Multiple additions to SFO

Sunday, February 27, 2000 1:03 PM
I am curious as to why Premier is pumping so many attractions into 1 park in 1 season? Is it because there is alot of competition in Ohio? I have never heard of this except when a park is built from scratch.
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Sunday, February 27, 2000 3:48 PM
My guess is that rather than try to directly compete against Cedar Point, Premier is looking at making it so that SFO can compete *along with* CP. With the two parks being only 1.5 hours apart it doesn't sound too unreasonable to hit them both on a family trip. And so Premier is trying to make SFO into a park that people would feel is worth extending a trip one day in order to visit.

The other reason may be simply that SFO is within an hour drive from most parts of the greater Cleveland area. By increasing its appeal maybe Premier can tap into more of that population.

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James Draeger
aceercg@aol.com
C G & C P
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Sunday, February 27, 2000 3:53 PM
Your right they will. Over the last couple of the years a lot of people in the Cleveland area had given up on Geaga Lake. It just well, stunk. Now with the whole name change and stuff a lot of more people are getting interested again.

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Matt Bly
http://www.geocities.com/sfohio
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Monday, February 28, 2000 3:29 AM
Think of it this way... you live between 1 and 5 hours away from Cleveland. You've been to SF Darien Lake or even SF Great America, and the kiddies loved it. Now, people will say "Hey, this park looks really nice" because of all the publicity it's gotten. A park like Geauga Lake only gets negative publicity. A park of this stature brings in people from far away. Cleveland isn't a HUGE city, so bordering cities now extend visitors to SFO.
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Monday, February 28, 2000 5:48 AM
Cleveland isn't a huge city but it is a huge market. The Cleveland radio market is ranked #22 in te country. Heck, even Akron is #68. Combine the two (plus Youngstown, Erie, Columbus, Canton, Lorain, etc.) and you get a combined population of around 3 million people.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Thursday, March 9, 2000 5:24 PM
Don't forget the the old GLP staple market of Pittsburgh. Every day there were people in the park with some black and gold on.

People of western PA enjoyed taking a vacation and going to both GLP and Sea World.
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