The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:53 pm

I'm not sure how they're going to pull this off. Not because of staffing, but because of lack of attendance during the slow weeks. I wouldn't be surprised if they bleed some money on this one. But I do wish them luck with this decision!

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:36 pm

^ More extreme dynamic pricing possibly? They could go for the same strategy that Seaworld is trying in Orlando by positioning themselves as the budget friendly park for people who don't want to shell out the cash and deal with the crowds of Disney and Universal. They are also the best thrill park which gives them a nice niche already. I know I am in the minority, but as a coaster enthusiast if I came with family to Southern California during the week in January I would likely choose to go to Magic Mountain before paying twice as much to be trampled on at Disney. To each their own though, that is why there are many options to choose from.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterlvr » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:52 pm

i'm pretty interested to see how it plays out. even at Knott's i question if it's worth it. it's so dead there during the off season weekdays. one train operations and you can pretty much stay on the coasters without getting off. i'd really be interested to see the data on how much it costs to run the park compared to not, and the profit margins. anyway, i look forward to some marathon days. i'm not complaining. :)
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:51 pm

SharkTums wrote:I'm in the camp of "I can't see how they're going to make this work, but let them try!"


Same.

I don't see how they're going to staff the park considering so much of their workforce is minors.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby jamesinclair » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:09 pm

Hm, bring a friend for free for season pass members only works on your home park?

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Manic Monte » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:45 pm

Jew wrote:
SharkTums wrote:I'm in the camp of "I can't see how they're going to make this work, but let them try!"


Same.

I don't see how they're going to staff the park considering so much of their workforce is minors.


Minimum wage hike + opportunity for permanent positions = More of a young adult staff?

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby PeoplemoverMatt » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:51 pm

The Tooth Fairy did not drop a huge bucket of money from the sky marked "For The Necessary Increase in Your Staffing Budget" into the park. It's great that they're trying to be open year round, but I just cringe at any thought of exactly how this is going to work.

Oh, and it's going to start right when our rainy season starts to go full bore.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby tanthonyam » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:41 am

Yeah they will open every day now but will all the rides be open too?

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:35 am

^ I'm guessing not everything will be open for staffing reasons.

But then again they could surprise us. Definitely interested to see how this works out.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Manic Monte » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:22 am

tanthonyam wrote:Yeah they will open every day now but will all the rides be open too?


I'm sure there will be a lot of 1 train ops due to maintenance and staffing, but they'll be absolutely no one in the park so...

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