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Postby CoasterRiderSC on March 27th, 2018, 9:19 am
staticshadows wrote:Six Flags presentation to the Gurnee Village Board:
https://youtu.be/F92aVBhCGZo?t=2777

Highlights:
-The Joker was the most impactful of any new capital introduction in all of Six Flags over the last two years. It was a homerun for Six Flags.



I'm having a hard time understanding how Joker was so impactful??
Unless Six Flags can somehow measure how much more incremental revenue it earned or people came to the park based on the addition of the Joker?

For me (and seemingly others on here) the novelty of the Joker wore off quickly.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 27th, 2018, 10:39 am
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
staticshadows wrote:Six Flags presentation to the Gurnee Village Board:
https://youtu.be/F92aVBhCGZo?t=2777

Highlights:
-The Joker was the most impactful of any new capital introduction in all of Six Flags over the last two years. It was a homerun for Six Flags.



I'm having a hard time understanding how Joker was so impactful??
Unless Six Flags can somehow measure how much more incremental revenue it earned or people came to the park based on the addition of the Joker?

For me (and seemingly others on here) the novelty of the Joker wore off quickly.


Well, the Joker was probably very impactful because the GP around here hasn't had the experience of spinning and flipping upside down over and over like the Joker delivers. That's why the public went crazy over it. I enjoyed it a lot because every ride is going to be a little different every time.
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on March 27th, 2018, 11:13 am
Hopefully Big Lou's will be on the dining plan. :D
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Postby astucks18 on March 27th, 2018, 12:13 pm
I think they base it on the ratio of how much they payed in correlation to the revenue it helped create. It might have brought so much people in but it was a cheaper ride, that brought in a good amout of people. Goliath or Xflight might have brought in way mote people but they were also ~3x the pricetag.

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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 27th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Increase in revenue and attendance are the two big ways to determine that

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 27th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Does Six Flags use snapchat anymore? It felt like they were pretty frequent on updating on Snapchat last year, but not this year.
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Postby Coaster Justin on March 27th, 2018, 9:12 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:Does Six Flags use snapchat anymore? It felt like they were pretty frequent on updating on Snapchat last year, but not this year.



They haven't been much of anywhere with Social Media. Their Twitter and Facebook were abandoned for weeks.
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Postby staticshadows on March 28th, 2018, 12:00 pm
astucks18 wrote:I think they base it on the ratio of how much they payed in correlation to the revenue it helped create. It might have brought so much people in but it was a cheaper ride, that brought in a good amout of people. Goliath or Xflight might have brought in way mote people but they were also ~3x the pricetag.

He said over the last two years, so it would be the 2016 and 2017 seasons. It sounded to me like they were saying that the four The Joker clones at Great Adventure, Great America, New England, and Over Texas outperformed the five Justice League clones at Mexico, Great America, Over Georgia, Great Adventure, and Magic Mountain. Six Flags also installed three Giant Discoverys, four Super Loops, and had VR at most of their parks in 2016 and 2017.
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Postby gottastrata33 on March 28th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Coaster Justin wrote:
SFGAM_Hog wrote:Does Six Flags use snapchat anymore? It felt like they were pretty frequent on updating on Snapchat last year, but not this year.



They haven't been much of anywhere with Social Media. Their Twitter and Facebook were abandoned for weeks.



It’s funny they just updated it now haha nothin we haven’t seen but still, they posted to snap.
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Postby RollingCoasting on March 28th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Maybe they are reading the comments here :lol:
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on March 28th, 2018, 8:59 pm
If they are reading, I might as well make a list of stuff I want...
1.) WiFi
2.) Mobile Food Ordering
3.) WiFi
4.) Marriott Music
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Postby MrsTaxi on March 28th, 2018, 9:36 pm
I want to play! :D

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2. Marriott themed music
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Postby RBullFan97 on March 28th, 2018, 10:29 pm
Whizzer Whiz Kid wrote:If they are reading, I might as well make a list of stuff I want...
1.) WiFi
2.) Mobile Food Ordering
3.) WiFi
4.) Marriott Music
5.) WiFi

Oh man, if this is what we're doing I'll need at least a couple of hours to make my list. :lol:
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 28th, 2018, 11:07 pm
Guys if they do read this place, I'm sure they already know about everything we want. :p

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 29th, 2018, 8:07 pm
https://m.facebook.com/Erick.Ocampo.0/p ... d%3D&mdf=1 I'm not sure if this is a new sign or not, but there's a No Drone Zone sign by the alternate entrance.
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Postby Goku1910 on March 30th, 2018, 5:57 pm
Not like that's stopped people.... :roll:
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Postby Coaster Justin on March 31st, 2018, 3:48 am
Goku1910 wrote:Not like that's stopped people.... :roll:


Good point, There are signs that say "Don't Jump Fences"... For the people that did it to save people on Shoot the Rapids, That's different.
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Postby Goku1910 on March 31st, 2018, 8:20 am
Coaster Justin wrote:
Goku1910 wrote:Not like that's stopped people.... :roll:


Good point, There are signs that say "Don't Jump Fences"... For the people that did it to save people on Shoot the Rapids, That's different.


What's your point? You're saying it's ok to fly a drone if it's a life or death situation? I get it, it's a sign people will ignore but with the passed two years we've seen two drone videos pop up and the 2nd one got caught by security. The park isn't screwing around anymore.

Not a good comparison Shoot the Rapids was a situation where people could have died. The signs for the drones are only there for a few reasons:

1) Great America is Private Property, as such they can instate any rules they please....hence why you can't bring weapons into the park but yet no one complains that this infringes on the 2nd amendment right.
2) For the safety of your drone, god forbid it crashes in the park and you want it back.
2.5) To protect exposed ride equipment and the privacy of employees who may still be in the park during the off season, mostly security. I don't know about you but if I still worked for the park and was doing spring training I wouldn't want some creep watching us testing rides with a drone camera.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 3rd, 2018, 5:39 pm
Yeahhh that’s a totally different situation. Those heroes couldn’t stand by & watch people die.

Movin on - not that much can/needs to change, but is there any word that Mardi Gras is gettin any updates? Johnny Rockets repaint, anything?
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 3rd, 2018, 6:48 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:Yeahhh that’s a totally different situation. Those heroes couldn’t stand by & watch people die.

Movin on - not that much can/needs to change, but is there any word that Mardi Gras is gettin any updates? Johnny Rockets repaint, anything?


The park hasn't said anything about renovations in Mardi Gras, but I do think Johnny Rockets should be repainted.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 3rd, 2018, 11:23 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:
gottastrata33 wrote:Yeahhh that’s a totally different situation. Those heroes couldn’t stand by & watch people die.

Movin on - not that much can/needs to change, but is there any word that Mardi Gras is gettin any updates? Johnny Rockets repaint, anything?


The park hasn't said anything about renovations in Mardi Gras, but I do think Johnny Rockets should be repainted.


Honestly, JR’s needs a total redesign. I wish it wasn’t there & the other one was the major location with indoor seating & make the Mardi Gras one a more Nola geared eatery buttt I think they tried that :/
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Postby onyxhotel08 on April 4th, 2018, 11:36 am
Grad Night 10pm-4am??? :o :shock: wow. Is this the latest the park has ever been open? First time they are ever doing this? Totally cool!!
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 4th, 2018, 12:43 pm
They've been doing Grad Night for quite a while now.

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Postby onyxhotel08 on April 5th, 2018, 10:51 am
^ :lol:

Guess I haven't been paying attention since I am way past that part of my life...

Doesn't the noise affect the people living nearby? 4am is kinda late....what are the crowds? It is only for registered grads?
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Postby Iron Wolf 90-11 on April 5th, 2018, 1:31 pm
onyxhotel08 wrote:^ :lol:

Guess I haven't been paying attention since I am way past that part of my life...

Doesn't the noise affect the people living nearby? 4am is kinda late....what are the crowds? It is only for registered grads?

Here’s some information on Grad Nite at Great America
https://content.sixflags.com/sfgam-grad ... index.html
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