I took friends visiting from New York to have a go on the Bullet and they told me it was a way better ride than the Cyclone at Coney Island. They especially enjoyed the degree and speed of the first drop.
Landry’s, Inc. announced Wednesday that Mark A. Kane has been appointed as the general manager of the Kemah Boardwalk. Kane is responsible for all aspects of business operations of the Kemah Boardwalk which includes 9 branded restaurants, a 53-room boutique hotel, a 424-slip marina, 13 amusement rides, The Beast speed boat attraction, a 117’ yacht, varied retail operations and a variety of theme park style food and beverage, games and attractions. He assumes full profit and loss responsibilities for the unique property, in addition to handling short and long term strategic planning.
“Mark is a proven performer with an excellent track record in strategic development, operations and marketing,” said Keith Beitler, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Kemah Boardwalk. “His knowledge of the amusement and theme park hospitality industry blended with his vision and energy makes him a dynamic addition to the Boardwalk.”
Kane is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the amusement and hospitality field. He was previously the President at Six Flags New Jersey Entertainment Complex, owned by Six Flags Entertainment Corp., where he successfully managed the profit and loss performance of the largest property in the Six Flag system, consisting of three world class facilities; Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park, Wild Safari drive-through Animal Park and Hurricane Harbor Water Park. In this role, he was responsible for the full scope of business management duties; developing and aggressively engaging in strategic initiatives; executing financial disciplines and budget strategies; assembling and developing a well coordinated management team that was rated the company’s best by Six Flags; and with bridging key external relationships to ensure necessary support. Prior to being assigned to the Six Flags New Jersey Entertainment Complex, Kane held various positions within the Six Flags portfolio as well as a stint as the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Skee-Ball, Inc. Kane graduated from Rowan University with a degree in Psychology, is married and has three beautiful daughters.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
Screamscape just reported that the Aviator swing ride has been removed from the park and the possibility for the old Babins to be removed as well for future expansion. However, it was in the best interest of the park to remove the ride after the 'malfunction' as the news called it.
Question for Houstonians if that is what you call one from Houston. I will be staying downtown on Sunday around noon until Monday early AM and was wondering if it is worth taking the Metro bus to Hobby, renting a car, driving to Galveston pier for the coaster and then to Kemah for the Bullet. It is $20 for the car and 45 minutes each way on the Metro. Then pay $10 to get on the pier, $6 for the ride, $6 for parking at Kemah and finally $6 for one ride on Bullet. Is this worth it for these 2 coasters? I don't have all the money in the world so are they worth the financial and time investment?
Whodey wrote:Question for Houstonians if that is what you call one from Houston. I will be staying downtown on Sunday around noon until Monday early AM and was wondering if it is worth taking the Metro bus to Hobby, renting a car, driving to Galveston pier for the coaster and then to Kemah for the Bullet. It is $20 for the car and 45 minutes each way on the Metro. Then pay $10 to get on the pier, $6 for the ride, $6 for parking at Kemah and finally $6 for one ride on Bullet. Is this worth it for these 2 coasters? I don't have all the money in the world so are they worth the financial and time investment?
Well, if your never going to make it back to the Houston area then I would consider it. Just know from Houston to Galveston is about an hour drive but you can go by Kemah on the return drive. I recently just rode both coasters with in the last week. Bullet needs some work done to it, but its still a good ride. Iron Shark on the other hand is a fun coaster with its location. I would recommend riding Iron Shark at least twice since its a short ride. I mean personally, I like both coasters but I would want more time to do some of the other rides as well.
Also as far as parking goes. You can park for free on the seawall but on a Sunday, you will probably have to walk a few blocks. At Kemah, they do have free parking, when you turn right, its over to the left. You just have to ride the boat to get across the canal but it saves you money. They have a couple of signs with Free parking to show you were to park.
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