Will the real flagship please stand up!

Friday, February 2, 2001 2:24 PM
I remember reading in a Great Adventure brochure about 4 years ago that it was the Flagship of the Six Flags chain. Then I changed my mind when I saw how much money Six Flags was investing in Magic Mountain. Now I read a few posts that claim that "Worlds of Adventure" is the flagship. Does Six Flags change flagships......I tried looking this info up on their site...but it has nothing about their history or structure.

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Friday, February 2, 2001 3:31 PM
Well I can only speak for SFMM. Six Flags has never considered this park to be a flagship. Maybe SFGADv or SFGAm but never SFMM. That's a big misconception IMO. Only recently has SF begun pouring lots of money into the park due to heavy competition from neighboring parks.

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Friday, February 2, 2001 3:54 PM
I think SFGadv and SFMM are the flagship parks right now manly because of all the money that goes into them, and also the fact that they are one seperate coasts of the U.S. But within the next 5yrs I see SFWoA taking over as a flagship park or at least a very close second. Especially w/ the compition factor and all. But all in all I'd say there are 3 flagship parks, SFMM:west coast, SFGadv:east coast, SFGA:central states,midwest. With SFWoA taking over SFGA's spot in 5yrs.

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Friday, February 2, 2001 4:12 PM
I thought SFOT was once a flagship park, if not, it should have been!!

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Friday, February 2, 2001 4:30 PM
Yeah I, I would have to agree. You people can say all that you want but the first six flags will always be the symbol of it. its called the six flags of TEXAS not ohio, california, or new jersey.
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Friday, February 2, 2001 5:28 PM
Amen!! I was actually expecting people to disagree with me. ;)

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Friday, February 2, 2001 6:04 PM
SFMM is the flagship park hands down. It has the most roller coasters, the most prototypes, and many records. It's plain to see that Six Flags is investing in this park every year. It's also my home park...hahhaa.
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Friday, February 2, 2001 6:23 PM
Figures...


Anyway, most prototypes......um...this is not always a good thing! Take the Bat for example. A great coaster (IMO) but didn't last.

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Friday, February 2, 2001 6:23 PM
Well since none of us are in PKS executive management, I dont think we'll ever know if any park is a so-called flagship. But I will say this, over the last three years, the spending at GADv, MM,and WoA have been extraordinary.
lata,
jeremy
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Friday, February 2, 2001 8:15 PM

Flagship-"The most important of a series". That's from the dictionary. You could make a case for any number of the SF parks. For me, the flagship park is the one who's revenue the rest of the chain "needs" to survive. Clearly SF has 5 or 6 parks that fit that definition. It isn't as clear cut as PKI or CP.
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Saturday, February 3, 2001 11:16 AM
Great Adventure is still considered the flagship. It grosses the most money by far of any Six Flags park. Money is power. Plus, it contains the most acreage, largest parking, plus with 3 gated attractions, it is qutie a marketing tool. Plus it has those outlets and more property just outside the park grounds. Take into account that Jackson Township pretty much gives it free zoning, the only thing limiting its hotels is a slow to develope water/sewage supply upgrade. How many parks have a gas station?
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Saturday, February 3, 2001 2:03 PM

Middleman said:
"Flagship-"The most important of a series". That's from the dictionary. You could make a case for any number of the SF parks. For me, the flagship park is the one who's revenue the rest of the chain "needs" to survive. Clearly SF has 5 or 6 parks that fit that definition. It isn't as clear cut as PKI or CP.
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I agree with you SF does not have an obvious flagship park, they have several parks that could be, it seems as if they have one for each area of the country.
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