New SF Parks

Wednesday, December 20, 2000 10:55 AM
What parks do you think are going to be transformed into Six Flags parks for the new year?
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 11:29 AM
Walibi Wavre is going to become Six Flags Belgium. There are rumors that the Great Escape will become one, but those rumors have been around for a couple of years. With all of the money they will be pouring into La Ronde, that could very well become one, but not until 2002.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 3:45 PM
hmmm, I think Rye Playland will soon be acquired.....just a hunch though!

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Six Flags Great Adventure rules.....well... on weekdays that is
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 4:37 PM
Isn't Playland owned and operated by the government?

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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 4:45 PM
I think Cedar Point :)

Chris
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 5:51 PM
ChrisB that was soooo evil.

Doesn't Six Flags own enough parks!?!?! Maybe they will buy the Paramount chain, someone needs to.

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Number 1 And Only Cedar Point
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 7:10 PM
I disagree that anyone should buy the paramount park chain. They're not up for sale, and they continue to add rides. I mean, think about it, wouldn't it suck if every park was a Six Flags or Cedar Fair owned and operated entity?

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 8:01 PM
I agree with ya there Randy. I mean it's bad enough that there are Batman's in every Six Flags parks now. Just imagine if they bought all the Paramount Parks. Geeze, Jingle Bells, Batman smells.......:) Anyway, back on topic. Visionland in Alabama needs buying real bad. (Considering the money troubles there still having, Six Flags might could get it cheap!) Although I don't really see this happening. SFoG is only 1 hour away and I don't think they would want another SF park that close.

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What is life without ups and downs!?!? *** This post was edited by Josh the coaster freak on 12/21/2000. ***
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 9:50 PM
Playland is owned by the Worchester Co. Parks dept. No sale there. Management contract at best. Visionland has way to many owners with their hands out for Cedar Fair to deal with, added the outlet shopping center opening, already in the red. CF wants to buy the parks outright, then move on. If SF is serious about that market, they will go after Jazzland, as it just needs a tune up for the big leagues. Visionland is suffering from everything too small, civic financial duties always at the office, yada yada. They need a overhaul to be there 5 years from now.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 1:28 AM
I personall think the more parks Six Flags has, the more they suffer in quality. Look at SFEG, SFKK, SFDL, SFAW, and other parks. Six Flags should worry about making it's smaller parks more like Great Adventure, Magic Mountain, and Great America
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 3:55 AM
There are some companies that have been forced by law or government to reduce the amount of stuff they own by selling or branching off into smaller units. (a recent one being a software developer) I hope Six Flags doesnt have to do that *** This post was edited by john peck on 12/21/2000. ***
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 4:58 AM
AgentJ: First off, i was under the impression that Jazzland and Visionland were owned by the same company, is this not true?

Spin: Here's my whole take on the "SF Empire" scheme. These parks that are being "neglected", without an SFI takeover, would either be in about the same shape or even more likely would shut down. I dont know about the opinions of others, but I would rather have a somewhat lesser park than no park at all. Would I like them to do better, sure. But if it is more cost-effective to shun these parks, then I'm all for it (heck, I dont live anywhere near them *selfish grin* ;))

john: SFI will never have an amusement park monopoly, not as long as Disney is still in the game. The five (soon to be six) Disney Parks in the nation are all in the top ten in terms of attendance figures, so there can be no basis for an anti-trust suit.
jeremy
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 5:11 AM
Rye Playland is in and owned by Westchester County,NY.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 12:12 PM
2Hostyl, Jazzland & Visionland are owned by the same company, I believe it's Ogden management. By the way where we they when Visionland was supposed to be auctioned off? (Probaly at a Six Flags park!):)

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What is life without ups and downs!?!?
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 5:00 PM
I guess it was wishful thinking then. Rye Playland is only 10 minutes away from me!
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Friday, December 22, 2000 12:48 AM
Thanks, 2Hostyl, I was getting a little worried there for a bit.
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