But anyway, on to the point... It seems like most amusement park chains have their chief or flagship parks (ie. Cedar Point for Cedar Fair). Now, with the addition of Kingda Ka, would you say Great Adventure has now become Six Flags' chief park supplanting Magic Mountain? Why else would Six Flags want this monumental attraction at Great Adventure and not Magic Mountain?
Six Flags almost seems to have a few "Top Tier" parks they like to keep up. Some companies have them, some its hard to say. I know some people will say that PKD is Paramount's flag ship while others will say PKI, and still others will say both (even though it was PCar that got 5 coasters and a highly themed interactive Dark Ride 6 years all together;)).
Someone else not too long ago in the Midwest(I think) posted here with the same exact thing from SFMM, so it happens.
Was just searching for that myself...but couldn't find it ;) :)
Have you ever registered on their site?
That would seem to be a logical explanation, at least that would be more "normal" than random mailings. I've never gotten anything from my closest Six Flags though... a few emails, thats all though.
S2K said:Now, with the addition of Kingda Ka, would you say Great Adventure has now become Six Flags' chief park supplanting Magic Mountain? Why else would Six Flags want this monumental attraction at Great Adventure and not Magic Mountain?
How does Kingda Ka by itself as a single ride, make Great Adventure uproot Magic Mountain?
And here's the answer to your last sentence: Superman The Escape. Back in '96-'97, that was the "Kingda Ka" of that era.
Why else would Six Flags want this monumental attraction at Great Adventure and not Magic Mountain?
Texas dosen't have Philly, New Jersey, NYC, Boston, D.C., Pittsburgh, or 5 kazillion other hugely populated metropolises(sp?) forming one Megalopolis like SFGAdv has around it. It would have been a high choice for me, which I think we discussed, ad nauseum, a few weeks/months ago.:)
By the way the new park manager at Great Adventure came from SFWOA, yes the same man that help drive that park into the ground now is in charge of a Flagship park and has been for one year. In my estimation things will get ugly.
Commish-Who still thinks Magic Mountain will be sold. *** Edited 12/23/2004 12:54:47 PM UTC by Commish***
Rick McCurley was one of the main reasons that SFWOA made so many strides in its last 2 years as a Six Flags park. He is VERY welcome here and has done an outstanding job so far.
In NJ they are repainting rides, buildings, adding atmosphere, replacing walkways, adding attractions for the entire family to enjoy and working VERY hard on customer service. No, it wasn't perfect in 2004 but give the guy a break. He was only here for 1 season and is trying to fix everything that has been destroyed since 1998.
Things are really heading in the right direction. Here is a good article about him.
edit: to stay on topic :), I personally feel that SFI has every intention of turning Gadv into a destination resort complex. The Golden Kingom (not just Ka) is the first step in that direction so yes, I would think that defines it as the flagship park. *** Edited 12/23/2004 3:31:24 PM UTC by RTneedsTLC*** *** Edited 12/23/2004 3:32:12 PM UTC by RTneedsTLC***
This year was my 2nd visit to GAdv and I was much more disappointed in the park than the year before. The year before, everything I tried to ride was open, the park was clean and the ops were quick and efficient and kept the lines moving. This year, Batman and Superman were closed, but without notification (not to mention no one standing out front to even give the company line of "i dunno") and didn't open while I was there (we left a little early), operations were slow, a line for Nitro that took 30 minutes in '03 took nearly an hour in '04 (and a lot of that was because of the absolute priority being given to Q-bot users and them blocking out the regular line, only to allow more Q-bot people to just walk on the ride as opposed to '03 where they had someone at the top of the stairs directing traffic), and the one stop in a bathroom had only one functional urinal in the entire thing.
I left GAdv in '03 thinking I'll be back every year because this place rocks. My '04 visit knocked it back to "if I have extra money/time" status, even with the addition of Ka.
I would say that GAdv was the flagship park even before the addition of Ka though. MM has more coasters, but the quality and the recent, high-tech rides seem more in abundance and better at GAdv.
If this was his idea, then they need a new GM now!
I think gadv will probably become the flagship park. They are getting the golden kingdom.
I also dont know if this is true but on one of the other weebsite somebody posted about sfgadv buying more land i nthe area?
Also for the most part it was pretty clean. There were also a lot of rides closed and stopped for people puking and loosing things on the ride or not listening to instructions. Nitro was closed at leats 2 time for them to clean it off.
Why would Gadv be considered the flagship park now? Medusa Nitro, Superman:Ultimate Flight and Kingda Ka? I think these rides being built in GAdv before a like ride was built at MM show that GAdv may have surpassed MM as the flagship park.
Thats not really valid, MM has a 4D, a Super Boomerang, and a Suspended... oh, and Goliath opened before Nitro ;) Just because GAdv got a Flyer and a Floorless first (of which MM got a clone) doesn't mean that they have "passed" MM.
Oh, majortom, people never take into consideration that Q-bot people wait just as long...
I have a wild idea guys, can they both be flagship parks? IE, Magic Mountain is the flagship of its side of the Mississippi, and Great Adventure on the other side? Is it possible to share the "title"
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