SFWOA Hyper: Fact or Fiction?

Saturday, August 24, 2002 1:15 PM
It seems that all rumors of Six Flags Worlds of Adventure's hyper have vanished. Not to mention the fact that SFWOA wasn't included as one of the Six Flags parks that would be receiving major attractions. So what happened to their rumored hyper coaster?

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 1:24 PM
Maybe it isnt considered a major attraction?! Or since they were RUMORS it was false, and never meant to be.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 1:25 PM

I was wondering the same thing. I would've expected them to get a coaster. Why else would they have gotten the permission for it. I'm sure they'll start construction (if they're getting anything) in the winter. But since they didn't announce it with the other parks who knows if they're even gonna get it.

I was hoping so much for an Intamin hyper with airtime like S:ROS (at SFDL)

Maybe SFWoA shifted their focus to advertising rather than attractions. After all that commercial insulting CP is the one and only reason that the attendance was down 12%. No other reason just their advertisement. ;)

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 1:25 PM

The ride was never confirmed. They won the zoning variance for the height limit but that was all.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 1:54 PM
It's only August people...

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 2:51 PM

As far as I know... It is a fact. I haven't heard a single person at the park say that it wont be built. And to go two years without a major new thrill-ride attraction is suicide in this fast-paced Ohio park battle.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 2:54 PM

I am sure they will announce it, if there is a it, when CP announces theirs. They need to be able to compete, and not let people automatically make up their mind that they are going to CP this year.

It is only August, so give it time. Or maybe there isn't a it, or maybe it is coming next year, who knows.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 3:35 PM
Six Flags would be nuts to shoot before Cedar Point. CP's new coaster will gain world-wide attention... the hyper announcement will get blown out of the water if SF goes before Cedar Point. Cedar Point realizes this, and that's probably why we won't see an announcement for the new Cedar Point coaster until the last possible second, in my opinion. After that Six Flags will most likely announce their coaster, but it may be really late into the winter.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 3:37 PM

RubberDucky said:

I am sure they will announce it, if there is a it, when CP announces theirs.



Yes, I know I quoted myself...Zero-G, I am saying the exact same thing as you, that SF will announce theirs after CP most likely.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 3:56 PM

Zero-G said:
"Six Flags would be nuts to shoot before Cedar Point. CP's new coaster will gain world-wide attention... the hyper announcement will get blown out of the water if SF goes before Cedar Point."

And you dont think that by going *second* Six Flags does NOT run the same risk of being upstaged? Okay, assume CP goes first:
CP: Here is our new EARTH-SHATTERING COASTER!
a little bit later..
WoA: Here is our really good ride!
You do NOT think that people will be like "So?..look what THEY are doing (referring to CP)?" To me, it seems like "Damned if you do, damned if you dont." They'd *almost* be better off shrouding their new ride/attraction in mystery ala Tomb Raider.
lata,
jeremy
--who is daily appreciating more how PKI has handled the Ohio competition...

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 4:05 PM
You and I share the same sentiment Jeremy, Cedar Point really has the upper-hand in this situation, no matter who goes first. Six Flags is between a rock and hard place here because it took them so damn long to get that height varience. However, I think that if Six Flags wants to get any attention at all, they will go second. Cedar Point's new ride is more news-worthy, but you're more likely to remember something that happened more recently when choosing your 2003 vacation destination. This, of course, is disregarding any marketing the two parks dish-out for their new coasters.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 4:10 PM

And you guys think that SFWoA will tell the truth about their new ride, saying it is just average compared to what CP is getting. No, they will say it is the best thing yet, show captions of Goliath, and lead everybody on.

Half the people here in Denver think we have the only flying coaster in the world, since SF said it was the first of it's type. When really, it is the first with a Sprial lift and first that is made by Zamperla. The GP don't know the difference.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 4:17 PM
It really doesn't mater what Six Flags says in their promotional advertisements RubberDucky. It matter what Cedar Point says. The general public catch on to descriptors like "World's, Tallest, Fastest, and Only" such and such. Cedar Point will be able to use all of the above. Six Flags won't be able to use these in describing their ride, other than comparing the hyper to their own rides. Cedar Point will have the ability to compare their coaster to any ride in world!

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 5:14 PM

Well, depending on who is making this hyper, they could say "World's", "First", "Only" prhases. They did it with TFC here in Denver, like I said, half the people here think we have the only flying coaster, but we simply have the "World's First" **cough**Zamperla**cough** "Flying Coaster"!

Plus, who is to say they are building your standard coaster. They have only gotten the ok to build at that height, so really, they COULD be coming out with something new, something great, and dare I say, something better than CP's new ride!?!

Personally, I think SFWoA will wait till next year to install anything. That way everybody will have ridden "it" at CP.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 5:29 PM
If I were SFWoA I would be looking into a real marketable ride for 2004 (200 ft. wooden, fourth dimension, etc...). They really should try and advertise their parks family stuff this year, maybe add a family ride (PKI strategy if you will). Adding a hyper might be a waste of a lot of money this year. With the restrictions on the park, they should go for more unique rides and try to real in the families.
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 5:46 PM
rules: If I had *my* way, everything new next year @ WoA would deal with the 'life side. I'd really push the aquatic life there as that is really thier trump card over all the other parks. Oh, that's not to say that I would ignore capital improvements. On the contrary, I would add TWO rides: one flat, one coaster. In keeping with the "hydro" focus, I'd add a Setpoint Swing Thing with water effects (Roller Soaker) and a HUSS Delerium. Both of these would be *weird* enough to garner a little attention as well as hitting the demographic overlooked by the "Hella-big" coaster going into CP.

But remember, I neither own nor run the park ;)

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:00 PM

I love those ideas. Unfortunatly, Six Flags=Family Park is rarely a true statement(I knew Algebra would help me one day).

I think a 4D is a little extreme, but maybe in the future. Afterall, they already got a flying coaster.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:04 PM
A hyper is something the park needs, but damn, it's been 13 years since the first hyper coaster was built only 1.5 hrs away. The park needs this coaster to round out the collection, but they really are a bit too late for this coaster to be something special.

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Jes
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Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure 2002 Ride-Ops Crew (Have Fun Trying To Find Me!)

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:07 PM
You prove quite a point there Zero, while a hyper would bring in a good amount of people the first season, the GP wouldn't think too much of it for long.
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:48 PM

With SF's current financial woes, spending even more on their current "Money Pit" doesn't make sense. People make statements about clueless SF corporate management, don't under-estimate them. What they tell the public, and what they know are two different things. When their stock went from almost $19 to under $4, that was a huge wake up call. You will never see "Customer Service Issues" given as an excuse by management. Just like Burger King will never admit their french fires suck.

SF got the approval from the locals. Nothing says they need to use it now. It would be smart for them to wait. As a PKS stock holder (FUN and BUD too) I will be agitated if they go capital happy.

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