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I can't scare up the slightest drop of enthusiasm right now. So, so disappointed.

Two weeks of teasing, photos of the park's shuttered wooden coaster, and a theatrical announcement for three kiddy rides that every other Cedar Fair park already has?

What the fuck?

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How did this seem like a good idea to anyone in KD's marketing department?

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*facepalm*

Where? Behind the rabbit?
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The last page of the Power Point said there's more coming. Dunno if that has anything to do with Hurler or something else.

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I've had KD season passes for 8 years now, so next year might be the year I take a year break considering I have to drive 3.5 hours to get to the park. Although I live closer to Carowinds I can never visit that park more than once or twice a year considering it just doesn't do much for me besides the big 3 (Fury, Intimidator, Afterburn). I can drive 4 hours and get Dollywood season passes instead.

This is a fantastic kids addition to the park don't get me wrong, but it's becoming obvious that Cedar Fair is fine with BGW becoming the leading park in the region. 2018 needs to be big for KD for them to remain a regional power. For the park's benefit, I'm hoping SFA gets scrap as usual.

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The rides will replace the current Planet Snoopy meet and greet building and Snoopy's Moonbounce. They could have at least kept those and placed these new rides where Shockwave's lifthill/drop were and created a path connecting the Flying Ace area to the Delirium plaza.

This is an example of a marketing department disaster.
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Nobody seems like they are happy about it, social media is reacting poorly. The presentation had interviews with kids to seemingly justify this announcement.

I drove from Norfolk and put off other plans for this. I honestly feel tricked because the previous video they posted hinted strongly towards something with Hurler or a coaster. I'm not "I'm cancelling my pass" disappointed, but this does sour my view of KD with how tone deaf they seem to be with the fans who don't have a blog about toddler fashion and the big pharma conspiracy of vaccines.
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Honestly, this is more dissapointing than what I originally thought would be the worst case scenario out of this announcement.
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This is pretty much exactly what I predicted. I did say they might show up with a flat or two from another park or Europe.

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08/20/16 at 12:08pm in Project 2017: Planet Snoopy Expansion & More (Latest Edit: 08/20/16 at 12:09pm by Nicole.)
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While I'm not really particularly excited about this announcement either, I think we need to keep in mind that this forum is not the target demographic for this announcement. I think the combination of a Planet Snoopy expansion, the introduction of new Pre-K passes, and free Wi-Fi are fantastic additions for parents of small children. I also wonder if this is an indication that they are about to get their park-wide beverage license. (At least they didn't announce an RMC conversion of Woodstock Express.)

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I was planning to drive up from Williamsburg for the announcement even though I was only going to be able to stay in the park for a few hours. But had a flat tire this morning and decided after dealing with that, that it wasn't worth it. Now I am glad I didn't go this was such a bad idea.

The park was pushinga BIG announcement had I gone up there for this I would feel even more lied to and conned then I do.
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Just curious Nicole, how do the things you mentioned indicate park wide adult beverage licensing?

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If the park didn't try to hype this up or have its announcements separate from the others, there wouldn't be as much backlash as they're getting now. There would still be some disappointment, but probably not on the scale they're getting now.

Not only that, but Snoopy got a pretty big expansion not long ago. Not sure why they'd need another so soon.

I do like the free wifi though. Busch needs to start adding free wifi to the rest of the park as well.

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If the park didn't try to hype this up or have its announcements separate from the others, there wouldn't be as much backlash as they're getting now. There would still be some disappointment, but probably not on the scale they're getting now.

Not only that, but Snoopy got a pretty big expansion not long ago. Not sure why they'd need another so soon.

I do like the free wifi though. Busch needs to start adding free wifi to the rest of the park as well.

EDIT: I'm really surprised the park didn't announce a Christmas event. WTF KD?

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(08/20/16 12:13pm)MAZ Wrote:  Just curious Nicole, how do the things you mentioned indicate park wide adult beverage licensing?

For starters, we know they've been trying to get one.

Specifically, most of these announcements looked very reminiscent of Busch Gardens. Once parents have gotten their children into the park for free and the kids are entertained in the newly expanded peanuts area, as we know from BGW, the next step is to grab a beer or a glass of wine.

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