SFWoA, False Advertising?

Thursday, August 9, 2001 12:31 PM
First, I'm NOT trying to stir up a flame thread, but in one of SFWoA's commercials, they say "And see why we beat out the point" which probably means that they say they are better, and in another commercial (the one with the annoying music) they say that they are "the greatest theme park on earth". They have no facts to back up any of that, my question is this: Isn't it false advertising? Especially the first one?

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Thursday, August 9, 2001 12:33 PM
I agree with you.

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Thursday, August 9, 2001 12:36 PM
This is a pointless topic.

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BMCOASTER

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Thursday, August 9, 2001 12:38 PM
Its an opinion and an opinion can't be false advertising. Now if they said 3 of 4 Ohio residents perfer Six Flags to Cedar Point and they haden't actually done a survey, then they could be in trouble for false advertising, or if they claimed to have more rollercoasters than CP then that is false advertising.

Perhaps in the mind of the person doing the voice it is the greatest theme park in the world. I tell you what, if someone gave me some money I would say that Michigan's Adventure is twice as good as CP and fully mean it. CP didn't give me any $.
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 12:41 PM
It is like the Pepsi vs. Coke challenge. Every time you do a survey you are bound to find some that like on vs. the other.

SF may be starting to work their way up to a respectable thrill status but they have a LOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGG way to go on at least three fronts:

1. Cleanliness
2. Service
3. Efficiency

In those areas, Cedar Point is way out of their league.
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 12:49 PM
It's not false advertising unless they are knowingly lying about something. This doesn't fall in to this category.

Saying "...we beat out the point" is a very broad topic. It probably refers to 6FGL's jump in attendance. Obviously, CP's hasn't gone up that much in one year. If you're referring to which park had the greatest attendace hike in the 2000 operating year, then yes, they did beat the point. Of course stating all that would pretty much ruin the ad.

The "greatest theme park..." is, as someone else said, an opinion. Opinions cannot be wrong, or debated. They're just what someone thinks.

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"Let's go out and have some fun!" (New Order)
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 12:50 PM
I don't think it's false advertising, but I think it's grounds for a lawsuit. The same principal as the Pizza Hut v. Papa Johns case, I believe.

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Benjamin Jones | Yet another coaster-craving yuppie
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 12:59 PM
I agree with bmcoaster, worthless topic.

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REDWINGS 2002!!
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 1:04 PM
I was wondering about something and decided to ask you guys. Don't bite my head off, ok? Geeze.

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Rollercoasters are the secret of life!

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Thursday, August 9, 2001 1:27 PM
Bigkirby,you bring up a good observation. I, too, have seen the commercial in question and in some ways SFWoA beats out CP. It just depends on how you look at it. The fact that Hurricane Harbor is free compared to Soak City makes SFWoA beat out the Point.

I think what SF is trying to say is that SFWoA beats CP in the fact there is more variety for people to do (i.e. Wild Life, free water park) as well has have some very diverse coasters (X Flight, SUE, BKF).

In the eyes of SF it may be the greatest theme park on earth but not one single park can claim that title - not even CP. It's called hype and usually hype draws people's attention. I have heard it called a "super park" (which I feel it is in some respects) on one commercial, but not the greatest.

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Thursday, August 9, 2001 1:50 PM
Advertising should ALWAYS be taken with a grain of salt. Of COURSE everyone is going to try to hype up their product as the best thing since sliced bread. It's only if they start claiming blatantly incorrect things as fact ("We have twice as many coasters as Cedar Point!") that you fall into false advertising.


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