SFGAd closed on Saturday?

Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:30 PM
I know all the chatter has been about KK blowing up or whatever, but... Taken from the parks site:

The Theme Park and Safari will be
closed for a private event on Saturday, June 11th. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will be open.

Does anyone else find this a little odd? A Saturday in June and the park is closed for a private event? I understand before the park is open for the year like CP or even in Oct like many parks, but don't you think there will be TONS of pissed off people showing up to SFGAd on Sat? Let's face it...during the summer not many people are going to check and see if the park is open on a Saturday!

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Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:39 PM
Maybe that is Jacko's last day of freedom?

Yeah, I agree that is messed up. If they do close on a Sat in June a lot of people will be upset.

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Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:41 PM
Especially a Saturday right after schools let out.

I hope the buyout fee was at least $80 gazillion...

-CO

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Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:44 PM
Yes, a one day corporate buyout will bring in a decent chunk of change I assume, but does it make up for people that are going to be really pissed off that they came there from Philly, NYC, whatever and got turned away? Many of those people might never come back.

I'm sure someone's going to say "They should have checked to see the park was open" But it's a June Saturday!

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Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:55 PM
Like Playa said, they probably charged 80 gazillion. Obviously the fee is big enough for Six flags to think it is worth it. If they are making enough money, they can tell the people that come and get mad to go f*** themselves.
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Thursday, June 9, 2005 9:17 PM
I heard it was a *family buyout*....the place is gonna be MOBBED...;)

Hehe, a little Sopranos humor from a Jersey-born wise guy...:)

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Thursday, June 9, 2005 9:19 PM
Whaddaya say ya git KK running...in an HOUR? :)
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Thursday, June 9, 2005 9:28 PM
Our tech club had a trip planned for this day like we always do. We had to totally re-arrange our plans, it just irks me that they do that on a busy day.
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Thursday, June 9, 2005 9:33 PM
Be thankful you found out ahead of time!
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Thursday, June 9, 2005 11:01 PM
I guess if you wave enough cash in front of them, they would close the park for a month if need be.

Didn't PKI end up doing this last year on a Saturday with a private event? Thought I read a topic here about it.

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Friday, June 10, 2005 12:26 AM
Don't assume anything when it comes to themepark schedules. I remember in 2003 SFA had two weekends of buyouts in September when it was still really warm outside. A major internet provider who gives out free discs all the time was one of the customers, so that should tell you the clout of whoever is buying out Great Adventure. I believe they did the two back-to-back buyout weekends last year as well. I think it's just common sense to check the schedule before you leave for a park. I hope people would at least check to find out the hours and then discover they're closed. Remember, it's not summer yet for another 11 days. I know around here in Baltimore that they don't get out until next week. *** Edited 6/10/2005 4:28:07 AM UTC by Intamin Fan***
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Friday, June 10, 2005 12:37 AM
September is a little different story. SFA's been bought out for years in September. This June thing just shocks me.
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Friday, June 10, 2005 12:42 AM
Closing on a Saturday IN June outrageous. However it exploits the fact that we all see in the color GREEN.
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Friday, June 10, 2005 6:44 AM
This closure has been posted since they posted the season schedule. *** Edited 6/10/2005 10:45:01 AM UTC by RedLaFrance***
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Friday, June 10, 2005 8:11 AM
Yes... It's not like this was a last minute thing.

For vacation planning purposes, as well as "Day Trip" planning purposes, I usually create an Excel Spreadsheet of the various parks I plan to visit and their schedules (call me anal that way). I ususally start adding the schedules early in the spring and keep adding them for various parks as they come on line.

I just looked at what I have for SFGrAdv for Saturday June 11. Sure enough... "CLOSED". Since I did not update my list for several months... I agree that this was on their season schedule from the beginning.

So, since it is was on their schedule, there is no reason why people should have had trips scheduled for this day.

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Friday, June 10, 2005 8:44 AM
If I recall this happened last year as well and I think this is an annual event for whomever has bought the place out for the day.
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Friday, June 10, 2005 8:49 AM

CoastaPlaya said:
Whaddaya say ya git KK running...in an HOUR?

LOL - that may not be far from the truth.

The past couple of years Pfizer has bought out the park on the 2nd Saturday in June. This was actually posted on the website before the season even started ;)

I'm not exactly sure how they can make up to them not having Ka open :(

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Friday, June 10, 2005 10:13 AM

Chitown said:

Didn't PKI end up doing this last year on a Saturday with a private event? Thought I read a topic here about it.


Dont know about PKI, but I know PKD *routinely* closed one summer Saturday a year for a "private event". They would have basically have a set of concerts in the park. Anybody could go, but there was speciall pricing and tickets were available via ticketmaster, radio stations, and the park's own ticket booth. But if you had a season pass, it was *not* valid.

They have since stopped doing this because the event got out of hand and there were fights and stuff....

lata, jeremy

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Friday, June 10, 2005 10:15 AM
Insert joke here about Pfizer and getting Kingda Ka up and running...
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Friday, June 10, 2005 10:23 AM
Olsor.... :)

If Ka stays up for more than four hours, do they need to see a doctor? ;)

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