Name calling is what helpless people do when they know their losing a battle. I personally will not patronize a place if they start making fun of another place or downing another place. It makes me go to the other place.
I think the best thing is to know your limits and expound on the areas you excel in. I remember when Six Flags really started going national after getting the D.C. license(during WB's ownership), saying that they knew they were number two, and that if you're going to be number two, you still have to offer something number one dosen't have. They didn't bash number one(Disney), but said that they knew they offered what number one couldn't, thrills.
If only Premier would have learned from Warner Brothers...;) *** Edited 6/11/2004 2:12:49 AM UTC by TeknoScorpion***
Funny, they've always used PKI in their ads before... "Come to the Beach, it's easy to reach, right across from the island."
I'll be seriously sad if the Beach closes. To me, it just feels so much more like a "real" water park than a bunch of slides on a slab of concrete, like Waterworks was. Boomerang Bay may be different, but I highly doubt it will have the variety of interesting rides like the Beach does.
I don't think PKI could possibly duplicate the excellent Hidden Rapids. Snake River Falls is a combo tube slide/rushing river, with a big underground drop at the end. The Cliff has an underground tunnel. I've never ridden the blaster ride but I don't think Boomerang Bay will has anything like that.
You said, "I'm gonna run you down." I heard, "I'm an orangutan."
From the look of it, Boomerang Bay is just so damn *barren.* Just based on atmosphere, you gotta love The Beach. All of those awsome slides hidden in the trees and everything...its really a great water park, one of the best I've been to.
Raging Waters in San Jose was poking fun at Great America's Boomerang Bay also. They said something along the lines of "because a park adds two slides, that doesn't make them a real waterpark" Ouch.....but true.
Oh please. The "highest rated water park in Cincinnati..." Like that's some kind of accomplishment for The Beach. The name calling will get them nowhere. They should make a trip out to L.A. and check out a real waterpark: Raging Waters San Dimas.
I think I was expecting a little too much out of Schlitterbahn because I didn't think it was all that great. Master Blaster was fun, but everything else was kinda bleh. Anyways, I'm going to The Beach and PKI in about a week so I'll see which one is better. And if you want to check out a real waterpark, check out Soak City at CP ;).
Actually the Cincinnati area has a few waterpark choices:
1. The Beach 2. Boomerang Bay 3. Sunlite Pool @ Coney Island (It has slides and activities) and until recently Surf Cincinnati.
This leaves alone municipal pools and YMCA's that are installing slides with their pools.
I'd say that the "Best in Cincinnati" line would be a fair marketing ploy.
That said, while I haven't seen Boomerang Bay yet, one would have to work hard to beat the landscaping and atmosphere of The Beach. I personally love those sandy beaches, so much easier for walking in. I hear it causes problems with pool filtration systems though.
The watercoaster in the back of the park rules, and as the commerical says "the only watercoaster in Cincinnati". I'm disapointed PKI didn't purchase a nice Master Blaster for Boomerang Bay. Or a Trasnportainment system for that matter where you can enjoy several attractions without leaving the water.