Six flags economic risk

Monday, November 29, 2004 6:19 AM
In the past, Six Flags has built new rides for there spread of parks year after year, they seem to have a budget of around 25-40 million dollars. If Kingda Ka is the only ride the park chain is building, isn't that kind of a risk? What if Kingda Ka doesn't draw the income Six Flags needs? I doubt that the ride will fail in a rider market, but couldn't the results of Kingda Ka decide what the park chain decides to build in the future. It looks like they are putting their eggs all in one basket. I hope Kingda Ka does really good.
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Monday, November 29, 2004 10:03 AM
This is not the only ride SF's is building for next season.

There has been plenty of talk of the Six Flags additions for next year. The majority of the parks are getting a new ride.

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Monday, November 29, 2004 11:25 AM
if worst comes to worst for 6flags, maybe they'll merge w/ Kmart/Sears... :)

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Monday, November 29, 2004 1:28 PM
john peck's avatar They might as well due to how badly K-Marts are run.

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Monday, November 29, 2004 1:57 PM
Just imagine what Martha could do for 6 FLags.
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Monday, November 29, 2004 2:40 PM
sirloindude's avatar And clearly Batman needs some more vibrant colors instead of black. Might I suggest a tye-dye of pastels?

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Monday, November 29, 2004 3:09 PM
...What's with that Riddler green thing??? Must've watched Days of Thunder one too many times, i think...

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Monday, November 29, 2004 3:12 PM
sirloindude's avatar As for the Joker, well, at least one supervillain has the fashion sense to realize that vibrant colors that don't flow are all the rage these days.

Is it just me, or have we gone off-topic?

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Monday, November 29, 2004 3:16 PM
Yes, i believe we have!
eeeeeeee-HA!
but in a major way.
Maybe 6Flags could make a villian out of Martha...
They could have a simulator ride, like an airline simulator, and martha could be a hostile Stewart-dess....
d-d-d-d-d-d-tish... (drum roll to cymbal) yeah, it was pretty bad...

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Monday, November 29, 2004 8:11 PM
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to ride a coaster with Martha's face on it. Scary! But back to topic, I was sure that Kingda Ka was the only coaster for Six Flags for 2005?
d-d-crash I think the rim shot effect works pretty good. But why am I trying to kid myself. lol
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Monday, November 29, 2004 10:25 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Back on topic...

Any SF park that also has a waterpark will most likely be getting an addition there instead of a new ride, with a few exceptions of course.

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Monday, November 29, 2004 10:29 PM
sirloindude's avatar For now, the only new coaster announced by Six Flags for one of its parks is Kingda Ka. There might be more, but as expensive as Kingda Ka and the Golden Kingdom are, not to mention all this waterpark business, I woulnd't expect any other new coasters.
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Monday, November 29, 2004 10:40 PM

juggernaut said:...they seem to have a budget of around 25-40 million dollars.

They are spending something like $125 million this year. Last year was about $95 million if I remember correctly and the year before that it was about $145 million...


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Monday, November 29, 2004 10:55 PM
^Yeah but prior to 02 they were spending between $250 & $300 million a year on cap ex,which was enough to cover most if not all parks in the chain.
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Monday, November 29, 2004 11:08 PM

juggernaut said:
I was sure that Kingda Ka was the only coaster for Six Flags for 2005?

Don't count on it.

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Monday, November 29, 2004 11:50 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
^Yeah but prior to 02 they were spending between $250 & $300 million a year on cap ex,which was enough to cover most if not all parks in the chain.
And their debt continues to increase. They can't spend that kind of money if they want to stay alive.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2004 1:20 AM

Mamoosh said:
Back on topic...

Woah, woah, woah. Moosh, getting back on topic? I don't think I've seen that here before. ;)


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Tuesday, November 30, 2004 8:47 AM

juggernaut said:
If Kingda Ka is the only ride the park chain is building, isn't that kind of a risk?

Your changing the channel on me.

Originally you said the only ride they will build, which I corrected, " There has been plenty of talk of the Six Flags additions for next year. The majority of the parks are getting a new ride."

Now you are saying "I was sure that Kingda Ka was the only coaster for Six Flags for 2005?"

"Ride" covers much more than coasters.

*** Edited 11/30/2004 1:56:31 PM UTC by Markieb*** *** Edited 11/30/2004 2:15:50 PM UTC by Markieb***

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Tuesday, November 30, 2004 9:41 AM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
^Yeah but prior to 02 they were spending between $250 & $300 million a year on cap ex,which was enough to cover most if not all parks in the chain.

... and of course, when they're not spending 250 to 300, let me guess, SFA is one of the parks in the chain that's not covered?

Wow this is a fun game! I'm going to follow you around more ...

If you say "ride" you could arguably even include the waterparks under that. Plus, isn't the area around Kingda Ka getting more new rides? Or are those just a re-theme?

*** Edited 11/30/2004 2:42:07 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***

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Tuesday, November 30, 2004 10:16 AM

Impulse-ive said:


If you say "ride" you could arguably even include the waterparks under that.


Yes ..absolutely water attractions catagorize as rides as well!

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