Project 2017: Planet Snoopy Expansion & More

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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.



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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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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MAZ said:
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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Nicole said:
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.)
I don't feel that it was a bad announcement or that these are bad ideas. I actually think the contrary that these are really good things for the park in the long run. My issue is that they targeteda certain demographic for the lead up to this annoucement and then accounced virtualy nothing that was targeted at those people. If they had said the first 500 families or done there previous post in Planet Snoopy. I would have said they hit it out of the park. But instead they did all there promo work on the other side of the park in front of a coaster that has been closed all year and didn't even talk about that once. Heck from your twitter feed post they were even still teasing Hurler right before they started talking knowing that they were not going to be talking about it. I am sorry but in my book this isjust aboutas bad as BGW going what coaster that is a cell tower when they started work on Tempesto
 

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netdvn said:
The last powerpoint slide says there's really more coming in bold red text.

Not sure what that means, but hunch says KD's got something else up their sleeve.
That is fine and goid and I hope they do but again they hiped THIS as there big announcement for 2017.
 
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