You just gotta love Six Flags...

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 12:52 PM
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/worldsofadventure/rides/batman.asp?id=rides&rideid=thrills

I love it. I didn't know Batman: Knight Flight was an inverted coaster... ;)

Justin, who is actually looking forward to visiting SFWoA next week :)

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 12:57 PM
I think SF does this with its Superman rides as well. On Magic Mountain's site, a photo of Superman: Ultimate Escape is used for MM's Superman: The Escape.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 1:08 PM
lol. It also shows a picture of S:UF fro S:UE and on the thrill ride list it shows B:TR at SfoT which has yellow track for Batman: Dark Knight.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 1:14 PM
yep, if you go through all their rides the pictures are usually wrong.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 2:04 PM
Yes, they do that a lot with all of their coasters. They do that with Superman: Ultimate Escape and put the picture of Superman at SFMM. Come on! At least we know the Six Flags website is a valid part of their empire!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 2:36 PM
To my understanding Six Flags doesn't put the website information together or take the pictures. They have some company do it (the same company also does the commercials) and so I wouldn't blame Six Flags for this.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:07 PM
Like I said... why don't you send the webmast an email instead of griping about it to all of us on here that don't really care one way or the other?

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:14 PM
It's just another addition to their other mistakes.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:17 PM
General Public, this isn't griping. It's just pointing out something that I found funny. Does it sound like I'm griping in my original post? For that matter, does it sound like ANYONE is griping here? No, I just wanted to share something that I found really funny on the Six Flags website. It's not like I want them to change it or anything, I was just sharing the info. Plain and simple.

Oh, and by the way, I think that Six Flags could really care less what a few people think about their use of the wrong photos. They've been doing it for a long time, it's nothing new, but it's still funny.

Justin

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Don't put anyone on a pedestal, because then people will point and laugh at them.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:24 PM
Cedar Fair does the same thing. Go to the Worlds of Fun home page and take a look at the collage of rides. Those people riding in the coaster train up front are from CP (Blue Streak). Also, VF manipulated a photo of WT for the Steel Venom advertisement.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:35 PM
But JA, there was a HUGE thread about all the mistakes on their site right after the new design went online. I'm sure a search could bring that back up (even though I think it was closed).

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:45 PM
SFOG's Ninja is listed as a Suspended Coaster that hangs below the track. They must have figured that it is the same as the Ninja at MM.
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 3:22 AM
I could care less. They're making $$$$, and who care if it's the wrong picture.

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 4:07 AM
True, but what about the people who gomon the websites and assume thats the ride. They're getting the wrong info. Its happened to me. ;-)
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 4:39 AM
Yea, here is a pick of nitro a SFGAdv

http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatadventure/rides/nitro.asp?id=rides&rideid=thrills

That ride is Raging Bull and SFGAm

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 5:52 AM
If they use a photo of one coaster to represent a similar coaster -- i.e., Nitro for Raging Bull -- well, it's annoying but no biggie.

But when they show a different kind of ride that the park doesn't have, that's deceptive. Two years ago, the Wyandot Lake commercials showed POV footage of an Arrow steel coaster and shots of a Vekoma SLC. Wyandot Lake's only coaster is a junior woodie.

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 6:08 AM
They're still living in mansions.

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 6:48 AM
We know you don't care, jk. That's splendiferous. There are others, myself included, that find false advertising like this kind of annoying. When one goes to a park expecting a ride one saw in a picture on that park's website or TV commercial, and finds something entirely different, one will most likely think it's not particularly fair. Remember, not everyone knows everything about every little park like 'we' do. We are the exception.

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Have you ridden a Toboggan?

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:15 AM

The Shy One said:
But JA, there was a HUGE thread about all the mistakes on their site right after the new design went online. I'm sure a search could bring that back up (even though I think it was closed).

Oh, my bad. I totally forgot to use the search function. D'oh! Still though, it is rather funny whichever park company it is. "Hey, here's a good picture of a coaster, lets use this one!" ;)

Justin "Trying to be funny too early in the morning" Adams

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Don't put anyone on a pedestal, because then people will point and laugh at them.

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:28 AM

GoliathKills said:
To my understanding Six Flags doesn't put the website information together or take the pictures. They have some company do it (the same company also does the commercials) and so I wouldn't blame Six Flags for this.

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Yes, it is more than likely a professional design firm designed the website. BUT, Six Flags provides the designers with images for each ride. And, when it's all done, it must be approved by a representative from Six Flags before it is posted on the site, brochure, park guide, etc.

I'm a designer myself, and this is standard protocol. Even if the design firm collected the images (which doesn't happen 99.99% of the time), the final product must always be proofed and approved by the client. That is fundamental to any design contract-- a way for designers to cover their butts.

Chances are most designers dont' know what photo goes with which ride to begin with, that is directed by Six Flags. This is poor advertising on the part of Six Flags.


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