Saturday, November 18, 2000 7:17 AM
I was just thinking but I think think that it would be cool if Six Flags put a park in Myrtle Beach. It could be called "Six Flags Myrtle Beach." Six Flags could experiment with putting more small rides in and putting more thrills into the beach.
So what does everybody think about this concept.
Saturday, November 18, 2000 8:32 AM
Six Flags does not build new Parks!!!!!
If they were to build a new park I would expext it to be in many other places not Myrtle Beach.
Six Flags would never buy one of the pier parks in MB they are way too small.
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 12:54 PM
Coastergenius, I'm up the road from Myrtle Beach and I wish at least something else would come along. Our region is smothered with every kind of tourist. Only wishful thinking is that the Pavilion is doing something in about five years as far as becoming larger, at least that's what you can put together from the little MB info on such things.
Saturday, November 18, 2000 1:14 PM
What Pavilion (I've been there before) could do is, they could put in an underground coaster.
Saturday, November 18, 2000 5:54 PM
An underground coaster? The Hurricane pretty much engulfs most the rides, giving you an in the road view. The parking garage is old and they have another park (NMB Grand Prix) with a rarely riden Crazy Mouse. If anybody's moving into Myrtle Beach it won't be Six Flags, more like six rich celebs with something new to invest on.
Sunday, November 19, 2000 1:14 PM
Well, here is the news bulletin. Burroughs and Chapin, who are the familied that own Pavillion, Broadway on the Beach, etc. own the vast majority of undeveloped land in the area. They sold land for the airport, and traded land for the convention center, in order to expand the current Pavillion. At one time, they had planned to close Pavillion and relocate to B on the B, but the city gave outcry, and and a new masterplan emerged, including Pavilion getting a tax break. If Six Flags wants in the immediate area, it will be at least 15 miles off Atlantic avenue. Remeber Magic Harbor, the new themer tha Blackpool owned in the 80's there. It is all location.
Monday, November 20, 2000 7:49 AM
I'm just saying that that would be cool. I'm not saying that it's going to happen.
Monday, November 20, 2000 8:10 AM
No, no, you are right. One giant attraction would be great beside the beach and golfing. I don't think enough people from the north driving down realize that they go by Carowinds. Look what Busch Gardens did for Virginia Beach. A theme park does not hurt when a jellyfish attack occurs.
Tuesday, November 21, 2000 9:52 AM
New road construction and easier Grand Strand access to parts of the world make the area prime target in the long run. I'm so sick of golf! How many courses are needed? The land gets ripped apart in our region so that a small percentage of the population can socialize. Large, sheer massive plots up and down the coast have been stripped for sale. There has to be a reason as to why we are amusement parkless here that I cannot understand, and it has to be something other than location. Everything here seems small, and geared for short term high profit. Some serious quality, and the whole area is going to change.
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Saturday, November 25, 2000 8:17 PM
Most inaptly named coastergenius, one of the most prominent reasons for no park in Myrtle Beach is that nobody actually lives there. Six Flags America can flourish because it lives in the largest metropolitan area in the U.S.A. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina does not have such a stable population base. The flashy ex-gambling town has a population that is 80% tourists, 15% commuters, and 5% residents.
Saturday, November 25, 2000 10:11 PM
Well, in coastergenius defense, Myrtle Beach is one of the fastest growing areas behind viva Las Vegas. And there is not a whole heaping bunch of people who reside in Orlando who take to the coasters on a regular basis. Yeah, a lot of people live there, but not like DC or NY or Philly or LA and such. And those Universal and Disney parks do some big business. Look at Wildwood. No really. Morey's Piers did 3.4 million guests last year. They hang with the biggest SF of them all, Great Adventure, and they have staff for 2 additional waterparks, and all rides are working when they are open. That island has less than 7,000 people on it Sept. through May, yet they are quite busy during easter and after Labor Day.
Sunday, November 26, 2000 4:52 AM
I couldn't agree with you more on one thing. Orlando is the Retirement Home Capital of the US and the senior citizen bracket usually aren't as big fans of coasters as their younger fellow citizens. If you highlight Las Vegas as a fast growing area, why not build a Six Flags there and at every other desert gambling place and at every beach along the East Coast?
Sunday, November 26, 2000 8:32 AM
Orlando may be the retirement capital of the us but I don't think any other city would beable to give you the attendance that orlando can. Plus you make more money selling individual tickets to tourist than you do selling season passes to local citizens.
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Sunday, November 26, 2000 11:38 AM
Locals do make out in the Florida market. They get the mad discounts on daily admissions, and always there is a bounce back for free, or mini season passes for like $49 for 6 weeks and such. How many retirees work part time for Disney, then give their comps to the grandkids. Its a hard life. As for Vegas, I spend alot of time there, and everything has a coupon. All the coasters are $2 off, or buy one ride, get one free. MGM Grand Adventures was a nice park, but no one there wants to spend several hours away from the gaming. I always go to the Adventuredome, as I work in this great industry, I get in free, but for $15, you get a good deal and good rides. I just do not know if a full blown theme park would do it. Disney at one time owned property there about 10 years ago, but just opted to juice the travel agents on those day trips, and they have a nice Disneyland tour. I did that once, and 5 hours on a bus is NO fun, but it is agreat park. You can also do a overnight tour, and get Knott's or Magic Mt for a day, but I just think you need more than a day to experience the rides and shows. But, those trips are as popular as the Canyon excursions, with families and such.
Tuesday, November 28, 2000 8:19 AM
There are loads of people around Myrtle. I am in Wimington, NC an hour away and all kinds the tourists may come and go but one fact remains, if you live anywhere in NC, SC, GA, TN, or VA you know several people that have been on vacation to Myrtle. There is a differant month of the year for everybody around to come, one month everyone's from Canada, the next you only see Ohio people, so on and so on. When the attention to all the golf and outlet shopping (rich people stay rich because they save money at outlet stores in MB) attractions fades away, we will have something big and nice to play in. It will be great because they will do the business without choker crowds inside the gates.
Tuesday, November 28, 2000 2:30 PM
there was a rumer going on a while ago saying that six flags was going to build a new park in mighigan,flordia,and tennisee.so i really dont put much stock in these rumers.allthow it would be great if they were true.
Thursday, November 30, 2000 1:32 PM
I think that SF should build a park in Florida. I think this because of all of the heavily themed parks which lie along Florida. Six Flags would finally give Floridians a place to heavily coast.
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