Ride announcements

Thursday, June 20, 2002 8:53 PM
If its a major ride when do they normally announce them? Like when did they announce MF? SOB?

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bigger is better

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 8:58 PM
Like August- October. I know we went to Cedar Pont knowing nothing about Mf and there was a sign up for it in the soon to be spot it would be gracing. We vowed then and there we would get passes for the next season which is odd with Cp for us because we usually only go once a season. I hope we'll be seeing something for the hyper at Sfwoa here in the next 2 months. I think they'll wait it till around October-November to announce theirs though, they just seem to wait a little longer than Cp did for Mf.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 9:43 PM
PKI announce Son of Beast in May of '99 I believe, and Cedar Point announced MF around mid-late July of 99'. But Wicked Twister wasn't announced until after the season was over. I guess they go until they just cant hide it anymore.

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Holiday World, it's impossible not to have a good time

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Friday, June 21, 2002 7:54 AM

Silver Dollar City announced Wildfire July 7th, 2000. But they are always early.

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Friday, June 21, 2002 8:06 AM

Typically, parks usually place next years' season passes on sale at near the end of the current season (like sometime in August). In order to boost those sales, this is usually when they try to announce rides. But as you can tell from the responses above, that's not always what happens. There are other factors that can go into determining when the info is released such as not being able to hide it anymore. I believe this was the case with PKD already announcing next years gyro-drop....apparently there were pieces of the ride clearly visible from certain area's of the park....and if the GP can already figure it out, then you may as well announce it.

Happy Coastering!

Sean

--who isn't a big fan of the drop towers--

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"Have fun stormin' the castle!"

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Friday, June 21, 2002 8:09 AM
Ya I am thinking PKI's new anouncement will be mid July-early August.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Friday, June 21, 2002 8:13 AM
They pretty much do it right before they start selling season passes for that season. That is also when the commercials come on saying "come ride our new..". At least that was the way it went this year with The Flying Coaster at SFEG.
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Friday, June 21, 2002 8:35 AM

SFO was announced around December 7th, 1999. X-Flight was announced January 4th, and then the buyout of SWO i think on January 7th. I'm not completley sure on the exact dates, if wrong correct me.

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Since Jeff made Track Record a "perk" for CB members i'll just post my count here: Coasters:99 Parks:14

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Friday, June 21, 2002 9:37 AM
I think Nitro was the latest Announcement. Feb 1st IIRC
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Friday, June 21, 2002 10:45 AM
SFGAdv is the perennial last announcement (or at least it's been like that for the past few years). Official announcements show up during the shareholder meetings if I'm not mistaken, but I don't know for sure.
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