SFGAm Commercial, dumb or not?

Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:56 PM
Ok, right now I'm watching a new SFGAM commercial. I'm talking about the commercial with the music that belongs at the climax of a bad horror movie.
They showed a green, yes, green train racing a red (I think) train on the "American Eagle" and it was at a hill that does not exist on it! Also, this isn't too bad, but the are showing S:UE, and isn't this great looking, a computer animation of Deja Vu. The SUE isn't too bad, but commercials should not have computer animation unless it's all computer animation.
The best part is by far, where Bugs Bunny is shown with a little kid, and the music playing like Bugs is about to kill this happy little kid.
Have any of you seen this? Do you think it is a very stupid commercial too? I'm just wondering, because this is the second commercial for SFGAm I've seen for this season. The first one I thought was bad, but not as bad as this! Well, at least I got to see RB, and BTE... from another park!

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V2, Deja Vu... how can it be better? Add Viper! Oh, wait. It's already there!


*** This post was edited by TrBiggar on 4/17/2001. *** *** This post was edited by TrBiggar on 4/17/2001. ***
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:59 PM
All the commercials I see for parks always seem to show coasters from their chain that are not even at the park advertising! SFAmerica stole images of Stealth from Paramount and changed the colors!

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Steel- 1.Millennuim Force
Wood- 1.The Beast
"We're not worthy, We're not worthy!"
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 7:09 PM
I have yet to see this commercial...I usually see them during the summer when they are displayed though.

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-Glitchey
Will be at Busch Gardens Williamsburg April 27th.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 7:12 PM
Cedar point commercials show cedar point rides, not anather parks.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 9:37 PM
Yeah, that's because Cedar Point belongs to a small organization called Cedar Fair, and it is way smaller then SF. SF has allway exchanged rides for their comercial. I don't know why, that's just their way of advertising.
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Deja Vu, and V2, what more can you want? SFGAm #1 *** This post was edited by MF#1RB#2BVL on 4/18/2001. ***
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Wednesday, April 18, 2001 5:31 AM
It has nothing to do with the size of the organization, it's just cheaper to use video you already have than shoot new video.

I suspect the more likely situation is that CP's spots are for rides that don't exist elsewhere. It's not like there is another Millennium Force or Power Tower out there.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, April 18, 2001 5:52 AM
And it's particularly stupid. Six Flags used footage of VIPER at SFMM for the S:ROS at SFDL commercial. That's a HUGE difference. Hmmm...Arrow mega-looper with OTSR and a curving first drop, vs. Intamin hyper with open lapbar seats, and a straight first drop. Great job, SF. I wish they would bite the bullet and spend the $2000 to film S:ROS for their commercial. It honestly can't cost much more than that, and to a company like SF, what's the difference? Laziness..that's all it is.

Jman
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Wednesday, April 18, 2001 6:13 AM
It doesn't really matter much how much it costs. People will still remember the park regardless of how correct they are with the coasters they put on it.
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Friday, April 20, 2001 11:23 AM
BACK WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WE TOOK A TRIP TO SFGam FOR MY MARKETING CLASS WE WENT TO A PRESENTATION PUT ON BY THERE MARKETING DEPARTMENT. THEY SHOOT SHARED COMERCIALS BETWEEN SFGam AND SFST SO THEY ARE CHEAPER AND CAN RUN THEM IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS TOO

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MAY 5TH
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Friday, April 20, 2001 11:28 AM
PLEASE STOP using caps lock. Thanks


I know last year SFO(now SFWOA) used footage of Superman at SFMM for SUE. No what near the same ride.
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Friday, April 20, 2001 12:17 PM
I really like the commercial. I don't know why but i liked the way that the music makes you seem scared of riding. The commercials are not intended for enthusiast. They would mostly think they are lame. But they are for the people that don't regularly go. We already go a lot and they don't need to advertise to us with facts and stuff. I also thought that the footage of SUE, soon to be V2 were really good. I think they made the park look very cool.

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RCman4
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Sunday, April 22, 2001 8:46 PM
Here's the missed point.

No one I know has even heard of Superman: Ultimate Escape. No one I know has ever heard of another Six Flags park, and they all refer to any other chain park I talk about (save for the Orlando properties) as another 'Great America.'

When people see a black, under-the-tracks coaster on TV, it's Batman. Standup and it's Iron Wolf. They see a Viper (SFMM) and think they repainted Shockwave red.

Six Flags doesn't really care if we scrutenize them for reusing footage. If they can draw people to the park, everything's well in the world.

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Loopscrew.com
It's coming...
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Sunday, April 22, 2001 8:47 PM
Actually I give Six Flags credit on this recent SFGAm commercial. Most of the footage was shot at SFGAm. The only thing that really stood out for a different coaster was for the American Eagle. That was definitely a different woodie. Overall a pretty good commercial.

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"SAVING THE WORLD BEFORE BEDTIME" Powerpuff girls
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