In my town's (Tiffin, Oh) newpaper today (Feb 3,03) they had an article about nearby amusement parks and the amount of money they spend for new rides. Towards the end of the article it says "Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, in Aurora, won't announce its plans for this summer until next month."
I love how Burke talks about the decline of group sales. Group sales was one of the cornerstones of revenue for GLP and SFO. Funny that the catering services are now under the guidence of Sea World ex-management. Why is it funny? Because they didn't put as much effort/emphasis on group sales and it shows. The product offered to groups declined dramatically in 2001 and was reflected in return visits in 2002. It can only get worse because it is obvious that the park isn't changing the current operation standards for catered group events. Add on that the park is stuggling for coherance and identity and even the park cannot overcome the shortcomings of services offered to groups.
What happened to that Lost Island attraction that they were gonna build. I dunno if that is the name of the ride but it was suppoused to have all kinds of animals in it and a boat ride. I think it was suppoused to be shaped like a volcano. That sounded like a good idea, to get people to the wild life section a little more.
Also I think SFWOA is a great park, it has some great roller coaster, is a fairly pretty park and I think people underrate it very much because CP is only another 2 hours away. If SFWOA was anywhere else except for maybe California, it would be the main park in that region. To bad it is in the Roller Coaster Capital of the World!
I agree, they really need to work on staff and operations there. It just isn't that friendly on the Ride side to me. The atmosphere on that side of the park really lacks, even though there are some great coasters.
The Wild Life side of the park has a great atmosphere though. Was the old Sea World better than what Six Flags did with it? Yeah, but who honestly loved going there? The crowds were always such a mess. Waiting 30 minutes to buy a cheap hamburger wasn't my favorite thing to do either. Look at it now though, no crowds, peaceful, and just relaxing. It's just the cure after walking around the park and riding everything.
Back on the subject though, I really dought we're getting anything new, but the new road and Raging Wolf Bobs getting re-tracked, which are both already in progress. Thats just me though.
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I don't know if I think SFWOA is underrated or not, but I had such a great enough time that I went twice this season (which is unusual for any park besides PKI and Dollywood for me). If it wasn't for Holiday World, I would try to be there opening weekend '03 as well. The only thing I didn't like was having some closed rides and 1 train op, but by the number of people there, they didn't need more anyways. Best of luck to them!
What happened to that Lost Island attraction that they were gonna build. I dunno if that is the name of the ride but it was suppoused to have all kinds of animals in it and a boat ride. I think it was suppoused to be shaped like a volcano. That sounded like a good idea, to get people to the wild life section a little more
From a reliable resource this is just going to be a walk-through attraction. Its gona be exactly like Basecamp Zebra. ------------------ Jay Vending the Best Amusement Park Job