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Will SFO be able to compete with CP

James B.

Posted:
4/1/00 at
1:45:50 PM

There are a lot of cometition within amusement parks. For Examples, SFMM vs KBF; SFKK vs PKI; SFAW vs SFoT; PKD vs BGW. The most overlooked pair are Cedar Point and Six-Flags Ohio, simply because CP is so popular and SFO is just becoming known to the public.

Because of SFO's big expansion, more people would want to go there, that can take a load of people off CP. I personally would rather go to SFO than CP, because of three opening coasters in a single year. That's my idea of an expansion. MF will be super-awesome, but SFO will have more NEW attractions to select from PLUS a newer experience for the park.

I think in a couple of years SFO will be to compete with CP.

Depends on the generation. by ben at 4/1/00 2:10:31 PM

> There are a lot of cometition within
> amusement parks. For Examples, SFMM vs KBF;
> SFKK vs PKI; SFAW vs SFoT; PKD vs BGW. The
> most overlooked pair are Cedar Point and
> Six-Flags Ohio, simply because CP is so
> popular and SFO is just becoming known to
> the public. Because of SFO's big expansion,
> more people would want to go there, that can
> take a load of people off CP. I personally
> would rather go to SFO than CP, because of
> three opening coasters in a single year.
> That's my idea of an expansion. MF will be
> super-awesome, but SFO will have more NEW
> attractions to select from PLUS a newer
> experience for the park. I think in a
> couple of years SFO will be to compete with
> CP.

SFO can be flashy and put in lots of $ and new rides, but will it ever have the same legacy as America's Roller Coast??? While the youngest generation may indeed patronize SFO more in the coming years, Cedar Point has history behind it and is well known by so many Ohioans, not to mention people from all across the country. Besides, will SFO's best coaster crew be anywhere in the league of some of those teams that have worked together at CP for many years?? (The GP may indeed not care about this, but I for one do) -ben

Re: Depends on the generation. by yan verkempinck at 4/1/00 2:33:39 PM

SFO can be flashy and put in lots of $ and new
> rides, but will it ever have the same legacy
> as America's Roller Coast??? While the
> youngest generation may indeed patronize SFO
> more in the coming years, Cedar Point has
> history behind it and is well known by so
> many Ohioans, not to mention people from all
> across the country. Besides, will SFO's best
> coaster crew be anywhere in the league of
> some of those teams that have worked
> together at CP for many years?? (The GP may
> indeed not care about this, but I for one
> do) -ben

I look at it another way.... by Giff at 4/1/00 2:34:42 PM

I like how they compliment each other, drawing from each other. How can you not travel to one without going to the other, being an hour or two away from each other. Not to mention Kennywood, which is another two hours down the road from SFO. Throw in PKI, you have a ultimate trip with those 4 parks alone!

I only wish I had the time to do that this year, but PA will be great too!

Have fun, Jeff

Re: Depends on the generation. by yan verkempinck at 4/1/00 2:37:20 PM

> all i know is my wife and i are going on a ohio trip this summer and are looking forward to a total of 35 coasters between cp ki and sfo.

Re: Depends on the generation. by ben at 4/1/00 6:30:08 PM

> all i know is my wife and i are going on a ohio trip this summer and are looking forward to a total of 35 coasters between cp ki and sfo.

Sounds great! (I did that trip back in the summer of '97, and it was sort of the summer that got me into coasters) I don't think you will be dissapointed one bit with those 3 parks. If you can, I'd recommend thinking about adding in Kennywood, in Pittsburgh PA. It's a few hours away from Geauga Lake, and if you can fit it into your trip, I think that is one of if not the greatest family/traditional parks in the country. (Also great if you like classic wooden coasters) -ben

Yes...in Y2K at least by GR8 Ump at 4/1/00 7:34:34 PM

Yes!

From what I saw and experienced with SFA in 1999, I definetly believe that SFO will be able to compete with CP.

People are stupid. The GP believes that since the park was "taken over" by Six Flags (which we all know the truth about Premeir and SF), the park will be completely different. I cant begin to tell you the numerous times last year that I heard people say..."the park is the same as it was last year." They believe that since its a new park that magically the whole park is going to transform and become something its not.

Dont get me wrong...Geauga Lake had a lot of potential. I went to GL last year on my way to CP and I loved it...and I will like it a lot more with the 2000 additions.

After the 2000 season when the GP realizes that SFO is still GL with a couple new coasters, then I believe that the GP will realize that it is just the same park that it was before. Attendence will most likely go lower, just an estimation, if SFO doesnt follow it up with a large attraction like Superman:ROS or another major attraction, in my opinion, that may hurt the park. The GP will realize that SFO is STILL GL!

Ohio trip by mr acer at 4/2/00 7:56:15 AM

Definitely add KW. You want to be sure to experience the SP before it's gone.

mr acer

Re: Depends on the generation. by The Nor Easter at 4/2/00 5:09:56 PM

Besides, will SFO's best
> coaster crew be anywhere in the league of
> some of those teams that have worked
> together at CP for many years?? (The GP may
> indeed not care about this, but I for one
> do) -ben

oh you mean the awsome wait times of 2 hours to get on the raptor, and magnum.....(back in 98)and the almost 3 hour wait time for mantis....oh yea great....

Re: Depends on the generation. by ben at 4/2/00 6:28:16 PM

> Besides, will SFO's best oh you mean the
> awsome wait times of 2 hours to get on the
> raptor, and magnum.....(back in 98)and the
> almost 3 hour wait time for mantis....oh yea
> great....

Go to Cedar Point on a midsummer wknd, and yes, you may very well have 2-3 hour waits. (Haven't tried it myself). Whichever park one goes to, it's of course best to go early/late season or at least on a weekday. I bet the waits at SFO this season won't be anything to sneeze at though. You're right about Mantis, ever since they added those belts or whatever the wait has apparently gotten much worse, and I can't believe CP did that. Of course, it's still better than the standup at SFO (err, no standup at all). -ben

Re: Depends on the generation. by The Nor easter at 4/3/00 3:39:22 PM

Go to Cedar Point on a midsummer wknd, and yes,
> you may very well have 2-3 hour waits.
> (Haven't tried it myself). Whichever park
> one goes to, it's of course best to go
> early/late season or at least on a weekday.
> I bet the waits at SFO this season won't be
> anything to sneeze at though. You're right
> about Mantis, ever since they added those
> belts or whatever the wait has apparently
> gotten much worse, and I can't believe CP
> did that. Of course, it's still better than
> the standup at SFO (err, no standup at all).
> -ben

....It was a wednsday....

Re: Depends on the generation. by ben at 4/4/00 12:47:58 PM

> Go to Cedar Point on a midsummer wknd, and
> yes, ....It was a wednsday....

Aww, I hate it when I'm wrong. :) Call me a pessimist, but I still say the lines at SFO are gonna be bad too. -ben