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Everything posted by rachelmadcow

  1. Seriously you guys lose your freaking minds over this stuff. A Chance GTX seems like an obvious alternate choice.
  2. Someone needs to lose their job over that IMO. this is why six flags needs centralized management with a director in charge of how parks look.
  3. You must be from San Antonio. i figured i would get complaints for SFFT classiciation. Anyway its in Texas so SFOT has to have first choice over SFFT. Thats that. SFOT is the 1st Six Flags If anything all youve done is prove my point about the disjointed nature of six flags installations. Ex; SFOT shouldve gotten a large b&m dive and SFFT could get a large Gerstlauer Infinity. the whole point of doing it this way is to encourage GP to visit at least SFMM and your regional park. If not visit 3 or 4 Six Flags. EX: SFOT SFFT SFMM SFSTL
  4. Idlewild is like what Six Flags should model their parks after. It has such a distinctly American flavor with all the picket fences and “downhome” energy. The signs at Columbus Zoo were also in that downhome Americana energy. HW does well IMO bc their rides have clever names and themeing. Clever themes dont have to cost much but have a lot of impact. I havent been to HW since Pilgrims opened. I forgot why it was removed
  5. They probably wanted to buy CF to gain access to their superior management and strategies. That is a long tradition in business, it's easier to just buy what you don't have than develop it internally. You can see this in the Volkswagen deal with Rimac, they gave Rimac Bugatti because it was cheaper for VW to do that than develop their own product line similar to Rimac's.
  6. ... why would they be in the parking lot lol. If theyre in the parking lot they would only be there to go to the park, which they cannot afford, so... why would they be in the parking lot?
  7. Its likely that in order to secure funding the lenders required six flags to improve their income forecasts in some way. Raising the price was an easy way to do that. Turning their rides into advertisements was the first indicator that SF is not very liquid and is probably scraping by. Rather than continue to scrape by the new CEO is going to make the company thrive again (hopefully). I expect huge investments into six flags properties actually.
  8. Cedar Fair manages to retain CP as a destination park, luring people from around the globe really. If what you're saying mattered then Cedar Fair would have made i305 taller than MF. I think they only made Fury taller bc the layout was supposed to work in a certain plot of land, making it shorter would've messed up their plans to have the ride go under the pathway into the Trombone turn or whatever its called. St Louis is a wonderful city and I love the Ozarks, but they simply do not have the customer base to support a cutting-edge ride. There is no reason why STL should get anything similar to SFMM. Ex; SFMM should get a 200' Mack powersplash and SFSTL can get an all-new Intamin rapids ride. Something like that. You're actually making me do this; PINNACLE - International Draw, GP plan vacations to visit exclusively. Only cutting-edge brand new rides - SFMM PRESTIGE - Super-Regional Draw, GP will go out of their way to include this park in their vacation. Cutting edge brand new rides only after SFMM receives it - SFOT - SFOG - SFGAM - SFGADV - SFOM - LARONDE PREMIER - Regional Draw, GP won't go out of their way to go to this park and will go in their free-time. Virtually no cutting edge brand new rides unless relocated from a Prestige or Pinnacle park. - SFSTL - SFDK - SFFT - SFNE OBVIOUSLY I dont have access to SF internal documents, this could be shifted around depending on attendance. We also need the zip codes of those who attend to get a better idea of the regional impact.
  9. Six Flags' biggest problem is that their parks are not stratified properly. Even stores like Louis Vuitton have stratified stores, they have their Pinnacle stores which get all the latest and most exclusive stuff vs their Outfitter locations that only carries the most classic time-tested LV products. This is how LV thrives in boring places like DC or Aspen, and flashy places like Las Vegas and Miami. Six Flags has no stratification in place like this. Off-hand SFMM should be the Flagship and should receive what other parks get before any other park. WW should have been installed before NJ Devil and been the first of a trio. SFMM receiving it a full calendar year before Great Adventure or Great America would place SFMM in the Pinnacle position. Obviously the Pinnacle should be the most attended park and should serve as the preview for what to expect in the other parks. Trickled down. Another one, SFMM should have received Aquaman first, not SFOT. That is another ridiculous oversight that compromises the brand as a whole. SFMM should have gotten Aquaman for a full calendar year then they can build clones all over if they choose. Six Flags needs a centralized department that creates Trios or Quartets of rides to be installed in a strategic manner across the country. Each park should have a one-off rides to ensure it is unique in some way. The installation of the arrow triplets (viper shockwave gasm) and batman clones IS six flags dna. Six Flags should consider selling off all their lowest performing parks, namely SFA. A park like SFA has so little to do with a 'real' Six Flags like Great Adventure it shouldn't even have the Six Flags name. They should seriously consider dropping 100 million on SFMM to turn it into the Pinnacle. SFMM has been neglected since honestly 2008.
  10. Got my finger on da pulse and my nose in da nooz. SixFlags' CEO has the right attitude. Broke customers do not keep the lights on.
  11. I never specified to rebuild the actual original. You merely inferred that. Why don't you think before you speak?
  12. Why? i agree with the post above just rebuild the original Zambezi Zinger. Just get Gerstlauer to do with their Infinity trains instead of the bobsleds. LSMs on the lift hill...
  13. It would only make sense to add LSM if they can extended it somehow. As-is the GP wouldnt even notice the 20m investment that the overhaul of the launch system would cost. if they do add LSMs then they need to add a bowl section like accelerator. So that the GP will recognize it as “different” or go nuts and create a Formula Rossa West I think the expansion of TTD is the most logical route for CP since they will get a bunch of records regardless CP is never getting rid of TTD simply bc Kingda Ka exists.
  14. This park has been on the verge of being closed since they installed and then relocated Stealth.
  15. Uh so I can see multiple places where someone might be ejected. RIP. I just checked - and not another gerstlauer with a restraints issue leading to death.
  16. Is this their version of big thunder mountain? If so you cannot skimp on a ride like that. Dollywoods biggest issue is the fact it wasnt circular until very recently. which is the whole point of wildwood grove. As someone who is familiar w thw smokies and appalachians wild wood grove is cool and makes perfect sense bc thats how the smokies and appalachians are. Heavily wooded mountain tops and valleys with natural clearings in the low lying plains. Park needs a showcase b&m hyper really since wild eagle didnt really move the needle.
  17. I dont think anyone ever liked the theme on splash mountain, it was the whole thing that made it fun. If anything this should be a huge improvement since I have never seen the IP associated with splash mountain... I also dont think they will give a closing date since Disney will probably want to quietly shutter this ride.
  18. Maybe. Im looking forward to the proceedings in this matter. I love reading about cases like this.
  19. Idk why u listed temporary or seasonal events… las vegas is there 24/7 365… if i was an investor id immediately wonder why nobody else built outside Phoenix… if its so lucrative why isnt castles and coasters getting investments or able to purchase more than a 1979 schwarzkopf.
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