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  1. From the comments during the EPR Properties Q1 2019 earnings call, it sounds like multiple offers were made. I would be shocked if Six Flags didn’t make a bid and I think Cedar Fair was willing to pay more because they desperately needed to get into Texas. https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2019/04/30/epr-properties-epr-q1-2019-earnings-call-transcrip.aspx Screamscape and many other people don’t seem to understand that Schlitterbahn is selling these parks so they can pay back the loan with EPR Properties. $190 million of the $261 million purchase price goes to EPR Properties and EPR will not have any further involvement with the Schlitterbahn Kansas City property or any other Schlitterbahn properties. I am curious if the city of New Braunfels would consider selling the 122 acre Landa Park Golf Course to Cedar Fair in the future. That is enough land to build a decent amusement park.
  2. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix https://sixflags.com/phoenix The key takeaway from the solar farm is that it is expected to save the park one million dollars a year. That is money that can be spent in other areas of the park (paint, maintenance, new rides, etc.).
  3. I don't collect stuff from the parks, but it seems like the pins appeal to a lot of people. I know Fiesta Texas is doing medals instead of pins, but I am not aware of any other parks in the chain offering pins or medals to members. It could be an experiment to see which one does better and if it causes members to visit the park more.
  4. Yeah, they will have to be careful about what they remove or the parks will lose their appeal to the locals. I noticed in some of the articles that Schlitterbahn South Padre Island will be rebranded and will continue to be owned by a member of the Henry family. This makes me think Cedar Fair is keeping the Schlitterbahn name and brand on the two Texas parks. The Corpus Christi resort which is owned by IBC Bank has already rebranded as Waves Resort Corpus Christi featuring Schlitterbahn water park. It wouldn't be too hard to change the name of the water park on that resort.
  5. This is a smart move by Cedar Fair. They get into the Texas market by acquiring two of the largest water parks in Texas that also have hotels. In Kansas City, they eliminate a competitor to Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun and get a large chunk of land to develop a possible sports complex. https://ir.cedarfair.com/news/news-details/2019/Cedar-Fair-Signs-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-Two-Iconic-Texas-Water-Parks-From-Schlitterbahn/default.aspx
  6. Wind Creek Hospitality purchased the former Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and has big expansion plans. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wind-creek-hospitality-closes-on-sands-bethlehem-purchase-300860717.html https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/2019/05/its-finally-happening-the-sands-casino-sale-is-up-for-approval.html
  7. Maxx Force is finally testing. Also, the Scenic Railway will not open this season, but will reopen next season.
  8. Sure, maybe a S&S Steeplechase coaster as part of the new kid's area. Maybe not. Maybe a Gravity Group family wood coaster. Maybe not.
  9. The park president said they plan to add something to Magic Waters for 2020, so I doubt SFGAm will also add something to Hurricane Harbor. They have been doing a lot of painting in Kidzopolis and Camp Cartoon this year, but I still think the park will add a flat package (Giga Discovery and possibly a Mega Disk’O or Endeavour) to Southwest Territory.
  10. The mayor of New Orleans is pushing to have what is left of the theme park demolished. https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/orleans/mayor-sights-set-on-long-abandoned-six-flags-to-be-demolished/289-aace06a8-4ac7-42ab-842d-4ebbce789d9c
  11. Pink is used for temporary survey markings or unknown/unidentified facilities. Red would be for electrical, but those markings look pink.
  12. B&M filed a trademark for something called Surf Coaster. I'm not sure if this is a new coaster type or a new version of the stand up coaster. Perhaps some type of water coaster? http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4803:uqidzl.2.1
  13. Nope, none in the chain yet. I know SFGAm was looking at building a dive machine at one point, but then B&M came up with the wing coaster design. The park president went to Gardaland to ride the prototype (Raptor) and decided to go with a wing coaster (X-Flight) instead. SFGAm has mentioned they had three coaster designs to choose from for the space where X-Flight is. I have always assumed the other two designs were a B&M dive and Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter.
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