What two parks have the closest range competition

Monday, August 27, 2001 9:53 PM
What 2 parks do you think have the tightest competition.Be logical,I mean parks with in a 30-90 mile radius of each other.Personally I would say Dorney Park and sfgadv.One hour and a half from each other,2 magor corperations six flags and cedar fair lp,If you noticed six flags keeps heavy competition over Dorney.i.e attempting to out do dorney rides a year or 2 after they debut at dp,even the water park was a sign of comp, for wwk .Both of these parks battle for the philly and nyc area guest.what is it like with your two most competitive parks in your home area?
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Monday, August 27, 2001 10:00 PM
Where I live...... SFA and PKD are always in competition with each other. Even though the parks don't add the same rides and conduct the same way...... the two parks are always fighting over the guests. There are always commericals from both parks and many of my friends say that they are heading to PKD and the other half says that they are going to spend the day at SFA.
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Monday, August 27, 2001 10:03 PM
BGW PKD aren;t all that far apart and most people were I live have a hard time deciding but I always vote for BGW. I doubt I'll visit pkd unless it;s a group trip or I am invited to go. but I am putting big time planning energy into a trip to BGW with some old friend form school next summer I'd love to seet some of you there and join us for a all day all coaster marathon of sorts. I live roughtly 3 hours from both PKD and BGW since I am in the shenadoah valley.
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Monday, August 27, 2001 10:26 PM
Without a doubt it has to be Knotts Berry Farm and The Disneyland Resort.  If your facing the right direction, you can see the matterhorn from Supreme Scream.  They are about a 10 minute drive from eachother.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:16 AM
The parks closest to me, which are SFDL and Martin's Fantasy Island. They're not even an hour away from each other. I know that not nearly as many people go to SFDL on an average day than MFI, but I think that MFI is going to become a bigger and better park in the future.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:25 AM
The most theme park intensive area in the country has to be Orlando. 7 major theme parks all within a few miles of each other, not to mention the numerous waterparks in the area as well. And Busch Gardens is only about an hour away.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:34 AM
I would say Orlando too, but they all attract different guests, so it may not be as bad there.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 5:40 AM

Here in Ohio it's SFWoA and CP - only an hour and a half apart.

X Factor

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:35 AM
PGA and SFMW have a competition going on, definately.  They are only about an hour, maybe even less from each other. 
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 8:43 AM
DCA and Disneyland. When you get to the entrance, you look left, then right, then left again. Hmmmm...decisions...decisions!

Same company though. ;)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 9:14 AM
I would have to say it's a three way competition between SFGAdv, Dorney, and Hershey.  These three parks all try to compete with each other.  I add Hershey because we (SFGAdv, my home park) were supposed to add a woodie, but because Lightning Racer was added, we are waiting to out do them in a few years.  All three have close to the same kinds of rides, and they all advertise in the same areas pretty much.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 10:43 AM
In Wisconsin Dells, you can walk from Big Cheif's Karts and Coasters to Riverview Park. Riverview is more of a carnival type place though.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 10:52 AM
Chewman, from what I've HEARD about LR, that is going to have to be a TALL order...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:22 PM
Dude it's in orlando, Disney and Universal.  while they deliever different thrills, they compete for the same tourist.
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Montu, God Of Coasters
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:31 PM
I was about to say what CoasterSaurus said, the major Competition is in Florida.

You've got IOA and Universal in Orlando

 You've Got Sea World down the Road

You've then got All the Disney Park a little bit further away

And then about 1hr away, you've got BGT.  Talk about Serious Competition in all parks

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:36 PM
In Ohio its Cedar Point and Six Flags WoA just like X Factor said.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:40 PM
I would say in PA, Hershey and Dorney compete for the same market.

Hershey is also after the Baltimore market as well... on I-83, very near center city, there is a bill board for Hersheypark... right in the heart of Six Flags America's market.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 1:59 PM
The CLOSEST? You can't get closer than Knott's Southern California Resort & The Disneyland Resort! (Like stated above) Both resort grounds are about a 10 minute drive from each other. They even (for some odd reason) have shuttle buses that go from each of the resort hotels to the other!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 2:07 PM
CP and SFWoA, except, Cedar Point hasn't gotten much of a chance to compete back yet. SF just beefed up GL in like a year.  But wait for 2002 announcements, and we'll see what happens.
Also, one word...SoCal.
 

*** This post was edited by MFRULES on 8/28/2001. ***

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 2:13 PM
I actually did this once, my parents wanted to take my sister to Disneyland, but i wanted to go to Knotts to ride Ghostrider, so they went to Disneyland and i took a bus to Knotts and met them back in the Disneyland parking lot.
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