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Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:31 pm

^^Better to have tons of trash cans full of trash than tons of midway full of trash!

Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:33 pm

This just puts a real cap on the year. Perhaps I can say outside of Disney the industry has seen some really big knots at least in the last 6 months: Six Flags claims Chapter 11, Busch Entertainment sold as result of a Anheuser-InBev merger, and now this to cap it. I know the Busch scenario doesn't really tie in but the point is the changes that are occurring.

Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:38 pm

I have updated the first post of this thread with the official press release.


Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:54 pm

So will the Cedar Fair branding and name still exist or will it all now be Apollo?

Apollo Point anyone?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:54 pm

^ I would think Cedar Fair would retain thier brand... considering the other companies Apollo own such has Harrah's still have the same brand just owned by a different investment group....

what would be interesting is if a new coaster war were to break out between KBF and SFMM.

Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:04 pm

Is this any kind of excuse Cedar Fair keeps Son of Beast up as a SBNO lawn ornament and save the demo money?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:09 pm

^^ I don't think there would be a "coaster war" between Knott's and SFMM. Knott's just doesn't have the room for that many coasters of a large size.

Regarding Cedar Fair being bought out, I'm still not sure whether to be excited or scared. I'm excited for the improvements that may come, but I'm also hesitant... for some reason I can't put my finger on. I think it's the idea of change that's keeping me kind of unsure about this whole deal, wether it's good or band change, if that made any sense at all.

Either way, it will be interesting to see how this all turns out.

Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:23 pm

^^That is a very good point, maybe they had it in the back of their heads to leave it to who ever buys them out. Seeing as though deals like this don't just happen over night maybe that was their mind set. Either way this deal is a big shocker for me.

Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:26 pm

Wow. Just wow. This really took me by surprise.

Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:30 pm

My beef is that they may have added "big rides" but they have really sucked some of the "atmosphere" out of Kings Dominion, Carowinds, Kings Island, and Great America, IMO.

Do not disagree with this, but I thought the bigger change( for the negative) was when Paramount took over Kings Island.

So each unit holder gets 11.50 per, but how many trash cans would this equate to?
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