Wednesday, August 29, 2007 8:20 PM
I was curious how many Six Flags parks are putting on Holiday in the Park this winter? Discovery Kingdom is doing it this year starting the day after Thanksgiving running up to January 6th. Seems like it'll be a money maker in a normally dormant part of the year.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 8:30 PM
I believe those are the only 3. I really never understood why they don't do this at SFMM or am I mistakin? *** Edited 8/30/2007 12:31:28 AM UTC by Chitown***
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 10:41 PM
If SFMM doesn't do it, it's probably because other parks in the southern California area do it better.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:52 PM
I wish Great Adventure would try it. They could have the kiddie areas, Skull Mountain, Houdini, BBLTT and some of the flats open
Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:01 AM
DK is running some of the coasters/rides, doing a special movie in the motion theater, and even having campfires throughout the park. I can't imagine what SFMM's would be like, but I agree they probably don't even want to try in that market.
Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:31 AM
^Starting fires at SFMM on purpose?
Yeah, I can see that being quite the opposite of the Disneyland/DCA seasonal event... ;)
Seahawk & the Wave
Thursday, August 30, 2007 8:26 AM
Great Adventure did the Winter Lights thing two years, spent a fortune on the exhibits, and then scratched it. A good portion of people travel pretty far to visit GA (90 minutes from NYC), it would be a tough draw for less than a full day with all rides running. Only the locals might be interested. It's not like SFOT or Fiesta where the big city is kinda right there.
Why doesn't SFOG do it? They did it once in 1990 (Georgia Cylone was new), and never did it again. I have the sweatshirt to prove it. It's warmer there, and a big population base is right close by.
Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:37 AM
Seahawk & the Wave said:
A good portion of people travel pretty far to visit GA (90 minutes from NYC),
90 minutes or 90 miles? NJ isn't all country (anymore) you know... Camden, Trenton, Princeton to the west and don't forget about the NYC suburbs on the Jersey side of the river (let the flaming begin) then there's Newark and its suburbs and all the urban sprawl south right through Toms River... In my book if you travel less than 2 hours to see something "new" or "different" and make a day trip out of it, that's a Great Adventure! ;) Of course if I still lived in urban sprawl I might be narrow minded enough to say if it takes more than 30 minutes to get anywhere then it isn't worth the trip. Ah, how living in the boonies fixes ya! *** Edited 8/30/2007 1:39:28 PM UTC by jshorerzd***