NEW Six Flags In Upstate New York?

Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:22 PM
My girlfriends father who is the head chairman of the planning board, told her that there was talk of a Six Flags coming to Kingston, New York... i dont know if this is a rumor, or what. But she told me that her father was talking to other planning board chairman and they told them they were looking for property. If anyone has any information please post.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:31 PM
Maybe. But most likely not happening.

I say it isn't happening. The new management hasn't even had a good 2 year run with the chain of parks, so I doubt a brand new Six Flags theme park is in the works. A LOT has to be fixed with the current parks and I'm sure the last thing on management mind is to buy another park let alone a new one built from the ground up.

And keep in mind, they're still carrying a $1.9 billion debt load and that was AFTER they recently completed the sale of 7 properties.

Six Flags as a name brand and company has not built a park from scratch since the 1960's and I don't think they're going to start now.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:53 PM
Ain't going to happen. The last thing Six Flags would do would be incur more debt and dig themselves into a bigger hole. No way.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:59 PM
I bet what your girlfriend's father meant was a park like Six Flags. With the chain selling off parks and doing what they can to keep the others open while paying off billions in debt I can assure you they're not looking to build any new parks anytime soon.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:08 PM

sws said:
The last thing Six Flags would do would be incur more debt and dig themselves into a bigger hole. No way.

The last thing they SHOULD do is incur more debt but historically they haven't exactly done a good job of avoiding that. ;)

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Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:37 PM
This story is only reliable if your dating the dippin dots guy's daughter...
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Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:43 PM
why would six flags sell one upstate property and just buy another? that makes no sense.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:45 PM
yeah... and Disney is building in Southwest Missouri too. ;)
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Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:56 PM
The only thing Kingston has going for it is that it was the original capital of New York State. Other than that, Kingston is really a nothing little town and I don't think Six Flags would put a park up there. Besides, it would only be about 2.5 hours away from Great Adventure, which already draws from the heavy NYC-Philadelphia markets.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 9:36 AM
Considering Six Flags just sold one upstate NY park and has another one, I doubt this is going to happen. But I'd sure love to see another park built in that region!
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Friday, April 27, 2007 11:07 AM
Are you guys referring to the sale of Darien Lake? Isn't Darien Lake in Western New York--or perhaps Central New York? I always thought Upstate New York was the Northeast corner of the state, East of Lake Ontario and North of its southern shore.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 11:18 AM
I spoke to a friend of mine who is a homeowner in Kingston asd she told me that Six Flags, LTD. has indeed purchased land there and they are also finishing the construction of two Marriot Marquis Hotels. I personally cannot vouch the veracity of this information but unless she was mistaken she would not be making this up as she stated to me it is in all the local ares newspapers.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 12:04 PM
I suppose upstate NY is the northernmost part of the state, although pretty much anything outside of NYC/Manhattan is considered "upstate NY" to those of us living in NJ. There's not much of NY that's "downstate".
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Friday, April 27, 2007 12:45 PM

Jeffrey Seifert said:
Are you guys referring to the sale of Darien Lake? Isn't Darien Lake in Western New York--or perhaps Central New York? I always thought Upstate New York was the Northeast corner of the state, East of Lake Ontario and North of its southern shore.

Darien Lake is East of Buffalo.

It would be considered to be in the Northwest part of New York.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 12:54 PM

majortom1981 said:
why would six flags sell one upstate property and just buy another? that makes no sense.


Sounds like Six Flags to me. It's like buying SeaWorld and selling it a few years later at a big loss.

I've always considered upstate NY to be any New York land above NYC. That's what my NYC friends have always said. :)

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Friday, April 27, 2007 1:16 PM
NYC and New York are only distant relatives. Ask somebody from NYC and somebody from Albany what upstate NY means and you'll get different answers.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 1:44 PM
True... NYC functions as a microcosm within the state of NY... kinda like it's a state of its own.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 1:48 PM

Mamoosh said:
I bet what your girlfriend's father meant was a park like Six Flags.

Wow you mean someone wants to build a park with closed rides, trash filled midways, surly employees and poor customer service? I'd think Shapiro would sue for copyright infringement. ;) *** Edited 4/27/2007 9:58:29 PM UTC by RatherGoodBear***

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Friday, April 27, 2007 2:17 PM
rathergoodbear have you been to a six flags park this year. I was actually impressed when I went two weekends ago to great adventure.

Heck even the space shuttle looper was open when I went.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 4:02 PM
I live in Kingston and haven't heard anything except for a rumor of a new water park possibly being planned but that was a couple years ago... Although I wouldn't complain if they were to build one :) I doubt it though with how much debt they're in and anyways its only about two hours away from the Great Escape & New England and about three hours from Great Adventure.
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