"Come visit the new Six Flags... and ride the biggest coasters. Ride Kingda Ka in New Jersey, Tatsu in California, Goliath in Georgia, Titan in Texas, and Raging Bull in Illinois. With so many coasters across the country, Six Flags IS the Coaster Capital of the World!"
I laughed. I thought it was pretty funny that SF realizes their PARKS are that horrible that they need to advertize individual coasters and their coasters as a whole... Even though they aren't that great either. Nitro and S:ROR SFNE are my only SF coasters in my top 20.
Has anyone else seen this commerical? Do you think SF is worthy of calling themselves the "Coaster Capital of the World"?
I think Six Flags is a good chain for pushing the limit on coasters like X, Tatsu, and Kingda Ka.
Edit- Please do not kill me for saying that!;)
*** Edited 9/5/2006 4:49:07 AM UTC by Hamster Boy***
However, claiming to be the coaster capital of the world, based on the many (and falling) parks spread across the country, is a bit absurd. A coaster capital of the world would be one location.
But if it works as an advertisment, more power to them. Interesting that they have taken this direction considering their ultimate goal previously was to move into family friendly entertainment.
I really hope that this is either an SFGAdv thing that has been going on the whole year because if this is a reversal then I have completly lost any faith in the Red Zone group.
Actually, if they were all in the same park, three would open 2 hours after the gate if at all.
Whether or not one beleives that Six Flags is "the coaster capital" the point in marketing is to try to establish a message (or else they wouldn't be advertising it).
That said, Kingda Ka is the biggest coaster in the country. X pioneered the 4D experience. I don't see anything wrong in the medium or the message. Actually, the one cool thing about the message is that it is apparently naming names, to help set it apart from merely a regional park operator to attract folks to specific parks outside of their local area.
Hamster Boy said:
Am I the only one on CoasterBuzz that like Six Flags and wants them to suceed.
I don't think you are alone. I prefer Cedar Fair (Paramount too) to Six Flags, but that does not mean I want them to fail. It is in everyone's best interest for them to succeed. If Six Flags were to fail, aside from the independents (like HW, KW, etc), there would really only be Cedar Fair. Before you speak up, Busch counts sure, but their presence in minimal. Tampa and Williamsburg, plus a handful of sea creatures (no matter how well done) are different animals (pun intended).
If there is no competition, the world of amusement parks would be very different.
End of story. If you don't like it, to bad.
I guess CP calling whatever they have "THE BEST ON THE PLANET" is perfectly o.k. ?
Get over it.
*just discovered the wonders of SFA's MindEraser and Joker's Jinx. AWESOME!* My first steel coasters! Hey, is it so weird for a 40-something woman to just learn how much fun a theme park can really be?
Not that it'd attract any more people than coaster-capital of the world... but who in their right mind power-rides all of Six Flags coasters anyway to fall for that kind of marketing? 9/10ths of the markets don't even cater to that kind of advertising because they're either at a Six Flags park that has like 4 to 6 coasters or not even in a Six Flags region (ahem... the entire Ohio!)...
They're not going to say "Come to Six Flags, and pay $15 for parking! Don't forget to smile when we assault you with cameras as you enter the park! See SBNO rides! Wait in lines behind annoying, ungrateful teenagers, for our crappy SLC! Just try and count the number of coasters closed for the season! And don't forget to place an order Pappa John's overpriced pizza with our 16-year-old who will get your order wrong, and won't give you the correct change! Six Flags!"
And to be honest, I don't think I've ever heard of a nation-wide promotional campaign like the one outlined in the original post (except for Walt Disney World). So, I say, good for them. Get the word out, and try to use the big rides to bring people back. After all, if they really do start to close more parks, that's BAD for enthusiasts. *** Edited 9/5/2006 3:20:51 PM UTC by Arson***
Technically, SF as a whole IS the coaster capital of the world. When it comes to individual parks, this just goes back to the CP vs SFMM thread. Once next year hits, though, CP may yet again be the undisputed coaster capital, what with Maverick and the possiblity of Flashback coming down. *** Edited 9/5/2006 4:08:04 PM UTC by rablat5***
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