Published: August 7, 2007 at 1:30 PMWell as a CA native. The thought of MM closing was a big one. My partner even said tht he would leave CA if that ever happened since its really the only venue for supercoasters in CA.
Thank goodness it aint happenin. There was so much buzz about it closing it's probably good that they voice the non closure in ads. However, they miss out on those that would go for one last hurrah, its probably better to hold the confidence as one still going forward & strong.
No one likes to attend & ride sonmewhere where they think everything from concessions to ride safety is forgotten about.
(AKA out trip to the Santa Clara County Fair this weekend). Rusty rides, tired food & livestock...so sad, & after their second year losing $ we see an end to another era I think).
Anyway, thank god no more mr 6, I hated that song. The venga bus is coming, I wonder how much that group got paid for that horrible song!
Published: August 7, 2007 at 3:47 PMThe regional commercials for SFOG in Atlanta have "family testimonials" in them saying things like
Published: August 7, 2007 at 6:21 PMChris, those are the same commercials they are showing here in New England. Doesn't make me want to run there.
Published: August 7, 2007 at 7:02 PMMost of SF Great Adventure commercials are still highlighting the roller coasters (and they're actually really good commercials). Then again, I think that's one of the few SF parks that is doing well. I do see an occasional commercial advertising the Wiggles World though. I'm quite glad I don't have to suffer through anymore Mr. Six commercials.
Published: August 7, 2007 at 8:21 PMThe commericals airing here in the Maryland area are the same ones that Chris mentioned. The ones where they have the comments from the various families. But I rarely pay these commericals much attention? And I actually like that Six Flags song.
Published: August 7, 2007 at 10:15 PMI don't care how many commercials they infest the airwaves with. I don't think you could pay me enough to so much as enter the parking lot of any Sick Flags park ever again.
Published: August 8, 2007 at 3:43 AMStrange - very shortly after I posted my first comment, a testimonial commercial came one, even most of the testimonials were still "Wow! What a great roller coaster!" with a single Wiggles World reference, I believe.
Published: August 8, 2007 at 4:50 AMI also thought the recent commercial was far and away better than past ones, but I really seriously wanted to see some cool new stuff that I would be attracted to. (I hope to catch it again actually, but it's on local TV and I mostly watch soccer and Discovery/etc.) I last went to SFMM about a year ago but since then haven't learned about anything that'd give me any real desire to go back; I'm afraid I'd get bored after a few hours.
Published: August 9, 2007 at 8:40 AMTo answer your question Robert, it seems so!
The SFGA commercials are pretty much Hurricane Harbor is great and they claim takes a whole day to do. However, this is not true because Wet n Wild, Blizzard Beach, and Typhoon Lagoon make this place look like a swimming pool.
They also advert. the amount of kids stuff there since this park actually has like 10 roller coasters. They also tend to push how you can save with Coke Cans or buying the ticket at the Supermarket and stuff like that. In fact, as a Season Pass holder, they give us a ton of coupons to use on your friends and family for a free entry.
I do not know about the other parks, but the Gurnee one is actually pretty good. Its clean, safe, great theming and various attractions. Granted its not Disney or Universal, but its still a great time!
Published: August 9, 2007 at 1:42 PMMr. Six was cool and the music made me happy.
Published: August 11, 2007 at 6:33 PMOut here in eastern Washington State, we don't get any of the commercials out here. My husband, our son and his cousin (both age 10) went to SFMM in June for the first time ever. I have to say, from reading other people's opinion of the parks that I was a little nervous and made to believe that I would need to stand in line and keep their ears covered. It was so not like that. In line for Tatsu, I noticed staff at the entrance of the line, midway through the lines and many staff where you actually load onto the rides. People were not rude, trying to take cuts or anything of the sort. The person standing at the entrance also handed out tickets to people as they got in line and you had to turn them in towards the end. If you didn't have the ticket, you didn't get on, AND your ticket number had to be in order of the group you're with. We had a blast and can't wait to go back some day. Knotts Berry Farm, on the other hand, was bad. The attractions were okay but it was so hot they had a lot of their water rides closed. All this to say that I would go back to SFMM in a heart beat and feel comfortable (and safe) taking the family back. Knotts Berry Farm, with the cursing/making out/rude kids (middle school age), not so much.
Published: August 13, 2007 at 10:06 AMI think the billboards are hitting it right on the money more than the T.V. commercials. The billboards are more family looking than the ones on T.V. Overall I am still glad Magic Mountain is not closing. It sure would have been very devistating to us coasters junkies who live on the west coast to see the home of so many incredible coasters, come to an end. Hurray for Six Flags. Good move.