Six Flags Branded...... Blow Up Water Slides?

Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:09 AM
The Mole's avatar So, I was at the local Wal-Mart to do my college shopping for Root Beer, and I found something interesting while walking down the isles...

It was this giant, blow up water slide, with the Six Flags logo plastered right on the side. I looked at it a bit, and found it very interesting. It looked fun, but with my freshman 15 and the fact I'm, uh, getting a littlye "manly" on the chest, I don't think I'll be getting it for the yard in Philly. ;)

So, anyone see it too, and has anyone bought it?

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Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:24 AM
Read the reviews on Amazon. Apparently the thing is a piece of garbage.

(link)

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Sunday, April 23, 2006 2:07 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Never bought one, but there's a couple different Six Flags outdoor toys available. They've been around for a few years.
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Sunday, April 23, 2006 2:11 AM
Am I the only one here who is scared $#!+less of these things showing up in the *-Mart stores? I mean, given that rental and carnival operators can't seem to manage these things without trouble, do we really want everybody and his brother setting them up in the back yard?

In another forum I expressed my shock and surprise that these things can be sold retail in a country that has banned lawn darts.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Sunday, April 23, 2006 9:47 AM
Jeff's avatar Well at least it'll give the CPSC something to do!

Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:11 PM
Saw another interesting one at a Bed Bath and Beyond in Erie this weekend ... basically it was a 5' diameter inflatable gerbil wheel for the pool. Somehow it was Six Flags branded, but I'm not really sure why. Looked extremely complex to use and probably painful.
Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
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Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:24 PM
I looked into getting one a few years ago but the horrible reviews (like the ones posted on Amazon) stopped me from getting it.

If it worked liked it should, I'm sure it would be fun to use.

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Sunday, April 23, 2006 2:10 PM
It seems to me that SF just wants to create more problems for themselves. Look at ride accident websites and see how many "professional" companies like carnies and such had with inflateables. Take that and add the general public, who can be extremely stupid when it comes to certain things, and you have a whole mess of problems.

I don't even know if the boxes have warnings on them, like to not use in high wind ect. If they don't then SF is just setting themselves up for even more failure.

Oh yeah and I just saw two new products out at Wal-mart the other day. A racer slide, a pool, and some other things...


~~~~Coaster Lover~~~~~~~~~~

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Sunday, April 23, 2006 10:54 PM
Jeff's avatar Six Flags wouldn't have any liability. They don't make or sell the things, they just have a marketing agreement with the company that does.

Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Monday, April 24, 2006 1:53 PM
I hope it at least comes with an inflatable Q-bot booth and Dan Snyder and Mark Shapiro action figures.
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Monday, April 24, 2006 5:51 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Just saw a commercial on Nickelodeon for the "Bonzai Falls" waterslide.

What I found most interesting was that after they showed the kids playing on it, they went to the boxed product shot with a voiceover and prominently displayed on the box (and thus my TV screen) was the SF logo.

Just another good way of getting into your house without directly advertising the parks.


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Monday, April 24, 2006 5:59 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Lawn Darts! Yes! WHAT were they thinking? :)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006 11:50 PM

PhantomTails said:
Read the reviews on Amazon. Apparently the thing is a piece of garbage.

(link)


How is it a piece of garbage with an Average rating of 4 and a half stars, and positive remarks down the line?

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:20 AM
Did you even read the comments? The first one on the page is a complaint about how often the toy springs leaks! Click on the "read all reviews" link... about 1 in 5 are complaints about holes. Do you think people would buy a specific car model or computer if every one in five had a serious malfunction? I didn't think so.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:12 AM

Six Flags Branded...... Blow Up Water Slides?

When I first saw that, I thought that Shapiro decided to scrap the water parks at all branded parks and he said "To hell with the bulldozers, dynamite is quicker."


"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:12 AM

PhantomTails said:
Did you even read the comments? The first one on the page is a complaint about how often the toy springs leaks! Click on the "read all reviews" link... about 1 in 5 are complaints about holes. Do you think people would buy a specific car model or computer if every one in five had a serious malfunction? I didn't think so.

Yes....i read both the negative and positive. There were more positive comments. You have to take manufacturing errors into account, which was probably the problem with that person's particular slide, considering not many other people made that same complaint. Oh...and I noticed there was a comment that had given it five stars, but had a list of negative comments and called it "a piece of junk." I tend to not take comments like that very seriously.

I forgot to mention that there is a new and improved version now. A lot of the reviews are on the new and improved version. I wonder if many of the negative comments were based on the older version. *** Edited 4/26/2006 2:19:25 PM UTC by Steel158***

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:38 AM
I also wonder how many of those have seams that split because they get *overloaded*.

One at a time on the structure, please!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:48 AM
They really need some OTHER support to the structure other than just the blown up portion. I would imagine some metal supports on the side might be a wise idea.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:16 AM
300 bucks?!! Ouch. Is it really that much better than a plastic tarp and a garden hose?
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:59 AM
Pete's avatar The slide was redesigned with a much heavier material. One person said it was the same stuff used for professional bounce houses. In any case, it seems like the latest version is getting great review and does not have the seam splitting problem the original did.

I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

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