Great America joins in the Night Time Entertainment
Move over Disney!
Coming this season to Six Flags Great America is Glow in the Park Parade. It looks like Great America's version of the Main Street Electrical parade. According to Great America's website, it is the brainchild of Gary Goddard, a designer of many attractions in Las Vegas and aquariums. Music is composed by Benoit Jutras who also composes for Cirque du Soliel.
Here is the link.
So what do you think? Is this a good move for Great America or the Six Flags Brand itself?
It has a Disney feel to it. Anything new for Great America should help increase attendance. Even though we consider this our "home" park, (1-1/2 hr. drive) We only get up there once a year, usually for Fright Fest. This will give us the incentive to get up there early spring/summer.
Let's not forget that Disney ripped off Knott's before any of these. So the question really isn't 'who does something first'; it's 'who does it best?'
Didn't Six Flags have the Glow in the Park parade at a few parks last season, too?
Yes, they did. I saw the one at Six Flags St. Louis. I have to say for the most part I felt the same "magical" emotions watching this parade at SFStL as I did at WDW and DL. BRAVO Six Flags.
I know of at least two other SF parks that ran the Glow in the Park parade last year. SF over Georgia will never get this feature, though. They cannot seem to keep the park open until dark even in the middle of summer. I guess the Atlanta market cannot support a 10pm park....
The "move over Disney" bit was just a catchphrase since I found it after reading about the Main Street Electrical Parade. Will it be as good as the Main Street Electrical Parade or Spectromagic? I think not, but its good to see Six Flags, especially Great America try something like this out! The parades over the past few years have been pretty weak so its nice to see some new stuff.
I have been bested, yet again, by Robert.
I hope it is good, and will hold judgment till i see it. But little SFGAM has been too impressive as of late or given reason to have high expectations.
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