We've all been trying to figure out why Cedar Fair giveth and Cedar Fair taketh away. They seem to want to hang onto the theme of Knott's, but also build coasters everywhere and play modern music. Well, here's the answer. This video is from their flagship park, Cedar Point in Ohio, where there's a an area themed to the old west, complete w/ saloon show!
Molly & Maverick 3 of 9 Belly Up to the Bar Boys Cedar Po - YouTube
Now it all makes sense. This is how they run all their parks: lightly themed, well maintained, but w/ a full roster of thrills. I'm sure this approach appeals to some, but more we try to point up the differences between Knott's and Six Flags, the more it proves to me that there is no real difference anymore. Most Six Flags parks have some themed areas (Looney Tunes, DC Comics) and SF has been cleaning up its act since the bankruptcy. Seems like CF and SF are really just the theme park version of Coke and Pepsi, or Mountain Dew and Mello Yello, or Snapple and Sobe, or...well, you get it.