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  1. Lemur

    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    That would work too.
  2. Lemur

    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Yes, please! I'm ready to be done with air conditioning and humidity.
  3. Lemur

    Did you ever get sick on a ride?

    Never horked, but I've gotten vertigo from Joker and Cyborg because I had an inner ear infection I wasn't aware of at the time.
  4. Unless the only way to raise capital is to sell something off, and they'll go with the low hanging fruit first. And I don't think they're at that point yet.
  5. This is more interesting from a municipal government point of view, personally. I can't imagine my local municipality managing a huge water park - they're not really good at managing garbage pick up. Then again, that may be why they're leasing the park to Six Flags.
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    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Footprint is way too small for that, plus they'd have to remediate the land due to the underground fuel tanks. Only thing they can really do on that site is put in another gas station or remediate the land back to grassy lawn. You mean a Sky Rocket II? Nice little compact coaster that is proving very popular with the Bush Gardens/Sea World parks. I wouldn't mind seeing one of them in the Golden Kingdom at all. Maybe a Screamin' Swing as well just to round it out a bit.
  7. Lemur

    Future of Bizarro

    I don't think anyone is going to theme anything to First Nations/Native People anytime soon as even if it's done well, it's going to stir up the wrong sort of notice.
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    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Gotta love it when people think the Coaster Wars are still on-going.
  9. Lemur

    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    They'll do it once and they'll never do it again. The "NYC Crowd" isn't going to go hang out at American Dream. It's not aimed at them, it's a "weekend completer" for people coming to visit NYC. The "NYC Crowd" will do what they've always done - Coney or Great Adventure. And it's two trains that may or may not run right now.
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    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    These aren't "area parks". The only "parks" SF could possibly lose single-day gate to are the boardwalks and Bowcraft and Bowcraft is closing. American Dream isn't a full day park, unless you're going shopping for some fine designer goods. Legoland is freaking Legoland and it's Yonkers, which might as well be the moon if you live in Philadelphia or South Jersey. They aren't going to lose a thing except a couple of coaster enthusiasts who decide to spend one day out of their summer at a kiddie park in Yonkers and one day stuck in traffic on Route 3 just to find out the Takabisha clone is down. You guys are confusing what the average park goer is interested in with what coaster enthusiasts do. The average park goer isn't going to go to Legoland unless their kid demands it. The average park goer isn't going to go to the Meadowlands unless it's to split time at the ski slope or indoor water park. And if you think SF corporate is going to drop the money into making Great Adventure a year-round attraction, I got more bad news for you ...
  11. Lemur

    Kings Island Coaster Removal

    Yeah, but rather a 4-5 foot fall than a 40-50 foot fall.
  12. Lemur

    SeaWorld Orlando Infinity Falls

    That's SOP for any park with a water ride now. Just look at the area around the log flume.
  13. Lemur

    Disney Parks additions/removals

    Hence the allure of the passes and memberships. Go twice and it pays for itself!
  14. Lemur

    willy wonka dark ride

    1. The ride license for Willy Wonka is held by the Roald Dahl foundation. The movie rights are held by Warner Brothers. They are NOT THE SAME THING. They would theoretically have to acquire the rights to both if they want to use movie likenesses instead of book likenesses. 2. Why the hell would anyone build a second park in either one of those locations around that particular IP? It would make for a bomb ass dark ride but an entirely other park? Where's the demand? 3. In case you guys haven't noticed, Great Adventure isn't Six Flags' biggest concern right now.
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    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Why should a park out in the hinterlands of PA dictate what Six Flags does?
  16. Lemur

    willy wonka dark ride

    No, they can only use the IP they've licensed. The licensing agreement is specific to certain characters and in some situations is actually geographically limited as to what characters can be used. From their annual report: "In particular, our license agreements entitle us to use, subject to customary approval rights of Warner Bros. and, in limited circumstances, approval rights of certain third parties, all animated, cartoon and comic book characters that Warner Bros. and DC Comics have the right to license, including Batman, Superman, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird and Yosemite Sam, and include the right to sell merchandise using the characters. In addition, certain 9 Hanna-Barbera characters including Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones are available for our use at certain of our theme parks." On a separate note, the Roald Dahl holds the licensing rights to that IP. Alton Towers closed their ride in 2015 when the Roald Dahl Foundation wouldn't renew the license.
  17. Lemur

    Misc GA Mumblings

    Nah, I went after 8 last year a couple of times.
  18. Lemur

    Fright Fest 2018

    Yeah, that area is just weird. So bizarre. They really need someone to take a comprehensive look at the theming through out the park and come up with a master plan.
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    Fright Fest 2018

    Actually, it doesn't. DC markets their rides off of the cartoon lineup and not their movies. We'd likely see a Supergirl or Flash themed ride before Shazam. And the park isn't going to cut off it's nose to spite it's face. They won't demolish that venue unless it's apparent there is absolutely no other choice on the off-chance they can actually provide some sort of show there on the cheap. They'll add a ride somewhere else before they trash that arena. As for Dead Man's Party, considering that they canned the choreographer who'd been running it for almost 20 years last year and this year's show is getting tepid reviews, I can actually see them going with a different show next season.
  20. Lemur

    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    They aren't adding another flat. They're trading out an existing flat with a newer model. No fanfare, no big marketing roll-out. Just unplug the existing one, truck it out, truck in the new one and plug it in. Y'all need to stop overthinking these things.
  21. Lemur

    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Also, why give something new and shiny to La Ronde?
  22. Lemur

    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    So I'll ask the question ... how often does the park hit that hard max capacity? Seems that it's not that often.
  23. Lemur

    Misc GA Mumblings

    Don't know. Why don't you go hit up the chat feature and ask one of the SF folks to give you a hand.
  24. Lemur

    Best Dark Rides You Have Experienced

    Disney definitely blows everyone away in this aspect.