Does this thing go faaaaaast!
Le roi est mort. Vive le roi.
Thanks Great America!
Call me SpongeBobAlex.
Why do you have to have a license to own a dog, but not to have a child?
EDIT: Oh yeah, and it should be open from noon to 4am too :)
Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 8/19/2002. ***
Steel - #1 Kumba, #2 Millie, #3 Mantis ||| Wood - #1 Thunderbolt, #2 Villain, #3 Gwazi
"The key to a happy life is moderation" -- Jon Stewart
Okay... this may get zapped because it is only a rumor. However, I will say it anyway (Jeff or any other mod... zap away if you wish).
This past weekend my sister in law got married. My wife's cousin and her husband came up here to PA. They are from St.Cloud, FL (not far south of Orlando). We visited Hersheypark on Sunday evening and got to talking about parks during the visit. They said that there is talk around the area of Six Flags buying land. Again, zap this if you wish as a rumor (that it is all it is at this point... one that had surfaced a few years ago).
With the stock drop and cutting back on spending and the notorious job that SF does on theming, it sounds VERY unlikely. Just relaying that one of the "locals" from down there said.
Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"
Before you get into the argument that Florida folks are spoiled by the high-tech themed thrills, consider the Miami turnout for the Fair Expo every year.
In just 2 1/2 weeks, the carnival attracts more than 850,000 people. For most regional parks, that's a whole season right there -- only this is during the school year. And it's not free. Admission is $7. P.O.P. passes are $15 over the weekedays, with folks spending two, three times that amount over the weekend on a pay-per-ride ticket deal.
If anyone thinks the 3 million people stocked in Dade, Broward and Monroe County wouldn't support a regional park, the numbers say otherwise.
The only problem is, who would build a park from scratch these days? But for the company that would it's a goldmine in a rich metropolitan market.
it would be 10 times uglier compared to CP vs SFWOA. its like a t rex vs a human
1.Fire Dragon 2.Ice Dragon 3.Raptor 4.Batman Knight Flight 5.Kraken
The last "traditional" amusement park in the area was Boardwalk & Baseball (formerly Circus World) and it bit the dust even when the economy was toasty.
But Miami is entirely different. It is a four hour drive from the Orlando and Tampa parks. That's about a state or two travel time in some parts of the country. The local economy and median incomes in South Florida are well above that of Central Florida. MIA remains one of the busiest international airports and the Port of Miami is one of the busiest.
It doesn't matter what 8 great parks are doing in the middle of the state. There is obviously enough of a market to support just 1 even mediocre park down in South Florida. The fact that not one, but two new NBC and CBS shows this fall have Miami in the title (Good Morning Miami, CSI: Miami) shows that Hollywood still thinks that there is a young demographic group out there where Miami means something. Now it's just a waiting game for a park developer to figure it out.
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