Six Flags New Park?

Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:23 AM
When Six flags opens a new park, do they always have like 2 coasters to start. I mean why would ya go if there was only 2 coasters. I would rather them "save" up and open with at least 4 coasters. I would be really bored with just 2 coasters. AND have they always opened parks with just a couple of rides and built up or not?

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:26 AM
When was the last time Six Flags opened a NEW park?

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:26 AM
Hmmmm. I'm confused. I suppose you should tell us the last time Six Flags opened a new park as opposed to purchasing someone else's. Just curious...

-'Playa

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:28 AM
didnt they just open one in Louisana? or somewhere
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:28 AM
Six Flags hasn't built a park in many years. They just buy the smaller parks and build up from those. I bet most parks didn't open with any coasters, maybe 1 if they were lucky. From there, they built up.

I wouldn't necessarily say a park with 2 coasters is boring. For the first time next week, I will be visiting a park with only 2 coasters, and I know for a fact that I will not be bored there. Which park you ask? Well, that would be Holiday World. Its not the number of coasters that a park has, its the quality. If the coaster is enjoyable and you want to ride it again and again, then i dont see how you could be bored.

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:33 AM
Good point, Mike--small parks are awesome. If your day at an amusement park consists of lining up for coaster after coaster, your life is sad indeed.

Some of my favorite parks have only two-three major coasters:

Lake Compounce

Indiana Beach

Michigan's Adventure

Big Chief's Go-Kart and Coaster


and I'd skip a corporate park for a day at one of them anytime. The only reason HW's not on my list is because I have yet to visit.

-'Playa
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:37 AM
I go to The Miracle Strip Park In Panama City Beach FL

They have a really cool OLD woodie and everything else is

"FIXED UP" carnival rides/puke rides oh yea they did get a tight s and s blast/drop tower. But i know i still have fun and never get bored, but the lines are never to long ,so 2 coasters at a six flags park it would be Packed i mean all those people with 2 coasters it would be a living hell!

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 9:08 AM

CoastaPlaya said:
and I'd skip a corporate park for a day at one of them anytime.

But then you mentioned MiA in your list - which in fact IS a corporate park. ;) Just pickin' on ya 'Playa. I do have a question for you though, when is a good time to visit Valleyfair? Is it like most parks, dead on say Wednesdays & Thursdays?


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Thursday, May 22, 2003 10:04 AM
I'm with the rest on this, if a park has even one or two GOOD coasters, I'm happy. I could spend a full day @ the Myrtle Beach Pavilion(not the best coasters, but a good wild mouse,and a good CCI), and a half a day at the Family Kingdom, which has a good classic Woodie (though not much else that I couldn't do at the Pavilion, which is why I usually buy a few tickets to get the stuff they have out of the way, then head to the Pavilion).

Small parks are fun if you know how to do them, and aren't worried about your coaster count. Heck, the only reason I keep account of my track record is so I can remember the fun times I had on different coasters, not as a status symbol(which it wouldn't be around here cause I've got quite a bit less than most people). I'll Ride any coaster, anywhere, just because its there, and I enjoy them, no matter what. I've never met a coaster that I didn't like at least a little...

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 4:33 PM
The last SF park built from scratch is Six Flags St. Louis(then Six Flags Over Mid-America), opened in 1971. Only the original three SF parks were built by Six Flags, everything else in the chain has been purchased (except for some water parks).
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 5:19 PM
Asbell,

They purchased Jazzland and made it into Six Flags New Orleans. They had a S&S double shot tower, mouse coaster, a Vekoma Boomerang, a Vekoma Roller Skater, and a very good CCI coaster and tons of flats,

It was a good purchase.

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 5:48 PM

CoastaPlaya said:
If your day at an amusement park consists of lining up for coaster after coaster, your life is sad indeed.

Damn. I'll just go sit in a corner now. :)

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 6:13 PM

CoastaPlaya said:
Good point, Mike--small parks are awesome. If your day at an amusement park consists of lining up for coaster after coaster, your life is sad indeed.

-'Playa


Captain Obvious you say? How about Cap'n Hyperbole.

I disagree so much with the second part of that I ALMOST want to pull the trigger on the "catagorically disagree with what you said" but you make a good point in the first sentence. Then it's a train wreck.

When you live in the South and there A handful of parks, both large and small within "take a day at a park" driving distance, you do what you can.

For me, that's go to SFoG (2.5 hours away) or PCar (2 hours away). Other than coasters, what else is there to do at these parks? Ride their COMBINED probably 6 flats? Well, PCar does have a wave pool which I'm sure butters your bread, but I choose to get my "water park fix" on Super Saturator COASTER. Sue me.

Please don't misread my point. I would trade the majority of SFoG's coaster lineup for some of the small park feel of Kennywood, but we make do here in the South.... which is line up for coaster after coaster. I don't think my life is sad at all. but who the hell am I?

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 6:17 PM
SFOG is my home park too and thats really all do is line up coaster after coaster!

MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY SAD!

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Sunday, May 25, 2003 3:34 PM
they built sixflags america only about 4 years ago. Its now one of the better sixflags parks with 8 coasters, and most of them are really really fun
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Sunday, May 25, 2003 4:57 PM

beast7369 said:
When was the last time Six Flags opened a NEW park?

Warner Brothers Movie World in Madrid, is a Six Flags park all the way down to the batman and superman B&M coasters, and the DC Comics themed S&S triple tower, and it opened just a few months ago! What I've heard about this park is that it is beautiful, and well designed. And FUN!

SAM
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Sunday, May 25, 2003 5:02 PM
Sannybrany, they didnt build SFA. It was a small park first and they expanded on it.
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Sunday, May 25, 2003 6:59 PM
I didn't think WBMW was actually six flags but just bought the copyrights independantly of Six Flags. Seems to me it would have been branded otherwise.

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Monday, May 26, 2003 8:14 AM
sanybrany: The park that is now SFA operated for 17 seasons as Wild World and Adventure World prior to the SFA takeover and conversion.

ApolloAndy: SF seems to think that Waner Brothers Movie World Madrid is one of their parks. They list it on their website. Remember, even in the US they own parks that aren't branded, ie. Great Escape.


*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher 5/26/2003 12:17:47 PM ***

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