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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 3rd, 2018, 12:24 pm
Not for me because... well I eat a lot as well as my family :oops: .
Lightning Rod is closed again! Oh well until next time.

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Postby Lizardgi on May 4th, 2018, 9:57 am
Does anybody have insight as to when Whizzer plans to open? It leaves a major hole in the park by not being open. Hopefully they don't use the painting as an excuse to keep it closed until summer.
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Postby onyxhotel08 on May 4th, 2018, 10:30 am
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:But the portion sizes were so large that most people didn't finish. Makes the park money, saves on food, and means more people will finish. I say it's a win-win all around.


Not if it's so over-priced... :roll:

I should not pay the same amount for a smaller portion I did for a larger one...
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 4th, 2018, 12:25 pm
onyxhotel08 wrote:
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:But the portion sizes were so large that most people didn't finish. Makes the park money, saves on food, and means more people will finish. I say it's a win-win all around.


Not if it's so over-priced... :roll:

I should not pay the same amount for a smaller portion I did for a larger one...

Like I said lower the price it would save us a bunch(or a little).
Lightning Rod is closed again! Oh well until next time.

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Postby coasterfanatic on May 4th, 2018, 4:45 pm
For what it's worth, the park has finally released their FULL operating schedule on their website.

Took them long enough.
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Postby DejaVu2001 on May 4th, 2018, 9:52 pm
X Flight is now running 2 trains. For Whizzer, haven't heard anything definitive on when it is opening, other than it will not be this weekend. But the parts they have painted look absolutely amazing :D
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Postby astucks18 on May 5th, 2018, 5:26 am
Lizardgi wrote:Does anybody have insight as to when Whizzer plans to open? It leaves a major hole in the park by not being open. Hopefully they don't use the painting as an excuse to keep it closed until summer.
My guess would be memorial day weekend

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Postby RBullFan97 on May 5th, 2018, 7:18 am
Thank goodness about X-Flight. Now I can go one it more than just the start of the day when the lines are short! And I was able to take a look at the painted parts of Whizzer, and it looks great. It's not really that noticeable yet, but I think once they paint the whole structure it'll really pop.
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Postby Wisco Woody on May 5th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Can someone tell me how fast and smooth the coasters have been running? Particularly Eagle Red, Viper, and Raging Bull and how much airtime they are providing? Last May and June they were running at their best and were airtime machines, and they held their pacing throughout most of the season better than any year prior. I'll finally be able to visit next Thursday the 10th.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 5th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Wisco Woody wrote:Can someone tell me how fast and smooth the coasters have been running? Particularly Eagle Red, Viper, and Raging Bull and how much airtime they are providing? Last May and June they were running at their best and were airtime machines, and they held their pacing throughout most of the season better than any year prior. I'll finally be able to visit next Thursday the 10th.

I know right. X-Flight actually felt forceful (I grayed out), I was flying out of my seat on Raging Bull, and Viper was actually smooth to me for the first time in 2 years. Sadly there were long lines because of cheer and Music in the Parks but overall good experience(aside the fact food lines were horrendous and I kept hearing "Burger King Foot Lettuce" over and over again.)
Lightning Rod is closed again! Oh well until next time.

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Postby JimPanky on May 6th, 2018, 9:45 am
The schedule is on the Six Flags app.


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Postby HCF on May 8th, 2018, 8:31 am
Welp, the pictorium is gone
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Postby Ilovthevu' on May 9th, 2018, 9:45 pm
V2 was shutdown all day last Sunday. Rue Le Dodge has 2 cars (still are older cars) that are painted blue. I think they must be painting over the orange cars as it seemed like less orange cars.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 10th, 2018, 7:26 am
^ Yeah I saw the paint wearing off on Rue Le Dodge last year. As for V2 I think they had issues with the launch, again :roll: .
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Postby CoasterDemon on May 10th, 2018, 10:28 am
Hey guys, how is the park on Mother's Day? I can't remember... holidays can swing either way. Any predictions for this Sunday? I'm inclined to head up to the park after about 3pm.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 10th, 2018, 10:44 am
It's usually fairly light. Most people would rather spend mother's day with their mothers than go out to a theme park.
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Postby CoasterDemon on May 10th, 2018, 11:52 am
^Sure thing, thanks for your input.

I'm thinking of heading up today to catch a couple hours. Open til 5 stinks, but should be empty.
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Postby Jodon on May 10th, 2018, 12:27 pm
I went a couple years ago and was able to take a lap on every coaster in under 3 or 4 hours. It's a great day to go to the park.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 12th, 2018, 4:10 pm
Favorite Coaster: Hades 360-----Favorite Park: Six Flags Great America

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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 12th, 2018, 7:17 pm
RollingCoasting wrote:Big Lou's is open

Oh, wow I thought it wouldn't open until Memorial Day. Thanks RC :D .
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Postby Ilovthevu' on May 12th, 2018, 8:57 pm
I know someone is going to complain, but whatever. Get over it. It's an update for the area of Gurnee.

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Imagine going to a movie theater, and they start allowing people in at 12pm to a movie that started at 12pm with maybe a 100 people in line. So many FURIOUS people! Now, imagine going to an amusement park (Great America) where there are 600 people in line for that 12pm movie. I'm NOT saying to ride anything BEFORE 12pm though.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 13th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Is the park not playing the Carousel song this season? I've stayed til closing twice so far this year (April 22nd and today) and didn't hear it either day. Not even the "May we have your attention please. SFGAm is now closed. We invite you to visit again soon" message that they play right before
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 13th, 2018, 8:16 pm
I've heard it this season. Not sure why it's not being played everywhere this time around.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on May 13th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Raging Bull NEEDS security guards at the end of the night. You have this certain family of enthusiasts that won't get off of the ride because they want the absolute last ride of the night. In my row I was in, there were 3 people in it (including me), and all of a sudden, my row is FULL (2 people got on - I didn't, because random people filled it which is NOT right!), and I can't get on the ride. This literally happens to no other ride other than Raging Bull. If people are in your row, you get up and get off of the ride, or you find an empty row. Not only is it the guests fault, but the employees need to be trained better. You can't just let people keep riding if rows have people in them.
Imagine going to a movie theater, and they start allowing people in at 12pm to a movie that started at 12pm with maybe a 100 people in line. So many FURIOUS people! Now, imagine going to an amusement park (Great America) where there are 600 people in line for that 12pm movie. I'm NOT saying to ride anything BEFORE 12pm though.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 13th, 2018, 9:49 pm
^^ Hmmm, that's a bit odd that they aren't playing it consistently. I should mention I've exclusively visited the park on Sundays this year (Earlier closing time than other days) so maybe the music isn't synchronized to play at the same time every day or something? :? On a side note, the pop music is somehow more annoying this year. I'm pretty sure I heard Flo Rida's "My House" atleast 10 times today

Ilovthevu' wrote:You have this certain family of enthusiasts that won't get off of the ride because they want the absolute last ride of the night.


Sounds like The Raging Bull Lovers are back :lol:

That is pretty BS that you didn't get to ride. I would've definitely notified the ride ops about it. If someone is waiting for your row then you should get the hell up or find an open seat like you said. If they wanted the last train of the night so bad, they shouldn't have entered the line until the last 3 minutes before closing, or just loitered in the queue. Sucks that they screwed you over
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