Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

P. 156: Mike Spanos to become President & CEO of Six Flags
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby Waltrane » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:18 am

The CEO was pretty funny during the video. I liked the campiness of it. Great Adventure is getting a pretty great looking coaster, Great America a really sweet water coaster, Over Texas and the Aquaman coaster looks fun but that was slightly underwhelming overall.

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby RaceBoarder » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:19 am

Putting this here since it pertains to all SF parks:

- The chain seems to be discounting the Flash Pass season pass a stupid amount. It's really going to be interesting to see what this does to stand-by lines. You're going to have a huge chunk of people that will have a FP Platinum that didn't before.

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Postby RollerManic » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:07 am

I swear, they never fail to make these announcement videos more corny every year. I love it. That ending was out of ****ing nowhere (see what I did there?)

This is definitely all-around one of the best years for the chain. Each park seems to be getting something unique or well deserved (like VIpere for La Ronde :lol: ).

Two of my dreams came true too - SFOG's Axis Arena and SFA's Dare Devil Dive are both getting axed. I have long thought that their removal would significantly improve the Gotham sections of each park, and what better fit than a Giant Discovery for the Dare Devil Dive plot? I'll be damned, SFA might be one of the worst parks in the chain, but it's the only one I can think of that doesn't have it's DC-themed rides inappropriately spread out all over the park.

Really, the only bad thing that happened this year is that the awful CraZanity name got another lease on life. :?r

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:28 am

^ I agree. That ending to the video was priceless. :lol:
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby tuxedomask5432 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:56 am

Wow! Totally excited about the Jersey Devil Coaster! Orange with grey supports were my go to color combinations on RCT. 12 rows of cars should add some nice ejector air to the last couple of rows, especially over that first drop!

Wish we had heard the actual height of the ride. Judging by the renderings it’s a good bit shorter than Nitro. Maybe 100-140ft range? Maybe more?

And who isn’t excited about the First American MACK Power Splash, themed to Aquaman! I feel like the video could have touted the half coaster/half water ride aspect better.

Must say there were some spot on predictions, like La Ronde, SFFT and SFOT; while some of the other things like the spinning wild mouse at SFDK and the various “booster” flat ride attractions came out of left field. Which by the way, do we expect those boosters to be an up-charged attraction? And is the new spinning wild mouse a NEW build?

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:01 am

tuxedomask5432 wrote:Wish we had heard the actual height of the ride. Judging by the renderings it’s a good bit shorter than Nitro. Maybe 100-140ft range? Maybe more?

All of the rides stats are listed when you click on the link to the Great Adventure thread. Its 130 feet tall.

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:06 am

I'm a little surprised to see no Free Spins this year! They have added at least one every year since the prototype in 2015!

I love all of the additions. Obviously SFGAdv and SFOT have the best additions IMO, and both are very welcome rides at their respective parks.
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:32 am

DarienPoint wrote:Guys... Let's talk about how there was not ONE freespin OR super loop this year!!! :shockr:

But for real, this seems like an awesome year for Six Flags! They really stepped out of their "cookie cutter additions" this year to try new things at different parks! Super excited. :b

Maybe the Larson Loops have all pretty much saturated the chain? (Sorry, haven't paid much attention to which parks have them and don't have them at this point). Regardless, I, too, am glad to see there are no more of them this year! After finally riding Batman at SFDK, I can say I really like the Free-Spins but it's also nice to take a break from them as well.

I know usually the Six Flags additions get overshadowed by the bigger additions in other parks every year, but I'm always astounded about how they are able to give something new to every park, even the water parks. The only obvious outlier here is SFMM, but with WCR not being open yet, I totally understand why they wouldn't want to add yet another thing on their to-do construction list. It's been a few years since I've gone, but both Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park could definitely use some love, so I'm glad to see the park is planning on upping the ante with both of those events!
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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:43 am

Some great (Jersey Devil, Power Splash), some good (nearly everything else), and then there's Magic Mountain, who doesn't even get a 2020 announcement, but a Fright Fest and Holiday In The Park press release. Poor baby.

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Re: Six Flags Corporate Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:03 am

robbalvey wrote:
ahecht wrote:although I'm a bit worried that it may be too low capacity for Great Adventure.

Isn't the S&S Free Spin even lower capacity? And I don't remember hearing anyone say that coaster was an issue.

Yup, of course people complained when Total Mayhem (now The Joker) was announced, You had to make multiple posts similar to this in the SFGAdv thread.

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b&mforever wrote:This is a low capacity ride in one of the most visited parks in the chain.

Oh god. Please. Don't. Say. "Low Capacity" again. Otherwise it's going to be another 768 pages of why it isn't a low capacity ride.

I really wish people could hear how incredibly stupid they sound when they keep claiming it's a low capacity ride. Two examples for you: Tempesto and Batman! Seriously, other than peak hours or peak days, I haven't heard about Batman at SFFT getting insanely long lines! Where is this info about it being such a horrible low-capacity ride coming from? I'll tell you - stupid roller coaster enthusiasts, that's where.
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