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Postby Cryptkeeper on May 2nd, 2018, 3:49 pm
How about the most important update of all...some (most?) food portions have shrunk!!! :o

The plate for spaghetti in Capone's is different and is smaller this year. The ice cream cups I saw being filled seemed smaller, and even if they aren't smaller, the amount of ice cream the employees I saw put in each cup only filled the cup to the 3/4th's level.

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Postby MrsTaxi on May 2nd, 2018, 8:38 pm
Cryptkeeper wrote:How about the most important update of all...some (most?) food portions have shrunk!!! :o

The plate for spaghetti in Capone's is different and is smaller this year. The ice cream cups I saw being filled seemed smaller, and even if they aren't smaller, the amount of ice cream the employees I saw put in each cup only filled the cup to the 3/4th's level.

I AM SUING!!!! ha

The plate of spaghetti at Capone's looked the same as last year. :? The refill cups look smaller. :lol:
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Postby FParker185 on May 3rd, 2018, 12:23 am
plate size has definitely shrunk across the board by about 1/3, it's most noticeable at Capones
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 3rd, 2018, 7:08 am
I can't believe they are shrinking the plate sizes and keeping the price the same. If anything lower the price while they are at it and it will actually be worth the price.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 3rd, 2018, 8:55 am
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.
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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: .
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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).
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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.)
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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
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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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