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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby A.J. » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:02 pm

Six Flags - eliminating the competition by buying the competition and then bankrupting themselves?

Seems a little counter-productive if you ask me.
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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby chadster » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:05 pm

How long did it take for SF to file bankruptcy after the last major buy-up? This has serious fail written all over it.

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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:14 pm

deathbydinn wrote:^ Why would they remove popular rides that (as far as I've heard) run perfectly fine?

I'm kinda having a hard time deciding what I think about this because Six Flags parks are all over the place. You have parks like MM or La Ronde on the bad end of the spectrum but then you have parks like GRAm, SFOG, or DK on the good end. I do like that SF has experience with animals and they could help on the ride side (Iron Gwazi anyone?) but I'm also worried that you would see Kumba trains wrapped in Stride Gum ads and Superman flying over Shamu. What I still don't get is why Six Flags would even want to do this in the first place.


A few things:
1. I said SeaWorld going public was a bad idea.
2. When has Six Flags ever re-themed a coaster into Superman/ Batman? Or any major coaster into another theme?
3. Do any of us really think this is really going to happen? I can see AT THE MOST Six Flags keeping 1 or 2 properties and selling off the rest.

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We will be seeing Apollo and Griffon clones like there's no tomorrow. Ripping apart all of the beautiful trees at Williamsburg to add some stupid pile of trash over-hyped coaster.[/quote]

2 Things:
1. Apollo and Griffin Clones, Sounds good to me. I don't know if anyone would not want that.
2. "Stupid Pile of trash over-hyped coaster", You mean 13? or Mach Tower?
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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby CoasterGuy06 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:28 pm

Something tells me that even IF Six Flags were to buy the parks, they would be operated like a separate division. Busch Gardens/Sea World are strong brands on their own. This isn't the same Six Flags management that bought tons of parks in the 1990s and basically destroyed the Six Flags brand by flagging a bunch of parks that were no where near Six Flags standards.

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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby Mrlittle » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:32 pm

Six Flags really wants to have a park in Florida. Seriously, I can't see them doing it. I mean it would be dumb to have your company making a profit to go back to debt.

Wes wrote:Do they realize they'll have to feed the animals and stuff?


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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby Koasterking48 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:37 pm

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:
deathbydinn wrote:^ Why would they remove popular rides that (as far as I've heard) run perfectly fine?

I'm kinda having a hard time deciding what I think about this because Six Flags parks are all over the place. You have parks like MM or La Ronde on the bad end of the spectrum but then you have parks like GRAm, SFOG, or DK on the good end. I do like that SF has experience with animals and they could help on the ride side (Iron Gwazi anyone?) but I'm also worried that you would see Kumba trains wrapped in Stride Gum ads and Superman flying over Shamu. What I still don't get is why Six Flags would even want to do this in the first place.


A few things:
1. I said SeaWorld going public was a bad idea.
2. When has Six Flags ever re-themed a coaster into Superman/ Batman? Or any major coaster into another theme?
3. Do any of us really think this is really going to happen? I can see AT THE MOST Six Flags keeping 1 or 2 properties and selling off the rest.

[quote=Koasterking48]
We will be seeing Apollo and Griffon clones like there's no tomorrow. Ripping apart all of the beautiful trees at Williamsburg to add some stupid pile of trash over-hyped coaster.


2 Things:
1. Apollo and Griffin Clones, Sounds good to me. I don't know if anyone would not want that.
2. "Stupid Pile of trash over-hyped coaster", You mean 13? or Mach Tower?[/quote]
No more like Green Lantern (MM) or a "new" boomerang (For the record, Green Lantern really isn't terrible, it just is way to short and I felt it was an excuse to bring in the coveted 18th coaster). As for the clones, well I kinda prefer that they kinda stay original to their locations rather than being like Batman where once you've ridden one, you've ridden them all. It makes the experience a little extra special to me when I know I can only ride this specific coaster at one park only and no where else. :)

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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby jray21 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:09 pm

That is very scary news. I really hope it isn't true, or doesn't go through.
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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby Jakizle » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:10 pm

boardwalkbullet91507 wrote:Is this legit? Oh goodness.. there does not need to be two Six Flags parks in San Antonio.


Six Flags Fiesta Texas Part 2???

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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby jray21 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:17 pm

Or how about "Six Flags America, but mostly Texas"
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Re: NEWS: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment goes Public!

Postby Barge84 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:24 pm

I'm somewhat intrigued by Apollo being part of this. They're currently in negotiations to purchase the company that I work for. Hopefully I'd get some sort of perk if this deal goes through! Outside of that, I really hope that this never materializes.
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