What an odd combination


#1

Yesterday I took my daughter to a birthday party at American Adventures (AA) in Atlanta. As we were entering, I see this huge sign advertising tht Radio Disney will be there next weekend. AA is a six flags park. The employess wore six flags shirts. Isn’t that weird???
On a side note- this was no WDW! It was basically 14 rides that looked like they were bought from a roadside fair and permanently attached in place. The employess were not at all friendly either! And cleanliness? I’m not sure that they have the same standards at all as Disney.
I feel lucky to be able to travel to Disney even once!!!


#2

I took my 8th graders to Six Flags a couple of weeks ago and noticed a lot of Disney merchandise in the stores. I didn’t know what to make of it, I go every year for our class trip and this is the first tme I’ve seen Disney stuff in the park.


#3

That does seem kind of odd. I haven’t been to a Six Flags park in years, but I seem to remember the Warner Brothers characters (Bugs, Daffy etc.) being the stars of the show there.

I wonder if someone can shed some light on this for us.


#4

I went to Six Flags a really long time ago, and it also was filled with those roadside carnival kind of rides, next to the big coasters… very unusual!


#5

I don’t think Disney is looking to compete with 6 flags. They are two totally different experiences. That’s probably why Disney feels safe merchandising and promoting there, and why 6 flags allows it.


#6

That is weird!

Still, I think you’re hard on American Adventures. Obviously it’s not Disney, but it is the perfect place for 4 year olds. They’ve got a very specific target audience. The rides feel wild and adventurous, and they’ve done a good job of keeping it in a grove-like setting that keeps everything shaded.

No, it doesn’t have atmosphere. It’s definitely not Disney. But for young children it’s very entertaining… and a LOT closer (and cheaper!) than WDW!

Btw… how crowded was it?


#7

It doesn’t have to be “Disney Standards” to be fun - that was nicely stated, Andrea!

I think it’s interesting that they are merchandising there, though.


#8

I didn’t notice any Disney stuff when I went…wish I did. As for why Disney allows it: They get a cut of the profits…lol Disney never says no to money…lol


#9

I just wonder why Six Flags wants Disney stuff in their parks when they have their own characters to market.


#10

To remind the Six FLags guests that there are other theme parks for them to visit…subtle hint to go to a disney park. I think it’s pretty clever acually…lol


#11

My child had fun, but I was very worried about safety on some of those rides. I had to look hard for the information on the sign about the height requirement. I was also not very sure that those rides were safe. No, it does not have to be Disney standards to be fun, but I would prefer that the safety standards are! I was not sure about some of those rides. I can say that it was shady and in the trees. It was definitely no fantasyland…

Andrea- no it was not crowded- on a Saturday afternoon.


#12

Note to self: Check out American Adventures in September.

Personally, I love Six Flags. I have passes to the one in New Orleans, but we have to use SFoG while NO is closed.

But Disney merchandise at SF is a bit bewildering. :huh:


#13

Kippage: Only if you’re traveling with a child! Most things adults can’t do.

FWIW, I didn’t have any safety issues.


#14

:pinch:

Well then…

Note to self: Skip American Adventures in September. Stick with Georgia Tech football, drinking, the Aquarium, and SFoG