Six Flags Tennessee?

Sunday, April 6, 2003 4:03 PM
Many a year back i heard a rumor floating around that SF wanted to buy or build a park in Tennessee,then heard it wasnt happening,then they were,I know they hate to build parks from scratch,but could it ever happen?Of course SF Georgia,and Kentucky are right there,but one in TN would have only Dollywood as major competition as far as state competition goes,I for one woud like to see a Six Flags in Tennessee,what do you think?
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Sunday, April 6, 2003 4:41 PM

Ya that would be cool! I also heard a rumor about a Six Flags Over Florida!
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Sunday, April 6, 2003 4:52 PM
Six Flags Inc. DOES NOT BUILD parks, they only buy them. For that reason, Six Flags will not be building a park in Florida or Tennessee or anywhere else. You may ask then didn't SF Inc. build WBMW Madrid? No, they simply bought the WBMW chain before that park was completed meaning they were responsible for finishing building it.

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Sunday, April 6, 2003 4:55 PM
**Thinks of Six Flags buying Dollywood...** **Laughs**

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Sunday, April 6, 2003 5:08 PM
Not only wuold their competition be with Dollywood, but SF Tennessee would also compete with their own parks. If there was a park SF could by, I don't see them doing that.

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Sunday, April 6, 2003 5:16 PM
Don't laugh at it...SF did want to buy Dollywood in the 80's-imagine that-they also tried to buy Opryland before it closed.
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Sunday, April 6, 2003 5:35 PM
I would love to have a real amusement park return to Tennessee. I read somewhere that Nashville is the largest U.S. city without a park within an easy driving distance. There was a lot talk of building a park next to the Titans stadium downtown, but Mayor Purcell was looking at other options that would draw people downtown throughout the year.

The company, Themeparks LLC, that wants to build a park in Middle Tennessee also ran SFKK and also opens and operates a small park in Arkansas. They were looking at locations east of Nashville, in Wilson County. The plans have been downgraded to just a water park, for now. It sounds like a water park requires less capital expenditures relative to potential revenues. Here is a good website to visit for the latest news (though there hasn't been much of that for awhile): http://www.thrillopolisthemepark.com/

You are right about Six Flags' business plan. They buy, brand, and add-to amusement parks. Building a park from scratch is a risky enterprise. Just ask the investors for Jazzland. Can anyone remember when the last greenfield amusement park was done?

-Rob

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Sunday, April 6, 2003 6:54 PM
"I read somewhere that Nashville is the largest U.S. city without a park within an easy driving distance."

It's not the largest. Miami at 2.2 million and Phoenix at 1.3 million have more than the million in Nashville and are actually much further away from an actual amusement park.

But, you're still right in that it's an area worth serving. But Six Flags abandoned new construction when? Back when it built Six Flags Over Georgia? I think it's just Disney, Universal and Silver Dollar City that have tempted the waters and built form scratch. SDC would probably be the better bet than Six Flags since they can find a way to market it alongside Dollywood.

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Monday, April 7, 2003 7:21 AM
Unless Dollywood expands, a Six Flags park would do well in Nashville. Me being a long time Nashvillian, I've never even been to Dollywood (yet)! I prefer to drive further, to parks w/ more coasters. Surely a SF here would at least put SFKK to shame.
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Monday, April 7, 2003 12:25 PM
Sad you never been to Dollywood,ive been to SFKK,and I think Dollywood is way better than SFKK more coasters or not,my opinion though.
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Monday, April 7, 2003 3:31 PM

Raptor Pilot said:
Me being a long time Nashvillian, I've never even been to Dollywood (yet)! I prefer to drive further, to parks w/ more coasters.

raptor pilot,

i really believe it's not the number that matters but the quality. take for instance holiday world, kennywood, dollywood, walt disney world, or busch gardens williamsburg. none of these parks have more than 4 or 5 coasters in them but they are repeatedly considered to be some of the best amusement parks in the world.

i highly encourage you to take the trek on I-40 over to Pigeon Forge to visit Dollywood. it is one of the cleanest and friendliest parks i have been to. and they have one of the best steel coasters i have ever been on and an amazing selection of water rides. but don't take my word for it....find out for yourself!

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Monday, April 7, 2003 6:10 PM

Johnathan said:
i highly encourage you to take the trek on I-40 over to Pigeon Forge to visit Dollywood. it is one of the cleanest and friendliest parks i have been to. and they have one of the best steel coasters i have ever been on and an amazing selection of water rides. but don't take my word for it....find out for yourself!

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I agree. Dollywood is one of the Top [Overall] Parks in America. Just don't go looking for Thrill Rides.

Six Flags did look into Buying Opryland back in the Mid-Ninties, But Gaylord wouldn't just sell the park. They wanted to sell Opryland, The Opryland Hotel, The Grand Ole Opry, Genral Jackson, and WSM in a Package deal, they wouldn't just sell one of them. The same thing scared off Anheuser Busch back when National Life tried to get rid of it the first time in the 80's. (Then Gaylord ended up Buying it)

I myself don't want a Six Flags in Tennessee. It would Just be one more step into Becoming the "Wal Mart" of the industry. Maybe a Cedar Fair, Theme Parks LCC, or evan a Paramount (They could buy Libertyland) But no more Six Flags for now.
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Monday, April 7, 2003 8:03 PM

Johnathan said:

Raptor Pilot said:
Me being a long time Nashvillian, I've never even been to Dollywood (yet)! I prefer to drive further, to parks w/ more coasters.

raptor pilot,

i really believe it's not the number that matters but the quality. take for instance holiday world, kennywood, dollywood, walt disney world, or busch gardens williamsburg. none of these parks have more than 4 or 5 coasters in them but they are repeatedly considered to be some of the best amusement parks in the world.

i highly encourage you to take the trek on I-40 over to Pigeon Forge to visit Dollywood. it is one of the cleanest and friendliest parks i have been to. and they have one of the best steel coasters i have ever been on and an amazing selection of water rides. but don't take my word for it....find out for yourself!


I do plan to hit Dollywood sometime, it just hasn't happened yet. I was just making the point that I don't think a park here would take much of Dollywood's business. I think you proved that by saying how much different of a park Dollywood is (ie. not much of a thrill park).

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Monday, April 7, 2003 9:15 PM
Lets make a Six Flags Guam and Six Flags Montana too. All of them won't pull in more than 500,000 a year, which means they'll be in the crapper in less than 5 years anyway.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 6:39 PM
Isn't a park called Warner Bros. Movie world a six flags park? Just asking cause they have a superman and batman roller coaster. That park was built from starch.
*** This post was edited by Derrick Whitsett 4/8/2003 10:41:12 PM ***
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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 6:49 PM
Man that park must be one sweet park.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 7:02 PM
I'll repeat what I have heard elsewhere. Warner Bros started building WBMW. SF bought Warner (or became somehow connected), and finished off the park.

Correct me if I'm wrong.


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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 10:30 PM
Just because SF hasn't built a new park since SFStL doesn't make it impossible for SF to build a new park. I get sick of people claiming that there is NO WAY Six Flags would build a new park. If they find a market big enough they probably would consider doing it. There is always a first time for everything. And some cities have grown quite large over the last 10-15 years. What may be too small for a market 10-15 years ago may be large enough today.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2003 6:46 AM
have any of you read the six flags annual financial report for 2002??? six flags is in seriously financial trouble. of course anything is possible but i seriously doubt that six flags will be making any kind of investment like that in the near future.

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*** This post was edited by Johnathan 4/9/2003 10:47:10 AM ***

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Wednesday, April 9, 2003 8:43 AM
Jonathan's right,how do you expect SF to build a new park from scratch when they're having enough financial problems managing the 40 + parks they already operate?

As is all this running around buying parks within the last 24 months has kind of hurt them because they have to start all over again adding new rides & other construction in a vain attempt to try to save the company as a whole,when in fac t it is using more funding that instead could go to better use fixing the existing parks instead of buying new ones & having to "start over" each time.

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