I have seen "this ride is sponsored by" signs several places before but I never really knew what exactly why a corporations sponsored a coaster/thrill ride and how much they pay for a new attraction. Batman TR @ SFGAm is sponsered by Duracell, Demon is sponsered by Stridex, Shockwave was sponsered by Pringals. How does a corporation sponser a ride? Have they ever payed for the entire ride? Do parks usually accept the highest bidder, and why are not all coasters/rides sponsered? Oh, are there sponserships that pay for maintenance etc. for an alloted number of years and is that why other rides change or get a sponsorship like Ice Mountain Splash @ SFGAm that I haven't seen operate since Ice Mountain water sponsered the ride. Sorry everything is kind of confused and disorganized, but if you can answer any of these questions, it would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm thinking the corporation sponsors the ride or show to pay for it's maintenance/operation. I believe Batman was once sponsored by a local radio station and Coca Cola one year as well. *** This post was edited by chiatrain 5/15/2003 8:59:26 AM ***
I don't know about your "issues" Bob, but I have rode Wolfie many times and have no problems...perhaps your issues have another cause! ;) ;) ROFLMAO
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Rolling Thunder at SFGAdv is (or at least WAS) sponsored by Stridex....the motto was..."No grease here"...;) ------------------ Contents sold by humor, not volume. Some settling of contents may occur during translation...
Sponsorship is a simple concept. By allowing an attraction to be sponsored, the park creates additional revenue by charging the sponsor to plaster their name all over the ride. The sponsor does this because it is good exposure. A full que of people getting their products name drilled into their brains. Some parks do this, some dont. Really it just depends on whether or not the park wants to do it. Having sponsors certainly takes away from the "family" park atmosphere, instead creating a "money, money, money" environment.
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Pepsi paid Blackpool Pleasure Beach a million pounds (alledgedly 12% of the total cost) for the sponsorship of the BIG ONE, which became the PEPSI MAX BIG ONE for at least a year. I don´t know if the ride still has the suffix, but I think it was a clever way to promote the brand name by making it part of the ride name.
Is Goodyear sponsoring TTD in any way? I saw the label on the fake tires.
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ah the Irn Bru Revolution at BPPB still has it;s huge Irn Bru sign and the voice over the loudspeaker going ' Lets see what the Irn Bru Revolution can do for you...' And yea, It is still the Pepsi Max Big one i believe, they still have the huge pepsi can which the train goes through before the start of the lift.
CFM....Georgia Scorcher is also sponsored by AOL....I think they like sponsoring stand-ups because of the obvious marketing tie-in....Slow loading times...;) ------------------ Contents sold by humor, not volume. Some settling of contents may occur during translation...