Monday, February 16, 2004 9:47 PM
This might have been brought up before, and I just wanted to see if it is true, because I keep hearing it. is there a SF park planned/in construction on I-95 in FLa?
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Monday, February 16, 2004 9:53 PM
Step back for a second.

Do you really think Six Flags would build their own parks now?

That's what I thought. Next...

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Monday, February 16, 2004 9:59 PM
Isn't I-95 congested enough as it is, building a SF Park *ON* I-95 would just make it that much worse! More trash/road debris/road kill ... :)
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Monday, February 16, 2004 10:23 PM
You could have heard mongerings of the property they had in florida a long time ago. Anyone with details have at it.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 2:42 AM
What ever happened to the Six Flags Jacksonville rumors that seemed so popular in 1999/2000?

Oh, that's right - reality :)

Was fun at the time, though, as I was living in Jacksonville. Lots of good land north of the city.

Just thinking out loud...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 6:54 AM
Good land that belongs to the state that they won't do anything with... But to answer your question, no, there aren't any plans even in the works, much less under construction.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 11:11 AM
I know that SF owns a rather large chunck of land outside of Cape Coral, but right now have no plans for it.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 12:09 PM
Well, *I* would WAY prefer Jax over Cape Coral, in that one is a two hour drive and the other is MUCH worse...;)

SW Florida is growing fast, and there's enough people south of Tampa to make SOME sort of park, but it really IS still very retiree-oriented...maybe a Southeastern Bonfante?

Jax wouldn't be a BAD choice, but it IS a little close to WA...still, demographically, it's WAY more in line with SF's normal customer base than ANY place on the West coast...(unless they want to build on top of BGT, LOL)....

Still, we know from experience that SF does NOT build parks *from scratch*, and right now they don't have the "scratch" needed to build a decent-sized carnival....;)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 12:19 PM
The reason I always found the Jax rumors to be interesting (if not feasible at one time) is the location.

2 hrs to Orlando, 2 to WA, 5 to SFOG.

Jacksonville is a lot bigger than it gets credit for. I even think the general population (not trying to stereotype in any way :) ) of Jax would support a large-ish local park quite nicely.

Moving into Jax with a park, you'd have to understand you're still just a regional with a very small influx of curious tourists heading up to get out of Orlando for a day.

Why am I still talking SFJax? It's not going to happen. Still an interesting spot for a potential park though...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 12:20 PM

The Shy One said:
Step back for a second.

Do you really think Six Flags would build their own parks now?

That's what I thought. Next...


That lost me. can someone explain?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 12:41 PM
I think what the shy one is trying to say is:

1. SF doesn't usually build their own parks

2. At their current economic state that would not be feasible.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 1:32 PM
When you're struggling to break even with the parks you currently have, you don't go out and build more. Although that doesn't seemed to have stopped them from BUYING parks.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 6:45 PM
What was the last Six Flags built from the ground up? SFStL? It makes more sense to just buy the smaller parks and poor the capital into them...

That said, I think their underwhelming performance is due to doing way too much too fast. Personally, I think the parks are loosing the personality that they once had back before Premier stepped in...

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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 8:44 PM
The rumor that just won't die, even amongst non-enthusiasts:

http://www.hernandotoday.com/news/MGBW339KFWD.html

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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 9:57 PM
I had heard from a buddy around the Cocoa Beach area that rumors were circulating there about a month ago.

He said that they had planned to put one around the Cocoa Beach, Port Saint John Area.

Well, we can see that now the rumors are in three different areas.

But yes, I agree; Six Flags does not have the cash to build another park right now. While Six Flags does not have a theme park in FL, I think it would be a great idea somewhere around the Miami area because, in my opnion, there just aren't very many good roller coasters in that state for as many people as there are.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 10:31 PM
I think that someone seeing a commercial for a theme park often sparks rumor. I remember a few years ago(mid-late 90s) that there was talk from some higher up political people that my family are friends with that SFI was building near Charleston/Huntington/Beckley WVa. My dad was @ the Capital(is it 'a' or 'o' for a building?) Complex atleast 1 time per week on business, and he heard it from many area officials he was aquainted with.

That was around the time that SFI was doing a national add campaing about being #2 in the industry and how you had to offer what #1 didn't, and such(around the time they teamed up with DC, pre-Premier days when SF was starting to grow).

It happens, but I knew a park would not be coming to WV. Where is there flat land here to support such a park?;)

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Wednesday, July 14, 2004 12:41 AM
Funny thing....I heard from one of my *customers* in Miami today that there's some rumbling going on about some property located in Homestead area that has been getting lots of attention as a potential location for an amusement park....

SF? Highly doubtful. Could a *regional* park survive in that area? Undoubtedly!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2004 7:24 AM
Just speculation... but Six Flags runs water parks and the article linked above said Weeki Wachee Springs was facing financial difficulties? How about Six Flags buying Weeki Wachee Springs. It fits their current model of buying existing things. Could this be an answer to the rumors?
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Wednesday, July 14, 2004 9:52 AM

Rob Ascough said:
I know that SF owns a rather large chunck of land outside of Cape Coral, but right now have no plans for it.

They Do? All of their holdings were disclosed in a recent annnual report to stock holders and I didn't see any information on land in Cape Coral, or anywhere in Florida for that matter. Where did you get this information from?

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Wednesday, July 14, 2004 10:15 AM
dragon....I thought of that, but the article referenced in Hernando Today was QUITE specific about locations, and the area in question was NOT Weeki Wachee.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have an SF park nearby. Considering what's been going on at The Mouse House over the past couple years, I think there's some potential even in the crowded Central FL market....still, the South Florida market would prove a MUCH easier entry point, and more lucrative, with WAY less competition.

Weeki Wachee might be better suited to Kent Buescher, LOL...;)

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