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rj1972 last won the day on September 1 2019

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  1. I did notice the new roster of board members. Let's hope that between them and Mike, they can turn the business around.
  2. I'm glad to see that they thought creatively to at least open the Safari. I attended the virtual SIX shareholders meeting on May 6th and there wasn't a whole lot of optimism. Keep in mind that their stock declined in 2019, and 2020 has been a disaster for them. They had to take a loan just to get them by, as well as implemented a poison pill to avoid a takeover. Jim Reid-Anderson ran the place into the ground, and left it with little oversees development and a high debt load. Meanwhile, the board members let Jim do his thing, and they all received their retainers in return. I surmise that the company may not make it if they are forced to keep everything closed all summer. It's a shame, but they just don't have a good business model. You can't charge next to nothing for season passes and dining plans, while investing millions a year in new attractions. We skipped Six Flags last year, as we had Disney passes. We had intended to purchase Six Flags passes this year, but will likely do nothing for now.
  3. It will be interesting to see how all of this turns out. SIX recently put a poison pill in place to avoid a competitor takeover, as their stock price was tanking well before the virus hit. Their stock is down 65% year to date, and last year was also a dismal decline. Jim Reid-Anderson pretty much ran the company into the ground. Such a shame.
  4. All of you are way too funny! You are acting as if a new attraction is really that important in your life.
  5. That definitely is impressive. We usually arrive early, as well, so as not to deal with the fiasco. However, even being among the first through the gates, the FP HQ is either not yet open, or there is already a line in front of us. There really needs to be a better system.
  6. Ugh! So maybe not as promising as I had hoped. I just find it ridiculous to have to stand in line for usually around 20 minutes in order obtain a device that makes your line waits shorter.
  7. OK, that's good news, as it was a mess last year.
  8. Quick question: We alternate years between Six Flags Season Passes and Disney Season Passes. We are slated to purchase Six Flags passes, dining passes, and all season flash passes during the Labor Day sale; however, we were curious if the park changed the location where members obtain their skip-a-line passes. Last year, we had waits that pushed 45 minutes at times at the Flash Pass Headquarters due to that facility being used for both Flash Pass and Skip-a-line members. If the dual use of the Flash Pass Headquarters has not changed, we may rethink Six Flags passes this year. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  9. Nitro's lines were over 90 minutes Saturday evening, as well. My Flash Pass Platinum was rendering wait times approaching 20 minutes. Interestingly, the Justice League had lengthy waits. El Toro was all over the place, as that ride was going up and down most of the afternoon. I'm certainly glad to see the crowds coming out. SIX just needs to figure out how to generate those types of attendance numbers outside of Fright Fest with other high-interest special events.
  10. Disney charges $20 a day for parking.
  11. I have absolutely no basis for my comment, but I find it hard to believe that the economics makes sense to move El Diablo. This is not a high budget ride, and I would have to think that the cost of demantling, shipping, and re-installing El Diablo is just not worth it.
  12. I rode this for the first time today. It was interesting, but I sort of place it in the El Diablo category, as it was more hype than it deserved.
  13. In my humble opinion, this is one of their best attractions. Yes, it’s a cross between Disney’s Buzz Lightyear and Universals Spider-Man, but it’s great for any age group, and not just another off-the-shelf ride.
  14. Just out of curiosity, what is the $20 membership security deposit all about? Does Six Flags actually want the cards returned upon cancellation? Why on earth would they want them back? They are of no use if Six deactivates them???
  15. I’m looking forward to the next quarterly conference call to see how the conversion is going to memberships. From a purely subjective standpoint, I am seeing quite a few people sporting their membership lanyards, as if they just received their shiny new black American Express Centurion cards. I think the lanyards was a great marketing idea. My my only concern is Six’s offering of four different memberships, as well as the traditional season pass. Too many options can confuse the consumer. I also don’t like that they priced Diamond and Diamond Elite so low. I feel that Gold and Platinum are priced relatively well, but they could have demanded a much greater premium for the two Diamond memberships. These are monthly payment plans, which lessens the blow for customers wanting to aspire to something greater.
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