Official Soda Pop Distributors of each Theme Park

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Official Soda Pop Distributors of each Theme Park

Post by Johnny Au » 18 Dec 2015, 19:10

This discussion here gave me inspiration to discuss the official soda pop distributors of each theme park in history.

Let's begin with Wonderland of course:

Canada's Wonderland: Coca-Cola (1981-1990), Pepsi (1991-1995), Coca-Cola (1996-present)

Here are some other theme parks:

African Lion Safari: Coca-Cola
Canadian National Exhibition (excluding BMO Field): Coca-Cola
MarineLand: Pepsi
Ontario Place: Coca-Cola
Wild Water Kingdom: Pepsi

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Post by Johnlloyd » 21 Dec 2015, 17:41

Cedar Point: Pepsi (19??-2012), Coca-Cola (2013-present)
Valleyfair: Pepsi (19??-2012), Coca-Cola (2013-present)
Worlds of Fun: Pepsi (19??- 2012), Coca- Cola (2013-present)

I'm not too sure if Cedar Point, Valleyfair, or Worlds of Fun had always sold Pepsi prior to selling Coca-Cola as their openings were 1870, 1976, and 1973 respectively. So,If anyone knows the exact dates as to when Pepsi was sold and what other soft drinks were sold at the above mentioned parks, that would be greatly appreciated because it is quite interesting to see which parks sold what beverages throughout the years. 8)
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Post by Johnny Au » 21 Dec 2015, 20:10

Cedar Point did not have an official soda pop distributor when it first opened. Coca-Cola, being the oldest major soda pop company, was established in 1886 and was only available in Atlanta back then.

La Ronde sells Coca-Cola, but I don't know since when.

Since King's Island has common ownership with Wonderland, it has the same soda pop distributors. King's Island's current soda pop distributor is Coca-Cola.
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Cedar Point did not have an official soda pop distributor when it first opened. Coca-Cola, being the oldest major soda pop company, was established in 1886 and was only available in Atlanta back then.

La Ronde sells Coca-Cola, but I don't know since when.

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Post by Johnlloyd » 21 Dec 2015, 23:47

Johnny Au wrote:Cedar Point did not have an official soda pop distributor when it first opened. Coca-Cola, being the oldest major soda pop company, was established in 1886 and was only available in Atlanta back then.

La Ronde sells Coca-Cola, but I don't know since when.

Since King's Island has common ownership with Wonderland, it has the same soda pop distributors. King's Island's current soda pop distributor is Coca-Cola.
Well, Cedar Fair and Six Flags both only sell Coca-Cola products at their parks now so, there's no question there. Also, as for Cedar Point not having a soda pop distributor, hence why I had put "19??" in my post because I wasn't too sure but, I know for sure they had one in the 20th Century. I just don't know how early it was that they had an "official" soft drink distributor.

Here are some more parks that have Pepsi as their soft drink distributor:

Kennywood (????-Present)
Alabama Splash Adventure (1998-Present)
Knoebels (????- Present)
Disney Parks (2015-Present), Coca-Cola (1955-2015)
Coney Island (Ohio) (????-Present)
Lakemont Park (????-Present)
DelGrosso's Amusement Park (????-Present)
Dutch Wonderland (????-Present)
Idlewild (????-Present)
Hershey Park (????-Present)
Waldameer (????-Present)
Columbus Zoo (????-Present)
Holiday World (????-Present)
Beech Bend (????-Present)

Here are some more parks that have Coca-Cola as their soft drink distributor:

Darien Lake (19??-Present)
Kentucky Kingdom (????-Present)
Indiana Beach (????-Present)
Dixie Landin' (????-Present)

That's all the parks I can think of at the time being who have official soft-drink distributors. 8)
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Universal Orlando Resort and Islands of Adventure: Coca-Cola

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Post by Johnny Au » 28 Dec 2015, 16:17

Apparently, larger theme park chains (excluding Disney parks) tend to sign contracts with Coca-Cola, while Disney and many independent parks sign contracts with Pepsi.

I wonder why this might be the case.

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Post by Johnlloyd » 28 Dec 2015, 19:10

Johnny Au wrote:Apparently, larger theme park chains (excluding Disney parks) tend to sign contracts with Coca-Cola, while Disney and many independent parks sign contracts with Pepsi.

I wonder why this might be the case.
The main reason is because a deal with Coca-Cola is quite expensive whereas a deal with Pepsi is relatively cheaper. Independent parks, small amusement park chains, and cheap (or money saving) amusement park chains go to Pepsi because they can't afford a deal with Coca-Cola as these smaller parks or chains don't see the amount of visitors the larger park chains see. But, I did notice that quite a few parks that do have Pepsi have free all day beverages regardless of the purchase of a souvenir bottle, which is quite interesting, whereas parks with Coca-Cola don't have this offer. 8)
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Post by StEC » 28 Dec 2015, 20:47

I just have to ask... "Soda Pop"? Haha sorry made me laugh that's such a down south US thing to say. It's just "pop" in Canada!
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