"So big, so close."

Friday, April 12, 2002 8:44 PM

Just saw an excellent commercial for SFNE with real footage of the greatest coaster on earth, Superman TM. There also was some visuals of Medusa at SFgav to represent B:TDK and the claim that it is a floorless coaster, I guess SF finally got it right. (Distinctly remembering the words "flying " coaster attached to some SF floorless beemers in advertisements and their web site.)

Anyways, I found it real interesting that the commercial concluded with the slogan "So big, so close". This was commonly used for the SF chain but years ago or at least I thought.....I feel it is another reflection of the uncreative nature of SF. I think they could have come up with something a little more snazzy, a little more piazzas (however you spell it).

What type of slogans would us CBers come up with for the SF chain? funny or creative, I'll accept anything.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 9:14 PM

we've got the best rides!

what?

we've got the best shows!

what?

we've got everything you could ever want!

what?

we're sorry, we don't sell Steveweisers.

(serious) what?

nah, I think that the slogan is just fine. its reminicent of other slogans, but I don't think its been used before. I think its a great way to close those great commercials (assuming everyone else's is the same quality as SFGA's)

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Friday, April 12, 2002 10:40 PM
Considering most folks aren't insane enough (like many of us) to take planes, trains and automobiles, stay in campgrounds, hotels, endure fast food and park food, etc.,etc., to ride coasters and enjoy A day at A park once or twice a season. Being "big" means that, if you manage not to go on a Saturday, you can ride lots of different rides during that one day. Being "close" is the only way parks fill up...when you go to a park in Southern Indiana, Northern California, Joisey, Kentucky, Northern Ohio, or Georgia, you really get the "local flavor". Certainly effective, and that's good marketing.
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Friday, April 12, 2002 11:00 PM
Did SF Great Adventure used to claim that they were "Bigger than Disneyland, Closer to home". I might be imagining things as this is from when i was like 6, 7, or 8 years old, 9 years ago.
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Friday, April 12, 2002 11:54 PM

I believe the "original" Six Flags slogan was "So big, so fast, so close."

-Nate

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 4:31 AM
Well Gadv also has the slogan "So big, so close.

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 6:42 AM
I thought it was "a hop, skip, and a jump away"?

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 6:56 AM

SFKK had the slogan "So Big, So Fast, So Close" in 1999. I even still have a ticket stub with that on it to prove it!

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 7:25 AM

Sounds to me like their taking advantage of the "sagging economy" by telling people "Hey, remember us? Yeah, we're Six Flags and we're still here! Now that your family is tight on money, don't go to Orlando for your vacation, visit us!"

At least, that was my take on it. Could be wrong. :)

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 7:40 AM
I remember "Just a hop, skip and jump away." I actually tried it too, I only made it across the room

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 8:09 AM
I don't know but seeing those SFNE commercials with te "Come See the Thrills" made the park look ten times as good as it actually is. They should have kept those commercial, except that lady singing and talking was so annoying. What was cool, was when they got the Jammin' 94.5 DJs to do the radio commercials, that segment where he was rappin' about Superman was cool.
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Saturday, April 13, 2002 1:26 PM
They are playing SFKK commercials here in Indy that make the place look as good as CP, It is some of the best Hellicopter vidiography I have ever seen. It makes Thunder Run look as big Sonny and the Ferris wheel looks like its twice as tall as it really is. I was so caught up in the video I really didnt pay attention to the voice over, but it was along the same lines as the comments above.

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*** This post was edited by kneemeister on 4/13/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 1:27 PM

Speedy said:
Did SF Great Adventure used to claim that they were "Bigger than Disneyland, Closer to home". I might be imagining things as this is from when i was like 6, 7, or 8 years old, 9 years ago.


I remember hearing that on TV too.. I wonder was it ever true?

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 1:41 PM
I think the "So big, so close" slogan has been used for a few years now, its not a new thing. I think its good. It gets the point across, in very few words.

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 2:35 PM

I also know that the "So big, So Close" Phrase has been used before but oh well its a good phrase and descibes how a Six Flags is near you.

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