Six Flags needs some serious on-line help

Monday, February 7, 2005 9:12 PM
While checking out some of the Six Flags park websites, I came to one conclusion (not that I haden't already derived it, it just jumped out more this time). The conclusion is that they are horrbile.

I think my shining example is the Darien Lake website. Until just last week when the Tornado addition was announced, it had a bunch of dead links on the news page, which has since been wiped clean, so some of y'all may not know what I'm talking about. At least Darien Lake actually has it's park map, while Astroworld has an old park map up (Texas Tornado still on there, I think it's from 2001 or 2002), Magic Mountain's looks like a really bad scan job, and Six Flags Over Georgia just doesn't have a map. I'm sure there is more crap like this out there, and I'm glad that my home park wasn't the only deficient site.

I wish they could add a bit more content and trip-planning info to their site, I give Cedar Fair a big thumbs up in that category, though I have still yet to test the new Geauga Lake planner.

So, this thread is to point these things out, and hopefully someone in the organization will see this (after all, they did find out about the Citigraph map's a few weeks back).

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Monday, February 7, 2005 9:14 PM
I hate their site and the organization. They are so terrible, almost as bad as Arby's.
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Monday, February 7, 2005 9:38 PM
I don't know, some of the webpages seem just fine, even good, with the webpages being updated often. SFA's for example seems to have everything up to date and all the links working correctly. SFGAdv's also seems to be one of the better examples...
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Monday, February 7, 2005 9:59 PM
Speaking of SFDL, even after countless e-mails, and *4 years*, i'm still waiting for them to put Twister up in the rides section...

i remember last year they FINALY stuck it up somewhere else on the site, making a reference to the ride, i just can't remember where... still waiting for the rides section, though...

apparently they don't want people to know the ride exists?

-- alan j *** Edited 2/8/2005 3:00:36 AM UTC by SFDL_Dude***

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Monday, February 7, 2005 11:52 PM
...the suspense is killing me!! AHH!!
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 8:09 AM
As for as general input on each parks home page , i was told last year that each park modifys their own page with the exception of big items ..I e-mailed SFNO to include height requirements and shortly there after the page was modified but they still show photographs of rides with the Jazzland signature on them that has been long since gone..Since we won't be getting any new additions maybe they can tweak the website to show people outside of New Orleans that Six Flags is a Six Flags Park and not Jazzland...Now I can wake up, would someone please throw a glass of cold water on me and stop me from dreaming...We might not have a great website but we have a shorter summer park hours so as to not endure the daytime sun strokes and an increase in park tickets so they won't lose the money lost because we won't be at the park to buy a coke ....LOL..I wish someone would tell Corporate New Orleans is a Nite Town not a suffer in the Day heat and Humidity Town...Hopefully they can extend the Hours....Yeah Right Some one please wake me up!!!!!
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 8:42 AM
I'm sure emails from enthusiasts correcting their website is really encouraging them to invest the money they need to save their floundering company in an updated website ...

Last time they had a "website update" nothing changed - stats were still wrong, pictures were still wrong, information was still wrong, it's obvious they don't care, so why do you? I think there are many more productive things you could be doing beyond searching Six Flags' website for errors ...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 10:53 AM
I didn't go and search every SF site for errors, more or less stumbled across them looking for the official press releases, and also for the park maps, since I try to collect stuff like that, even if I dont get to the park I could at least have the pdf.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2005 2:47 AM
Give me $50.00 or a free season pass and i'll fix the errors...

== alan j

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Wednesday, February 9, 2005 10:18 AM
In today's world, consumers look to websites to get their information.

A well-designed website with easy access to information is probably one of the best business-generating tools.

It reflects very poorly on a company to have a poor website (which IMO, SF does have). Its not just an SF thing- I really don't like the Knott's website at all. I've found HW, CP and Geaugga Lake to have very good websites.

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:00 PM

CoasterFanMatt said:
In today's world, consumers look to websites to get their information.

A well-designed website with easy access to information is probably one of the best business-generating tools.


And this is why SF is in such horrible financial troubles.

And as for the Darien Lake website, at one point they had a picture of a wooden coaster to show viper which is a steel looper. They did rectify the problem, but still very sad.

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:36 PM
Will be a dark day when six flags goes under.
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Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:49 PM
A company wouldn't send out letters or run print ads with blatant errors, so I don't see why they should be acceptable on a Web site.

A company's Web site reflects strongly upon it, IMO. When I go to a site that is limited in the information it gives (such as phone numbers or e-mails), it makes me think that company doesn't value its customers' input. When I go to a Web site like Six Flags, it makes me think the company isn't run very well.

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:52 PM
Yeah,they tend to just throw any old pic on the coaster pages as long as it has a similiar name. I also laugh every time I see SRoS @ SFDL being listed as a steel LIM hypercoaster. Can you imagine throwing a LIM launch onto one of the straightaways on that thing? Maybe before the famous 3rd hill? But, I agree. It isn't acceptable in print, on television, or online. C'mon SF, get it together...
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Friday, February 11, 2005 8:29 AM
Was just thinking something. Are there any other errors on any of the SF websites besides the SFDL one? If not, maybee it's just SFDL that is run poorly. Does SF design and do each individual website or are the parks themselves in charge of their own website content? If the parks are in charge of their own wbsites, maybee SFDL is just run poorly. That would explain the lack of new rides and coasters there over the past 6 years. If it is all of the SF websites, then it is SFI that is run poorly, but we all know that anyway.
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Friday, February 11, 2005 9:09 AM
Nah, its like that with all the parks sites...
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