Six Flags 2004 plans

Monday, January 5, 2004 1:02 PM
Amusement Business has stated the following rides for 2004:

SFFT - Proslide Tornado (already announced)

3 other Proslide Tornados (rumored to SFHH Texas, SFWW Atlanta and ?)

SFEG - Intamin Half Pipe coaster

SFGAm. - Reverchon Crazy Mouse, Huss Frisbee (from SFGAdv.), Huss Top Spin, Zamperla Balloon Race and more

SFOG - Zamperla Balloon Race, Gondola wheel, Chance mini mine train and more

Also, parks like Six Flags Astroworld are receiving new paint on several rides.

These are not your normal SF purchases, but 2004 looks to be a different year at Six Flags.

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Monday, January 5, 2004 1:18 PM
It sounds like Six Flags is taking notes from others and adding family style attractions. I have thought for several years that SFOG needed to add these types of rides because they are lacking in kiddie/family ride type. *** Edited 1/5/2004 6:24:45 PM UTC by visionlandlover***
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Monday, January 5, 2004 1:25 PM
Sounds like their noticing what areas they need to fill before they build a major new ride.

PKI has been looking at that area for the past 4 years, and it has done them wonders

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Monday, January 5, 2004 1:40 PM
I am disappointed that there aren't any Volares being spread throughout the chain. Now, if only this forum had an evil grin smiley.
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Monday, January 5, 2004 2:14 PM
Well it might mean an even better 2005 season for some of the parks that havn't gotten anything major in the past 3 or 4 years(ie new coasters).

I'm quite suprised to see that SFEG is getting something,they do need it since the last ride they got was a Zamperla Volare in 02...however why does SFGRAM get a spinning mouse when they just got S:UF in 03?

I guess they can kiss the 05 floorless goodbye because it probably won't happen 3 years in a row...at SFMM it would happen maybe but not at SFGRAM.

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Monday, January 5, 2004 2:28 PM
Have they got a name for the new Crazy Mouse yet? My bets are on Road Runner Express. They seem to use that name at a lot of their parks and I know at SFKK they use it for their Mouse coaster.

I don't know how much truth there is in the floorless rumor for 2K5, however, I don't think a Mouse coaster would have any affect as to whether that happens or not. This really isn't a high dollar or high capacity addition to the park. I even doubt that it will become a part of the park's advertising for next year. My guess is with the frequent large crowds at the park that a B&M floorless might be a part of the strategy to minimize the waits throughout the park.

While attendance did decline at Six Flags Great America, compared with other parks in the chain it still did really well and is still one of the chain's cash cows. My guess is that any new coaster for next year will, however, be reliant on next year's attendance figures.

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Monday, January 5, 2004 2:43 PM
I read on the SFI page, that the company was going to be more involved in the family rides/area at the parks that need it the most, SFoG, Frontier City, etc.

I can`t seem to find it on SF media page this time, but, they stated that if Eruption at Frontier City was a success (and apparently it was) the park was going to receive 2 attractions for the 2004 season, a used ride and a new ride of some sort.

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Monday, January 5, 2004 3:06 PM
This year will a be a year for in park improvements for most parks, then they will drop the hammer on a new ride in 2005. I really think 2005 will be the year of the SWOA Hyper and also the long awaited BM at SFFT. Hopefully most parks will spend some budget painting, groundskeeping and much needed supplies.
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Monday, January 5, 2004 3:10 PM
I'm shocked that SF has finally decided to build a Crazy Mouse. I think its a fantastic idea and should be carried out throughout the chain. I think that every SF park that currently lacks a "mouse" would benefit greatly from one of those coasters. Those rides do a lot to a park when it comes to making them seem more "family-oriented".
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Monday, January 5, 2004 3:35 PM
I'm still picking up my jaw from the floor after I saw this today. FINALLY SOMEONE LISTENS!!!!!!! But, they aren't installed yet, I'm sure at the last minute that some other needy park will get at least one of the rides.....But that would never happen.........
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Monday, January 5, 2004 7:18 PM
WHOO HOO!!!

Looks like Six Flags DARIEN LAKE is going to be getting the shaft again.
The one amusement park in the entire chain that offers a 2000 on-site campground, on-site hotel, over 900 acres of land with an unlimited potential for expansion...

...the one amusment park in the entire chain that has gone the longest without any coaster...
...the one park who was totally left in the dark for the '03 season as well as the '01 season with a MINIMAL upgrade for the '02 season...

...again gets nothing for 2004.

As much as I love amusement parks, I think that I'd actually travel 3hrs & get my season pass at Worlds of Adventures just because of my disgust in this park.
It's not just corporate... don't give me that crap... it also has to do with local management, because there's no way that Elitch Gardens gets 2 coasters in the same time that SFDL gets nothing.

Now, if you'll excuse me... I got to find a corner to go crawl in & cry... :)

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Monday, January 5, 2004 7:25 PM
I have heard a rumor that six flags kentucky kingdom has just purchased some land in Owenton, Ky. If you have ever been there you would know that they are land locked. if this is true, they wont expand in2004, but made in 3 or 4 years.
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Monday, January 5, 2004 7:44 PM
Well , I think it sucks what SFOG is getting , but they needed that stuff too. Here's hoping for 2005!

About SFGAm , I'm predicting that they will use Speedy Gonzales instead of Roadrunner.

And finally, I agree with DawgByte. That park is getting pretty ripped off, for even being one of the Smallest SF parks.

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B-Ball Practice in 15 minutes. *** Edited 1/6/2004 3:37:48 AM UTC by thepinkdoomofmonkeys***

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Monday, January 5, 2004 8:03 PM

DawgByte II said:


As much as I love amusement parks, I think that I'd actually travel 3hrs & get my season pass at Worlds of Adventures just because of my disgust in this park.
It's not just corporate... don't give me that crap... it also has to do with local management, because there's no way that Elitch Gardens gets 2 coasters in the same time that SFDL gets nothing.


Well, that's where you're absolutely wrong (again). Gary Story makes the decisions when it comes to new rides for each park. Darien doesn't really have much say in the process. Even though he's stepping down, Story said he will still consult on new ride purchases for Six Flags.

Darien Lake is a much better park than WoA. I'd also like to add that Reverchon Spinning Mice are the worst of their genre. How boring.

Furthermore, Astroworld has not received a new coaster since 1999 either. *** Edited 1/6/2004 1:05:22 AM UTC by VolcanoTBC***

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Monday, January 5, 2004 8:09 PM
I gotta say I'm not too thrilled with the Reverchon mice either, but I wouldn't call them bad at all. Guess I expected a little more intensity or something.

The truth of the matter is that SFI doesn't have much money, but there's an awful lot of things you can do with a small budget and plenty of customers who don't care that it isn't a $13 million B&M.

-'Playa *** Edited 1/6/2004 1:10:25 AM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Monday, January 5, 2004 8:33 PM
I was hoping that SFOG would at least get something that is not already within decent driving distance. And if they're going for the family approach, then it seems to me that they have a long ways to go.
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Monday, January 5, 2004 8:43 PM

DawgByte II said:
...there's no way that Elitch Gardens gets 2 coasters in the same time that SFDL gets nothing.

I wouldn’t be so jealous of a Zamperla Volare. ;) But I do like the looks of the Intamin (assuming this is true).

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Monday, January 5, 2004 9:15 PM
Ugh. When I heard it was a spinning mouse I jumped to conclusions and thought it was that crazy looking Maurer Sohne spinner. Well, now we've got Spacely, Whizzer, and the new mouse. I'd say thats a pretty well rounded kiddie coaster collection. I'm really looking forward to hearing more about the flats though.
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Monday, January 5, 2004 10:08 PM

The_Anomaly said:
I was hoping that SFOG would at least get something that is not already within decent driving distance. And if they're going for the family approach, then it seems to me that they have a long ways to go.

Yeah it seems like Wild Adventures has them beat in family rides by far! But still I agree that those are some needed additions for the park.

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Monday, January 5, 2004 10:24 PM
Rumors around the Show-Me State are that SFStL is going to add another slide tower (much like the large one they added at SFWoA last year) to Hurricane Harbor. They could sure use it as the water park gets rather crowded in the hot summers in the 'Lou.
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