SF 2003 expansion decline

Friday, August 16, 2002 10:59 AM

In a previous post, a news story was quoted saying that SFMM, SFGAdv, SFOT were getting rides, but that capital expenditures would total $125 million. You can practically mark SFGam and SFWoA for getting rides next year also. Between those five parks, much of the $125 will be spent. A few SF parks overseas got rides last year. So the question is, how much money is left for the other parks? It looks like SFMM, SFGAdv, SFGam, SFWoA are all getting major coasters, and SFOT could get one or a drop ride. That leaves 1-2 coasters left? Next year does not look good for several SF parks waiting...

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Friday, August 16, 2002 11:10 AM
So why not just post this in that thread?

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Friday, August 16, 2002 11:25 AM

I wouldn't be so sure just yet.

I've heard that SF is adding major rides for the 2003 season to their parks that have been performing well in 02(SFA being one of them) plus up to 30 large blue shipping containers have mysteriously shown up in the SFA employee parking/administration area lately,word on the street is they may contain track & other parts for next years new coaster/ride.

The same type of containers have also been appearing at SFGRADV as well so it looks as if both of these parks definitely have something in store for 03.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 11:58 AM
Because the other thread was about declining attendance and SFOT. I thought this topic was different enough to warrant a new discussion.
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Friday, August 16, 2002 12:15 PM
The containers at SFGADV I believe contain everything that is needed for the Summer of Festivals.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 1:36 PM
Why is Sfmm getting something? They just got 3 coasters and they still spent money on fixing one. Sfot should get something, Sfgam, Sfgadv's, Sfwoa, and maybe Sfa might be the parks getting something.
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Friday, August 16, 2002 1:39 PM
I think SFOG probably get Monster plantation turned into Scooby doo and mabe a Huss giant frisbee and something else that isnt to big. Their has been a rumor about a hyper or jr. hyper, but screamscape said it will probably happpen in 2004.... Mabe SFOG can get a impulse in 2003 also, but I really doubt it.
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Friday, August 16, 2002 1:41 PM
This is the reason I'm expecting SFKK not to get anything next year. They installed 2 upcharge attractions this season and I really don't think that they have profitted enough to get anything major for next season. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see Shockwave come on down our way, but I just don't see anything in the crystal ball for SFKK. :( I personally wish that SF would sell off this park, and invest the money they make into other parks in need. (SFSTL comes quickly to mind.) Heck, for all I care, they could off SFEG at well! (let the tongue lashing begin! LOL)

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Friday, August 16, 2002 2:10 PM

Okay, I have a question. After reading around the internet on various websites, I've rear allot about this financial report that came out for SF, and SF stating that only the parks that did well this season getting anything for next season, Where would one find a public copy of this financial report at?

According to what I've read around the internet, SFKK had a good year this year, and I would like to learn more. Anyone help me here?

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Friday, August 16, 2002 4:47 PM
SFOG will also be getting new rides. Six Flags is required to spend 46 million on SFOG/SFOT parks a year. (It was made during the part of the Limited Partner Vs. Time Warner dispute)

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:01 PM
Six Flags finances are pretty bad right now, I wonder if any park will get any rides at all.... We got lucky here in Canada and got a "Batman- The Ride" clone re-themed as "The Vampire" this year and the SF park purchase was conditional to spending about 90million in 3 years. So there are 60million to come. Still, I wonder how they will pull off major spending since they haven't made any profits in 3 years, the shareholders mst be getting impatient by now !!
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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:12 PM

Hummm... As far as I know, there are 5 family rides going to La Ronde in 2003.

SF Belgium is also supposed to get an hypercoaster from Intamin. What will happen to that ride? And the long rumored SF France makeover? Just these 2 whould also eat a nice share of the pie...

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:32 PM

I think one of the coasters will go to the Great Escape, since they are supposed to become a SF park next year.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 10:10 PM
Looks like no hyper for SFMW :(

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Friday, August 16, 2002 11:13 PM

The capitol expenditure $ for 2003 are no where near $125M folks. Actually they are not near half of that. Actually they are not 1/3 of that.

Don't get your hopes too high.

Shaggy

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 12:12 AM
The last thing SF is going to do now is stop building. That's what "they" feel got them into this mess in the first place.

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 1:32 AM

Isn't that bad buisness to give nothing new to the parks who performed bad and give major rides to the parks who performed well. The parks that performed bad wont be performing good next year becourse new rides is what makes people to come back and first time guest to check out the new rides. To make money for the neglected parks they have to cut down in maintenance, hiring, education and which results in worse looking coasters, dirtier park and worse staff.

SF isn't really working as a team.

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 9:27 AM

coastermaster said:
Looks like no hyper for SFMW


I think the height restriction (which cut off V2) would be a bigger problem than finance. Unless someone plans on putting in a tunnel 50' underground.

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 10:18 AM
I hope SF doesn't abandon the woodie in WA due to this mess...........
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