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Six Flags Great America: SFGA has created a Cyber Cafe. Who else is doing it and what do you think?

From Anthony Murphy
Posted May 8, 2009 at 8:35 AM
So Six Flags Great America has opened a cyber cafe in the park so that people can go online and check "facebook or myspace".They will also offer freshly made coffee and doughnuts.

Is anybody else doing this and what do you think of this new feature at Six Flags Great America?


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From Derek Potter
Posted May 8, 2009 at 11:42 AM
I think it's a "cool" trend, but also one that could backfire.

If someone comes into my park, I don't want them checking their facebook or myspace. I don't want them sitting on their butt in the cafe doing something that they could be doing at home. I want them out on the midway riding rides, watching shows and spending money...being a contribution to the atmosphere rather than a zombie in the corner of the coffee shop with glazed over eyes. For a lot of people, that kind of thing only becomes a distraction. My hypothetical park the epitome of fun, thrills, and immersion, but it's also designed to make money.

I could see such a thing for select people (i.e. members of the press blogging, on location...etc), but not for the average visitor. They can stick with hotspots in the hotel.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted May 8, 2009 at 12:07 PM
I agreee

From Deidre Dennis
Posted May 8, 2009 at 7:46 PM
I'd only do it from my cell phone if I was in line waiting to get on a ride or attraction... but more than likely I'd be playing a game to entertain myself versus being online. I'm on vacation to get away from all that stuff I do on a regular basis.

Isn't it a waste of your money paying to get into these parks all to sit in a cyber cafe and get online?

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