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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 14th, 2017, 7:36 pm
A few updates from today:

-Area in front of metal detectors got new concrete
-A fair bit of new paint at few buildings
-'Take 5' is now gone, and operations are now a lot faster.
-Yes, flat rides do have shorter cycles now.
-The park now has Bavarian Pretzels instead of the regular Super Pretzels(and let me tell you, they are a LOT softer).
-In addition to the repaint, Eagle is getting a bit of trackwork done in the giant helix.
-Viper's retrack seriously helps the ride(the bottom of the first drop no longer jackhammers your spine 6 feet underground)
-Demon seems to be running a LOT smoother this year(@RollingCoasting)
-Ride Info Center is replacing SF Outfitters
-Most of Joker's cars are on
-Lobster's cars are all laying around Sky Trail's spot
-Surprisingly, both BB and Logger's were running.
-That new Toilet Game(Called 'County Fair Game of Thrones') is in the County Fair Games area by Revolution
-There's a Bottle Flipping game at the area by BB
-There's new Wait Time signs for some attractions. They now have a watch picture, with the time being shown inside the watch(additionally, they now have a 5 Minute Wait sign)
-The Yellow Bottle is still being sold publicly, but it has less advertising, and is at fewer locations.
-A few new Caricatures are around the park
-ICEE machines now allow for you to buy one-use cups for $2.99 for small, and $3.99 for Regular. Souvenir Bottle is $7.99 with $2.99 refills
-You can now buy the large prizes directly from the games for a rather ludicrous price($150-$250 depending on the location)
-No sign of VR for Drop
-The front area outside the park is now divided into 'zones' (Zone A is for buying tickets and such, B is the metal detectors and entrance, C is the exit and Guest Relations, and D is the Harbor Pass Entrance)

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. If there's anything else I remember, I'll let you guys know.

I'm really looking forward to this season! All the little improvements really help the park become a much nicer place!
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Postby great america fan on April 14th, 2017, 8:07 pm
To add on to that guy with a stick
-there is new concrete outside grand music hall
-Grand music halls façade that was damaged by the fire two years ago is finally getting replaced
-the reflection pond has been repainted
-two new light posts have been placed on the mound in front of the entrance
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Postby MrsTaxi on April 14th, 2017, 10:18 pm
-The park now has Bavarian Pretzels instead of the regular Super Pretzels(and let me tell you, they are a LOT softer)


They must be reading here! Hooray!
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Postby coasterfanatic on April 14th, 2017, 11:08 pm
I posted a full update in the Sneak Peak thread but here's a couple more things:

1) All rides were running two trains except X Flight, which only had one.
2) The Carousel Plaza gift shop got repainted.
3) New Show in Grand Music Hall is XFZ 360 (something like that) with lights, music, lasers and bubbles. Opens April 29th.
4) Mucho Nacho was not open.
5) Sticky Fingers by Fiddler's Fling got a new sign.
6) Lobster won't be ready til early summer according to the sign.
7) I heard Viper had some trackwork done. Still seemed a bit more "bumpy" than normal but yeah
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on April 15th, 2017, 1:14 am
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote: -The park now has Bavarian Pretzels instead of the regular Super Pretzels(and let me tell you, they are a LOT softer).


I had one of these at SFOG. They looked absolutely fantastic, but then they were just okay. However, they are still far superior than the pretzels we have had in both taste and softness. A very welcome change.
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Postby Coaster Justin on April 15th, 2017, 8:06 am
MrsTaxi wrote:-The park now has Bavarian Pretzels instead of the regular Super Pretzels(and let me tell you, they are a LOT softer)


They must be reading here! Hooray!



I wish they offered Cinnamon Pretzels.


Also Root Beer Floats cups are larger than last year.
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Postby Jacklw6499 on April 15th, 2017, 11:07 am
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:A few updates from today:


-Viper's retrack seriously helps the ride(the bottom of the first drop no longer jackhammers your spine 6 feet underground)

-No sign of VR for Drop



I rode Viper back row and it was one of the best rides I have had on it in years.

As for VR drop, I was bummed it wasn't open. I was under the impression it was going to be open opening weekend?
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Postby RollingCoasting on April 15th, 2017, 11:28 am
Yes, opening weekend (Apr. 29th-30th). This is "technically" preview weekend. :P
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Postby momlovescoasters on April 15th, 2017, 6:12 pm
Does anyone know when Eagle is expected to open?
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Postby SEASONPASSER12 on April 15th, 2017, 6:45 pm
Hello All,

So I went to opening day yesterday the 14th and it was over an hour wait to get into the park. Does anyone know what the problem is/was? The park was not even that crowded once you got in.
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on April 15th, 2017, 7:00 pm
SEASONPASSER12 wrote:Hello All,

So I went to opening day yesterday the 14th and it was over an hour wait to get into the park. Does anyone know what the problem is/was? The park was not even that crowded once you got in.
Thank you,


They were not expecting the crowds that showed up. My guess it that they were very understaffed and today should have been better.

momlovescoasters wrote:Does anyone know when Eagle is expected to open?


Honestly, whenever they finish painting. If I had to guess, it will be Mother's Day weekend, but take it like a grain of salt.
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Postby Tardis1972 on April 16th, 2017, 11:05 am
Oh there was one thing that was not mentioned from Friday. Goliath was not using line passes.
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on April 16th, 2017, 1:05 pm
That preview week was supposed to be a buyout but the company cancelled thats why they replaced that empty gap for a preview week
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Postby Tardis1972 on April 16th, 2017, 3:02 pm
^ That's interesting to know. How did you find out about this anyways?
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on April 16th, 2017, 3:34 pm
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Postby Goku1910 on April 16th, 2017, 3:57 pm
eh, I didn't hear anything like that. Buyouts are still on for this coming weekend.

I know this because I have family that attend the Advocate Buyout.
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Postby RollingCoasting on April 18th, 2017, 3:16 pm
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Postby Coaster Justin on April 18th, 2017, 4:00 pm
Less Cheesy than I would've liked.
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Postby RollingCoasting on April 19th, 2017, 12:50 pm
Giant Drop VR commercial shoot pics

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Postby great america fan on April 19th, 2017, 3:20 pm
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Joker aerial shot you can see that the train barn is almost done
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Postby great america fan on April 20th, 2017, 5:17 pm
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Capones looks to be incredibly bland and uninteresting
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on April 20th, 2017, 8:51 pm
In case anyone cares, the Glow Race route changed! You aren't running in the parking lot for most of it anymore. Should be interesting running through HH.
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Postby RollingCoasting on April 21st, 2017, 11:21 pm
The park posted an EFX 360 preview video on Snapchat

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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 22nd, 2017, 1:31 am
Ok, I'm excited for this show now.

That lighting looks incredible!
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 22nd, 2017, 3:02 pm
Sorry to double post, but Eagle Update:

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All exterior paint is done, some interior work still needs to be done, and both Red Trains are on the track!

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