Thrill Ride Sponsership.

Thursday, May 15, 2003 4:33 AM
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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Thursday, May 15, 2003 4:47 AM
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 ***
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Thursday, May 15, 2003 4:59 AM
It's no different than selling signage or even naming rights in sports stadiums. Basically the highest bidder pays to have their name on the ride.

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 5:58 AM
Don't forget Viper sponsored by Roller Coaster Tycoon. That's always been my favorite (and probably the most logical) sponsorship.

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 6:12 AM
The most logical sponsership would have been Shockwave @ SFGAm sponsored by....... Advil!!!

How about Iron Wolf sponsored by Viagra because that is the only way you will be able to get it up after riding the Wolf!!!

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Bob Hansen
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Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:08 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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Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:16 AM
Rolling Thunder at SFGAdv is (or at least WAS) sponsored by Stridex....the motto was..."No grease here"...;)
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Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:47 AM
Depends adult undergarments took notice of the fact that Dragster lines were so long CP was handing out bathroom passes. They decided to pay for ride sponsorship. Their slogan:

"If you don't need us in line you'll need us on the launch!"

mOOSH [thanks bASS!]

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 8:28 AM
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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Thursday, May 15, 2003 8:44 AM
Mind Eraser, SLC @ SFA, sponsored by Corn Nuts.

Tagline: Hold on to your ears!

lata, jeremy

--not creative enough to make this stuff up

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 8:59 AM
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 donĀ“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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Thursday, May 15, 2003 9:25 AM
No, thoes say goodyear because they are REAL drag tires!
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Thursday, May 15, 2003 9:35 AM
Real drag tires?! Thats amazing. Those things are quite heavy. I really thought they must be fake. But its just a two person car, so it will compensate the weight.

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"In the summer I wear my tube-top and Eddie takes me to the drag-strip."

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 10:12 AM
Who sponsors Playstation: The Ride?

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 10:34 AM
Riddler's Revenge is sponsored by AOL... You can insert your own punchline for that one. :)

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:04 AM

Den said:
Who sponsors Playstation: The Ride?

Nintendo?

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:16 AM
lol
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Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:20 AM
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.

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Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:28 AM
What does the Irn Bru company do?
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Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:38 AM
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...;)
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