Published: February 27, 2013 at 10:03 PMRobert, I don't suppose there was an appropriate time to ask a Six Flags representative your question about why theme parks keep building roller coasters when the public likes other rides like log flumes?
Published: February 27, 2013 at 10:54 PMThose decisions get made higher up the management chain than the construction manager and PR reps, who were there today. Burkhart doesn't get to set the budgets -- just to work with the budgets he's given.
Magic Mountain has its niche in the SoCal market. If Six Flags ever decided to transition back to theme parks from iron parks, I think it'd find more immediate success starting in markets where it doesn't already compete directly with Disney and Universal.
Published: February 28, 2013 at 9:33 AMI would not worry about Six Flags in Southern California. It has its place, but I'm no longer in the demographic of someone who will visit. Luckily, the public has many options other than Six Flags, Universal, or Disney. Knott's, SeaWorld, and Legoland are all viable competitors. If you love log flumes, why not try a water park?
Published: February 28, 2013 at 2:59 PM"the public likes other rides like log flumes"???
i like a log flume every now and then but i'll gladly visit parks that have a zillion roller coasters versus a theme park with dark rides, etc.
i mean, if what you said is true then why do places like Cedar Point and Magic Mountain exist??