SFGAM HH free with park admission!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 6:39 PM
Here's the press release

In the words of Nancy Kerrigan, Why? Why why why why? WHY?

It's not gonna sink the park. As a matter of fact, coaster dorks should rejoice--cuz folks with a brain will be gone to HH when it's 80 degrees, leaving only you guys in line. And I do mean you. Not me!

But is this or isn't this a chain that needs to turn a profit? Just because early sales are disappointing doesn't mean you give up on the separate gate!

It may have been slow through May or even early June...but by peak season folks would have come running with their beach towels, swimwear and extra cash.

GAH. Will these folks ever learn?

-'Playa

*** Edited 1/19/2005 11:41:27 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 6:47 PM
In the other words of Nancy Kerrigan: Ouch! Man, that's really gonna suck for the waterpark fans. I bet the wavepool is gonna be packed!
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 6:58 PM
Now the next riveting questions - Where will the entrance be? Will it be heated or solar heated water?

about time they said something.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 7:36 PM
Meh, this is old news. ;-)

-Tina

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 8:11 PM
If I'm not mistaken, this gives SFGAm the record for biggest theme park to have water park included with admission.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 8:30 PM
Moosh: Spoken like a blind man.

Packed wavepools are niiiiiiice.

-CO

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 8:45 PM
Nope. Spoken like a person who is not a fan of waterparks. Looks like you'll be in heaven when you visit Hurr--SFGAm's waterpark.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 8:54 PM
Actually, it's not even in the vacation plans--unless some of the locals can talk me into it. I've got much better ideas planned...infinitely better, but my friends have a good idea what they are.

Sounds like somebody's still sooooore.
Don't be mad 'Tuan! ;)

-'Playa


*** Edited 1/20/2005 1:56:00 AM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 9:20 PM

If I'm not mistaken, this gives SFGAm the record for biggest theme park to have water park included with admission.

PKI owns SFGAm for this record. SFGAm is the most attended Six Flags park to have a water park included with admission.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 10:30 PM
Good to see that 2005 will be a turn around year for the company. (Not.)

I absolutely don't get it. This is probably the best chance for an up-sell ever, and they've totally blown it. You'd think they'd learn that the "n parks in one" thing isn't going to put people through the turnstiles. With the area getting heavy resort development, it's a slam dunk in the long term. But they've set the precedent, and it's not going to be easy to go back.

Let's review... Include it in admission and throw away countless dollars, or don't include it and make even the most mediocre additional income. I'll never understand how they came to devalue their properties so much.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 10:31 PM
"Why do we need to raise prices of parks all over the U.S.? Can't the parks make something else work, like firing all the ride operators?"

- Al Gore

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 10:42 PM
It's not as if Chicagoans don't pay money to attend waterparks already. They drive to Rockford or Wisconsin Dells and THEN spend the money.

They'd make bank on the convenience alone--to say nothing of the folks who don't give a rat's hoohah about coasters.

For once, they could have actually used Dan Snyder. He woulda told them to charge the money cuz people will wail, twist, moan and complain right before they pull out their wallets and hand over the cash anyway. Works for him, doesn't it?

-'Playa

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Thursday, January 20, 2005 12:33 AM
PKI! PCW! Paramount is making it work and not going broke. This decision is not the downfall of Six Flags. Add in more locker rentals and ticket hikes and you're looking at a smaller difference in total expenditures per customer than you're thinking and probably more customers.
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Thursday, January 20, 2005 2:12 AM
True.. if you jack up gate prices due to both parks, you're essentially forcing everyone to pay for both parks.. even the people like me who [usually] couldn't care less about a water park. I'll go if it's "free", but I'm not going to pay extra for a waterpark. Especially when there's credits to be had at the non-waterpark next door ;)
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Thursday, January 20, 2005 9:32 AM
The SFGAm website now has info. about 1-day pricing. $44.99 gets you into both SFGAm and HH. A discounted $30.99 ticket is available online until early June.
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Thursday, January 20, 2005 1:06 PM
Not much 'jacking up' at all.

I could be wrong, but I don't think the posted gate price has gone anywhere since CBaby was too short for hypers.

Again, I hardly imagine this move will kill the park--but the place will be a nightmare in very short order. There are no 1200 PPH waterslides and you sure can't toss another train on them. I'm guessing there may even be a few days where folks are told the waterpark's capacity has been exceeded.

-'Playa

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Thursday, January 20, 2005 2:07 PM
That happens a lot on Saturdays at SFStL's HH. The first season it was open, the overcrowding was unbareable and there was actually A LINE to get INTO the park. They had to wait until someone LEFT before they could go in. I would imagine that the same chaos will occur at SFGAm's HH as well.

Man, why couldn't they've charged for a second gate. I get to SFGAm only a few times a year and would have gladly paid the fee instead of the mess that I will have to endure now. GRRRRR!!!! :(

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Thursday, January 20, 2005 2:14 PM

chiatrain said:
The SFGAm website now has info. about 1-day pricing. $44.99 gets you into both SFGAm and HH. A discounted $30.99 ticket is available online until early June.

What was a one-day ticket last season? I never paid much attention since I've had a SP for so long.

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Thursday, January 20, 2005 2:38 PM

CoastaPlaya said:
Don't be mad 'Tuan!

-'Playa


Eh?? Mad for what?

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Thursday, January 20, 2005 2:45 PM
Like you've never watched In Living Color....
Don't be so literal! ;)
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