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Six Flags Expansion
« on: January 14, 2020, 02:48:55 pm »
If you were Six Flags, what parks would you (logically) try to acquire?

Mine would be-
Castles ní Coasters (Arizona)
Lagoon (Utah)
Funtown Splashdown U.S.A. (Maine)
Camden Park (Virginia)
Adventureland (Iowa)
Beech Bend (Kentucky)
Silverwood (Idaho)
Waldameer (Pennsylvania)
Maybe the Fun Spot parks?

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Re: Six Flags Expansion
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 09:51:03 pm »
Given SFI's finances, it's hard to tell if they are in a good space to acquire more parks. I could maybe see ten trying to pick up a few water parks to make the memberships more valuable.

In Our area, the only water park I could see them getting is Water Wizz. The area's biggest free-standing waterpark is Water Country but that's owned by Palace.

I don't see then beign able to buy a well espablished dry park. Maybe asome strugling but well positioned parks that wodl thrie if invested into but thats still arisk.

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Re: Six Flags Expansion
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 11:48:07 am »
The only park on that list I see being bought up by someone is Silverwood, and that would be by Cedar Fair. Aftershock might be the only thing that makes it look more like a corporate park on the skyline. They have a lot of good planters and Cedar Fair will keep up with this, and maintaining the two woodies. They have 2 steel coasters, the two woodies, an SBF spinner, and an old kiddie coaster. Maybe they could get Time Warp from Wonderland and a launched coaster, that would round the park well.

Castles and Coasters is too small to be much more, Palace might snag it if it falls on hard times-but that's unlikely.

Lagoon is doing fine as they are and will remain on the trajectory they are on.

Cedar Fair doesn't have property in New England, but Funtown Splashtown doesn't look to be in a shape that would make sense as a corporate park.

Camden Park and Beach Bend are a similar story to Funtown Splashtown and Castles and Coasters: too small and doesn't look the part.

Adventureland does look like a Six Flags park as it doesn't look that beautiful, but I feel the water park if they remove their skycoaster and the ride that looks like Penguin's Blizzard River at Six Flags America (not sure of the model) would work out for them. It's halfway between Worlds of Fun and Valleyfair. Nearest Six Flags is six hours away so this might be accurate.

Fun Spot: HELL NO, those will stay as they are for a long time

Waldameer is a lot like Knoebles, so no. They might condense their pavilions to the air between the East Side and West Side and put another coaster next to Steel Dragon where the Rainbow Gardens building is, but that is at least 10-15 years away.
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Re: Six Flags Expansion
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 12:15:43 pm »
Here's the Premier Parks:

Elitch Gardens is in the process of moving so that park is off the list. Glenwood could work under Hershend as they have a license to operate attractions at Stone Mountain-but has no coasters.

I feel that Wild Waves, unlike some previously mentioned parks could get converted, the dry side just needs some work on paths/midways and maybe a new place where you pay for parking (and fully decked out lot). A new steel coaster with inversions would probably within a 5-year plan.

They also own Magic Springs in Arkansas, and they have a baby Abismo, the only one of its kind in the US. It would require a lot less work than Wild Waves to fix up by either company, so...

They apparently own Clementon now. This would be in competition with both Great Adventure and Dorney, but I feel Palace would fine snagging this one up and giving Hellcat a little TLC. Could also be demolished for low income housing.
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Re: Six Flags Expansion
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 12:53:03 pm »
Can't really see SFI acquiring any of those.  Camden is in WV not VA.  If I had to pick one I guess Lagoon but really cn't see any of them. 

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Re: Six Flags Expansion
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 01:48:43 am »
I agree

That aside if any chain bought and wanted to expand funtown they have plenty of land but the park really needs to be reconfigured to access it correctly. The and then own stars behind Excalibur and then goes north. It then stretched back nearly to the highway.