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  1. RMC's 208 RetraK might make sense in the future. https://www.rockymtnconstruction.com/wood-coaster-refurbishment/ "208 RetraK is our latest innovation in track replacement and is based on our proven Ibox and Topper track designs. 208 RetraK will last for years and eliminate the need for continuous inspection, repair, and replacement of traditional wooden track. Additionally, 208 RetraK is able to utilize a rides existing trains, mechanical system, and controls to deliver a smoother ride, reduced downtime, and improved wheel longevity at a reasonable price. Custom 208 RetraK is precision manufactured utilizing RMC’s laser measurement system, CNC plasma cut, and patented semi-automated welding technology. 208 RetraK is manufactured with premium grade weathered steel to match the existing coaster profile and installs effortlessly to existing structure. 208 RetraK can be utilized as a small track upgrade in a troubled area of a coaster, or even as a full coaster renovation. Simple track upgrades of 150’ or more can be installed throughout a ride and added onto year after year. A complete circuit replacement at one time is also possible. 208 RetraK can be installed turnkey by RMC’s factory team or by the park with RMC providing technical support."
  2. For comparison - Q2 income: SeaWorld: $82 million Six Flags: $70 million Cedar Fair: -$59 million
  3. I am hoping to see a clone of this at Six Flags Great America in 2023 or 2024. The layout lines up nicely with the Buccaneer Battle/Hometown Park/Demon Funnel Cakes area. It looks like the coaster could go over the maintenance path and the Go Karts or the Go Karts could be removed. The entry/exit portal could go under the extreme airtime hill.
  4. Cedar Fair Unveils Exciting Plans for 2022 Operating Season
  5. I think the goal is to open up access to the beach. I could see a new path along the beach with some bars, restaurants, and shops. The old pathway (between the ferris wheel and the kids areas) and some flat rides could be removed for a new coaster.
  6. I am guessing this is a ride removal announcement. Also, it will be 4:30 pm ET and not 6 pm ET.
  7. Glenwood Caverns https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/theme-parks/2021/08/05/roller-coasters-colorado-theme-park-plans-mountaintop-coaster-2022/5495447001/?fbclid=IwAR10Os4cvN3vijaJr7hHZgvdUBp6ymU5ruxYP59vTKDJCWjdITXmwHOPH5w
  8. Not yet at least, but there is still time. It is a little concerning that the financial performance snapshot wasn't released after July 4th this year. I guess we will find out how bad the quarter was on Wednesday. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4439293-cedar-fair-facing-higher-costs-higher-debt-and-lower-attendance
  9. Here is a picture of the layout. Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thrillseekersunited1/posts/979521209492222
  10. Six Flags is working with developer Sonnenblick Development LLC on a Fresno park and hotels at Los Angeles, NY/NJ, and Texas parks. https://gvwire.com/2021/07/15/is-six-flags-over-fresno-the-real-deal-developer-looking-at-sites/
  11. I thought this was a bit odd and interesting. There is a construction bid listed for the pre-design phase of a project called Six Flags Over Fresno Amusement Park. https://www.construction.com/projects/dr-202100677434-six-flags-over-fresno-amusement-park https://www.construction.com/projects/?country=USA&query=amusement From January to April, there were rumors that Six Flags was looking at building an amusement park in Fresno and potentially relocating Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. https://thebusinessjournal.com/six-flags-over-fresno-negotiations-to-bring-amusement-park-are-real/
  12. https://rcdb.com/r.htm?ot=2&pe=15035&cr=130&ii
  13. I am sorry, but you aren't making much sense.
  14. No one in their right mind wants to see AT&T buy anything. They are a poorly managed company that runs every company they buy into the ground. The good news is that AT&T isn't in a position to buy another company right now due to high debt levels and the costs of upgrading their wireless network to remain competitive.
  15. Has anyone heard anything about Skyhawk being sold to another park?
  16. I am not sure how SFGAm would rank against other Cedar Fair parks. In this article from May 27th, 2009, it says Six Flags Great America was the most profitable park in the chain and this was before the schedule was extended with Holiday in the Park. https://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=296367
  17. More seas. More fun. SeaFlags https://www.marketwatch.com/story/seaworld-terminates-coo-bogumil-hires-six-flags-executive-271624880485
  18. It terms of attracting new talent, it doesn't make much sense to keep the corporate headquarters in Sandusky.
  19. A Gerstlauer Sky Roller might be another option. https://www.canadaswonderland.com/rides-experiences/skyhawk
  20. "Cedar Fair LP, one of several amusement park operators with bottom lines hurt by Covid-19, is parting ways with its longtime legal chief Duffield “Duff” Milkie."
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