Official Signature Attractions & UnOfficial Signature Attractions

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 7:10 PM
I was thinking about parks and the rides that they market and came up with this topic. There are alot of parks that have "signature" attractions that they push but what should be there signature isn't their signature. For instance..................

I know it may be too early to make this assumption but Carowinds is marketing BORG as it's signature attraction but its very clear to routine park goers that its top gun hands down.

As well as SFoG. They are marketing Superman-Ultimate Flight as their signature attraction but I would have to say for me hands down its Mindbender.

Im sure you guys have some also......share!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 8:11 PM
I don't think it's a signature attraction deal. It's just getting people to come see their newest coaster. I think it would be less attractive if they said "Come ride our signature attraction, an umpteen old Schwartzkopf, and oh yeah, check out Superman too" The public would perhaps not opt to go because Mindbender is so "been there, done that."
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 9:32 PM
Paramount Canada's Wonderland has yet to come up with a "signature attraction".

They obviously advertise Tomb Raider as their new ride, but they're not going ga-ga over it as if it's the "next big thing"... so I always have to question what they consider as their "feature" or "signature" ride. I really think they just push the overall park as a whole, and not one single ride (is that good or bad?)

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 9:38 PM
DawgByte, I would agree PCW has no Signature Attraction. If you asked me Wild Beast was the best coaster there followed by Vortex.

The park overall was great with a good mix. Im only sorry we didn't get a full day as a late start due to traffic and a early ending due to storms cut our visit short.

Chuck, who actually thinks FOF is PKI's signature ride that was damaged goods and is now just part of the whole.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 10:46 PM
And some parks (Ahem, CP, ahem) just have way too damn many signature rides. This point is totally moot though, because every park markets their new ride as "the next big thing", even Zonga at SFMW.
Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:44 AM
Actually, if you look at their website and borchures, coasterbruh, Carowinds lists Top Gun this year and every year since '99 as the parks signature attraction(I just checked on this years brochure, which just happens to be sitting in my bathroom:)).

Before Top Gun, I believe Vortex was PCar's sig....thank god Top Gun came along. Signature attractions come and go with a park, it has everything to do with sustained high ridership. Though they've gotten 3 other coasters since top gun(not counting Borg), Carowinds marketed those as the new attractions, but the park still feels that Top Gun is the coaster everyone will come for, and I don't think that will change with BORG.

Not only that, but BORG is the only Star Trek coaster, and that is the angle the park is using.


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