I am not trying to be a wise guy ,but i think Cedar Fair should buy Hershey park,i look at this ,this way you buy a season park at one of the cedar fairs you can get in at the others cedar fairs,just like the six flags,ect,ect
Kennywood or Knobles or Hershey or Waldameer or Martins Fantasy Island or Seabreeze. They're still indie parks...
Sure, Let's just turn this whole business into 3 large monopolies in the entire United States, so any park you goto is either a Cedar Fair, Six Flags, or Paramount property...
C'mon, people... let the indie parks be what they are. It's probably one of the few places where small parks can be small parks. -Sometimes they're more affordable (Knobles is free general admission. -Sometimes it's a place to take the whole family especially the younguns. -Sometimes it's just more cozy!!
C'mon, people... let the indie parks be what they are. It's probably one of the few places where small parks can be small parks.
I couldnt agree with you more. I like to have a choice of going to a mega-park for the thrills and draining of the wallet(well, i dont like that part) or heading out to a privately owned down to earth park with my daughter and spending very little money and enjoying alot of great flatrides along with a couple small coasters. The big parks dont always put the small parks out of business due to competition because it is 2 different atmospheres. Perfect example is out here in the Chicago area where you have the big boy(SFGAm) and you also have 2 privately owned amusement parks (Kiddieland and Santas Village). These 2 smaller parks due just fine with attendance and have been around longer then SFGAm. This gives the park goer a variety.
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I'd most want Lagoon, it being my soon-to-be homepark, and it's also the most likely. Cedar Fair officials have reportedly been meeting with the park, and after the Visionland pull-out, they're ready for another park in the chain. Here's hoping!
I don't want to start a war here,this is just my personnel openion.i think that if cedar fair bought out six flags(I don't think it would happen)the six flags parks would be a lot better run...ie cleaner midways,3 train operation,better employees(not all of there employees are bad).
Cedar Fair could NEVER operate all the SF parks. It would never happen cause SF is a lot richer than CF. I think it would be the other way around, but anyway, that's why CF only has 5 parks. They have horrible business skills. That's why SF has so many more coasters and parks than them. I live in Connecticut and I know they would probably sell SFNE. It's easier to maintain 5 parks than 16. That's why they have quality expierience. But I would rather a SF park, than having to travel 1,000 miles to a CF park.
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Cedar fair wouldnt buy out another park. for one thing it is quality not quanity. cedar fair likes to improve the parks they have not just go out and buy new ones like six flags. if cedar fair would buy a new park they would buy one with a lot of room to expand and that is a big if.
Cedar Fair's next move will be to the sunbelt. A park that can generate a year round revenue is the next goal. We have a close relationship with these guys, and SF is not their type of expansion. Visionland almost happened, buy there are two many hands in the till to be profitable in a respectable period of time.
I think they want the Florida market to be their next move. A park like Cypress Gardens is a good match, but if the movie production rights and studios can be separated from theme park operations, the next target will be Universal's parks. (I don't want to see this as a rumor tomorrow. Justa spectulation of us on the inside).
I don't think SF is a bad company. I don't think they run their parks badly(considering how many they have). I mean if CF had all those parks to run they would have the same problem. And if SF had 5 parks people would love them.
Dawg Byte said: "Kennywood or Knobles or Hershey or Waldameer or Martins Fantasy Island or Seabreeze. They're still indie parks..."
Actually, Kennywood is the flagship park of a chain, Kennywood Entertainment. You probably knew this, just let it slip your mind, but they also own Idlewild Park, Lake Compounce, and a water park near Pittsburgh, Sandcastle.