don't know anything about the other. Give me a break.

That said, it would be a nice brand to associate it with given that I would assume most Californians know about Knott's Berry Farm.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:33 PM
True. Maybe CF will just use the Knott's name for all it's Cali paarks and use Knott's as a seperate division for the parks.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:47 PM
Heck if there is that much confusion with Six Flags' Great America then all they have to do is leave the 's off the Knott's name. Knott Great America. Get it hahaha yea I know -WEAK!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:16 PM
Weak, but good for a chuckle or a groan.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:19 PM
Hey I been sitting on that joke since my Carowinds paint job thread got turned into a Knott's Great America thread. I couldn't hold it any longer.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:30 PM
Well, jokes are like farts, sometimes you just can't hold it in and sometimes they stink!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 4:46 PM
It would be nice if they also backed up the brand by bringing back a bit of the original theming.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 7:35 PM
What type of original theming did the have that is not there now?
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 7:47 PM
KGA... I like that abbreviation. It's a good one.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 9:41 PM

Hopman said:
Well, jokes are like farts, sometimes you just can't hold it in and sometimes they stink!

When was the last time that a fart smelled sweet Hopman?

I've heard some "sweet" jokes in my day but have yet to encounter a single fart that didn't stink up the joint.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:39 PM
^^^ Roaring 20's and Airfield for one.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:07 PM
I haven't seen it mentioned yet, but CF slapped the "Knott's" name on all of its California properties a long time ago.

- Knott's Berry Farm
- Knott's Soak City (Orange County)
- Knott's Soak City (San Diego)
- Knott's Soak City (Palm Springs)

- Knott's Great America (<- The shoe fits)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:13 AM
Considering that is has already been setup is most likely a sure thing that is will be Knott's Great America. It just a mater of time when it will happen. It makes sense, since it adds brand Identity.

Also, there is are some Trademark issues with Six flags owning the rights for the Name "Great America" They hardly use it anymore but they still own it and I would not be surprised that Six Flags will fight for it. (Shapiro is that type of person)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:15 AM
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