What park will go next
We all know what happned to SFKK but if this were to happan to another Six Flags park which one do you think it would be
From Bob Miller
Posted September 1, 2010 at 8:42 AM
Probably and this is just me but Six Flags America. From what ive heard they just don't have it going for them. Blasting Single Ladies in a colenial style area is just not right. Plus they have a lot of competiton KD HP SFGAv Dorney BGW and Knoebels are all at least somewhat close
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^Bob, the music they play is nothing to close a park over. Many parks play whatever kind of music in whatever themed areas. It is not even that big of a deal.
Also, their only competition is Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. I don't think you could really compete with an out of state park easily, as you are trying to attract an entirely different crowd.
From Bob Miller
Posted September 1, 2010 at 5:43 PM
No i know about the music just thought it didn't fit the theme when i heard about it
I too think America, but it has more to do with it seeming to get lost in the Shuffle with the other SF parks. There are too many in that general area and with BGW, it makes it even harder.
From what I see, SFStL also seems a bit run down. Personally, SFKK had its writing on the wall for closure. It had the problems much bigger than the rest and it seemed that the community did not want it there anymore.
From James Rao
Posted September 3, 2010 at 10:22 AM
For all its warts (and there are many), SFStL is wildly popular among locals (who really don't seem to know that Holiday World and Silver Dollar City are just two and four hours away, respectively). So I am pretty sure it is going to be around for the long haul (and because the park has shown signs of improvement, one can hope the trend will continue).
SF America is in a great population area so you would think it would be one of the chain's better parks, however I have never heard anything good about it.
Both Discovery Kingdom (animal exhibits) and Fiesta Texas (headliner shows) seem to be a bit out of the norm for a thrill-centric company like Six Flags. Makes me wonder if either or both parks might eventually make it into the the hands of some other owners...
From Bob Miller
Posted September 3, 2010 at 4:20 PM
^I know SGAm is our nation's capitol's Six Flags park. It should be better than all the bad things ive heard about it.
Well, there just is so many over there!
I wonder how the Mexico City or Montreal one does?
I looked on Wikipedia about a month ago, and it said SFKK was reopening in 2011. However, Wikipedia's the only source where I've seen it. No news on Google or Six Flags's website. SFKK is my (almost) local park, and I'm really hoping it does reopen. Does anyone know if it will?
It is supposed to re-open for 2011, but I'm not surprised you'd find no info on SF's site. If it does indeed re-open, it will not be under the SF name and they will have no involvement. Also, they will be missing some rides, what with the Mouse likely going to SF New England and Chang apparently to my home park, Great Adventure.
Thanks very much. I guess its back to "Kentucky Kingdom" owned by the state fair. SF said they got rid of GASM to "make room for a new major attraction in 2011" Either an Arrow or a B&M coaster there, its no contest. GASM won't be relocated, either. Scrapped like Shockwave at SFGA (Great America) Arrow coasters are going fast. I hope Vekoma Boomerangs will, too. :)
^ Just to add, it is a B&M coaster, it will come to SFGAdv and it was relocated from SFKK. You may remember it as Chang, but it will recieve a new theme at SFGAdv! Great addition for that park.
If Six Flags America goes, Ride Of Steel could go to Six Flags Magic Mountain On the site of Viper and some other rides, kind of like Chang on GASM's old space. I don't really know that much about Magic Mountain, though. I doubt an Intamin hyper coaster could really fit there. That's just a random idea I think will never happen.
I personally am surprised that Six Flags doesn't have a theme park in Florida by now. Clearly SFMM is competition for Disneyland and Universal Hollywood, however Six Flags isn't competing with Disney, Universal or Seaworld in Florida. I think if another park were to get the boot(IMHO should be either Six Flags St. Louis or Six Flags America), then I think they should build a new park somewhere near Orlando and take full advantage of the Warner Brothers name and make some highly themed attractions and experiences with the DC characters and the Looney Tunes.
They don't have the money to build and compete in Florida, and frankly they haven't proven with their reputation that they could do it if they did have the money. If you are going to build a thrill park in Florida and seriously compete, it better be really really good. It better be well stocked with top of the line rides and attractions, have good food, a big budget, and the best management
Six Flags currently has Six Flags America up for sale. If no buyer is found, its anybody's guess what will happen to the park. Attendance at the park was down substantially this year in spite of the addition of Thomas Town. Lots of cost cutting already taking place. Spending on Fright Fest is cut back significantly over prior years.
Six Flags has found a buyer for Six Flags America! An announcement will be made sometime after the end of the season! 2011 Six Flag America Season Passes will be honored throughout the 2011 season, but Season Passes from other Six Flags parks will not be honored.
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