SFGAm Closed Today? What?

Monday, May 12, 2008 9:57 PM

super7* said:
Do the parks stay open extra hours on days they are crowded and profitable? NO. In reverse, they need to eat some profits and stay open during the advertised hours unless there is a dangerous weather condition.

Great Adventure did last month. During April 21st - April 24th, they were set to close at 6:00. Due to crowd levels, they changed it to 7:00 on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:04 AM
Please Borntocoast, take all our heavy rain in Maryland. We've now had two separate events of two-day heavy rains in a short amount of time. While the local area has seen 1-2 inches of rain, areas south and east of the Baltimore area have seen as much as 3-5 inches of rain in each event.

I don't blame the parks for closing down early. Consider that they've already budgeted a certain amount of money for each operating day. If you're already starting out in a deficit situation, then I don't blame them for not wanting to take on any more risk. Just because the forecast says that it won't rain anymore, doesn't make it so.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 1:13 AM
Ronman, I was at the park yesterday. The weather people did not nail the forecast. It rained hard 10am - 10:30am, then drizzled/light mist between 10:30am-11:40am. It didn't rain the rest of the day.

Great America had most the rides open from 11am until they closed at noon.

IMO they pulled the plug too early. It was a rainy Sunday morning and I am sure there were alot of people who arrived at the park late because of that. Only to find it closed.

I do agree with the poster who said they rushed to get the park closed while it was still raining so they could blame the weather. It sure seemed like that.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 1:21 AM
Ronman they don't stop baseball in Chicago for bad weather.. I was at Opening Day and it was in the 30's and raining and the game went on.. Cubs have played 21 games home this year.. With no rain outs.. !

No I don't have a kid, but I still want to ride!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 5:06 AM
The same thing happens in Boston. In 2005 when I worked at CP, we didn't have any of these pansy "early closings" If they had the garbage crew would've jumped on it.

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:19 AM
^^The Cubs are a cheap corporation. That's why they still have the old stadium still standing, and probably will still be there 100 years from now even though it's falling apart from the ceiling, or it was.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008 7:11 PM
Remember we have another Baseball team in town, the White Sox cancelled a Friday Night Game. It was replayed Saturday as part of a double header. They still don't have a makeup day for another rainout earlier. Then there's the game played in driving rain 30 degree temps. only to be called a tie when the rain turned to SNOW. Yes, The Cubs Played Sunday but the game was soldout. Tim Skilling our most reliable weatherman pointed out Gurnee received 2.7 inches of rain. It's main drawing area Chicago and near North suburbs 3.2-3.9 inches. I really think and respect the park for acting in everyone's safety first interest. Once again to defend Great America during the Summer with a afternoon thunderstorm empting out the park, it still closes at posted times. We are just at the beginning of the season now in July.
Ronald Witrzek
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:46 AM
Situations made the Cubs do everything possible to play that game. The overruling one was that this was the only time that team will be in town...

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