Let me give Great Adventure some good reasons why they should hold Coaster
1.) It's a good end of the summer event
2.) Out of all the parks in SF chain , Great Adventure is the only one that
is doing this type of Celebration
3.) The park has some great coasters and flat rides, and it's a nice park to
visit when it's not running at full capacity , like in the middle of the
4.)It's one of the few parks that I know that has an un-offical fan club
that is very active
No matter what coaster club that you belong to , Great Adventure's Coaster
Celebration always made you feel welcome at the park. What I also enjoy
about this event , is that some of the employees get to join in with the
rest of us coaster nuts and have fun.
Now what happened last year ?
The World Trade Center , pure and simple. A lot of people that fly to this
event more than likely canceled their plans to fly , I would have. That
being said , that was last year , this year promises to be a lot better.
Security on the airlines is up , people once again are starting to feel good
about air travel.
My only problem with Coaster Celebration, is the date change. The change
from the weekend after Labor Day , to 2 weekends after Labor Day makes
impossible for me to attend , my schedule conflicts. That 's the only reason
that I haven't attended Coaster Celebration lately , is the date change.
Here's some simple math to look at , $105,000.00 of revenue will be lost
that weekend if Coaster Celebration is canceled , that's not including
registration for the event. Lost registration revnue would be about $21,000.
I based the in park estimate on 350 people spending an average $150 a day in
the park for 2 days. I based the registration fee on $65 a person average.
Now that is about $126,000.00 on top of what the gate is going to take in
for the day , I would not want to lose that revenue.
Coaster Celebartion is one of those events that is looked forward too , just
like Cedar Point's Coaster Mainia , Stark Raven Mad , Timberfest just to
name a few off the top of my head.
If I was the park , I would take all the e-mails , and all the RRC posts ,
put them on a desk and gauge the response to the event. My guess would be
that there's an overwhelming support for the event.
I would hate to see Coaster Celebration canceled , I always enjoyed
-----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =-----
http://www.newsfeeds.com - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World!
-----== Over 80,000 Newsgroups - 16 Different Servers! =-----