Tuesday, January 31, 2006 11:56 PM
In an article printed by the Atlanta Journal the new and not-so-improved CEO, Steve Shapiro, announced, "There will be no more Goliaths!" At first I thought he meant no more coasters with that moniker. Well upon further reading it became apparent that he is putting a possibly permanent moratorium on any new large thrill rides. After I picked my jaw up off the floor I went on to read that he wants to focus more on family style entertainment and bring in more attractions geared towards younger children. Nevermind that there are NUMEROUS guests in my age bracket who crave new rides every year. He also postulated that flat rides and kiddie rides costs 1/10 of the price of mega-coasters. Well now that I cannot argue. Tatsu has a price tag of $23million; Goliath at SFOG is priced at about $20millin; El Toro is $9million. But if the idea is to focus more on the FAMILY, then shouldnt emphasis be considered for those that do enjoy high speed coasters? Am I over-reacting ?
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 12:03 AM
Things move quick here at the Buzz. I believe this story or thread appeared last week or the week before.
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 12:07 AM
Yeah, we already have 4 pages and 97 posts on the topic here
That'd be a great place to continue the discussion. :)