Revealing Paramount Parks Survey

Wednesday, July 9, 2003 9:53 AM
Two days ago I took a ‘Paramount Parks Future Expansion Survey’ at http://thrillresearch.com/. I took the PCW survey, but I would assume that they were all identical. The survey was quite long - taking 30-40 minutes to finish.

I found the survey interesting because, by the questions they asked, it was quite obvious which direction Paramount wants to take with their parks. It looks like TR:TR was just the begin of a wave of heavily themed attractions.

Some of the questions included things like:

How important is themeing?
How important is the feeling of entering another world?
Which movies/shows do you think would make a good basis for an attraction?
Which of these activities (extreme sports) would you like to see simulated in a ride?
What elements of an attraction are most important to you?

The survey even went as far as asking you to rate attractions at Universal and Disney parks.

What are your thoughts and opinions about this type of addition to Paramount Parks?

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 10:09 AM
Funny thing about the survey....OK, bad design error.

I *won* my 2002 SP from PKI, and didn't renew this year for, well, obvious reasons....all those *multiple choice* questions, and I had to wait until the end of the survey (15 mins for me) to state in the COMMENTS section that *all* those questions were irrelevant as to why I didn't choose to renew...there are NO Paramount Parks near me! If there were, I'd go...I like Paramount....well, 'cept for PGA..
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It seems today, that all you see, are violins in movies, and sax on TV....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 10:28 AM
I also took that survey for PGA and was a little surprised. Parmounts Park are NOT big family parks like Unviersal or Disney. This seems like the direction that Parmount wants to take their parks in, which I don't think is a good idea. I would have liked to be able to rate Six Flags parks which are more like Paramount. And some of their ideas for new rides jsut plain SUCKED. But there was a spot ot type in what ride you think PGA (in my case) should get. Hyper all the way! :)
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 10:34 AM
"Parmounts Park are NOT big family parks like Unviersal or Disney."

Really? How do you explain the*huge* kids areas in all the Paramount parks? Heck, PKI has *four* kiddie coasters, two suspended.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 11:10 AM
Cmon Carowinds supporters! PLLLEASE take the new rides survey and put in your thoughts on some big coasters. It seems like they are really serious about using that survey for something and some of the ideas they have listed for future attractions are just plain stupid. Let's make sure they don't make them. It doesn't take much time to fill it out, so just do it and maybe our park will get something big!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 11:20 AM
PGA --> Drop Michael Jackson and bring back the ragtime! Also, bring those knickers back to County Fair!

Did someone mention the train?? Bring it back!

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"But where's the feeelth?" - Uncle Vainstein

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:06 PM

Mamoosh said:
"Parmounts Park are NOT big family parks like Unviersal or Disney."

Really? How do you explain the*huge* kids areas in all the Paramount parks? Heck, PKI has *four* kiddie coasters, two suspended.


Paramount realized that they could get more money if they added little kids areas so the parks would attract diferent types of people, while still adding big rides

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:28 PM
Well, PGA, has the same amount of kid stuff as they had before they bought the park.

And taking out the train wouldn't seem like a kid-oriented move to me.

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"But where's the feeelth?" - Uncle Vainstein

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:37 PM
I loved the question about theming... Multiple choice answer "Theming is a waste of money that should be spent on new rides." :::click click click click:::

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 3:47 PM
I'm Glad Paramount has started doing this.

They also seem to be trying to aim more at Movies in the Future years. It also looks like there really noticing the Disney and Universal way of Things.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 4:13 PM
Already took the survey for PC. In special comments I added that Carowinds needs another Big Coaster to compliment TopGun. Also threw in there that having to pay high admission prices is one thing, but then to add on 5, 10 or even 20 bucks for parking is crazy. Just another way to rip off the consumer!!!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 4:21 PM
no i like the expensive car parks, it forces people to use alternate ways of transport, which are often cheaper, cleaner and more efficient

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 4:36 PM
Most of us live in the United States. We've done a good job at avoiding any sort of efficient, widespread mass transit system.

When we didn't make crappy cars, we needed a market for them :)

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
I waited for 7.5 hours through four tornado warnings and all I have to show for it is this lousy kiddie coaster credit.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 5:17 PM
I spent a little over an hour doing it for Carowinds, and wrote a ton for the two response questions. Heck, I even pointed out how Holiday World (22% attendance increase in 2002 wasn't it?) is run in the question mentioning decling attendance at parks :)

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Howard Dean for President!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 5:34 PM
how do you guys take this survey? i went to the site but i cant get any further...
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 5:49 PM
disregard the last post, I got it now...
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Thursday, July 10, 2003 12:35 AM
Hey! I said the same thing about Holiday World!

great minds think alike. w00t w00t!

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 4:08 AM
I mentioned Wild Adventures 20% increase in attendance which knocked Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom out of the 50 most attended parks in the nation. The park claims the highest attendance (1.25 million in '02) for an independent park with only pay-one-price admission.

-Danny
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Coaster Insomniacs- Coastin' the Night Away

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 6:12 AM

I particuarly thought the "Theme Park Attendance overall hass been declining, What do you think would bring people back?" Question.

I was bruttally honest and blunt!

Way overpriced food, Outragious priced drinks. People spend a ton of money just to get to a park and then get greeted with parking prices that raise everyones addmission a couple bucks.

No picnicing allowed at the park, Believe it or not, Once when me and a girlfriend and her kids visited PKI a bicycle security guy told us, Your not allowed have a cooler or eat on park property. All this while sitting on blacktop.

Chuck, who thinks that was one of the most agrivating things that ever happened at a park. BTW they used to have a picnic area.

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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 10:05 AM
I was also a little Harsh when they asked me about the Attendance drop. Some of the things I pointed out were a Quality decrease, Rocketing Admission Price and lack of Return Investment.

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"The Mountain Slidewinder. Voted The #1 Non-Rollercoaster Ride in America Amusement Business Magazine, 1991"

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