Author Topic: Six Flags over Florida????  (Read 44423 times)

jason_contentdg

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2008, 03:45:57 PM »
Maybe someone should get in touch with Parc Management, located here in Jacksonville about the likelihood, or hurdles of bringing a theme park to Jacksonville might entail.


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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2008, 04:43:28 PM »
Wait a minute...PARC is based here?? And we don't have a single flippin' amusement park?!? LOL How's that for ironic?!! LOL! There is something very, very wrong with that.

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2010, 01:39:28 AM »
We certainly have the land area for a theme Park. I would never say never....however, I will believe it when I see it.  Seems I heard sometime ago about a second Busch Gardens theme park... that obviously never developed.

Jacksonville could really become a destination City with the addition of a Theme Park.  I concur that they have been downsizing and closing some in different areas of the country.. however... something like that could do well in the "Gateway to Florida" .  La Villa being the site of that??  too good to be true. LaVilla/Brooklyn?  probably also a double negative and a no. but it is nice to dream.

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2010, 02:00:40 AM »
Pardon me if I disagree. I've found Six Flags to be that way for several reasons:
  • They have many dirty, trashy areas (many rides have bubblegum stuck all over their waiting areas).
  • Attention to detail with themed areas is lacking, including cheaply made facades, shoddy landscaping, and chain link fencing that borders waiting line areas.
  • Lack of distinct, noticeable themes. If you're going to theme an area, you need to immerse your park attendees in the theme...make them feel as if they really are in a different world.
  • Price of food and concessions is ridiculously expensive. Yes, in Disney, it's also expensive, but I do feel that I get what I pay for in terms of quantity and quality. For $10.00 at Disney, I can get a filling meal: huge burger/entree, fries/fruit/other side dish, and a large drink. At the same price at Six Flags, I get a small, thin slice of pizza and a small Pepsi.
  • Variety of food at Six Flags is pretty limited. I can get just about anything in a Disney park.

On checking your list and making notes of the quality features you have outlined, I'd suggest Jacksonville sounds like the perfect place for a 6-Flags park!

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2011, 08:55:21 PM »
In La Villa/Brooklyn.... More than enough land area in that area.

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2011, 09:04:22 PM »
The only problems is, that Six Flags have been closing parks over the past few years, not opening brand new ones. However an Six Flags in La Villa/Brooklyn could really change Jacksonville forever. As long as the park is successful.
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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2011, 12:56:08 AM »
I for one really believe it could be VERY successful there... For one  YOU COULD NOT MISS it , traveling along I-95  either N or S , and from I-10 going north, you could  see it in the approaches..

If the TOD/ Transit  idea would not prove feasible, possibly incorporating the Annie Lytle Public School #4 into the park might also be an option... I don't know that Hughes Auto and the CC Dickson Company would want to move , but if they did, theres really not much else , business wise blocking the location as part of incorporating it into a park.   

I think a theme park is long overdue and would work in the "gateway" to Florida.

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2011, 08:54:32 AM »
Not that a theme park should be built here or would ever be built here. But just to entertain the thought, if it was ever built it would probably be by the airport, off I-10 on the westside or the WGV.

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2011, 09:20:03 AM »
Not sure how many more the parks Florida can support in this economy - Legoland opens in October, though - & it's on the calendar!

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2011, 10:04:20 AM »
Wasn't there a rumor Six Flags was in talks about opening a park here back before 9A was developed over in the Baymeadows / Gate Parkway area?

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2011, 10:11:16 AM »
We already have a theme park in North Florida.  It's called St. Augustine and it has two subsidiary parks on the outskirts called Shopping Worlds I & II.
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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2011, 10:57:49 AM »
We do have a theme park taking up much of the Downtown core......I call it "Six Flags over Jesus" ;)
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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2011, 11:06:21 AM »
Wasn't there a rumor Six Flags was in talks about opening a park here back before 9A was developed over in the Baymeadows / Gate Parkway area?

I remember hearing Cecil Field years ago.

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2011, 02:34:19 PM »
Ah yes, a theme park. The way all cities become great, like:
Jackson, NJ
Eureka, MO
Austell, GA
Gurnee, IL
Agawam, MA

Most of these Six Flags, etc places are closing, the rest are losing money. And you're not going to get a significant stream of people to one when you're only a couple hours from Orlando.
And have you guys ever been to one that wasn't run by Disney? They are, on a good day, pretty pathetic places. I like roller coasters as much as the next person, but this would not help this city. They can barely keep one afloat that is an hour from Philadelphia and New York.

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Re: Six Flags over Florida????
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2011, 03:34:24 PM »
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They can barely keep one afloat that is an hour from Philadelphia and New York.

Six Flags isn't a stale brand - Pretty sure that they're on the up & up since dragging bottom from '07-'09; they just hired 4000+ plus workers last week at the Jersey operation....although part time/seasonal ,that would not be a negative thing to envision for North Florida High Schoolers and/or retirees.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/22/2868880/after-a-long-ride-down-six-flags.html#
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