I think it kind of is a shame CF is becoming like a brand name to all of their parks, and using generic (not horrible looking, but generic) logos for every park. To me, if they ever had a brand before, it was their unique classic/retro logos like the ones for Worlds of Fun or Valleyfair. *** Edited 1/28/2007 7:57:01 PM UTC by P18***
Is there any news on whether Knott's, Dorney, Valleyfair, WoF, GL, or CP are changing their logos to match this new trend? It seems to me that this might just be a temporary trend for the former Paramount Parks (& MiA for some reason) since they are phasing out the Paramount licensing and obviously couldn't use the old logos since "Paramount" was the most prominent part of it.
^to answer some of that, lets go back a page for Swoosh's post...
Swoosh said: Well they've done it. I picked up a new 2007 brochure for Worlds of Fun and they have the same font and corporate logo as MiA's new logo. So those of you who thought YOUR park wasn't going to get the same treatment might as well think again.
I actually had several photo's of all the rides that my wife took last summer, but we lost several to a hard drive crash. I will be posting more throughout the summer of hopefully every ride in the park as I visit. The photo gallery is linked off my blog. Right now I have a few photos of Shivering, Zachs, The Water Tower, Funnel of Fear and the park entrance sign.
Now that i'm getting used to seeing there logo, it does look a lot better, to me it looks a lot more official. If MA website changed there colors from the old green and yellow to dark blue and orange it would look a lot better. Who ever runs the site please do this it would look much better!
The logo seems to represent the chain very well. I mean when I see the logo I would easily associate it with a day at one of the Cedar Fair Parks. That new logo, which like it or not will be dominating the cedar fair parks this year, is just another force in bringing out their brand. Sure the logo is plain, generic, boring, and bland.... but hows that different from a cedar fair park?
Too bad that the excitement from the paramount chain is going to be drained out forcing these theme parks to become amusement parks.
As for the lack of snoopy, I find it the only good move in the logo. Shows that this chain is finally starting to move out of the olden days when snoopy was a widely popular character. I know people love snoopy, but good grief its 2007!
I wish the best to these merging chains and hope that they each rub off on each other instead of the paramount parks just being cedar faired.