Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2006 11:23 PM | Contributed by Steel158
Mark Shapiro was getting his first look at Kentucky Kingdom after taking on the top job at Six Flags in December. He was there to evaluate the park, rally employees behind efforts to improve operations and spread Six Flags' new mantra of being family-friendly.
Read more from The Courier-Journal.
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 11:53 PM
I wonder if SFKK is going to switch from counting attendance as how many people are on each ride or to the actual number of people who pass through their gates like most parks?
I do like what I have to hear from Shapiro so we'll have to see how the chain does this year.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 1:46 AM
I just hope he's not making promices he can't keep.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 9:09 AM
SFKK doesn't count the number of people that pass through their gates?
The 3 years that I spent there ('96 - '99), they counted the number of people who passed through their gates. One of those years was even their record year.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 12:18 PM
Is this like one of Shaprio's many stops visiting all the parks around the chain to see what's good & bad about each park & where they can use specific improvements?
Thursday, February 2, 2006 1:28 PM
That's exactly what it is.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 9:06 PM
"I wonder if SFKK is going to switch from counting attendance as how many people are on each ride or to the actual number of people who pass through their gates like most parks?"
what are you talking about? SFKK counts every single person that comes through the gate, we also count every single person that rides every single ride every cycle... it helps with rides per guest... every park does it.. atleast every SF park... different parks have different ways tho.. on your site there is someone using a clicker.. but most parks have turn stiles...
Thursday, February 2, 2006 11:19 PM
There is a chain wide computer program that parks use to report that to corporate. IIRC, parks have to report total attendance as well as the total number of riders on each ride per day. Downtime is also reported in the program and any downtime over a certain percentage is flagged.
Friday, February 3, 2006 2:56 PM
"...and any downtime over a certain percentage is flagged."
By "flagged", do you mean it's in a Six Flags park? ;) (sorry, I couldn't resist)