Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:28 PM
Even though The Great Escape is not a branded Six Flags park they are getting Looney Tunes National Park (10 kiddie rides) for 2005. http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatescape/ParkPress/LTNP_Overview.html
This could be an early sign that the park could be branded in the future (likely along with La Ronde).
Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:34 PM
No offense, SFZIP, but wasn't this already announced?
Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:38 PM
The press release says today's date and it was not on sixflags.com yesterday. I only count 8 rides, not ten like the press relase says.
Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:44 PM
Ah, OK...I knew I had heard of this before. Sorry, SFZIP :)
The reason you don't count 10 new rides is because the press release says 10 new rides and attractions.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:10 PM
I'm a little upset that the Jungleland has basically been used as the "National Park". I don't know what changes have been made or what will be made, but it looks like on their new map, all refrences to anything with a jungle-like appearance has been removed.
Yea, that area has got little attention in the past decade, but it sure was fun just bouncing on that bridge without worrying about any other peeps trying to cross it. I just hope they keep that and improve the general area there.
...this is good news for the Hotel going up, as it will draw in the crowds with families as it has the fimilarity of Loony Tunes characters & a themed section vs. a generic kiddie area.
...this is bad news because the park is going more & more corporate, and losing the charm that made this park unique.
Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:42 PM
I'm surprised the parks webpage still has nothing about that beautiful new hotel/indoor waterpark that their building on their property. I guess when it get's closer to opening and they're taking reservations you'll see things eventually creep up onto their website.
Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:44 PM
Its not schedualed to open until October at earliest... November/December 2005 at latest...
...so there's no sense making a big deal or even a small buzz about it until the building is almost complete. Right now, it's still just a big foundation with maybe a few steel walls.
...once summer comes & the project accellerates, I'm sure there'll be some updates to it. This will especially be true once the name has been chosen.