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Postby CoasterRiderSC on August 28th, 2017, 11:03 am
I actually got stuck for 5-10 minutes on the Eagle a couple of weeks ago! We were 5 feet out of the station and the train (red) just stopped! I'd never seen that happen before. The ride then started and we got our ride in. But then it was down to work on the brakes or something right before the lift hill.
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Postby hook13 on August 30th, 2017, 7:58 pm
not sure this is best place, but Flash sale question- I'm going to 6F georgia this fall....if their price is significantly lower than 6fgam, any issue with buying a season pass there with food, and picking up when I go in OCT- I'd basically end up having 2 passes at once till December I think, if they allow it- Any drawback to my plan? I'll also be hitting STL in time for the sale and could pick up there too....
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on August 30th, 2017, 8:02 pm
Usually the prices are pretty much the same. If you do that though, you have to go to the park that you buy the pass for first before you can use it at other Six Flags park.
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Postby hook13 on August 30th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Thanks....I'm already a passholder for 6fgam though, so wasn't sure if I could basically have 2 passes at once- renewing six of them, so if it's 10 or 15 cheaper, would consider picking them up in georgia-
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on August 30th, 2017, 8:12 pm
Yes you can do it. I have had two "live" passes at the end of the last two seasons. I'm not telling you this, but if you keep them separate, you can come in the park twice and get double the meals.
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Postby chrisisdragon on August 30th, 2017, 10:07 pm
When I get the 2018 season pass tonight can you transfer the 2017 dinning pass to the new season pass.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on August 30th, 2017, 10:22 pm
chrisisdragon wrote:When I get the 2018 season pass tonight can you transfer the 2017 dinning pass to the new season pass.

No, you have to buy a new Dining Pass. Same goes for any other extensions(parking pass, go-kart pass, All Season Flash Pass, etc.)
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Postby anewman35 on August 30th, 2017, 10:37 pm
hook13 wrote:not sure this is best place, but Flash sale question- I'm going to 6F georgia this fall....if their price is significantly lower than 6fgam, any issue with buying a season pass there with food, and picking up when I go in OCT- I'd basically end up having 2 passes at once till December I think, if they allow it- Any drawback to my plan? I'll also be hitting STL in time for the sale and could pick up there too....


I believe you only get BAFF (and some coupon offers) for your home park, if that matters to you.
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Postby hook13 on August 30th, 2017, 10:39 pm
anewman35 wrote:
hook13 wrote:not sure this is best place, but Flash sale question- I'm going to 6F georgia this fall....if their price is significantly lower than 6fgam, any issue with buying a season pass there with food, and picking up when I go in OCT- I'd basically end up having 2 passes at once till December I think, if they allow it- Any drawback to my plan? I'll also be hitting STL in time for the sale and could pick up there too....


I believe you only get BAFF (and some coupon offers) for your home park, if that matters to you.


Thanks, I wondered about that...I'll probably never go back to Georgia, although I've learned after first year to avoid BAFF at all costs-
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 30th, 2017, 10:47 pm
If I buy an all season photo pass tomorrow will it work for the remainder of this year plus next year? Or will there not be a sale on photo passes for 2018 this weekend?
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Postby anewman35 on August 30th, 2017, 10:55 pm
Dan The Coaster Man wrote:If I buy an all season photo pass tomorrow will it work for the remainder of this year plus next year? Or will there not be a sale on photo passes for 2018 this weekend?


We'd obviously know more tomorrow. But it seems a pretty safe bet to me that it's yes to both questions...
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Postby RollingCoasting on September 2nd, 2017, 3:16 pm
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Postby gottastrata33 on September 2nd, 2017, 4:05 pm
So I saw the new photo booth that went in a couple weeks ago in SWT but I haven't seen this yet until just now...Image


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Postby RollingCoasting on September 2nd, 2017, 4:33 pm
Been there since June lol

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Postby Viper 88 on September 2nd, 2017, 6:14 pm
Anyone know how much the 2018 all season will be is there going to be a coupon on the 2018 pass?
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Postby Goku1910 on September 2nd, 2017, 6:25 pm
Viper 88 wrote:Anyone know how much the 2018 all season will be is there going to be a coupon on the 2018 pass?


Sale is already up. I think the picture pass is $25
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Postby Ilovthevu' on September 3rd, 2017, 9:41 pm
I really, really dislike what the park is doing with short ride times on certain flat rides.

Big Easy Balloons ride time is PATHETIC. It feels like you are on the ride for 20 seconds. They might as well take the ride down because sooner or later no one will ride it for that short of a ride time. It's completely ridiculous. The Scrambler is also really bad. This has to be one of the worst years for flats in the history of the park. Sky Trek Tower closed for 4 hours a day, and the line was mobbed with people. East River Crawler not even set up. Orbit is gone. Flat ride times are horrible. The line was still long. For what feels like a 20 second balloon ride, the wait time was still longer because they won't have 2 employees. That ride used to be good. Might as well take it out right now because that's PATHETIC. You ruined a ride in which a person likes that ride, and you go up, and go down so fast.

I'm waiting for the train to be shortened to a 20 second ride after it leaves the station. Hey, it increases capacity. What's the point of riding that anymore (Balloons)? I sure won't unless they increase the ride time back to normal, and I like that ride. Their is no pay off for waiting that long in line.

I would think that on here a lot of people are not going to complain about flat ride times because I would think a lot of you people mostly don't go on them except maybe Giant Drop or Justice League which don't have changes in ride times. It's literally like if they ran 1/4 of Goliath (which is impossible), and that was it. That was the ride. You waited that time for just 1/4 of Goliath ride cycle. You get more employees - not cut down ride cycles. Take out the stupid Demon. You have minus 3 employees in which 1 can go to Balloons, 1 to Rue Le Dodge, 1 to East River Crawler (when it opens in 2035), or you can take out Buccaneer Battle. They even saved money on operations of not using the Pictorium the entire year.

Did the park ever think, why is it right for the park to have a 2 minute ride on Raging Bull, but yet have what feels like a 20 second ride on the Balloons?
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Next for Hurricane Harbor, it makes me furious that on Bahama Mama's pole, it actually says HEART (with a symbol of a heart) Satan! when on the relaxing river. I am NOT joking! This is HORRIBLE. I would imagine that someone did it when they had that stupid maze of the relaxing river during fright fest. I did see it before, probably this year. The park needs to get rid of this asap.
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Also for Hurricane Harbor, they having a section of chairs right by the wavepool that you must pay for - $10 a person. It's essentially preferred wavepool sitting on chairs. This is NOT the cabanas. That's also extra as it always was. When the waterpark is crowded all of those chairs will be filled up, so the waterpark is now charging people to sit on certain chairs by the wavepool for $10 a person.
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Condor was shut down.

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Batman that is older now actually has 4 seat checkers. It hasn't had that many for so long!! The ride gets sent out really fast because of the 4 seat checkers! This is about the only thing they improved the entire year except for American Eagle painting of that coaster even though I could take it or leave it. (If they got rid of it tomorrow, oh well.)

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Everything else was dismal. No wonder why people say attendance was down. They truly messed up almost anything they could this year!
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Postby staticshadows on September 3rd, 2017, 9:57 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:I really, really dislike what the park is doing with short ride times on certain flat rides.

Big Easy Balloons ride time is PATHETIC. It feels like you are on the ride for 20 seconds. They might as well take the ride down because sooner or later no one will ride it for that short of a ride time. It's completely ridiculous. The Scrambler is also really bad. This has to be one of the worst years for flats in the history of the park. Sky Trek Tower closed for 4 hours a day, and the line was mobbed with people. East River Crawler not even set up. Orbit is gone. Flat ride times are horrible. The line was still long. For what feels like a 20 second balloon ride, the wait time was still longer because they won't have 2 employees. That ride used to be good. Might as well take it out right now because that's PATHETIC. You ruined a ride in which a person likes that ride, and you go up, and go down so fast.

I'm waiting for the train to be shortened to a 20 second ride after it leaves the station. Hey, it increases capacity. What's the point of riding that anymore (Balloons)? I sure won't unless they increase the ride time back to normal, and I like that ride. Their is no pay off for waiting that long in line.

I would think that on here a lot of people are not going to complain about flat ride times because I would think a lot of you people mostly don't go on them except maybe Giant Drop or Justice League which don't have changes in ride times. It's literally like if they ran 1/4 of Goliath (which is impossible), and that was it. That was the ride. You waited that time for just 1/4 of Goliath ride cycle. You get more employees - not cut down ride cycles. Take out the stupid Demon. You have minus 3 employees in which 1 can go to Balloons, 1 to Rue Le Dodge, 1 to East River Crawler (when it opens in 2035), or you can take out Buccaneer Battle. They even saved money on operations of not using the Pictorium the entire year.

Did the park ever think, why is it right for the park to have a 2 minute ride on Raging Bull, but yet have what feels like a 20 second ride on the Balloons?
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Next for Hurricane Harbor, it makes me furious that on Bahama Mama's pole, it actually says HEART (with a symbol of a heart) Satan! when on the relaxing river. I am NOT joking! This is HORRIBLE. I would imagine that someone did it when they had that stupid maze of the relaxing river during fright fest. I did see it before, probably this year. The park needs to get rid of this asap.
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Also for Hurricane Harbor, they having a section of chairs right by the wavepool that you must pay for - $10 a person. It's essentially preferred wavepool sitting on chairs. This is NOT the cabanas. That's also extra as it always was. When the waterpark is crowded all of those chairs will be filled up, so the waterpark is now charging people to sit on certain chairs by the wavepool for $10 a person.
______
Condor was shut down.

______
Batman that is older now actually has 4 seat checkers. It hasn't had that many for so long!! The ride gets sent out really fast because of the 4 seat checkers! This is about the only thing they improved the entire year except for American Eagle painting of that coaster even though I could take it or leave it. (If they got rid of it tomorrow, oh well.)

_______
Everything else was dismal. No wonder why people say attendance was down. They truly messed up almost anything they could this year!


Maybe you should take a break from the park if you are so unhappy. You are entitled to your opinion, but the constant long complaint posts are getting a bit old on a forum that is supposed to be fun.
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Postby anewman35 on September 3rd, 2017, 10:48 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:I really, really dislike what the park is doing with short ride times on certain flat rides.

Big Easy Balloons ride time is PATHETIC. It feels like you are on the ride for 20 seconds. They might as well take the ride down because sooner or later no one will ride it for that short of a ride time. It's completely ridiculous. The Scrambler is also really bad. This has to be one of the worst years for flats in the history of the park. Sky Trek Tower closed for 4 hours a day, and the line was mobbed with people. East River Crawler not even set up. Orbit is gone. Flat ride times are horrible. The line was still long. For what feels like a 20 second balloon ride, the wait time was still longer because they won't have 2 employees. That ride used to be good. Might as well take it out right now because that's PATHETIC. You ruined a ride in which a person likes that ride, and you go up, and go down so fast.

I'm waiting for the train to be shortened to a 20 second ride after it leaves the station. Hey, it increases capacity. What's the point of riding that anymore (Balloons)? I sure won't unless they increase the ride time back to normal, and I like that ride. Their is no pay off for waiting that long in line.

I would think that on here a lot of people are not going to complain about flat ride times because I would think a lot of you people mostly don't go on them except maybe Giant Drop or Justice League which don't have changes in ride times. It's literally like if they ran 1/4 of Goliath (which is impossible), and that was it. That was the ride. You waited that time for just 1/4 of Goliath ride cycle. You get more employees - not cut down ride cycles. Take out the stupid Demon. You have minus 3 employees in which 1 can go to Balloons, 1 to Rue Le Dodge, 1 to East River Crawler (when it opens in 2035), or you can take out Buccaneer Battle. They even saved money on operations of not using the Pictorium the entire year.

Did the park ever think, why is it right for the park to have a 2 minute ride on Raging Bull, but yet have what feels like a 20 second ride on the Balloons?
_______________
Next for Hurricane Harbor, it makes me furious that on Bahama Mama's pole, it actually says HEART (with a symbol of a heart) Satan! when on the relaxing river. I am NOT joking! This is HORRIBLE. I would imagine that someone did it when they had that stupid maze of the relaxing river during fright fest. I did see it before, probably this year. The park needs to get rid of this asap.
________________
Also for Hurricane Harbor, they having a section of chairs right by the wavepool that you must pay for - $10 a person. It's essentially preferred wavepool sitting on chairs. This is NOT the cabanas. That's also extra as it always was. When the waterpark is crowded all of those chairs will be filled up, so the waterpark is now charging people to sit on certain chairs by the wavepool for $10 a person.
______
Condor was shut down.

______
Batman that is older now actually has 4 seat checkers. It hasn't had that many for so long!! The ride gets sent out really fast because of the 4 seat checkers! This is about the only thing they improved the entire year except for American Eagle painting of that coaster even though I could take it or leave it. (If they got rid of it tomorrow, oh well.)

_______
Everything else was dismal. No wonder why people say attendance was down. They truly messed up almost anything they could this year!


Whatever. The park is far from perfect, but if you think that a single person didn't come to the park this year because they heard that Big Easy Balloons was down to 20 seconds or whatever, you're crazy. Yes, it sucks if rides are shorter, but it also makes the lines for those rides shorter. And unless you're a kid, Big Easy Balloons probably isn't really for you anyway. My kids still think it's fine and don't care that it's a little shorter.

And are you really asking why is it "right" for some rides to be longer than other rides? It's a for profit amusement park, they're going to do what they want, "right" has nothing to do with it. I echo the other comment - constructive criticism is one thing, but if going to the park makes you so actively angry, why do it?

(BTW - you talk about tanking attendance? I'm pretty sure the GP, which tends to remember the Demon fondly, would love if it was taken out to increase the ride cycle on the stupid Big Easy Balloons like you suggest. People complain about carnival rides? We had that exact ride at a carnival I was at yesterday...)
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Postby Ilovthevu' on September 3rd, 2017, 11:39 pm
^You just don't know me, and the rides I ride. I have ridden and enjoyed that ride for years with a normal ride cycle. It's not just like oh I'll randomly ride that ride and give it a chance this year. That ride is not the same ride at the carnival. The carnival one is very small in height compared to the balloons at Great America. The carnival ride is a portable Samba Balloons, and the one at the Great America is a Balloon Race. The other one is almost a toddler size ride. If the park had it, it would probably be in the Cartoon Camp area. The one at Great America is more a family ride.

Samba Balloon at the carnival:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSZzXQgmFiw&t=27s

Your fondly Demon had a station wait today. lol while the train (Scenic Railway) had every row full in which no one else could get on anymore. Let's say 200 people (I always forget to count how many rows - 4 seats per row (could be 5 seats, but let's go with 4) - 10 rows maybe per car / 5 cars) = 200 people on one train.

People speak with riding, and the least adult coaster line (Skip Little Dipper / Spacely's) is usually the Demon, and than after that it's American Eagle.
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Postby JaminOut on September 4th, 2017, 2:34 pm
^ I don’t know when you go to the park, but I usually go on days that are fairly dead. I have always seen a 15+ minute line for Demon throughout the day. They load trains to full capacity whenever I see it running. Demon draws a crowd that some of us on this forum may not see. Sure, if you’re a taller person the ride is definitely somewhat uncomfortable, but it’s meant to be a family attraction... not a thrill ride.


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Postby anewman35 on September 4th, 2017, 4:16 pm
I'm not really even saying that Demon is especially popular in real life, but I think it is a ride that people who haven't been to the park for a few years or since they were younger remember fondly, so if they really did take it out (especially if they took it out to give another 20 seconds on the Balloons) people would complain.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on September 6th, 2017, 7:39 am
^ The one thing you mention that really concerns me is the graffiti in Hurricane Harbor. You should send an email to park management to let them know about that.

Something that I saw on 9/3 that truly bothered me:
A woman entered the park with a shirt that literally said
"Fu** You" (the actual word - i just blanked out last 2 letters for here), and it was repeated like 8 times on the shirt
and at the very bottom it said
"Very Much"

How she got past security check and the scanners is beyond me. This is supposed to be a family friendly park.
I don't know why she was allowed to wear that shirt. I've also seen guys with pictures of basically naked women on their shirts too in the past and nobody said anything about that.

That kind of stuff would not be allowed at somewhere like Dollywood.
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Postby coasterjoy on September 6th, 2017, 7:43 pm
Wow that's extremely inappropriate...no one, and especially kids, should have to be subjected to that. Smh


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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on September 6th, 2017, 10:47 pm
I see profanity clothing all the time at the park but nothing as extreme as that.

A few years ago they wouldn't let my mom and sister in because they didn't have cover-ups over their one pieces, so they do force dress code sporadically I guess :lol:
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