Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:13 PM
I'm really quite confused about the way Cedar Fair spends money. Prior to this year I assumed that if a park performs well with attendance and in-park spending, money will be spent to improve the park by adding new attractions. So what's the deal with Michigan's Adventure? Last year they had a record-breaking season in attendance, yet the only new thing for '04 are some shade tents you have to pay extra for. Anyone know why Cedar Fair hasn't built that new coaster they promised the park when it was acquired? It appears Michigan's Adventure has earned the right. *** Edited 5/20/2004 1:18:30 AM UTC by CPcyclone***
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:16 PM
Yea in 2020, they'll add a Super Saturator. I really doubt anyone knows, coasters take more than one year to plan though.
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:19 PM
What did they add last year to cause such a suge in attendance?
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 10:14 PM
Don't forget they added the huge attraction "The Swan Boats" this year!
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 10:50 PM
the reason nothing major was added to the park this year was because of the disagreements the park has been having with the cities and the counties over the sewer system and the property taxes. CF already publicly stated that the park would not invest in any major additions till the two issues were settled. And having already been able to be in the park this year I can personally say that they have done a lot to the park since last year. Mostly landscapping but it adds a lot cause the park has definatly lacked in the tree department, and all the new improvements really add to the atmosphere. Last I heard however was that the property tax issue is almost resolved, so once the sewer system gets connected we should expect to see some Major additions added to the park. and the park is not in dept or has it been in dept for a very long time. *** Edited 5/20/2004 2:52:16 AM UTC by Intamin***
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:23 PM
i always thought that CF added attractions to parks that started slipping in attendence in order to give them a bump.
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:41 PM
Here is a recent article on the property tax issues:http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=11660788&BRD=2052&PAG=461&dept_id=391801&rfi=6
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:42 PM
Where is the need to add anything new when attendance is up anyway?
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:57 PM
To continue the rise in attendance, of course. And above all else they want the cash flow to continue to increase. *** Edited 5/20/2004 4:02:45 AM UTC by Goku2216***
Thursday, May 20, 2004 12:17 AM
I think Cedar Fair is also trying to prepare the park for larger rides. I haven’t been there but I heard somewhere that they widen the paths, added bathrooms and many other things to help handle larger amount of people in the future. Before they ever install something that will give them a large attendance boost they need to make sure the park can handle it and that it has a good atmosphere. If they just put in coasters and don’t worry about customer service, how the park can handle large crowds and the overall atmosphere…then you know where that can lead.. So hopefully people out there will see a new coaster in a couple years.
Thursday, May 20, 2004 7:42 AM
Moosh, please define "suge" for me. Is it a SoCal thing?
Thursday, May 20, 2004 10:37 AM
I am so sick of hearing CF use the tax bill as an excuse. That park has been underassessed for so many years because it was a privately held company that does not release any financial stats. Now the park is being fairly assessed and they are just whining and crying about it. CF should just stick to their water line excuse because at least that actually makes sense. Also I don't know what you are talking about with long running debt. That park was not in debt at all when CF purchased it. They were turning a nice profit every year.
Thursday, May 20, 2004 11:05 AM
Where are the Swan Boats located at the park? I checked the map and didn't see them.
Thursday, May 20, 2004 4:23 PM
In the water! ;)
Thursday, May 20, 2004 5:39 PM
the swan boats are in front of hydro blaster.
Yeah I hope they update the website with the new map thats in the park broschures because it looks much better imo. It now shows the logos for wolverine wildcat, mad mouse, loggers run (a really cool brand new one), snake pit, rip cord, adventure falls, Be-Bop, and timbers, instead of just TImbers having a logo identify it like last years map. *** Edited 5/20/2004 9:41:10 PM UTC by Intamin***