Lol Jeff! I was waiting for this one. I know the hurricanes came up the Atlantic coast and one even reversed course and hit Texas after hitting the Atlantic coaster. But, the quarter is made up of more than one four week period.
I wonder if they even wait until the quarter's results are booked, or is the Q4 release blaming weather already written?
The sad part is that this is one quarter where I'm sure weather really WAS the major impacting factor, particularly in the east & mid-Atlantic. Wal-Mart and other retailers have said that store closings due to the hurricanes will hurt their quarter as well. (Wal-Mart will only make a zillion dollars this time...) Unfortunately, PKS has just played this card so many times, that it has no credibility anymore.
Does anyone know when the Q3 conference call is scheduled? I LOVE listening to those.
BigJim, Six Flags did build an all-indoor "theme park" back in the early 80's: Six Flags AutoWorld in Flint, MI. It lasted all of 2 years and died a quick and painless death. While there were new coasters, there was a ferris wheel, bumper cars, two dark rides, an IMAX theater, and other automobile-themed attractions. I think it didn't succeed due to its location... or maybe it was the weather. I'm not 100% sure! ;)
Darn, I knew that light breeze and warm weather in the midwest would play a factor in keeping people away from the park....oh what's that? The employees are rude, the park is dirty and they don't add new rides? NAHHH!!! that couldn't be why people stay away.
Hi all, I'm new to the boards. Anyway ProgRay is right about Autoworld except it didn't die a painless death.
I grew up about 15 minutes from it. It did close about 2 years after being opened (1984), was off and on used until 1994 and finally taken down in 1997. It is currently a parking lot for a U of Michigan branch campus. Here's a decent website for it.
Don't confuse the Six Flags corporation of 1984 with the one today. Shortly into 1985 Six Flags Corp. knew then to pull out/abandon a bad deal.Regards,Kevin Reidwww.PCWjunkies.com *** This post was edited by Kevin Reid 10/15/2004 1:16:26 PM ***
" Ugh...the weather. Six Flags should build an all-indoor theme park, so that way, they wouldn't complain about the weather hurting that park, lol!"
Even that wouldn't work. I am sure they would say the weather was bad and people didn't want to DRIVE to their indoor park. Any excuse other then the real reason. Because to own up to it would be admitting that they are idiots, and they'll never do that.
Six Flags said today that unseasonably cool weather, hurricanes and the continued effects of a challenging economic environment will negatively affect its performance in the first, second, third, and fourth quarts of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 10/15/2004 4:02:29 PM ***
Chicago just "suffered" through the fifth coolest summer on record. That's about 150 years. The weather this summer absolutely SUCKED. Yep, that's all caps SUCKED. I'd understand completely if GAm didn't meet attendance expectations, at least in part due to weather.
So, so easy to rip on the Flags. Sure, there's plenty of ammo but doesn't it get a bit tiresome after a while?