Coasterdude, your absolutely right there is one other reason to go to Great Adventure, and thats for The Chiller. Too bad its been closed the majority of this season.
Dante says impressive rollercoasters are simply not enough to warrant a good amusement park.
Craig the Coaster Freak said:
KK has a horrible track record in terms of accidents compared to Dragster
I must have missed the part where Kingda Ka injured anybody.
ApolloAndy said:I wonder if the turnstiles just need to be adjusted. You can't imagine how many rides at SFoT have the turnstile in a position so that almost nobody goes through it. How can you measure capacity without an accurate turnstile?
Pay some intern like, well, an intern to count 20% of dispatches by looking at video (also handy in case of *incident*), then base your estimates on that. Jus' sayin' is all...then again, we know how expensive those minimum wage people get...pfffft!
And "staffing issues", I'm sorry, SELL some stuff already and use the proceeds to FIX what's wrong at those few really promising parks...you know which ones... ;)
This is the wrong time and method for convincing people that the new management is better...IMO.
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Anyone who thinks that Six Flags would be offering a better experience today with the old regime still in charge is smoking crack. Its too early to write-off Shapiro. IMHO he's doing the best he can given the chain's financial status.
I was starting to fear the entire enthusiast world had gone stupid. ;)
On many fronts, they really HAVE improved, and the costumed characters, the cleaner bathrooms, improved food-service, those are all visible....cutting back on OPERATIONS budgets with the season in full swing, for that I'm gonna have to give them some flak....it's deserved. NO new ride at a megapark should be single-training in midseason...(/user looks directly at "the new bull in town", GAdv).
To me, it's the old adage of "gotta spend money to make money"...in the hosptiality industry, if you don't have that *seed money*, you better go get yourself some...
Next year, is really the litmus test for me, once they've have a SEASON to learn the ropes. April and may are LOUSY indicators of progress, THAT much hasn't changed since kieran & Co. got run out of town... ;)
...it's the old adage of "gotta spend money to make money"...
Totally agreed. But that's one of the things the company doesn't have. In fact, they have an alarming lack of it.
Check my post in Moosh's "Motley Fool" thread for the big detailed take on this idea. I'm just going to be saying the same things here.
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