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! :)
All companies make claims that border on hyperbole...that's what advertising, PR, and promotion are all about ;)
Most ironic radio commerical on the PLANET!
- 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?
So does that make High Roller at the Stratosphere the best coaster ABOVE the planet?
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!
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? ;)
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Sounds like a lot of people would like it if it paid to keep the existing rides running fairly regularly. :)
If that kind of advertising gets people in the door, increases attendance, and pays for some new toys does it really matter?
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.
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.
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