Wednesday, January 19, 2005 12:02 AM
Question: Did Six Flags Mexico get the old Superman Ultimate Escape sign from what is now Geagua Lake? I was looking at some pictures of the new ride and noticed that the sign looks exactly like the one that was there (and since GL doesn't need it anymore) is it recycled?
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 12:30 AM
Doubtful. When Six Flags left the park, they left behind thousands of pieces of property (signs, statues, figurines, etc.) to be thrown away. The animals were among the only items relocated. Everything else was thrown in the trash compactor and written off as a loss.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 1:05 AM
Swoosh, I'll take the opposite angle on that and say it's not at all unlikely they'd recycle the sign...
Asked the park people about all the Viper stuff from SFoG (I was willing to BUY some stuff), they said that they keep the "theming items" on hand for re-use....not to say that the S:UE is or isn't, just that it COULD be...
Side note: Now all that Viper stuff is probably rotting away in SFoG's boneyard since SFKK renamed/rethemed the ride...:( Hmmm, their *new-ish* PR guy (Jim, right?) knows us, and doesn't know me well enough to dislike me...YET (;)), maybe he'd be willing to part with something,say, as a prize, or something, at maybe, SPRING FLING? Or something...;) Not that I'd not go either way, it's a GREAT event every year...:)
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 3:03 AM
For the record, SF didn't take the old S:UE sign...it was simply discarded, along with hundreds of other theme items.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 10:51 AM
And they could of easily used those as auction items, or given them away. I know plenty of enthusiasts who would max out their credit cards for a piece of wood, let alone a Superman:UE sign. :-D
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 11:00 AM
Tina, I think CF would have a hard time selling Copywrited, trademarked and licenced items not owned by them.
The name Superman is a Marvel TM
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 11:28 AM
Actually, it is a DC trademark (DC bought out Marvel anyhow, right?).
But that could be correct. Regardless, why not just throw everything away instead of re-using it anyhow? I mean, this is Six Flags, they are only a few Billion in debt and all;).
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 12:00 PM
Since when does DC have anything to do with Marvel? DC isn't even listed as a major shareholder.
A judge ruled Stan Lee gets 10% of the Spiderman movie profits today. Wow...
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 12:09 PM
Stan Lee, 10%....good judge! :)
Probably could've NEGOTIATED a lower percentage, but hey, that's what you get for trying to screw the man out of HIS money, LOL...;)
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 12:53 PM
I'd like to see the old 6flag ride signs from Gl at Brandywine Ski center for their terrain park. That'd be cool. :)
Saturday, January 22, 2005 11:20 AM
Why would Six Flags want to move it to Mexico? I'm sure they could get a new one made in Mexico cheaper than shipping costs. :)
Saturday, January 22, 2005 11:24 AM
Coasterpunk: good idea, but that'd be too much like right for 6flags. :)
ps. nice pics of Thunderhead. love that coaster!
Saturday, January 22, 2005 12:06 PM
It's the same logo, just different sign... All old SFWoA signs and such were trashed.
Saturday, January 22, 2005 1:38 PM
I saw pictures one time of a Superman U:E, Mind Eraser, and the waterpark (I forgot the name) sign in a dumpster. I can't tell you where though.
Saturday, January 22, 2005 4:14 PM
As for the CF selling of SF's stuff...
I wonder if they could...in a way? Much like how SF sold off all the GL stuff. That was a HUGE sucess for them. Though I'm not sure if it was SF who sold it or GL who held that big "garage sale." I think if I'm not mistaken a lot of the money went to charity. That was a lot of fun buying everything from GL. I bought a few wodden signs in the silent auction, some innertubes, lots of shirts, coats, etc.
Just how strange, that I put a lot of stuff away (assuming it will/would become a collectible)...and now this :)
But yes, I wonder if they could have sold it, maybe in aggreance with SF, and just donate the money the charity.
Saturday, January 22, 2005 5:02 PM
I suppose it's a possibility, but remember that GL was owned by Premier for quite a while before they flagged the park. Technically, the name, logos, and merchandise all belonged to them, so there would be no legal ramifications whatsoever for selling it.
As far as Cedar Fair selling Six Flags stuff, though, I think thinks might be a bit different. I know, as employees, we weren't allowed to have ANYTHING from the SF days...I believe it was a part of the deal that Cedar Fair would destroy all of the trademarked and licensed signage and merchandise.
Sunday, January 23, 2005 7:10 PM
Sunday, January 23, 2005 11:07 PM
Heh, if you're "oopsing" me, don't worry about it. I don't work for CF anymore. I'm back with Six Flags.