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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:28 am

Six Flags St Louis can benefit from this feature since lines to get food are REALLY long here even on non busy days.
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:41 am

bert425 wrote:so got the survey today (I'm on the "Six Flags Review Board". . or something like that, so they send me surveys a couple of times a month). . asking what I think about Mobile Ordering for restaurants at the park.

and asking for my opinion on a list of names.

I dunno. . per the app they had me Beta Test during the survey? it seems they don't make the food until you "check in" at the restaurant, even if you pre-order via the mobile app. so doesnt' that mean if there's a big line, then you still have to wait until orders in front of you are done before they make yours?

tho I'd assume you'd drop in before all those waiting in line who have not ordered.

they teased names like "Fast Flash Click". . . so maybe this will be a chargable thing, similar to Flash Pass?

willing to wait until it's rolled out before judging it, but seems that mobile ordering (and byproduct of a slowdown of the "standby" order line) might be coming to Six Flags Parks.

we shall see, I guess.

I took the survey too and thought the same thing. I thought the food should be done by the time you get there. Maybe they're worried about having a lot of food that's done and people not there to pick it up? I work food service and when people make call-in orders for 10 minutes sometimes they're there in 5 minutes and sometimes in two hours. That's in a relatively small town that takes like 5-10 minutes to walk or drive from most other parts of town, let alone a theme park with tons of distractions and attractions that can take longer than people anticipate.

Still, this should be a huge improvement on the system they have now. I'm sure there will be bugs to work out when it first rolls out, but I'd much rather order and pay ahead of time than deal with the food lines as they are now.
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:14 am

Let's be reasonable. Disney doesn't start making your food until you check in either. Neither do McDonald's, Sonic, or anyone else. There was always zero chance Six Flags would make your food before you check in.
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Postby RaceBoarder » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:32 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Let's be reasonable. Disney doesn't start making your food until you check in either. Neither do McDonald's, Sonic, or anyone else. There was always zero chance Six Flags would make your food before you check in.

I don't do any mobile ordering, so bear with the noobie question:

Is it more of a demand gage instead of dealing with specific orders? Like realizing we'll have 70 orders over the next 30 minutes instead of just 20...

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby Lotologist492 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:08 pm

It does look like the chain is trying to address the food service problems on multiple fronts. Here at SFoG (opening day) I was pleasantly surprised to find new "refill stations" at numerous locations around the park. These are not Freestyle but simply a bank of fountains. This will most certainly limit frustration from guests that simply want to refill their souvenir bottle without having to wait in a food line. Hopefully this is chain-wide.

Also, our park decided to replace Panda Express with not Chop Six, but a new chicken wing place; Strutters Famous Chicken Wings & Brews. Are any other SF parks getting a "Strutters?" I had not heard of this before. We did use our dining passes there and it was actually pretty good.

Anyway - I posted numerous photos on the SFoG page but I will drop these here too....
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New at SFoG: Strutters Famous Chicken Wings & Brews (Formerly a Panda Express location)
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:47 am

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Let's be reasonable. Disney doesn't start making your food until you check in either. Neither do McDonald's, Sonic, or anyone else. There was always zero chance Six Flags would make your food before you check in.


as I noted, I'm absolutely willing to give it a chance once it goes live and we see how they plan it to actually work, so open minded about it now.

but I'd think if you pay when you order? then your food would be ready when you walk in.
(one of the questions on the survey I took was basically, "when would you be willing to pay for the food" -- and the options were like: when you order, before you arrive. when you arrive at the restaurant. when you get your food).

so they might be considering the options.

but again, open minded and willing to give it a chance :)
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:26 am

I believe that six flags great America has a strutters chicken. It's right next to wizzers exit.

We ate there last summer, and it was good.
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby VF15 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:27 pm

Looks like Jim Reid-Anderson will be retiring early next year.
Six Flags on the hunt for new CEO

By W. Scott Bailey – Senior Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal
Mar 8, 2019, 1:42pm EST

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. has launched a search to replace its chairman, president and CEO, James Reid-Anderson.

Reid-Anderson informed the Grand Prairie-based theme park company, which owns and operates Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, that he plans to retire by February 2020, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reid-Anderson, who was enlisted to lead Six Flags (NYSE: SIX) in July 2017, had been executive chairman of the company since February 2016 and replaced John Duffy, who retired. He’s had an extended track record with Six Flags, having previously been its chairman, president and CEO from August 2010 to February 2016.

On Reid-Anderson’s watch, Six Flags charted a new strategic course and made several significant operational improvements.

Last month, I reported that Six Flags finished 2018 strong, with overall revenue for the year increasing by $105 million to $1.5 billion. That year-over-year revenue growth was driven in part by a 5 percent increase in attendance, a 2 percent increase in guest spending per capita and a 4 percent increase per capita in park admissions.

The company — which owns and operates more than two dozen theme parks in the U.S., Mexico and Canada — saw net income increase by more than $2 million in 2018 to nearly $276 million. However, net income for the fourth quarter was down $19 million to $79 million.

Last summer, Fiesta Texas President Jeffrey Siebert told me heightened interest in Six Flags’ annual pass program was driving new momentum that could carry over to 2019.

“We have had a lot of interest in our new membership program, which we hope will lead to higher levels of attendance,” he said.

In November, there was industry speculation that Six Flags might be a suitor for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS). But one theme park expert told me such a move is unlikely.

“I don’t think there is a chance it will happen,” International Theme Park Services Inc. President Dennis Speigel said.

One of the main challenges are the two companies’ financial situations.

“Six Flags is leveraged with debt. So is SeaWorld,” Speigel said.

Reid-Anderson said last month the company’s pricing power, membership strategy and in-park spending programs, combined with its domestic and international park expansion initiatives, “will provide a strong platform for growth for many years to come.”

Fiesta Texas leaders are banking on that momentum, which new leadership will have to help sustain.

Six Flags said its board will evaluate internal and external candidates for its CEO position. While it has set no timeline for hiring, the company is aiming to secure a successor prior to Reid-Anderson’s departure. Separately, the board will evaluate candidates for a new chairman following Reid-Anderson’s retirement.

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2019/03/08/six-flags-on-the-hunt-for-new-ceo.html
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:18 pm

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby logrog04 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:45 pm

Let’s hope they don’t let a bad ceo into the company again. Although I like Mr. Six, Kieran Burke ran the company into the ground.


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