Why not a "Mobile" Six Flags or Cedar Fair ?

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 9:25 PM

I brought this idea up under another topic, but thought it might be worthy of it's own thread. Here ya go...

I have what I think would be a great idea...
Six Flags or Cedar Fair should open a mobile carnival amusement ride company. They could use their brand name and purchasing power to offer the absolute best in mobile carnival-style thrill rides. This would be awesome ! This way, the rides would have a higher standard of quality, safety & innovation. We would have better rides at carnivals, they would have more and better flats and small rides in the parks + it'd be an additional source of income. Just think, they could have a TRUE "County Fair" themed area of the park, that could easily change several times a season. It solves several problems at once -> More income for the company, a better variety of rides, and it fills the gap between they kiddie rides, and the mega-thrill rides. I hope someone in the industry reads this and gives it serious consideration !

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 11:35 PM
That's the most far flung idea I've heard. Worse than standup/floorless trains on one coaster and a park on the moon.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 4:18 AM
I wouldn't dismiss it as an awful idea. What are the Disney Ice Shows? They are just a way to get more money out of your pocket by bringing the characters to you. Mobile rides are getting better and better each year. Why not "brand" a mobile park? I am not saying it would work or not but I don't think it is a completely absurd idea.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 4:20 AM
It wouldn't work, the rides would have too many problems. Just kidding. :)
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 5:29 AM

Well in the case of Six Flags, they're already "So Big, So Close" to most major metro areas already. Wouldn't want to dilute the brand or compete with themselves for summer dollars.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 5:42 AM
I actually think it's a viable idea in that you could take a portable park like that to smaller cities that couldn't support a full-on theme park.

Anyone who's seen the rides that travel the German fair circuit and such should be able to see the possibilities...I, for one, would love to see something like this...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 7:12 AM

Wait, I just purchased a season pass to that park on the moon! For that one, the park admission is real cheap, however the Shuttle Ride to get to the park is really expensive. I wonder just how many modifications had to be made to the rides to operate at 1/6 G.

Seriously, I knida like the traveling amusement park idea. Obviously so does Amusements of America that I believe bills itself as "The nation's largest traveling amusement park"

There would have to a lot of logistical concerns to overcome, and a really big PR campaign to explain why this isn't just another traveling carnival. If I were to plan something like this, though, I would plan a route that toured such amusement deprived states as Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Mississippi, Alabama (since they don't even operate the park they have!), Alaska. I just don't see this working well in major metropolitan areas that already have one or more major theme parks to go to.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 8:27 AM
It may work, cedar fair could have a traveling park that goes down in the south during the winter. Like to florida and places around there.

*** This post was edited by B&M ROCKS on 7/17/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 10:25 AM

When will comercialism stop..Let's create a "Traveling Park" . I can already see the comerical .Let's take the Backstreet Boys have them ride all the rides.We'll plug their latest album and have them dressed in Pepsi gear from head to toe and will have Mike Meijer in cameo shots to cross promote the new Austin Powers movie.And at the end will have them say "Six Fags rules" Yeah Baby"

It is a great idea for real.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 2:09 PM
most people live with in driving distance from a six flags.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 2:16 PM
Hmmm.... Ride workers at mobile parks that are efficient. I like the idea. I could see a Six Flags mobile park setting up shop in the CP parking lot... ;)
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 2:18 PM
Now that would be funny.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 2:46 PM
I could just see it now......CP Travel Park coming to Toledo. CP will be setting up near Lake Erie to give you a wonderful view as you ride Mill Force a 30ft tall 1/10 scale replica Millinium Force. Or how about the Power Pole..........

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:02 PM

I actually think that's a good idea. And iwth the right resstraints and a floorplate there could be Inverted Stabd-Up Trains.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:03 PM
As far out as it sounds, it is a fun idea. They could even use it as a PR/advertising vehicle for their parks.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:10 PM

lumpy72 said:
"Or how about the Power Pole.........."


...isn't that the thing the girls at my local strip club use during their shows?

Sorry I just had to...:)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:13 PM

Coaster Bob:

And at the end will have them say "Six Fags rules" Yeah Baby"

It is a great idea for real.

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You forgot to include Britney Spears and Tiger Woods.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 5:44 PM
Doesn't Six Flags already own a traveling wild mouse rollercoaster or sponsor some festival down by San Antonio? I remember reading about it last year.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 5:50 PM
Heres the link to what I was talking about http://www.coasterbuzz.com/news/news.asp?NewsID=1959 I guess they don't own the wild mouse but they do sponsor/organize festivals if its the same six flags.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 5:51 PM

Ray Cammack Shows out of Laveen, AZ could be described as something like this. And as mentioned previously in this post, German fairs and rides are almost at that level. Look at the Eurostar Inverted Portable Coaster. Now that is one sweet ride. Also check out http://www.kleinpoppen.de/coaster/ (hope I got that right!) for some really nice transportable coasters.

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