Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Six Flags Great America's newest attraction is a children-friendly area featuring the Australian quartet "The Wiggles" decked out in their famous red, purple, blue and yellow shirts. Offering rides, games and fun for children ages 2 through 6, the new area will be in County Fair, inside the tent where the line for the American Eagle formed, park spokesman Jim Taylor said. Six Flags Great Adventure and New England will have similar areas.
Read more from The Daily Herald.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:02 PM
I am surprised by the lack of comments on this. I think this is a very smart addition as this will cater to an age group that the park doesnt cater to at all right now. Add to the fact this will be under the tent area will make it virtually usable in any weather. I have to wonder if all they will do is remove the queue lines under the tent and move it to the edge of the tent as well as the exit path and have the existing food court under the tent to cater more to the kids. Seems like a win win proposition to me.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:25 PM
I am surprised by the lack of comments on this...this is a very smart addition...
I think you answered yourself right there. ;)
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:28 PM
I think the lack of comments is due to the fact that COPPA prevents the intended target demographic from posting...
So, on behalf of the target market... "Me likey Wiggles, the purple one makes me laugh"..... :)
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 4:39 PM
O.K. Great, a new kids area for 2 to 6 year olds. Why would they build an area for Patrons that you do not charge for ( 3 and under are free?). I really wish- from a Family point of view- that Parks would follow the Fiesta Texas Model. Fiesta Texas has a Kids Ride and a Family ride next to every big Thrill ride. It helps to keep a Family together. My 15 year old can ride the thrill ride and my 8 year old can ride the kids ride and we are all right there in the same area. My 15 year old will not want to go to Wiggles World so we split up- Not good. SFOT made a decision last year to follow the Fiesta Texas model. Last year we received 10 new "Family" type rides. They placed them next to each thrill ride. We had so much more fun- Together- than in previous years. Maybe it is just us but I would like to see more planning based on keeping the Family together.*** This post was edited by TexasPark 1/17/2007 4:41:50 PM ****** This post was edited by TexasPark 1/17/2007 4:43:03 PM ***
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 6:27 PM
^ Wiggles World is going to be in a great spot under that shaded pavillion, plus, Eagle is right next to it. The downside is you have to drag your toddler to the back of the park.
True, they don't really have one tiny ride next to a large one, they have groups of rides mixed around the park. The Mardi Gras area is a good mix.
Holiday World does a pretty good job of it, too.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 7:07 PM
The best example I've seen of mixing kiddie and thrill rides together is Hersheypark.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 7:19 PM
the kiddie area is near a few Thrill Rides. American Eagle, Revolution and Iron Wolf.
Its a good idea to have the area at the back of the park. That section of county fair needs some revitalization. hardly anyone ever went to the huge game area back there. Remember what was back there Amer igo round and it would draw kids to the area to play? After they took it away there was no more reason for kids to come to the area. They need to draw children to that section of the park so that the game area will be profitable again
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 2:23 PM
I think that this is a bad idea, that area has been the only area where it was somewhat calm, the kids have there place just one territory over and that area is just for them. I believe they should replace it with Camp Cartoon Network if anything.