coolhandluke wrote:Awesome. Something like this was alluded to earlier when the "Spider of Doom" visited the ride. Screamscape actually called this, but then blew it off:
Still, this has led to some speculation that perhaps Medusa might get a X2 style facelift, adding a soundtrack and special effects. According to Screamscape sources however, this is not the case at all and simply a case of people with “too much time on their hands.”
I'm wondering what all the new transformation will entail. It said the Greek Mythology theme is leaving, so new name as well? This could essentially be a brand new coaster to the GP (if they fail to see the X-->X2 change...)
I'm glad my trip up there in September fell through! Can't wait for next year!
At least the "Spider of Doom" was a good thing this year. When they put it on Chiller last year it ment goodbye.
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I just hope Medusa doesn't get a cheesy makeover like X2. I mean, X2 wasn't really themed, more like gimmicked with fire and fog and other out of place stuff. I hope they at least try to theme the new Medusa instead of simply adding fog machines and fire towers and stuff.
^ Six Flags is losing attendance at their parks. They already are building a new ride at SFMM, so they need other ways to get attendance up without going bankrupt. it doesn't matter to them if it's cheesy or not, it just matters that they make money.
MixedDrink wrote:^ Six Flags is losing attendance at their parks. They already are building a new ride at SFMM, so they need other ways to get attendance up without going bankrupt. it doesn't matter to them if it's cheesy or not, it just matters that they make money.
Six Flags is losing attendance? Not according to the reports that have come up. Most have said flat or an upward trend. GADV has been flat this season as far as I have been told.
Just because a stock gets delisted does not mean bankruptcy. The company has remained very positive and adding anything new to numerous parks means they expect generally a positive trend. These make overs are not cheap. Wasn't x2 in the 9 million dollar range?
I think that the new theme is a great idea and I just hope that rides like the swings come back next season along with Houdini. That will make up IMHO the loses over the past few seasons.
^ X2 got new trains, to my knowlage, Medusa's just getting their trains refurbished, that's a whole other ballpark.
The firm, which operates 20 amusement parks nationwide, reported revenues of $345.7 million for the three months that ended June 30. That was an increase of 1 percent from the same quarter of 2007, while attendance at the company’s various parks fell 3 percent year-over-year to 8.6 million.
Six Flags blamed the decrease in attendance on the timing of Easter, which fell in the first quarter of 2008, rather than in the second quarter, as it did in 2007.
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