Vote of the week: Favorite theme park company?
Oh, heck. Let's just skip to the big one, shall we?
What is your favorite theme park company? And please use the comments link below to tell us why.
I shall slip the asbestos shield over my keyboard as I type this one... ;-)
I had to Pick Busch Gardens because of the variety.
cedar fair no dought about it!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to vote for Cedar Fair simply because of the quality of coasters that they have at their parks.
Busch Gardens (Williamsburg & Tampa) and Sea World!!!!!!!! Simply because they have great rides, shows, food, and the quality of cleanliness in their parks.
If anyone votes for six
I would say Disney or Universal when it comes to state-of-the-art rides, stores, lockers :), etc. but when it comes to thrill rides, I have to say Cedar Fair. Although some would beg to differ, because Busch has some good thrill rides, but living in Ohio, with Kings Island, Geagua Lake, and Cedar Point in close proximity, I gotta say Cedar Fair. As for Merlin, I don't evven know what they did.
I wish I could split my vote between Disney and Universal.
I will always and forever be a Disney fan, but Universal and Busch came to a tie for second. My family thinks i'm crazy for how much i love Disney, but I dont care. I want my daughters to love it as much as I do. Everytime they go they just have so much fun, even though they are only 1 and 2 yrs old. So....DISNEY ROCKS and will always have my vote as #1.
Inevitably on these votes, there's a selection that places highly, but for which no one will justify his vote in the comments. The "I like it but am ashamed to admit it vote"? Perhaps Six Flags might be that option this week. But it is still very early. I wonder what the votes will look like tomorrow?
Busch Gardens: Because as much as I like Disney and Universal, the best days I've had, taking into account everything (food, rides, staff interaction, souvenirs & crowds) have been at Busch Gardens Parks (Tampa, Williamsburg and SeaWorld Orlando). Oh, and Hersheypark, but that isn't mentioned.
Disney is the theme park master. i don't even consider six flags parks theme parks.
It's a toss up between Busch and Cedar Fair. One's the theming masters, the other the ride specialists. I'll give the nod to Busch since BGA is my "home park," and because of the great food! (ps - don't eat before doing Floorless SheiKra)
No vote at all on this one because you were missing two key choices.
Bruce, Bruce, Bruce... don't give away future votes.... ;-)
While many of the companies in the vote specialize in big thrills and adrenaline rushes, when it comes to unique rides that not only thrill you, but tell a story, Disney is no. 1! It's no wonder 50 % voted for it!
There was this one time at Band Camp...Oops, I mean at Disneyland while waiting in line near the front of the Peter Pan Ride. Looking around there were small bushes on the other side of the iron fencing, next to the houseing for the ride. And within those bushes were these little mice playing/jumping in and out so very close to our feet, just as though they were real. But with the Disney Animatronics, we of course did'nt jump away. "Boy How'dee" them Disney guys are gooood. I could'ah swore thems' meecez were the real thing, but ya just can't be sure with the quality of Disney Realism.
I have to agree with most here that Disney is the real theme park company. I can also see some valid points towards some of the others listed also. What I can't see is how Cedar Fair or Six Flags is to be considered a "Theme" park company???
While I do have a Six-Flags season pass and can see many improvements in that chain, my favorite theme park company is not even on the list. My vote would go to Adventure Parks, LLC, which owns Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia, one of the best themed parks I have ever seen. While they don't have the most thrilling rides, the overall experience of this park is second to none. The park is clean, family friendly and queue lines at that park are nearly non-existent.
I voted for Disney because I grew up with the magic! Matter of fact, I'll be reliving the magic again Aug. 10-17th. I can't wait!!!
Well even though the closest Busch Park for me is 1000 miles away (and I've got low end Cedar Fair and Six Flags parks within my state [Missouri - the home of AB]) - I give props to Busch for the cleaniness, theming, use of nature/shade and their mix of rides, animals and just plain fun. (With that said, my big coaster run for the summer won't get me near a Busch park. August I tour Ohio with stops at Cedar Point, Geauga Lake, my first trip back to Kings Island since 1981 and my first ever trip to Kennywood.)
Is Six Flags even considered to be a "theme park" or simply an amusement park/ What is the dividing line between the two?
Disney wins this one EASILY.
I see the Six Flags ballot stuffing has begun. And yet, no one seems willing to come forth and defend that vote. Any Six Flags fans?
dude how is six flags
Disney because of the overall atmosphere of the park and the experience and of course, the theming. It's just a fun place to be that I can't really say about the other parks, especially Six Flags, which I can't understand that 20% vote...
Huh? How did Six Flags magically go from about 8 to 20%??
I was wondering the exact same thing David. I think someone is abusing the poll.
Disney should win easily. I don't think people understand how hard Disney (management) has worked to keep the brand alive. By no means does Disney have "unaided" awareness. They know the formula and strategy that works and have worked hard to sustain.
Is it a possibility that someone is cheating,
Hmm... I'm wondering - will Six Flags pass Disney? It's a bit insulting to Busch, Universal, and Cedar Fair that they're behind Six Flags. Did Shapiro just create a few hundred different accounts for himself?
Well everybody knows I voted for Disney, but I too am a Six Flags Season Pass holder. Notice the question that was asked: Favorite theme park company. Thats not saying which one is the best, but which you do you personally like. Though Six Flags has its shortfalls, it is the most prolific park chain with the most theme parks in the US. Also, they tend to be closer to people and give a ton of discounts with pop cans and season ticket holders. Theres a bunch of good deals there. The park my my home (SFGA) is on an upswing of being really good!
I voted for Disney. Although I agree with everyone else that ONLY Disney, Busch, Universal and Merlin should be on the list.
Regarding the earlier comment: "What is the dividing line between the two?" To me, and I don't think I'm alone here, a THEME PARK is a park that tries to take you to a different world, someplace completely different from what you're used to, using landscaping, props, architecture and costumes. An AMUSEMENT PARK is a giant playground filled with really cool rides. And just because that playground may have mascots running around, it still wouldn't be called a "theme park". I'm all for both of them, but I still think there's a difference.
Merlin(Tusseaud's) own's everything in the UK, and Legoland.
I think you have to understand that there are plenty of Six Flags around a lot of those people haven't been to Disney or Universal.
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