-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!
The Voyage | Goliath, SFGAm | SkyRush | Maverick | Outlaw Run | Thunderhead | Viper, SFGAm | S:RoS | Top Thrill Dragster | Lightning Run
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
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
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.