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Holiday World's Reaction to KK News


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 The perfect world answer on what current ownership is thinking is "Oh ****, get Fred Grubb on the line" but in reality, I recall hearing and reading rumbles across different platforms (this was months ago people, so no I didn't save every link to my Mac) about lingering financial issues stemming initially from the T-Bird installation.

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I wonder if Herschend has an ultimate goal of putting Holiday World in the family?  It fits their image, is a great park and could be in a vulnerable position as a result of Covid.

I have no idea the financial position of either company, but I think what we saw with Kentucky Kingdom shows just how precarious the situation is for our beloved parks.

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31 minutes ago, BeeastFarmer said:

I wonder if Herschend has an ultimate goal of putting Holiday World in the family?  It fits their image, is a great park and could be in a vulnerable position as a result of Covid.

I have no idea the financial position of either company, but I think what we saw with Kentucky Kingdom shows just how precarious the situation is for our beloved parks.

What's the history of a chain having two parks within 90min of each other?  SEAS in Orlando/Tampa is different than two regional parks in close proximity.

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I don't think it matters much. It was a bigger deal for Holiday World when Kentucky Kingdom re-opened vs just changing operators.

Most of the people who go to Kentucky Kingdom or Holiday World do so because of proximity.

Unless there is a clearly better park that is around the same distance the vast majority of people will go to the one that's closer.

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Regardless of Hershend’s intention to invest in the park, they will almost certainly pour a lot more money into marketing in the Louisville area as well as their satellite markets. This will put a squeeze onto Holiday World no matter what and they will have to take whatever motions they consider appropriate. 

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On 2/25/2021 at 3:55 PM, BoddaH1994 said:

...they will almost certainly pour a lot more money into marketing in the Louisville area as well as their satellite markets. This will put a squeeze onto Holiday World no matter what and they will have to take whatever motions they consider appropriate. 

Do you see less marketing efforts in the Cincinnati region in favor of Louisville/Southern Indiana?

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