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again, they shouldn't be focusing on turning SFMM into a more child- friendly place. They should be making it more thrilling. I've seen TONS of kids that are 48" go on goliath and other insane rides there. and they were kids.

 

Because, you know, making the parks more kid friendly had nothing to do with their resurgence.

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This is really too bad. I thought he had done a really great job with the park over the past couple of years.

 

But anytime there are changes at the top there are going to be some cuts and I'm sure Jay knows this better than anybody. Hopefully this doesn't have a negative effect on the park (or maybe it will actually be a GOOD thing in the end).

 

Also hope this doesn't have any impact on WCB, etc.

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So, if this is true, they've fired 3 of the best GMs from 3 of the best Six Flags parks (in my opinion)?

And this makes sense...how?

 

Mad!

 

I agree...Great Adventure was already good...

 

SFDK had turned a corner recently and was getting better.

 

SFMM still needs work but everything I've read says they were back on the right path as well.

 

Should be interesting to see the reasoning for this come out.

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Jay is a great guy, and Big Mike was very impressed by his hard work and friendly nature.

 

Good luck to Jay in the future!

 

Wherever Jay winds up, Big Mike will make a special trip to see him and share another meal together.

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Cool dudes!

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If this is indeed true, it suck-ity sucks. Jay was always a welcome face to see at SFMM. Perhaps Neal Thurman will either move up or will be changed to be Park Director/Manager...who knows. Wherever Jay is headed, I wish him the very best.

 

Eric

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It's true, Screamscape just announced they have the list of the replacement names and will supposedly release the names tonight in a update.

 

I'm not too familiar with the other parks and their Presidents but I'm sad to see Jay go. I think he has really been a breath of fresh air at Magic Mtn. Today, I believe the park looks the best it's ever been since Premier came in and destroyed it in 1996 and that is all due to Jay and his influence on the SFMM team.

 

Hearing that Jay had been fired; I honestly thought they would promote Tim Burkhart since he's been with the park for so long but I can tell you this; SFMM will be making Six Flags history with their announcement...

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^ It should not effect West Coast Bash at all. We work mainly through group sales for the event.

 

--Robb

 

Sorry, I didn't mean to set off any alarms with my comment, I was more referring to the awesome Q&A sessions that WCB is known for. I have no doubt that WCB 2011 will be the best one yet (I mean, they keep getting better each year anyway).

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Maybe Jay will be the replacement for Li'l Dickie over at Cedar fair. Mind you, I'm just being silly.

 

This would have been a great April Fool's prank, but if this is true, it's not funny.

 

It's really "Big Dick" at C.F. He has lost it over the years. Jay was the best guy I've ever met at any of these parks . That's a big loss for 6 Flags and mostly Magic Mountain.

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While I haven't seen anything official, I'm hearing that the new Park President will be Bonnie Rabjohn, who was with the park for many years from 1989 - 2007. Here's her linkedin Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bonnierabjohn

 

I haven't seen an official announcement about this yet. Let's see what Screamscape reports tonight.

 

--Robb

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^^^ If you look at her profile she was with Marketing and Public relations while at the park. Interesting, she was there during the Time Warner phase of the park, and she currently works at Warner Brothers. It's kind of an interesting choice if you ask me. She's also a local girl, so hopefully this means she has some loyalty to the park in some way.

 

If anybody remembers the marketing in the early 90's when Viper, Batman, etc was there, you'd always see Six Flags on TV, in Print, etc. Not to mention when Hurricane Harbor opened.

 

I also think that the park was a MUCH more well-rounded park back then than it is now. I'd honestly be thrilled if they didn't put anything new in next year and instead rehabbed Jet Stream, Log Jammer and Colossus.

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I understand that she's qualified, but I still don't understand getting rid of Jay.

 

I agree...I'm personally a bit disappointed that Jay's gone...but this will definitely make things at SFMM interesting (as if the speculation over Superman wasn't already making this thread interesting enough)!

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