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The War On Lines including a 1999 Opening Day Tour

War On Lines Poll - Check all that apply  

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  1. 1. Which of these rides added for the War on Lines have you ridden?

    • Black Beard's Lost Treasure Train
      28
    • Chaos
      12
    • Escape From Dino Island II - 3D
      14
    • Evolution
      7
    • Great American Road Race
      7
    • Houdini's Great Escape
      28
    • Jolly Roger
      24
    • Jumpin' Jack Flash
      4
    • Medusa
      27
    • Pendulum
      12
    • Pirate's Flight
      9
    • Rodeo Stampede
      17
    • Spinnaker
      6
    • Time Warp
      8
    • Twister
      15
  2. 2. Which of these kiddie rides added for the War on Lines have you ridden?

    • Bugs Bunny Land - Daffy's Duccaneer
      6
    • Bugs Bunny Land - Wile E. Coyote Speed Trap
      6
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Bugs Bunny Fun Factory
      16
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Bugs Bunny Seaport Barnstormers
      15
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Daffy's Deep Diver
      13
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Elmer Fudd Weather Balloons
      11
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Hand Crank Cars
      5
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Michigan J. Frog's Fun Flotilla
      9
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Pepe LePew's Hearts Aweigh
      12
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Road Runner Railway
      21
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Sylvester's Pounce & Bounce
      12
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Taz's Seaport Trucking Company
      14
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Taz Tornado
      14
    • Looney Tunes Seaport - Yosemite Sam Flight School
      10


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It's not hard to see how easy it must have been for Six Flags to rack up such a high amount of debt. In addition to the huge investment in Great Adventure's 1999 War on Lines, they also invested over $30 million on 15 rides for Fiesta Texas the same year (not to mention all the rest of the parks that season). And that's all in 1999 dollars!

 

1999 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Brochure

Certainly true, but they probably would not have ever come close to bankruptcy had it not been for Premier's acquisition of the entire chain and then acquiring so many other parks (most not suitable for the brand), so quickly! I really think the brand became exceptionally diluted and the existing SF parks suffered in maintenance/upkeep cuts that really hurt the companies attendance and profitability.

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It's amazing with all the new additions added that Medusa was actually running on opening day. Recent years haven't had the same luxury

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They started site prep on Medusa in spring of 1998 so they had plenty of time for construction. Also, there wasn't anything new n the park for 1998 so they had the money and people to focus on getting a head start for 1999.

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