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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:41 am

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:They just need to use the money you already gave them to properly maintain the rides.


This was exactly my point. Why the hell would I donate to a successful business to maintain its property? We're not talking about a public park.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:43 am

Yup. If anybody has a real hankering to make a donation, the carousel at Faust Park accepts them. It's a better carousel too.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:39 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Now, this is Six Flags, so we all know that's never gonna happen. But it's their responsibility, not yours.


It all depends on the specific park. Great Adventure takes pretty good care of their carousel. They just finished repainting all of the upper panels on theirs:

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby SteveStL » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:10 pm

That's SFSTL's budget at work, or lack thereof

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby ChrisGraslie » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:12 pm

SteveStL wrote:That's SFSTL's budget at work, or lack thereof

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There are so many projects that get cancelled every year or just can't get off the ground for budgeting reasons. I know people at the park who are frustrated year after year because they feel like corporate doesn't give them enough money to do what they want.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby SteveStL » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:07 pm

What would frustrate me is if any proceeds, money earned from SFSTL, would go to another park. ie. keeping Magic Mountain up to par with 'The Jones' in LA. I would hope that doesn't happen. I often wonder if our Park would be better off owned Locally.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby ChrisGraslie » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:39 pm

SteveStL wrote:What would frustrate me is if any proceeds, money earned from SFSTL, would go to another park. ie. keeping Magic Mountain up to par with 'The Jones' in LA. I would hope that doesn't happen. I often wonder if our Park would be better off owned Locally.

That definitely happens, because revenue is revenue, and SFSL is a low tier park. But I don't think that means the park should (or will) be sold to any other company, beyond some kind of ownership deal with Six Flags. I feel like the "we're so neglected, imagine if we were owned by Cedar Fair" argument comes up once every few moons and I don't think that any kind of new ownership, especially from a local company, would change much. :p

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby jamesk25 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:18 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Six Flags is a for-profit company, not a museum.


I some what disagree, Six Flags Great America went out of their way to buy and restore the Little Dipper from a defunct park, a local treasure to many people who grew up near Chicago. They didn't have to go out and buy a run down coaster, completely dismantle and rebuild and modify the ride to current safety standards.

I bet there are other story's like that in other SF parks. Saying it is a museum is a stretch, but you can tell there is still love there for the rides.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:21 am

Sure, but it wasn't funded by donations from people who already pay to go to the park. That, and SF still got something out of the ride.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:28 am

Hate to break it to you, dude, but sometimes businesses aren't completely heartless.
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