Posted Monday, September 20, 2004 2:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who now owns almost 9 percent of Six Flags' outstanding shares, has said he wants to force a merger or park sell-off and may seek a spot on Six Flags' board of directors. An analyst says Snyder believes marketing with video game console manufacturers, candy bars makers, fast-food franchises and extreme sports key to better results.
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And those marketing attempts have been tried. That's not it! It's customer service, stupid!
Whatever hope I had for him having a positive influence is gone.
Why is it that every person on this board knows that Six Flags attendance problems exist because of dirty neglected parks and bad cusomter service and operations?
It is unbelievable that SF's has not figured this out.
*** This post was edited by Markieb 9/20/2004 9:00:59 AM ***
I wonder if this guy really believes everything coming out of his mouth...
Maybe if enough of these idiots run the company into the ground, we could take up a collect of $2 from every member and just buy the company and run it the way it should be run ;)
Is there anyone out there that lives near a Six Flags property that doesn't actually know it's there?
You're putting the cart before the horse. Advertise the hell out of something, and if the product sucks, they will visit exactly once. Fix the place up to proper standards first, dummy. Then you advertise and create a market for your product.
*** This post was edited by Neuski 9/20/2004 6:12:39 PM ***
Ya know, I think I like Mr. Six just as much as I liked Ren and Stimpy. I just LOVE the man. I want him to pick me up in his scary bus and hang out with me at a SF park...There is just SOMETHING I like about him; He's sooooo mysterious. Are the parks selling Mr. Six T-shirts?
I had to look up the word "octogenarian".after reading that article. I am now a little bit smarter than before.
I agree that SF has lost it's focus. Theme parks are about attracting families. Teens in the family go for the thrills, little ones go for kids rides, older folks go for shows, ect. It's something that I have known ever since I was a kid. You need stuff for the whole family to enjoy in order to be a sucsessful park.
I, also, notice the trashy, fowl (EDIT: FOUL. I am sure it took a few minuts for some of you to figure out what I really meant. I haven't made a spelling mistake in MONTHS. We all know that spelling is not my strong point. For making an ass out of me, Jeff gets a smiley :) ) mouthed, people who have seemed to take over the parks. I think that this is one reason parents don't want to take their kids (of any age, even) to a SF park. I really haven't noticed as much non-respectful clientele at a lot of other parks I have visited, like Kennywood and HersheyPark, and they seem to do very well at attracting families. So there is another problem that we can add to the many SF has to deal with.
I wish them well, and I really hope to ride whatever they are building. If it isn't open for my 1 visit next year, I'll have to wait another 2 or 3 years before I get the chance to go again, and I won't be a happy coasterbuff.
I'll stop rambling on and on now. I'm done. Really, I am.
*** This post was edited by dexter 9/21/2004 11:11:38 PM ***
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