Wednesday, January 10, 2001 4:41 PM
What everyone fails to remember is Six Flags is not building these parks from scratch, they are mostly well known parks that all had a following before six flags bought them. All the parks bought are parks that have survived other recession's.
Anyone know the average age of parks bought buy six flag's. Just my 2 cents
Army rangers lead the way
Wednesday, January 10, 2001 4:47 PM
I myself did know where Wyandot Lake was . But, I had no idea what they had in the park. I didn't know they had rollercoasters. But I also live in southwest Ohio and we have PKI so that might explain it. Still, I don't think it was a very well known park at all until Six Flags bought it.
Wednesday, January 10, 2001 4:53 PM
Also, with Six Flags expanding and adding new coasters and attractions, they are going to get free media attention in newspapers and on TV News as well. These new attractions, will be very appealing to the general public and draw them to the parks. This is what Six Flags wants. Also with larger parks, people might decided to spend two days at a Six Flags park instead of one. Six Flags knows what they are doing and has a plan.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2001 5:07 PM
I just love it when people think they can look into a crystal ball and tell what will happen to a company. I also believe the opposite of what most people think, I believe Six Flags simply wishes to dominate the market, it happens all the time in business(anybody ever heard of IBM?). Sure the spending is shocking, but it won't go on forever, probably part of a 5 or so year plan. They're rolling the dice, and frankly they have just as much chance of success as they do of failure. Either way this company has balls, something Cedar Fair just couldn't have predicted. Just sit back and watch guys, this is about to get fun, and interesting.
Man feeds machine, machine eats man.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2001 5:33 PM
Bingo! Simcoaster... your last sentence is exactly why I am an enthusiast...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2001 10:47 PM
This is already fun. I cannot wait to see what happens in about 10 years.
The arm's race is over, PKS just fired the first warhead. History is being made, and I am glad I am here in the warzone, smack dab in the middle of it all.
Giga Coasters Rule
Thursday, January 11, 2001 11:36 AM
Hopefuly we can goad both parties into a coaster war, with parks and coasters popping up all over the country like cancer on a smoker!!!
I'm 2 for 2 so far!!!
Thursday, January 11, 2001 11:37 AM
Anyone who thinks that this purchase will cause Six Flags to fail hasn't considered it's main source of income. The average schmo is going to arrive at the front gate, see the Six Flags logo, and say "I didn't know Six Flags owned this place?", and then shrug it off and proceed in, paying just as much as last season, or possibly more.
Scenario 2: If the parks are "Connected" and are both accessible by one admission, the GP are just going to say "I didn't know Six Flags owned this place, but hey, 2 parks for the admission of 1, that's more rides for my money."
Either way, us enthusiasts are the only ones who will notice (or care) about the ownership switch.
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Thursday, January 11, 2001 12:14 PM
I agree completely with what intamin2k said. It's like when Cedar fair bought Knott's. NOBODY here cared at all, except for the entusiasts. Everyone I've gone with or talked to has no idea it's even owned by someone else. They still think it's owned by the knott family!
Thursday, January 11, 2001 12:22 PM
I think Six Flags wanted the land more than the park itself.If you went there last year you seen how crowded its getting with all the new coasters.
Thursday, January 11, 2001 12:26 PM
Well I2K, while I mostly agree with you, people are going to notice a difference, if not this year then next season assuredly. As best I can tell, PKS will NOT be allowed to use the "Sea World" brand name. That brand has that all popular "brand recognition". People will notice once the name is changed.
Thursday, January 11, 2001 12:46 PM
I'd suspect the people who are planning a trip to see Shamu in Ohio this year, and who don't follow the news quite as closely as we, will definitely notice a difference. Some of those people are going to choose not to visit at all, rather than shrug their shoulders.
I don't think anyone is saying this purchase will cause Six Flags to fail. I think some people are suggesting that Six Flags is trying to do too much, and that there may be adverse consequences.
Thursday, January 11, 2001 2:56 PM
On the Front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, this made headlines. The lead in the story was how Shamu, as well as all other the other attractions were now leaving. The only thing they will keep is the 3D Pirate Movie.
This is not just some news that people will shrug off, this is the talk of the town. Almost everyone here in Cleveland now knows about this, and the people I talked to are not happy The majority of their business comes from the Cleveland/Arkron Area so anyone in this area will hear of this news. People here fought for SWO, and now it is gone.