Too late, I called that number and told Frank how I'm never going to KK again and that they are an evil corporation. For that matter I'm boycotting all SF parks because they are closing an area of the park without giving anyone notice or a chance of a "last hurrah."
In addition to the removal of STOP, the Northwest Territory will be closed for the 2008 season. Mile High Falls is being refurbished, but the future for Twisted Twins is unsure... (the area is being looked into for future expansion). I am 99% positive that Top Eliminator Dragsters have been removed.
From what Mr Doninger said, it doesnt sound to me like it is a permenant closure...Sounds like they may rehab the area. I'm annoyed too, I wouldve liked to at least try out TT and get a credit, but it sounds like it will not be removed so maybe it will be back in 2009? Other parks on the other hand...SFMM and SFGAdv may close off huge sections of their parks permanently...even tho unannounced, I am going to SFMM this summer to get Deja Vu before it leaves us. SFGAdv sounds like the area of the park they may close will have no effect on the park experience. A few flats in bad condition and bumper cars...wouldnt upset me much. Besides, how can you be mad at a park with El Toro!?
I think if people only go once or twice a year, they will probably think that it is just down for maintance the day they are there. I hoping that they rehab the ride, because I have heard that the ride was in bad condition and rehab the whole area.
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
If people complain about SFMM being a poorly run park, this is just as bad. This is just as bad as having rides removed.
Why did SFGAm lose much attendance after Raging Bull? You can blame that on traveling, but you can also blame it on half a section not being open, and it looked horrid. Those were rides they tried to take out, and never replaced them. Power Dive had it's supports still there. The rotor's building was still there, and the games were doing pretty bad over there with that virtual thing. It was just a bad site. It was partly rundown.
You shouldn't just leave rides there that you aren't going to open. It just doesn't look right to other people. These people think those rides are broken down, and dangerous. They don't understand that a ride like Flashback needed new cars to run the ride, but Six Flags didn't want to spend the money on that ride along with the Hurricane Harbor problem for Magic Mountain. It was a no win situation. Also, they can say that everything that they were supposed to have open wasn't open.
They only way I see that it will work is if they hide the rides so people can't really see them. They did this to a ride at SFStL (Hannahbarrel or something). However, how are you going to hide a big massive wooden coaster? It just sounds like they don't want to spend the money this year because they are focusing on the other parks. So, next year (most likely), they will probably tear those rides down, and get new rides.
Maybe, they will get a new coaster, or maybe they are trying to SELL the park.