I was just wondering what all of guys think your personal homeparks should do to improve, with rides and otherwise. But be realistic... i mean, Holiday World isnt goint to build a Millenium Force copy and Elitch Gardens isnt just gonna burn to the ground :-).... so be realistic....
My homepark is Six Flags St. Louis. This is already a very clean and pretty park, but they desperatly need more rides... I think that should add a floorless coaster to the DC Comics area by Mr. Freeze, maybe themed to riddler or something (riddler's rampage?). I also think that they should add a new section by Batman the ride and have maybe a flying coaster (named Kamakazee) and a drop ride. They also need to add a few more flat rides.... what do you guys think?
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SFStL was my homepark before I moved to a basically coasterless part of the country. SFStL needs a lot of flat rides. They haven't added any since the Rush Street Flyer other than pay attractions like the skycoaster and the go-carts. I would love them to get a handful of the new Huss and Chance rides. And they desparately need a tower ride either an S&S or a free fall. For coasters I would like to see an intamin hyper. A floorless would also be a good possibility. Also a stand-up coaster could be done, the closest one is in Chicago so most of the gp for SFStL has never ridden one.
My home park is SDC as my signature says, and until this year I would have said just build some real coasters. But now they've got Wildfire and they're going to get more in the next few years. There's no problems at all with theming, water rides, food/drinks, shows, or anything else I can think of; SDC is more an entertainment park than an amusement park IMO. But a stand-up would sure be nice...or maybe a good CCI/GCI woodie. An S&S tower always fits in any park...
------------- Home Park: Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO
My homepark is SFGAdv and I'm happy with pretty much everything there EXCEPT for the critical situation when the park is packed and it's closing time. The parking lot is jammed and you can't move. People get really ugly and cut you off, tempers boil over, cursing, it's like insanity (or the Jerry Springer Show - same thing). This year is even worse because of road work and fewer lanes. But even last summer was a nightmare...I learned my lesson and I always leave a couple hours before closing. I don't want to, but I don't want to be in the middle of violence either. There has to be something that can be done about this before someone gets hurt. Can't police direct traffic out of the park on weekends at least, that seems to be the worst time.
My home park is Six Flags America. It has been blessed with several new coasters in the last few years and has a nice assortment of flat rides. What SFA could use is the addition of a good simulator ride or motion theatre.
1) CP- They should take the brakes off Mean Streak because the ride just isn't as wild as it looks. Also, I would have them take off the head rests on Blue Streak so the coaster would regain its classic coaster title and the when my head bumps on the head rest it hurts. Also CP needs another wood. Preferably I would love to see them rebuild their defunct Harry Traver Cyclone. Maybe they could do something like they did with Twister at Knoebel's.
2) (Geauga Lake)- I would like to see Six Flags be renamedd Six Flags Geauga Lake, not the corny name it has now, that isn't worth repeating. Also, I would like to see more flat rides between Geauga Lake and Sea World. I would like the park to get its own highway exit, which I think is happening soon. Also, I would like to see more coasters, preferably wood.
My home park is SFMW and i have a few ideas that could help improve the park. If it is true that they will next year buy the land across the street then definitely a Hypercoaster. There is a major lack of Hypers on the West coast. I also agree with BIG ONE, SFMW needs some sort of drop ride. Another ride they could put in would be a Log Ride themed somehow towards the wildlife...i think that would be a cool ride. I disagree with BIG ONE though about removing the animals...this is one of the areas that Marine World has an advantage over its main competitor, PGA. Without the animals there would be no reason to bring the entire family with you...while the thrill seekers are on the rides, the others can check out other things...like animals. Plus the animals help keep the crowds away from the coasters and make the lines shorter.
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