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It's ALMOST as if the video is just a quick visual representation of the ride rather than real life...

Resurrecting this thread (and renaming it), cos we don't reallllllllly need a thread for each Six Flags park.  Surprised this hasn't cropped up on here before now though...   Six Flags Fiest

Only thing that is really interesting me is the S&S Free Fly to be honest.  Looks fun and hopefully can better the Intamin ZacSpins.   Twisted Colossus looks good, but fear of throughput and oth

Announcement day for 2016's stuff...

 

https://www.sixflags.com/national/new-2016

 

 

Joker RMC Roar Revamp

 

 

S&S 4D for Great Adventure,

 

4 Larson Loopers

 

2 Battle for Metropolis

 

Backwards B&M

 

Revolution Refurb

 

2 Kids Areas in 1 Park

 

2 Waterpark additions

 

Bizarro is also getting taken away to be Superman again

 

 

Six Flags over Texas getting a big Frisbee thing is my favourite additon...

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Resurrecting this thread (and renaming it), cos we don't reallllllllly need a thread for each Six Flags park.  Surprised this hasn't cropped up on here before now though...

 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas are getting an RMC Raptor (single rail) coaster.  It's started to do test runs:

 

 

It looks bloody quick and intense.  Ugly too.  But quick, intense, snappy, and perhaps a tiny bit terrifying.  

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They used to own Darien Lake... What a weird choice...

 

Only two actual parks on that list, Frontier City is a strange choice as well I'd say but I dunno how built up Ooooooooooooooklahoma is these days...

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West Coast Racers looks the most exciting addition by far, but those comfort collars are a very strange addition. Max Force does not look to bad either. 

 

Looks like SFMM are well and truly the world’s Coaster capital now. At least until Energylandia probably beat that in a few years.

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I'd be very surprised if it happens.

 

Six Flags are only marginally larger than Cedar Fair. I'm not sure what sort of offer they could put on the table to tempt Cedar Fair people.

 

Normally when these out of nowhere offers happen, it's because they're unlikely to happen. So I wouldn't worry yet.

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It's weird, I guess Cedar Fair parks have gotten better since my last visit to one, but my memories of the two operators are one of relatively equal measure...

 

Neither terrible or fantastic, just... Adequate...

 

I don't think it'll be a typical buy out in the sense of Six Flags over Cedar Point, but more in the top end of management changing...

 

It could mean even longer videos with the CEO announcing the new stuff, and that I can get behind...

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I really hope this doesn’t happen because this would be a disaster for Cedar Fair parks and a large chunk of the American park industry. 

 

Ive seen and heard so many negative things about Six Flags parks, whether that be operations, maintenance, park reliability and the like. 

 

Cedar Fair have their imperfections but I definitely think they are the better operator. Their parks look cleaner and better maintained although some of their rides and bag policies are questionable. 

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Benin said:

It could mean even longer videos with the CEO announcing the new stuff, and that I can get behind...

Would it though? They would almost have a monopoly in the states, I think investments would slow down, budget cuts made and they would focus on rebranding current attractions into their branding they use in most six flags parks, and then not really adding new stuff that often. 

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Would it though? They would almost have a monopoly in the states, I think investments would slow down, budget cuts made and they would focus on rebranding current attractions into their branding they use in most six flags parks, and then not really adding new stuff that often. 

Thing is, combing the attendances of those two companies together, they would only have slightly more than Universal. And of course Disney is still a huge powerhouse in the states. To even keep those number up they'd have to invest regularly in most places.

 

I'm sure there'd be some changes in investment and it would have a knock on effect, but if they were to do it, I don't think they could treat it as if they've monopolised the market.

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The main problem I have with this if it does happen is I find Six Flags parks to be utterly soulless, commercialised to high hell and corporate. Half the reason Cedar Point is so far ahead of every park I’ve visited is because it has charm to it. It has a rich history and even though it belongs to a chain, does not have an overly corperate feel to it whatsoever. Six Flags get their hands on it and that charm will possibly disappear in a flash. The other factor as to why Cedar Point is ran as well as it has been is down to the fact it is Cedar Fairs cashcow and the flagship park. Under a Six Flags ownership, it will only be playing second fiddle to Magic Mountain. 

 

The other issue is that a takeover or even a merge would kill one of the greatest amusement park rivalries in the world right now and with that, Six Flags will have monopolised the thrill park industry in America and the states will be left in a relatively similar state to what the U.K is going through with M£rlin right now and that’s a lack of competition. Yes Disney and Universal are also a thing in America obviously, but Six Flags and Cedar Fair cater to an entirely different audience to those two chains. So any sort of deal between Cedar Fair and Six Flags could be a complete disaster for the industry especially in the states.

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