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Postby CoasterRiderSC on September 7th, 2017, 12:50 pm
Viper 88 wrote:Question: Going to be a first time dining pass holder and was wondering if they still let you upgrade from items like say regular funnel cake to funnel cake sundae for a small additional fee? Does everyone have to stand in line to get their food or snack or can one do it for the group? Also does anyone know how much the all season drink bottle is going to be for 2018, and is there going to be a coupon for it loaded onto the 2018 pass?


For what it's worth, it's 1.07 to upgrade from single burger to a double! I was extremely pleased when I did that the first time. Also, if you buy the Premium Dining pass, I think the drink bottle is included.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on September 7th, 2017, 12:54 pm
This might seem like a really stupid question but would The Edge be considered a roller coaster? It's not on rcdb.com. It had a track, a train (with wheels I believe) and it utilized gravity.
I only went on it 1x but it was a rush!
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Postby great america fan on September 7th, 2017, 1:45 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:This might seem like a really stupid question but would The Edge be considered a roller coaster? It's not on rcdb.com. It had a track, a train (with wheels I believe) and it utilized gravity.
I only went on it 1x but it was a rush!

it depends on who you ask I personally think it has all the characteristics of a coaster but I don't consider it a credit.
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Postby Viper 88 on September 7th, 2017, 2:10 pm
Thank you for the answers
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on September 7th, 2017, 2:22 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:This might seem like a really stupid question but would The Edge be considered a roller coaster? It's not on rcdb.com. It had a track, a train (with wheels I believe) and it utilized gravity.
I only went on it 1x but it was a rush!

That's another grey area of credits. Some count them, some don't. It's really whatever you think.

Another thing, while RCDB and Coaster-Count generally do a good job of keeping track of coasters, they're not perfect. The best solution for most enthusiasts is to open up an Excel Spreadsheet and count your credits there. It allows you to count anything you want(including Diskos and Super Loops if you so please), has no restrictions, and is easy to manage. If you really want, you can also include other things like Date Ridden, possible Milestones, etc.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on September 7th, 2017, 11:45 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote: Also, if you buy the Premium Dining pass, I think the drink bottle is included.


Yes this is true.

While on the topic of "credit vs noncredit", did anybody watch Coaster Net's video on SFGAm 2018 Super Loop? I have never considered a super loop a credit but after that video I really am convinced they could be a credit. Assuming all are true, their evidence/facts all point to roller coasters. That being said, I have only been on one and it was at a carnival so its not like it would change my coaster credits a substantial amount.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on September 8th, 2017, 11:45 am
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:
CoasterRiderSC wrote:This might seem like a really stupid question but would The Edge be considered a roller coaster? It's not on rcdb.com. It had a track, a train (with wheels I believe) and it utilized gravity.
I only went on it 1x but it was a rush!

That's another grey area of credits. Some count them, some don't. It's really whatever you think.

Another thing, while RCDB and Coaster-Count generally do a good job of keeping track of coasters, they're not perfect. The best solution for most enthusiasts is to open up an Excel Spreadsheet and count your credits there. It allows you to count anything you want(including Diskos and Super Loops if you so please), has no restrictions, and is easy to manage. If you really want, you can also include other things like Date Ridden, possible Milestones, etc.


Yep, I have a spreadsheet that I track all my rides at our park along with my distinct coaster credits.
CoasterCounter does NOT list Edge as a coaster but as a flat.
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Postby Tardis1972 on September 9th, 2017, 10:41 am
^ If you want to count The Edge as a coaster go ahead. I count Super Loops and Disk'Os as coasters so nothing wrong with counting The Edge as one.

Does anyone know why the park is always closed the weekend before Fright Fest?
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Postby great america fan on September 9th, 2017, 10:47 am
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Postby anewman35 on September 9th, 2017, 11:53 am
Tardis1972 wrote:Does anyone know why the park is always closed the weekend before Fright Fest?


I would think just mostly because they're traditionally pretty dead post-labor day and pre-Fright Fest. There have been years they have had a weekend or two open in this timeframe, and it was great because it was empty, but probably not great for the park.

Also, possible staffing issues with the end of summer, probably helps them have more time to finish Fright Fest preparations, and possible buyouts (as somebody pointed out there is one tonight, but I don't know if that's the only reason because I know I was there in a past year when they were open to the public during the day and had this same event at night for people who purchased the special ticket).
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Postby n9yty on September 9th, 2017, 12:20 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
Viper 88 wrote:Question: Going to be a first time dining pass holder and was wondering if they still let you upgrade from items like say regular funnel cake to funnel cake sundae for a small additional fee? Does everyone have to stand in line to get their food or snack or can one do it for the group? Also does anyone know how much the all season drink bottle is going to be for 2018, and is there going to be a coupon for it loaded onto the 2018 pass?


For what it's worth, it's 1.07 to upgrade from single burger to a double! I was extremely pleased when I did that the first time. Also, if you buy the Premium Dining pass, I think the drink bottle is included.

Interesting... I have asked several times at several places there and was always told no, I couldn't upgrade for a "difference" amount. {sigh} Could have been useful some days. LoL
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on September 9th, 2017, 1:09 pm
The week(s) before FF are typically reserved for Company Buyouts.

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Postby coasterjoy on September 9th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Dan The Coaster Man wrote:
CoasterRiderSC wrote: Also, if you buy the Premium Dining pass, I think the drink bottle is included.


Yes this is true.

While on the topic of "credit vs noncredit", did anybody watch Coaster Net's video on SFGAm 2018 Super Loop? I have never considered a super loop a credit but after that video I really am convinced they could be a credit. Assuming all are true, their evidence/facts all point to roller coasters. That being said, I have only been on one and it was at a carnival so its not like it would change my coaster credits a substantial amount.


I did watch that video, and I really liked their explanation too. It's worth watching and they have some facts I had not heard before. I personally count them as credits. I rode the one in St. Louis a couple of years ago and it had a ton of hang time, so I'm excited to give our new addition a try.


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Postby Nystagmus on September 13th, 2017, 9:04 pm
hoju74 wrote:Does anybody know if Viper is still running backwards ?


Yes, as of Saturday 9/9, it was still going backwards.

Viper 88 wrote:Question: Going to be a first time dining pass holder and was wondering if they still let you upgrade from items like say regular funnel cake to funnel cake sundae for a small additional fee?


Took my niece to the park and she had her first funnel cake. Of course we had to make it a sundae! With the meal plan, I only had to pay a $2 or something for the upgrade.
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Postby CoasterCale on September 14th, 2017, 10:49 am
I honestly don't think the park has any plans of flipping the trains back this season. I could be wrong though.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on October 8th, 2017, 10:58 pm
I am going to the park tomorrow and have a question about season pass discounts. Tomorrow I can bring a friend for 1/2 price. But half of what number? Gate admission?
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Postby Ilovthevu' on October 8th, 2017, 11:04 pm
^Yes, I would say so. The highest price you can find on their website. 1/2 of $74.99
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on October 10th, 2017, 12:18 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
Viper 88 wrote:Question: Going to be a first time dining pass holder and was wondering if they still let you upgrade from items like say regular funnel cake to funnel cake sundae for a small additional fee? Does everyone have to stand in line to get their food or snack or can one do it for the group? Also does anyone know how much the all season drink bottle is going to be for 2018, and is there going to be a coupon for it loaded onto the 2018 pass?


For what it's worth, it's 1.07 to upgrade from single burger to a double! I was extremely pleased when I did that the first time. Also, if you buy the Premium Dining pass, I think the drink bottle is included.


Just found out that you can't upgrade to the double burger at Johnny Rockets (it had worked at other places that serve burgers) ! I sent email to Six Flags asking why not.
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Giant Drop - last day 9/09/2019 - you heard it here first!!!
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