Coaster Celebration Extremely Doubtful

Coaster Celebration Extremely Doubtful

Post by Sam Mar » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 03:37:02


Quote:
>There will be a good chance that Cyclone Celebration will also cease to exist
>if Coaster Celebration is cancelled.

Well that would double suck!
 
 
 

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Post by STOPSPA » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 05:56:24



Quote:
>Let me give Great Adventure some good reasons why they should hold Coaster
>Celebration.

>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

That depends on what you mean by "this type" of celebration.  Other parks
in the chain do events for enthusiasts, some with ACE, some on their own.
I know that SFOT has had an EXCELLENT event every year, for many years now.
A lot of us attended it the weekend before the San Antonio ACE con a few
years back.

That's not to in any way diminish the great event that SFGAdv has had in
CC.  I just want the other SF parks to get credit where it is due!


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Post by Mik » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 06:06:32

Quote:

> >SO I guess maybe we should look north to Lake Compounce

> Im down for this idea. I would love ANOTHER event at LC. It makes me happy when
> new people I havent met come to my homepark.

>                                           Dropped and Dashed
>                                                 600+ Times

Lake Compounce is a nice park but cannot match the variety that SFGA
has.  I've been to the last 3 CC and had an unbeliveable time each
time.  If SFGA is reading (I hope they are), I sincerely hope you have
the event this year.  I believe that the events preceding last year
were a direct detriment to attendance.  Being there, I can tell you
that each of us had a wonderful time.

 
 
 

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Post by XCALIBRMI » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 08:55:00

A little harsh, aren't you, Sam?  So we're only given 48 hours (in February!)
to respond about an event which takes place in September?  Ron and I have had
terrific times at the Coaster Celebrations we've attended.  But if SFGA doesn't
want to host it, we shouldn't have to beg them for it.

Here's an idea.  They should hold it on the same weekend in conjunction with
your SFA Zombie Invasion.  The parks aren't that far apart to do one on a
Saturday and one on a Sunday.  I really liked their one-day CC last year.

Mike "Damon's Grill trivia game gloater" Thompson  :-P

 
 
 

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Post by Sam Mar » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 09:06:21

well it's almost always announced at Eastcoaster and one would think that
someone would be interested.........  Oh well
 
 
 

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Post by Kevin Dore » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 09:43:56

Quote:
> Sam, I appreciate your effort but please don't come down so ***
people.
> Geez, I mean, an entire park up north is in danger of meeting the wrecking
ball
> and still people haven't made the effort to donate.

Speaking of an entire park up north that is in danger of meeting the
wrecking ball ... for those of you who haven't yet bought a whale (or two,
or three), you still have your chance to save a part of amu***t history.
And for those who simply don't have $50, I'm sure that Allyson and everyone
would appreciate a donation of any type to help out--every dollar counts!
The wrecking ball may be close, but it hasn't started swinging... not yet,
at least.  But time is running out -- it's time to stand behind what so many
claim to want in preservation and tradition, or forever hold your peace.

Kevin

 
 
 

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Post by Rastus O'Ging » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 10:38:47



Quote:
>I hate ot say it, but I would bet that
>talk like this, and all the SF bashing on RRC, is one of the reasons that
>SFGAd does not want to hold the event.  People like to bash the park on here
>then attend the event?   That doensn't make sense to me and if i was the park
>why would I hold an event for a bunch of coaster enthusiasts who do nothing
>but rip apart Six Flags?

I think your opinion of daily operations, and an enthusiast event can
be different.  But, ultimately, SF should face the fact that their
operations really suck at some parks.  One train operations and
multiple ride closings is no way to make folks happy.  In fact, it
would make the desire for an event where ERT will give more rides than
a week of standing in a slow line rise quite a bit.

If SFAW put in an INtamin Giga, I'd LOVE for them to hold an event for
it so I could log a bunch of rides.  But, that probably wouldn't
change my opinion of SFAW's operations.

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Post by Keith Elki » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:11:54

Hey Sam,

I haven't had time to read the group lately, but am I understanding you
correctly that there will be no coaster celebration this year???

Quote:
> It's now approximately 48 hrs since I posted a request for e-mails to send
to
> the "proper" person to change their mind about not having the Coaster
> Celebration this year.  (The method recommended by Great Adventure
staffers)

> I've received a pathetic 10 e-mails!

> I think the coaster event has almost a ZERO chance of being revived with
that
> kind of response. The *** "Great Adventurers" didn't bother to send
in
> their plea!

> SO I guess maybe we should look north to Lake Compounce, or Rye Playland
to
> host a pre Cyclone Celebration event, cause with the pitiful response to
> Coaster Celebration being cancelled, I'm afraid we'll just have to look
> elswhere for a gathering on Sept 14th!

> Sadly,

> SAM

 
 
 

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Post by Kevin Pag » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:47:43

Adam,
    I hear ya.  I dounbt I will even visit a SF park this year at all.  No
need to get crapped on all the time by bad service and rowdy patrons and no
security and *** parks.

Kevin Page


Quote:

> >It's now approximately 48 hrs since I posted a request for e-mails to
send to
> >the "proper" person to change their mind about not having the Coaster
> >Celebration this year.  (The method recommended by Great Adventure
staffers)

> >I've received a pathetic 10 e-mails!

> >I think the coaster event has almost a ZERO chance of being revived with
that
> >kind of response. The *** "Great Adventurers" didn't bother to send
in
> >their plea!

> >SO I guess maybe we should look north to Lake Compounce, or Rye Playland
to
> >host a pre Cyclone Celebration event, cause with the pitiful response to
> >Coaster Celebration being cancelled, I'm afraid we'll just have to look
> >elswhere for a gathering on Sept 14th!

> >Sadly,

> >SAM

> Sam, I appreciate your effort but please don't come down so ***
people.
> Geez, I mean, an entire park up north is in danger of meeting the wrecking
ball
> and still people haven't made the effort to donate. A coaster event is
hardly
> something to panic about.

> Your attack on the *** "Great Adventurers" is also not warranted as
many
> of us are planning to address the issue shortly and seriously. I'm as
bummed as
> the next guy that CC may no longer exist but this is just the typical Six
Flags
> corporate bullshit in effect. Believe me, I'm *this* close to personally
> shutting the door on Six Flags. My dollar and efforts are much more well
spent
> and appreciated elsewhere.

>                      Live to Ride,
>                        Adam Revesz (who knows it's near impossible to
fight the
> corporate giants)

 
 
 

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Post by CoasterB » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 13:23:41

Quote:
>I think your opinion of daily operations, and an enthusiast event can
>be different.  But, ultimately, SF should face the fact that their
>operations really suck at some parks.  One train operations and
>multiple ride closings is no way to make folks happy.
>Rastus O'Ginga

I couldn't agree more. Six flags is a strange company. You'd think that
policies and procedures would be standard across all their parks. Some things
seem standard, like the characters, merchandise and most of the maps look
similar. But the training and food options are drastically different from park
to park. Then you have SFWoA which has the strange "no photo" policy that
seemingly none of the other SF parks have. Also, even similar rides don't seem

example). So while I think a total bashing of the company is not warranted, and
that some of their parks are quite good, there are certainly some of their
parks that could be run better, no doubt about it.

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Post by Joe Schwart » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 13:29:17

Quote:

> Speaking of an entire park up north that is in danger of meeting the
> wrecking ball ... for those of you who haven't yet bought a whale (or two,
> or three), you still have your chance to save a part of amu***t history.
> And for those who simply don't have $50, I'm sure that Allyson and everyone
> would appreciate a donation of any type to help out--every dollar counts!
> The wrecking ball may be close, but it hasn't started swinging... not yet,
> at least.  But time is running out -- it's time to stand behind what so many
> claim to want in preservation and tradition, or forever hold your peace.

And don't forget, if you donate money and the Bowens fail to save Whalom
Park, they will return your donation.  So in a sense, you have nothing to
lose.

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Post by Shawn Mamr » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 23:02:18


Quote:
>And don't forget, if you donate money and the Bowens fail to save Whalom
>Park, they will return your donation.  So in a sense, you have nothing to
>lose.

Strictly speaking, a Whale isn't a "donation" per se - more like an
advance purchase of a season pass.  It has to be structured that way,
because it's a for-profit venture and not tax deductible.

-Shawn Mamros

 
 
 

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Post by Joe Schwart » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 02:17:34

Quote:


> >And don't forget, if you donate money and the Bowens fail to save Whalom
> >Park, they will return your donation.  So in a sense, you have nothing to
> >lose.

> Strictly speaking, a Whale isn't a "donation" per se - more like an
> advance purchase of a season pass.  It has to be structured that way,
> because it's a for-profit venture and not tax deductible.

Thanks for the clarification, Shawn.  I knew it wasn't tax-deductible, but
I couldn't think of what else to call it.  :-)

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