Can anyone explain to me the plan/direction for Six Flags? We've been platinum season pass holders for three years. Each year, we get an offer to renew our season pass that includes a discount and other "perks." This year, Six Flags is only offering the memberships as their renewal offer. The same memberships that Six Flags was supposedly steering away from just 18 months ago. It sure seems like Six Flags has adopt the "fling poo at the wall and see what sticks" method of corporate management. How else do you explain all of the advertising surrounding the "world's largest loop coaster" being opened in 2018, and now it has been years since it has been operated?
Because Six Flags is the closest amusement park, and I have two coaster enthusiast children, I've always cut Six Flags (and more specifically Six Flags Great America) a great deal of slack. After returning home from our first trip to Cedar Point, I've seen how corporate, regional amusement parks can be operated: quality food, friendly staff, proper operations. Ironically, we stopped to visit family on the way home, and spent 6 frustration filled hours at Great America. Six flags accepts sub-par food offerings, staff that doesn't give a hoot about the guest experience, and where they run two trains on roller coaters if you're lucky. It is down right criminal that SFGA is only running one train on Maxx Force.
It seems like SF is stuck in the proverbial death spiral of worsening operations, which leads to worsening operations, which leads to lower earnings, which leads to limited new park offerings except for food festivals an other non-event, "events." What is the plan at Six Flags? I'd say they are a prime takeover candidate, but who'd want to take on their debt?Tweet