Six Flags New England GM promoted to GM of Six Flags Great America

Posted Friday, October 22, 2004 9:13 AM | Contributed by Chitown

Tim Black has resigned as Great America's GM. Ronald Sevart, GM of Six Flags New England will move to the Chicago park as Vice President and GM.

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Friday, October 22, 2004 9:21 AM
BullGuy's avatar Well, that was a rather short stay from Tim Black.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 9:44 AM
Jeff's avatar Yeah, that's three GM's in three year. That's weird because that's the one Six Flags park that, generally speaking, people seem to like.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 9:46 AM
Seems like the captains are jumping ship before it completely sinks.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 9:54 AM
Completely sinks? Explain.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 10:10 AM
Kick The Sky's avatar So, Tim Black brought the Revolution with him when he left SFGAdv, what is Ron Sevart bringing with him? ;)
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Friday, October 22, 2004 10:28 AM
rollergator's avatar Bob, I sure hope chillforce doesn't see that comment....we got a couple spins on Revolution, er, Pendulum during the Air Crow trip, but that is one *wicked intense* flat ride. Lots of Jersey folks weren't exactly thrilled when Tim Black backed up his U-Haul and carted that thing to Gurnee...

If you're lucky, NightWing will be the ride Sevart brings...;)

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Friday, October 22, 2004 10:50 AM
Maybe that park works well because none of the SFI GMs are there long enough to screw it up?
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Friday, October 22, 2004 10:55 AM
From what I hear, Tim Black accepted a position with the company that runs the Great Bear and Great Wolf lodges.

He didn't leave because he disliked the park or anything like that.

Brian: Jim Wintrode was the GM for SFGAm for many years before he retired last year.

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Friday, October 22, 2004 11:25 AM
Kick The Sky's avatar Gator, it would be really nice if Sevart backs up the U-Haul and takes something thats red and blue and a smidgen over 200 feet tall with him. Not gonna happen, but it will be nice. Just hope that Mr. Black isn't renting any U-Hauls to take anything with him to Great Bear. SFGAm doesn't really have any bad flats and I'd hate to lose any of em.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 11:51 AM
rollergator's avatar ROFL Bob.....yes, that would be nice. Chitown is MUCH easier to get to (amd next year's Con is there)....but also it would get more EXPOSURE for the Ride of Steel - the *mostest* a steel coaster can be, and certainly worthy of many MANY copies....;)

But we both know a coaster of that size won't fit in a U-Haul...:)

gator, being silly....hey, it's Friday!

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Friday, October 22, 2004 12:03 PM
Kick The Sky's avatar Hey, I just thought of something that Tim could take with him! There's a nice pile of white and blue steel sitting on the hill next to the employee parking lot he can have...
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Friday, October 22, 2004 12:21 PM
ShockWave is Humpty Dumpty. Tim Black can't put it back togethere again. Not after they cut it to pieces.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 1:34 PM
Chitown: I had no idea---was basing it on Jeff's three GMs in three years comment.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 2:29 PM
Ride of Steel's avatar I would love to be a GM, that's my life goal. You need a business management degree as well as experience in the theme park field right?

As far as SFGAM, I sorta think they are in some ways doomed because I'm not a big fan of SFNE's operations. It's not as bad as SFDL, and it's a well rounded park, but the operations aren't the best IMO.

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Friday, October 22, 2004 3:14 PM
As long as the rest of the management team at SFGAm stays intact, you won't see a difference.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 4:20 PM
We can only pray that the new GM brings new aspirations with him to SFNE.

This will be SFNE's 3rd GM in 5 years.

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Friday, October 22, 2004 4:55 PM
The operations manager did not change, therefore you should not see that big of a change in operations. The difference in operations between Wintrode and Black wasnt anything noticable, it remained like it always has been...pretty good. How many times have you seen one train running on a coaster with multiple trains? I have maybe 3 days out of the last 5 years, and those were completely dead, nasty weather days.

-Andrew

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 12:22 AM
Sorry to see Mr. Black go....I had a chance to talk with him a couple times this season when he was out in the park. He was always out picking up trash, etc. and looking after things.

I'm sure it's a high-stress job but the Great Bear folks must have made him a good offer.

Brad

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 2:46 AM
Kick The Sky said: Hey, I just thought of something that Tim could take with him! There's a nice pile of white and blue steel sitting on the hill next to the employee parking lot he can have...

Funny you mention that because they have started cutting up Shockwave to melt it down.

Im really glad Tim Black got us the new Waterpark before he left :).*** This post was edited by CoasterDude316 10/23/2004 2:47:12 AM ***

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