Six Flags in San Antonio, Texas, plans to attract more families to visit the park this summer.
After a 30% decline in attendance to its theme parks last year, Six Flags hopes to attract more families this summer.
A price increase affected visitation, and parks like Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio are now trying to woo back families.
The Wall Street Journal reports on measures aimed at families with young children.
"San Antonio park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, refurbished a steam-engine ride called Miss Kitty, and a tame roller coaster called Boomerang. Workers spent the months leading up to its crucial summer season adding thousands of plants and trees, doubling the number of trash cans, installing hundreds of new tables, and speeding up food-service lines. A new Roller Coaster Coffee serves Starbucks, and the park is installing more shade and fans for anyone waiting in line for rides."
The park has invested heavily in the park. Jeffery Siebert, president of Six Flags Fiesta Texas, "said his "streetmosphere" budget is bigger than at any time during his 11 years at the company, enabling the park to replace cracked pavement and foliage that was left to sizzle in the Texas heat in years past."
They have even installed "three meat smokers to spread the smell of barbecue through the grounds and encourage patrons to eat more."
“It’s going to be strollerpalooza. Attractions for kids are just as cool as big roller coasters.”Jeffrey Siebert, president of Six Flags Fiesta Texas
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