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Unread 03-12-2009, 05:38 PM   #46
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I remember when 6 Flags in Md used to be adventure world and it was alot better than. now it sucks. id rather go to kings dominion or busch gardens and drive the extra 2 hours any day.

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Unread 03-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #47
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Six flags is nothing. I grew up by the world famous Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. Six flags doesn't even come close to the point!!

Seriously though, All amusement parks are way overpriced
Im finally going there this year. Ive lived so close yet never made it there. I made it to six flags once before it closed. Most of the coasters from that six flags were bought by kings island in cincinatti, so i can still ride some of them haha.
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Unread 03-12-2009, 07:04 PM   #48
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I went to the one in ATL as a kid. It is terrible...tear Six Flags over Africa down.
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Unread 03-12-2009, 07:16 PM   #49
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Six Flags sucks, I will never go back to the one in KY. If anyone has no clue why, then google Six Flags KY feet, or accident. If I'm going to a local park to have some fun I just go to Holiday World. Its cheap friendly and fun. Admission is like $20 something dollars with a pepsi can, free parking and free unlimited drinks.
That accident was actually at fault of the ride manufacturer, Intamin. Do a google search for Inatmin Accidents and you'll see lots of info on them. They're the biggest ride and rollercoaster manufacturer in the world, and they're based out of Switzerland. Some of the rides they've done are Kingda Ka, Top Thrill Dragster, and California Screamin. They make some of the most intense and awesome rides, but have god awful reliability.


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Ugh...Six Flags sucks! The quality of their parks has declined dramatically over the last several years, although they still have the best coasters. I've visited the Georgia park and the SoCal park several times in the last 5 years. I used to have season passes, but never will again. The paint is fading from their rides, there are cobwebs in the line areas, and you're lucky if you see even one employee picking up trash. The roving packs of teens far outweigh the families, and I didn't particularly enjoy being with my kids and eating at a table that had profanity carved into it. We moved twice and found the same thing. On one memorable occasion, we approached Yosemite Sam to get a picture with the kids, and he kept walking and said "I'm on a break. Look for me later." WTF? As far as I'm concerned, they'll never get another penny of my money.
Actually, the past 2 years they've been putting a lot of effort back into the park, thanks to the new CEO. Magic Mountain (the socal park you mentioned) has been repainting rides like crazy, remodeling sections of the park and have been disciplining employees if they don't give the guests hospitality. Things started to go down hill when Six Flags was bought by Premier Parks. They thought more about quantity, not quality. Then they got a new CEO in 07, and ever since then, he's been changing things drastically. How do I know? I worked at Magic Mountain for the past 3 years. That employee you mentioned would get fired if he did that today. They've been turning into more of a family park now, trying to get rid of the Teens that run amok.

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Six flags is nothing. I grew up by the world famous Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. Six flags doesn't even come close to the point!!
X2> Top Thrill Dragster


Seriously though, I really hope they make it. I don't work there anymore, but I still love going to Magic Mountain. And to be honest, spring break and summer are coming up. People are gonna be going there more. I mean, they're only source of revenue is Magic Mountain right now. Wait til all of the parks open up again, I'm sure they'll survive.
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Unread 03-12-2009, 08:36 PM   #50
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The six flags i work at is one of the few that either make money or break even. We broke even last year. Spending millions to remodel rides and repaint rides. During the summer there's some good deals on admission. I believe we were charging 38 most of the season and did a buy one ticket get one free for june and july. Our park is hiring more employees this year then it has ever before and were working really hard to get all of our employees up to par. If they break the rules there fired, simple as that. Everything is based on individual and department weekly and daily audits. I could go into a lot more detail but basically six flags is doing what it can to make things better for guests. I don't personally agree with some of the things but hay one step at a time.
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Unread 03-12-2009, 09:55 PM   #51
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ABSOLUTELY! Do they still have the "Mine Train? That was the second coaster I ever rode (the mini-mine train was the first). I haven't been to Six Flags since about 1990.
Both are still there. Heck, I can still vaguely remember Skull Rock, shows how old I am. Being a Texan I enjoyed the different areas of the park that made up the six "flags" of Texas at the original Six Flags in Arlington, Tx. Six Flags over Texas was a theme park. Now it is just a part of a huge conglomerate of amusement parks. Lost what it was all about to begin with. Maybe some rich Texans can buy the original and keep it running.
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Unread 03-13-2009, 12:11 AM   #52
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Im finally going there this year. Ive lived so close yet never made it there. I made it to six flags once before it closed. Most of the coasters from that six flags were bought by kings island in cincinatti, so i can still ride some of them haha.
Dude I gaurantee you won't be dissapointed. Like I said, haven't been since they opened Millenium Force (summer of 00 as I recall) but I'm sure they've added tons of new stuff. for sure hit Magnum, Raptor, and Millenium Force. the Mantis is cool, but I find the "seats" dig into your groin pretty good. Corckscrew is an oldy but a goodie and still one of my favorites. Mean Streak is cool being all wooden but man is it tough on you. Every part of my body hurt when I got off that thing.

But I digress. I remember the other theme park up there too. went once before six flags bought it and once afterwards, it sucked both times and Cedar Point was just as close. Yeah I'll take Cedar Point any day. Six Flags brings teh suck.

and I get to go to Disneyland again here in another week or so for my girls kid sisters birthday. Sleeping Beutys magical outhouse ahoy!
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Unread 03-13-2009, 01:12 AM   #53
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and I get to go to Disneyland again here in another week or so for my girls kid sisters birthday. Sleeping Beutys magical outhouse ahoy!
I'm going there next Thursday for a job interview. Internship programs FTW!
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Unread 03-13-2009, 01:16 AM   #54
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The six flags i work at is one of the few that either make money or break even. We broke even last year. Spending millions to remodel rides and repaint rides. During the summer there's some good deals on admission. I believe we were charging 38 most of the season and did a buy one ticket get one free for june and july. Our park is hiring more employees this year then it has ever before and were working really hard to get all of our employees up to par. If they break the rules there fired, simple as that. Everything is based on individual and department weekly and daily audits. I could go into a lot more detail but basically six flags is doing what it can to make things better for guests. I don't personally agree with some of the things but hay one step at a time.
Shapiro has been doin some pretty good things with the company. Like you, I didn't agree with everything they did, but they have been improving a lot. When I first started working for them, the conditions sucked but I still liked it. When I left, the conditions for employees (and guests too) improved vastly. Although one thing that was a downgrade: Highlighter Yellow shirts. Does your park have that or is it still the normal blue?
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Unread 03-13-2009, 10:43 AM   #55
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Both are still there. Heck, I can still vaguely remember Skull Rock, shows how old I am. Being a Texan I enjoyed the different areas of the park that made up the six "flags" of Texas at the original Six Flags in Arlington, Tx. Six Flags over Texas was a theme park. Now it is just a part of a huge conglomerate of amusement parks. Lost what it was all about to begin with. Maybe some rich Texans can buy the original and keep it running.
Yea I remember the six different areas, they still have them, but the stuff inside them isnt themed as closely as in the past
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Yea I remember the six different areas, they still have them, but the stuff inside them isnt themed as closely as in the past
A few years ago they reopened Casa Magnetica. That is the lopsided house where the optical illusions make it seem like things roll uphill and stuff. Kinda corny but it was a part of my childhood so I was glad my kids could experience it also. I still miss the gondola sky ride across the park.

Daughter left this morning with her high school choir for Disney World. She asked if I wanted a souvenir. I told her no. I would probably like Epcot Center if someone was able to drag me kicking and screaming. I guess what I don't like about Disney is them trying to supply every single thing instead of letting other businesses share in the take. Come to OUR park. Stay in OUR hotels, cruise on OUR ship. Play on OUR golf courses. I guess I'm too Texan and too independent to like something trying to control everything I do.
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Unread 03-13-2009, 04:06 PM   #57
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I guess what I don't like about Disney is them trying to supply every single thing instead of letting other businesses share in the take. Come to OUR park. Stay in OUR hotels, cruise on OUR ship. Play on OUR golf courses. I guess I'm too Texan and too independent to like something trying to control everything I do.
Yeah it does sort of suck that even the McDonald fries they sell at the park have jacked up prices. But they have done such a good job of keeping the standards high year after year and they train each employee so well that I can not blame them for not letting any other company into the park. At disney it does not matter who you are/ what you title is every executive is required to work in the park for a week each year.
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Six flags is nothing. I grew up by the world famous Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. Six flags doesn't even come close to the point!!

Seriously though, All amusement parks are way overpriced
Overpriced: probably.

Best amusement park in the world: No question. I grew up on cedar point, and absolutely love it. It's been a few years, I guess I'll have to go this summer!
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