SFGAdv was selling shirts with the dancing old guy on them today. Of course I just had to buy one. The lady at the cash register said the shirts were big sellers so far. She has even been asked by a few people if the old guy would ever be at the park, sort of like Bugs Bunny. Just another example of how the popular the commercial is. Feel free to post comments.
In my experience, operations at GAdv. have been on the rise, overall. Yesterday both sides of Chiller and Viper were running as well as racing Rolling Thunder. GASM was running the best I've seen it. In fact, the only coaster that wasn't running was Blackbeard's and pretty much every other major coaster had 5 ops.
I would've liked a nice shiny new coaster, but the changes in operations and staffing have definitely made me more willing to come back to the park (over and over and over).
In regards to the success of the marketing campaign I saw several people at SFGAm today doing the old guy dance. I also saw darn near a train load of people on Viper doing the whole arm thing from side to side like in the commercial. Six Flags has a winner here no matter how much people say they hate the commericials...
Speaking of that old guy...they had him at SFMM back in April for a dance competition thing. Winners received park merchandise and season passes among other things. It was co-sponsored by a radio station I believe.