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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 20th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Just to clear something up, the wifi is only available at the front gate to help people get to the SF website/app to get to their tickets/passes. The rest of the park is still without wifi.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on May 20th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Just to clear something up, the wifi is only available at the front gate to help people get to the SF website/app to get to their tickets/passes. The rest of the park is still without wifi.


I have noticed that the cell signal for AT&T is much stronger this year. I always have at least 4 bars now where last year I would put my phone in airplane mode as not to drain battery constantly looking for a cell signal.


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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 21st, 2018, 12:22 pm
^ Hmm... it seems like the T-Mobile service got weaker too. But if there is Wi-fi at the front of the park I'm going to spend most of my time there. Also it seems like Whizzer is only running two trains :? .
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Postby B&MGuy35 on May 21st, 2018, 2:37 pm
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:^ Hmm... it seems like the T-Mobile service got weaker too. But if there is Wi-fi at the front of the park I'm going to spend most of my time there. Also it seems like Whizzer is only running two trains :? .


Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m sure whizzer has only run 2 trains for a few years now.


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Postby coasterkidd100 on May 21st, 2018, 3:44 pm
I feel like for the majority of each season Whizzer only runs two trains but I could be wrong about that.
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on May 21st, 2018, 4:40 pm
Once the season gets going, Whizzer runs 3 trains pretty often, much more than Demon.
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Postby coasterkidd100 on May 21st, 2018, 5:40 pm
Does Demon even run three trains during Fright Fest anymore?
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 21st, 2018, 5:45 pm
coasterkidd100 wrote:Does Demon even run three trains during Fright Fest anymore?

Nope, it never does even on the crowded days. But with a bad ride like Demon no need for 3 trains or a Flash Pass :lol: .
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Postby coasterfanatic on May 22nd, 2018, 11:59 am
Whizzer will definitely run three trains when needed.

I don't believe they run three trains on Demon. The third train does not really increase capacity of the ride. Due to relatively short nature of the other ride, a train is always stacked in the break run.

It's not necessary to run three trains on Whizzer right now.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on May 22nd, 2018, 1:26 pm
coasterfanatic wrote:Whizzer will definitely run three trains when needed.

I don't believe they run three trains on Demon. The third train does not really increase capacity of the ride. Due to relatively short nature of the other ride, a train is always stacked in the break run.

It's not necessary to run three trains on Whizzer right now.


I’m sure many of you don’t remember but when it first opened with the park, at peak times it would run 5 trains until 1980 when someone was killed on the California one and everything changed as a result.


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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 22nd, 2018, 1:59 pm
^ But nothing does not allow it to have three trains right. But then again adding more trains= more money so maybe that's why Six Flags doesn't want to. That or they are adding the third train during the summer.
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Postby Lizardgi on May 22nd, 2018, 2:50 pm
B&MGuy35 wrote:
I’m sure many of you don’t remember but when it first opened with the park, at peak times it would run 5 trains until 1980 when someone was killed on the California one and everything changed as a result.


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I would love to experience Whizzer at opening. 5 trains, no seatbelts. I assume the train would stop and people would just jump on and go. Capacity would have been pretty awesome with trains flying around everywhere.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on May 22nd, 2018, 4:14 pm
Lizardgi wrote:
B&MGuy35 wrote:
I’m sure many of you don’t remember but when it first opened with the park, at peak times it would run 5 trains until 1980 when someone was killed on the California one and everything changed as a result.


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I would love to experience Whizzer at opening. 5 trains, no seatbelts. I assume the train would stop and people would just jump on and go. Capacity would have been pretty awesome with trains flying around everywhere.


Exactly! Without no seatbelts there was no need to check train. So people would just jump on and it would leave the station. There would usually be 3 trains on course at a time with 2 in station.

I remember riding it and going up lift and a train coming by on the turn around on the lift.


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Postby benneluke on May 22nd, 2018, 5:21 pm
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Postby Wisco Woody on May 23rd, 2018, 5:07 am
benneluke wrote:Magic Show in the GMH this year!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater


This sounds like it will be a very good multifaceted show. Combining Magic, Steampunk theming, and rock music/dancing should make Rocklusions stand out much like Ringmaster's Cabaret did from the same producer. In the absence of a dedicated stunt show, a themed magic show is probably the best entertainment offering we could have outside of Fright Fest, and hopefully the cast, likely the same troupe from the Cabaret, does as well or even better this season working with the same producer.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 23rd, 2018, 7:19 am
Wisco Woody wrote:
benneluke wrote:Magic Show in the GMH this year!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater


This sounds like it will be a very good multifaceted show. Combining Magic, Steampunk theming, and rock music/dancing should make Rocklusions stand out much like Ringmaster's Cabaret did from the same producer. In the absence of a dedicated stunt show, a themed magic show is probably the best entertainment offering we could have outside of Fright Fest, and hopefully the cast, likely the same troupe from the Cabaret, does as well or even better this season working with the same producer.

I just hope it's a good magic show. But compared to the Susan Rosen mind trick show I think it would be better.
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Postby benneluke on May 23rd, 2018, 8:58 am
Wisco Woody wrote:Combining Magic, Steampunk theming, and rock music/dancing should make Rocklusions stand out much like Ringmaster's Cabaret did from the same producer.

Ringmaster's Caberet was the best original show the park has produced in the past 4 years. It will be great to see something totally new this year that's not a dance party or the Peking Acrobats.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on May 23rd, 2018, 12:02 pm
On Tuesday, it was UTTER CHAOS getting into this park. Who in the world runs this park? It's ABSURD! This parks need NEW management.
Not an actual picture, but it was ALMOST this bad:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... 015-12.jpg
I'm not kidding. I'm not joking. A massive amount of people piling into every tiny space available.

I wish the media was outside the park to document this travesty. This is what happens when you don't open the gates 30 minutes to 1 hour prior. A MASSIVE backup of large amounts of people, and Tuesday was just UTTER CHAOS.
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Postby CoasterDemon on May 23rd, 2018, 12:26 pm
Lizardgi wrote:I would love to experience Whizzer at opening. 5 trains, no seatbelts. I assume the train would stop and people would just jump on and go. Capacity would have been pretty awesome with trains flying around everywhere.


AND no pesky air gates. Yes, it was good times. The entire under-station queue would be spilling out and it was still only 20 minutes. It was cool to ride with your friends back then... you could ride 3 in a seat if you could fit. For Demon - when a train hit the first loop, the next train would already be going up the bottom of the lift. When Eagle was "new" (81-84), there was always a set of trains on the lift. Simple times.

Impressive many small parks can still dispatch their rides so fast; Six Flags dropped the ball in the 80s, hate to say.
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Postby benneluke on May 23rd, 2018, 1:09 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:This is what happens when you don't open the gates 30 minutes to 1 hour prior. A MASSIVE backup of large amounts of people, and Tuesday was just UTTER CHAOS.


Opening the gates 30 minutes earlier would no nothing but move the crowd into Carousel Plaza. If they open earlier than the posted time, it will make no difference. Its basically just moving the park opening time up 30 minutes. Now if your issue is the parking lot, that would make a difference traffic-wise. But they already open the lots earlier than park opening. I do think they need to organize the ticket lines after security though. Its hard to know which line you are actually in.
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Postby great america fan on May 24th, 2018, 6:33 pm
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 25th, 2018, 7:47 am
great america fan wrote:https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisorypanel/startsurvey.aspx?s=ridename2018&cid=y
New Survey.

The survey is basically asking you what names of rides are suitable for a genre: Speed, Airtime, Height.
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Postby AirTimeDaz on May 25th, 2018, 11:07 am
great america fan wrote:https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisorypanel/startsurvey.aspx?s=ridename2018&cid=y
New Survey.


Thanks for the link! I noticed they have the name "Speed Demons" as an option quite a few times, which incidentally was a name I posted here a few years ago for if they ever decided to take my advice and re-imagine Demon by building a Maverick style launch coaster in it's place and call it "Speed Demon" :twisted: Maverick is not very tall (like demon) it has a tunnel (like demon) it has rock work (like demon) and uh.. yea i think that's about where the comparisons end :wink:

My second choice (since an intamin blitz is a looong shot) would be to replace it with a chance GT-X (lightning run) the track looks a lot like a classic arrow and the rider reviews have been pretty great.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 26th, 2018, 12:02 pm
it said something like dive in the survey which means it can refer to a dive coaster since it references to the dry park.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 26th, 2018, 11:55 pm
Bull is now running three trains and Scenic Railway is open for the season
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