The Beach poking fun at Boomerang Bay

Thursday, June 10, 2004 8:32 PM
The Beach waterparks new advertising campain has a pun on Paramount's Kings Islands new Boomerang Bay. Inside the commercial they say, "Don't spend your time at the same boring bay."

Wonder how much longer we will be seeing people going down their tall slide while waiting for the light to go to PKI?

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Thursday, June 10, 2004 9:02 PM
Namecalling is never EVER a good sign.
I remember Oldsmobile ads where they blew up '86 Tauruses after they were first introduced.

Go find your Oldsmobile dealer these days...

-'Playa

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Thursday, June 10, 2004 9:37 PM
And if you recall just last season or so Six Flags Worlds of Adventure ran commercials that knocked Cedar Point. We all know how that ended.

But honestly, "Same boring bay?" Yuk Yuk.... and the Beach's new ride this year is?... or last year was?.... or the year before was?... and the year before was?.... remind me again.

I smell an air of familiarity. Can you say "Surf Cincinnati?"

Shaggy ;-)

*** Edited 6/11/2004 1:38:35 AM UTC by Shaggy***

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Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:11 PM
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***

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Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:45 PM
Who they need to learn from is Avis.........

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, June 10, 2004 11:37 PM
Never been to The Beach although I have passed by the entrance numerous times. :-)

I don't like name calling either. They should have more class than that. Leave the name calling for the politicians.

I look forward to checking out Boomerang Bay during Beastbuzz! :-D

-Tina

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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:43 AM
Exactly, Tina.

Number two reason I don't vote(here comes some backlash...):)

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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:54 AM
Well now you got me all in suspense wondering what the number ONE reason is! ;)
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Friday, June 11, 2004 1:33 AM
Actually Shaggy their new ride this year is Volcanic Panic.
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Friday, June 11, 2004 7:34 AM
Tekno, you do know you can vote for anyone. :)
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Friday, June 11, 2004 8:29 AM
I wouldn't have even noticed if it wasn't brought up here, and I doubt most of the GP would either.

But then again, The Beach, imo, was always far superior to WaterWorks, and from the looks of it, still is. (I know, I know, I haven't been to Boomerang Bay.)

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Friday, June 11, 2004 9:33 AM
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.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 11:06 AM
Well,

The Beach commercials are becoming quite common on the radio these days. The version I keep hearing though goes after the money angle:

"Don't pay to go to an overpriced bay", pointing up the fact that PKI's list price is about double the Beach's.

I haven't gone to Boomerang Bay yet, but the Beach was the best waterpark in Cincinnati prior to this season. We'll see how that ranking goes this year.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 11:53 AM
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.
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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:17 PM
That's what I'm talking about. Almost every slide interacts with the foliage or hills somehow.

I also like all the sand. My feet always were sore after a few hours at Waterworks.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 2:03 PM
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.
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Friday, June 11, 2004 2:53 PM
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.
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Friday, June 11, 2004 3:47 PM
^ Or Schliterbahn.. :)
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Friday, June 11, 2004 3:57 PM
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 ;).
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Friday, June 11, 2004 4:16 PM
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.

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