six flags game

Saturday, February 16, 2002 6:46 PM
How do they decide which six flags park will get a new coaster every year, because some six flags parks seem to be getting a lot more than others.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 6:51 PM
That shouldn't hard to figure out. Anybody that has taken a buiesness or a travel & tourism course should especially know this. Its mainly because of the sizeand space of that park and that parks attendance numbers. Also veries on the size of the market around it such as major cities, towns and so on.
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I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 6:55 PM
Yea

if theres a park without competition for like 100 miles they wont get to many rides, especially if they dont get good attendence.

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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is wat i rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangled

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Saturday, February 16, 2002 7:01 PM
Well, a park might get a big coaster eventually to try and raise its attentance numbers. Otherwise, it will never get improved attendance without some other means.

Aren't the coaster decisions primarily based on the will of the actual park and not the big-wigs at SF Intl? Of course they have to get approved by the main SF office, but the individual parks make their own decisions?

*** This post was edited by DarkHelmet on 2/17/2002. ***

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Saturday, February 16, 2002 7:12 PM
If you mean who in the SF organization determines what park will get what ride, corporate officers sort that out.  I don't know their rules and so forth for their decisions, but it's done by them.  Inidivual park GM's have some say in the matter, but ultimately it's up to corporate to make that call.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 7:58 PM
Return on investment, ROI, know it, understand it. It's the key to capital improvement.

Realistically a park will only build what it can recover the cost for.

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Saturday, February 16, 2002 8:11 PM
Or to translate into English.  The money for capital investment goes where Six Flags figures it will make them the most money in the future.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 10:15 PM
...or you can just turn the game backwards and find the big markets by whose been getting what...those parks getting the most have the biggest markets, best attendance, competition, etc.  They DO also look at how much attendance boost a park has gotten from its other recent installations...
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