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Bad Year for Theme Parks?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by deathcab4cutie, May 14, 2018.

  1. deathcab4cutie

    deathcab4cutie Member

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    just noticing that a lot of things seem to be happening this year that might scare away theme park goers.Starting with Disney losing two of its heads.
     
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    deathcab4cutie Member

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    between people getting stuck. fires. aa breaking things seem to be pretty bad this year.
     
  4. Imperius

    Imperius Veteran Member

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    People don’t care about any of that stuff.
     
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    I'm curious as to what your definition of "bad" would be??
     
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    Supercharged alone has made this an abysmal year. That's okay because I'm too busy enjoying some good new roller coasters on the other coast.
     
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    I mean, I still had a good time

    F&F doesn't define my life haha
     
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  9. Happytycho

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    Some years are really bad in terms of new attractions - 2015 is an example. This year is also shaping up to not be very good.

    Luckily it seems the next one will be at least 4-5 years down the road.
     
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    This relates to this...discussion...

    I’m at Universal today and fully expected low crowds....I was wrong...

    The levels of people in these parks would lead me to assume it’s July...

    I don’t understand...isn’t May supposed to be relatively quiet?
     
  11. Galaxy Defender

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    Compared to 10 years ago this is an amazing year.
     
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    With the deals they're giving Florida residents and the new things they've added, people want to go! I know many Disney CMs who are always looking to trade their tickets for Disney tickets because "they have thrill rides and new stuff"
     
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    I'd say its a decent year for theme parks in Orlando.
    SW getting something new for families.
    WDW at least allowing DHS to start breathing.
    UO is having an awkward year getting ready to expand and upgrade its current resort.
     
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  14. Happytycho

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    In 2008 Disney opened TSMM, universal opened Disaster and Simpsons.

    Somehow it feels like we maybe haven't come that far...
     
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    We got Simpsons 10 years ago at Universal and Midway Mania at DHS. That was exciting at the time.

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    Haha. You beat me to it. But so true..
     
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    I stand corrected. I think of it as the dry period at IOA and Epcot. I usually don't count overlays of existing rides.

    Attractions this year might not be the best, but they replace things that I wasn't riding so I consider them each a net plus.
     
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    This year is pretty good for new attractions outside of Orlando.
     
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    Every year has hits and misses depending on what your tastes are in theme park attractions. This seems to be a pretty good roller coaster year.
     
  19. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    "Bad year for theme parks" is a very Orlando centric mindset.
     
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    I'm just assumed this thread is for Orlando only. Six Flags Over Georgia is getting Twisted Cyclone, its first RMC conversion.:grin:
     

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