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About AndrewRnR

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  1. Since it appears Apex sold the land a few years ago and have been leasing it could make matters a lot more complex.
  2. And to add that is a blanket statement to apply to the market in general and even among entertainment stocks. Recession or not, a big part of it depends on the company's business model. Generally speaking regional entertainment does OK in recession periods because people are cutting back on big vacations and look for things closer to home. In SIX's case their plan to create licensing and leasing deals should set them up nicely regardless of any small dips in the economy. If/when they get the China parks online that will be a huge revenue stream for them that can help balance out softness here.
  3. ^ It is actually nearly double that as the stock did a two for one split a few years ago when it reached the 70s. So you are looking at 10x since emerging. Too Fast for Comfort, Some other bullets I would add: - Creating additional income streams with small to no investments. Their business model for park licensing deals is fantastic and is providing the company with large amounts of additional revenue. Those numbers will grow greatly once the parks open. - 2017 was the best year in the company's history for attendance and revenue, while growing EBITDA - Growing Q1 and Q4, which jsu
  4. But that's exactly the point, there is more smoke than just the FB post by a blogger. Not saying the smoke is exactly for a sale but rather something is brewing. Zhonghong is broke, in trouble with the govt, leadership has assets frozen, and company about to get delisted. Then this comes out.... and shares go up. Zhonghong made some nice money off today's news. But time is up for Zhonghong. Don't disagree with anything you said (but hey the Sentinel quoted me so it isn't a waste of an article ) but I think there is a larger story brewing here. Maybe it isn't a sale, but with Zhonghong's p
  5. I'll say what I said in the SEAS thread: Buying SEAS? No way. Not feasible. Licensing/partnership/management deals since Zhonghong is in quite a bit of hot water right now... not far fetched.
  6. Buying SEAS? No way. Not feasible. Licensing/partnership/management deals since Zhonghong is in quite a bit of hot water right now... not far fetched.
  7. Nice trip report. Has me excited to go this weekend for the first time to this event. Unfortunately the weather isn't looking great and your sudden evening closure has me worried. Anyone know what the thresholds are for them to close the coasters? Looking like light rain and 50 degrees around 7pm on Saturday.
  8. Not to pile on more but I did an ACE trip recently and the whole time I kept thinking back to the TPR trip I did. We didn't find out the schedule until we checked in at the hotel on day 1, ERT was a hot mess (sure there is a language piece but still) in the sense the park thought we wanted it on the SLC. They had that up and running but not the RMC (which was marketed as big part of the trip). Then the one park on the trip they revealed to us on the bus they could never get a hold of and there was a chance it was closed. They almost didn't go to it but enough of us were like "we have nothing b
  9. ^ They mention biggest on the teaster page: https://www.wildadventures.com/plan-your-visit/new-for-2019 Could totally see it being a complete marketing gimmick in saying biggest (since that could mean so many things) but interesting none the less.
  10. The park is teasing "something wild" is coming for 2019 and it will be their biggest announcement yet. They are announcing tomorrow (Sept 13th) morning. Haven't heard any rumors at all - any guesses?
  11. Bingo. The fact they accept advertising dollars from those up for awards says it all. The parks know they won before hand because they get a phone call or email or whatever asking to pay money to run an ad with their award. And I think that is why Knoebels always wins a few things - because they know they can call up Dick and he'll buy an ad and will show up to the awards show. Instead of if Epcot won best food (as it probably should), Disney isn't likely going to send a rep and won't buy an ad (fun fact: Disney is the only park that won an award, Tower of Terror, and didn't buy ad space...) a
  12. No need to scratch your head - ACE held their big annual convention at SFA/KD/BGW this year. If you look rides at all three parks ranked much higher this year than in past years. Also have to assume that the big ACE event at Silver Dollar City in the spring likely helped Time Traveler get the bump up to almost take over SV as best new ride. Every year it is same story - wherever the big ACE event is those rides rank differently, which would tell me they need to change up their pool of voters. I just want to know who was the 5% that voted Wacky Taxi as best new ride. It wasn't like the top
  13. I've seen other parks with that type of system and it works great - I think the park has to have some reason because no only are they not building them they've removed bins from several ride platforms. They had bins on Magnum's platform for what 10+ years? People rode with loose articles for 25 years? Now a locker is needed? My guess is maybe they get some insurance credit for putting up these signs and trying to force leaving items - this is same chain that installed seat belts on every ride. To me the frustrating piece is the lack of consistent policy between rides and years. Magnum had
  14. After losing my wallet once on a coaster (it was secured in my back pocket - still not sure how it happened) I usually always put my phone, wallet, keys, etc in a locker or station bin but the problem I have with this is when you are expecting 2-3 hour lines let me have my phone. I know, I know we all did just fine waiting in line without phones for many years but still. While on the subject, was disappointed there was no drinking fountain or vending machines in the line. Coupled with the lack of shade (probably felt worse with the line moving so slow - being stuck in-between the few shad
  15. As much as I love staying "on-property", I have to throw out a recommendation for AirBnB (and I'm not one to usually stay in them). Sandusky only recently (as in last year or two) started to allow vacation rentals and there are tons of great options for good prices. Myself along with some friends just rented a house down Chaussee (the "other" causeway to the park) a few weekends back. The cost per night was less than the deluxe cabins at Lighthouse Point and our house was probably 2,000 square feet, had 8 beds, deck, full kitchen, etc. It was maybe a 5 minute drive tops from the park. There ar
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