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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:05 am

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DILinator wrote:I'm still HIGHLY skeptical that this will be anything remotely resembling "extreme", or actually even very sizable investments... Six Flags is still in "conservative spending mode" until they prove otherwise to me.


Perhaps. But to be fair, within those parameters Six Flags has still managed to be the ones to grab RMC early to create some of the best rides on the planet starting with New Texas Giant. They've also manged to created a pretty slick dark ride (something nobody could have seen coming), AND bring back the "flat ride package" to their parks (something else no one saw coming).

If they can do that again in 2018, I'm all in.

Good points. Most non-enthusiasts would agree that Six Flags is overloaded with roller coasters and would like to see different kinds of rides and attractions. They're really okay not building very many coasters for a while amd focusing on rounding out their offerings. That's exactly what they've been doing since the bankruptcy, and it's a great strategy. It's made me much more willing to visit Six Flags, knowing that my wife and daughters have things they can do and really have a good time, and not just follow my son and me around sitting on benches while we ride coasters.

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby chammonds96 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:11 am

Don't know if anybody saw this but it sounds like there will be no Justice Leagues in 2018. Interview with Sally Corp CEO by Coaster101

Coaster101: Are you able to tell me if there are any more Justice League rides coming for Six Flags, or any other projects for Sally coming up?

John Wood - CEO Sally Corp: I think that Six Flags is going to pause. I’m hoping it’s just a pause, but after three good hard years of rolling these out I think they’re going to step back and see how the results are. But, we’re very hopeful that there’s more in the future.

That frees up money as JL's were the most expensive ride SF bought in 2017. 3 JL's in 2017 at 10-12M each, total coast 30-36M. What will SF buy? This could mean potentially some coasters besides 4D's. Instead of 30M+ on JL's like 2017, they could buy 2 coasters at 15M or 3 around 10M They could also buy a boat load of flats.

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby MisterBrow » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:30 pm

Once upon a time my friends and I found website that listed the booking costs of all major bands. We had a ton of fun playing what if. Cot's contracts spreadsheets baseball contracts and salaries. Is there a place to find what rides cost and what parks have spent yearly?
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby CrazedZooChimp » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:52 pm

chammonds96 wrote:Don't know if anybody saw this but it sounds like there will be no Justice Leagues in 2018. Interview with Sally Corp CEO by Coaster101

Coaster101: Are you able to tell me if there are any more Justice League rides coming for Six Flags, or any other projects for Sally coming up?

John Wood - CEO Sally Corp: I think that Six Flags is going to pause. I’m hoping it’s just a pause, but after three good hard years of rolling these out I think they’re going to step back and see how the results are. But, we’re very hopeful that there’s more in the future.

That frees up money as JL's were the most expensive ride SF bought in 2017. 3 JL's in 2017 at 10-12M each, total coast 30-36M. What will SF buy? This could mean potentially some coasters besides 4D's. Instead of 30M+ on JL's like 2017, they could buy 2 coasters at 15M or 3 around 10M They could also buy a boat load of flats.


Thanks for reading my interview. For those of you who are interested in the whole thing, here's the link (it's pretty fascinating stuff, even beyond this): www.coaster101.com/2017/07/11/how-sally-corp-builds-top-end-dark-rides-to-regional-parks-with-john-wood-and-rich-hill/
Read stuff I write (mostly about NorCal happenings) over at Coaster101!

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:08 am

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Reid-Anderson Named Chairman, President and CEO at Six Flags

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Six Flags Entertainment Corporation today announced its board of directors has appointed Jim Reid-Anderson, who has been serving as Executive Chairman of the company since February 2016, as the company's new Chairman, President and CEO effective immediately, replacing John M. Duffey who has retired from the company. Reid-Anderson formerly served as Chairman, President and CEO of Six Flags from August 2010 through February 2016. Under his leadership the company set a new strategic direction, achieved all-time high guest and employee satisfaction ratings and significant operational improvements, and drove a ten times return on investment for shareholders. Among other leadership roles, Reid-Anderson previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dade Behring Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of medical diagnostics equipment and supplies, where he also drove a ten times return on investment for shareholders along with significant employee morale improvements and customer satisfaction increases.

“Six Flags is the leading regional theme park company in an extremely attractive industry, and we have significant global growth opportunities in the short, medium and long term," said Reid-Anderson. ”I am very proud and excited to rejoin the operating team and look forward to executing our business strategy. We have had seven record years in a row and I believe that the best is yet to come. I do want to wish John all the very best for the future and to thank him for his major contributions during his excellent tenure with the company, including his time as president and CEO."

As previously announced, the company will release second-quarter 2017 financial results on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.


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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:24 am

Just in time to record the videos for the 2018 additions announcement!
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby Superbatboy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:27 am

michaellynn4 wrote:Just in time to record the videos for the 2018 additions announcement!

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby booink » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:31 am

I wonder what led Six Flags Man to leave so quickly, a year and a half is a very short tenure. On a more positive note, also looking forward to more amazing Jim-Reid video awesomeness :b :lmao:
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:01 pm

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:12 am

MisterBrow wrote:Once upon a time my friends and I found website that listed the booking costs of all major bands. We had a ton of fun playing what if. Cot's contracts spreadsheets baseball contracts and salaries. Is there a place to find what rides cost and what parks have spent yearly?


Not really. I think in general the people who are making those calls don't want actual numbers out there. Especially manufacturers. Would you want to let customers know what other people have paid?

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