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1 hour ago, rhyano said:

Any corporation that would acquire Holiday World would no doubt in my mind ruin the park, and since Kings Island is within a couple hour driving distance, I don't think it would work out financially since you would be competing with yourself in that market, and would ultimately Geauga Lake that park. 

Agreed.

I'd say the distance between parks has to be a minimum of 4 hours away. KI and CP,  Carowinds and KD, Worlds of Fun and Valley Fair, CGA and Knotts are all a significant distance away from one another with the shortest distance being 4 hours between KI and CP.

Instead of Holiday World, Cedar Fair would probably want Six Flags Great America. Instead of Kentucky Kingdom Cedar Fair would probably want Dollywood. Not that they'd ever have a shot at acquiring either park but the point is that they don't really overlap. Holiday World and Kentucky Kingdom are both in overlapping markets.

 

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The hard part is so many of the ones that would be good fits are already spoken for by other chains.

Going to Palace Entertainment and trying to purchase Kennywood and Lake Compounce would make a ton of sense.  CF would do a good job taking care of the woodies and would help operationally as well (especially in Kennywood's case, I've not been to Lake Compounce so I can't speak for them).

Wild Adventures is owned by Herschend but it would a good location.  The trouble is CF wouldn't want to deal with the animals but it would be an area that they could keep open nearly year round.

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On 9/13/2020 at 3:11 PM, Rivertown Rider said:

Wild Adventures is owned by Herschend but it would a good location.  The trouble is CF wouldn't want to deal with the animals but it would be an area that they could keep open nearly year round.

Animals are a touchy subject (unless they're petting zoo animals.) I don't know how parks like BGT can calculate how much money their animals make them. Its not like with a coaster or a flat ride where they can count the ridership numbers to determine how the ride is doing.

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