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Neal Thurman Named New Park President Busch Gardens Tampa

GAcoaster

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Nov 30, 2012
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Well, now we know why he left SFMM:


I'm happy to hear he's running BGT. I don't know him, but I know only good things about him from friends who work at SFGAdv from his time there. His vision seems much better suited to the SeaWorld parks than Six Flags overall.
 

shiekra38

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Dec 13, 2009
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Well, now we know why he left SFMM:


I'm happy to hear he's running BGT. I don't know him, but I know only good things about him from friends who work at SFGAdv from his time there. His vision seems much better suited to the SeaWorld parks than Six Flags overall.
I don't know much about him, but I hate that they used that nasty pre-repaint picture of Kumba

People often hear "Six Flags" and panic, but I think the situation with SWP and Six Flags is very different
 

GAcoaster

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Nov 30, 2012
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Orlando
By all accounts he was doing good things at SFMM, but was hobbled by Six Flags corporate. I think the Busch parks model will give him more leeway, but also Busch Gardens is more balanced than SFMM with the thrills/family thing already.
 
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