More than one planet?

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 1:50 PM

On my way to work this morning, I heard a SFMM commercial on the radio. And what did they claim? You guessed it... "Six Flags Magic Mountain has the biggest and most innovative coasters on the PLANET!"

Now I know how we west coast people are perceived as being on another planet. But can MM really get away with this? We all know that CP has already staked its claim on the planet. For shame! ;)

Seriously though, while some of CP's advertising claims can be considered subjective ("most fun," "greatest," etc), "biggest" cannot. Kind of makes me wonder, what other parks make claims that are off the mark, and does the GP even notice anymore? It also makes me wonder if (though I doubt it) SFMM and CP working with the same marketing agency. Wouldn't that be a hoot! :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 1:52 PM
It's marketing. We've been through this before. Nobody will notice or care.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 1:53 PM
If that kind of advertising gets people in the door, increases attendance, and pays for some new toys does it really matter? And lets get you really think anyone will show up to SFMM, see the coasters and know immediately they're not the biggest, and decide not to spend the day there?

All companies make claims that border on hyperbole...that's what advertising, PR, and promotion are all about ;)

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 1:53 PM
Wow. Biggest and most innovative. I'd say they have a one up on the Po!nt. (ducks so that I don't get poo flung on me by some fanboys...;))
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 1:58 PM
Poo? I'm flinging elephant dung! I also doubt the GP walks in the gates with tape measures in hand. But I did find the irony of the matter a bit humorous.

Most ironic radio commerical on the PLANET!

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:12 PM
Yeah, but I was making an obscure refrence to Madagascar, best movie I've seen this week ;).
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:13 PM
This is the Most brought up topic On The Planet. ;)
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:15 PM
Next deep, philosophical questions:

- Is S:TE really on the planet?

- Since Goliath has a tunnel, wouldn't that put it UNDER the planet--disqualifying it from the planetary coaster count?

Stay tuned!


Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:25 PM
Doesn't matter, Playa. From the reviews I've seen, Hades is now the best coaster under the planet! ;)

So does that make High Roller at the Stratosphere the best coaster ABOVE the planet?

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:28 PM
I wouldn't call Highroller the best anything, except maybe best Premier Piece of Crap above the planet. Thankfully, Big Shot and Xscream made up for both Insanity not opening and High Roller sucking.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 4:51 PM
I think I should bring back my old sig: SFMM - best riots on the PLANET! (from rathergoodbear) :)
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:04 PM
LOL P ;)

I was just at Lake Winnie, where anyone under 21 has to be chaperoned due to a riot a few years ago. I thought "what a great idea to curb SFMM's riot problem" but then I realized few if any of their season pass holders would be able to go to the park! LOL!

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:08 PM
If they lost the babysitting they'd lose TONs of business!
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:18 PM
They'd get my business. I had such a good time at SFOG last week that I'm considering flying to Atlanta to renew my pass each year instead of doing it at SFMM! ;)
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:22 PM
Oh, agreed. I should have added a " ;) " after my post.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:46 PM
No Playa, they are of the planet.

I don't know. I think they should set up a special section for rioting...kind of like a kiddie area, but with broken bottles and sticks. They could call it Thunderdome...or is that a Paramount picture? ;)

*** Edited 6/8/2005 9:49:29 PM UTC by janfrederick***

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 6:06 PM
So a foam ball Factory--just with live ammo?

*** Edited 6/8/2005 10:07:20 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 10:33 PM

Mamoosh said:
If that kind of advertising gets people in the door, increases attendance, and pays for some new toys does it really matter?
Sounds like a lot of people would like it if it paid to keep the existing rides running fairly regularly. :)

Seriously though, it's a stupid campaign for CP too. I don't know much about the SF advertising outside of the brilliant Mr. Six campaign, but I think CP needs to fire their agency. It's the same boring stale crap year after year. It's forgettable, and that's going to matter in the long run as they start pushing into new markets.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 11:39 PM
Which makes me wonder, was the Mr. Six campaign conceived as brilliant or did it just happen to catch on? Either way, it's probably the one thing keeping Six Flags from flushing themselves down the crapper right now!
Friday, June 10, 2005 12:19 AM

Danimales said:
Poo? I'm flinging elephant dung! I also doubt the GP walks in the gates with tape measures in hand.

Well, the day that I walked around Cedar Point with a tape measure in my hand last season, I bought the thing at a gift shop in Frontiertown, so I didn't "walk in the gates" with the tape measure in hand... :)

Anyway, I hate to make any implications, but have you looked at the Cedar Point skyline lately? I mean, certain psychologists could have a field day with that place!

But then, I guess sometimes a drop tower is just a drop tower...

...And in another thread someone is asking if CP could add another woodie. Go figure.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

*** Edited 6/10/2005 4:21:24 AM UTC by RideMan***


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