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Postby MrsTaxi on September 8th, 2017, 3:28 am
Ilovthevu' wrote:I really, really dislike what the park is doing with short ride times on certain flat rides.

Big Easy Balloons ride time is PATHETIC. It feels like you are on the ride for 20 seconds. They might as well take the ride down because sooner or later no one will ride it for that short of a ride time. It's completely ridiculous. The Scrambler is also really bad. This has to be one of the worst years for flats in the history of the park. Sky Trek Tower closed for 4 hours a day, and the line was mobbed with people. East River Crawler not even set up. Orbit is gone. Flat ride times are horrible. The line was still long. For what feels like a 20 second balloon ride, the wait time was still longer because they won't have 2 employees. That ride used to be good. Might as well take it out right now because that's PATHETIC. You ruined a ride in which a person likes that ride, and you go up, and go down so fast.

I'm waiting for the train to be shortened to a 20 second ride after it leaves the station. Hey, it increases capacity. What's the point of riding that anymore (Balloons)? I sure won't unless they increase the ride time back to normal, and I like that ride. Their is no pay off for waiting that long in line.

I would think that on here a lot of people are not going to complain about flat ride times because I would think a lot of you people mostly don't go on them except maybe Giant Drop or Justice League which don't have changes in ride times. It's literally like if they ran 1/4 of Goliath (which is impossible), and that was it. That was the ride. You waited that time for just 1/4 of Goliath ride cycle. You get more employees - not cut down ride cycles. Take out the stupid Demon. You have minus 3 employees in which 1 can go to Balloons, 1 to Rue Le Dodge, 1 to East River Crawler (when it opens in 2035), or you can take out Buccaneer Battle. They even saved money on operations of not using the Pictorium the entire year.

Did the park ever think, why is it right for the park to have a 2 minute ride on Raging Bull, but yet have what feels like a 20 second ride on the Balloons?
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Next for Hurricane Harbor, it makes me furious that on Bahama Mama's pole, it actually says HEART (with a symbol of a heart) Satan! when on the relaxing river. I am NOT joking! This is HORRIBLE. I would imagine that someone did it when they had that stupid maze of the relaxing river during fright fest. I did see it before, probably this year. The park needs to get rid of this asap.
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Also for Hurricane Harbor, they having a section of chairs right by the wavepool that you must pay for - $10 a person. It's essentially preferred wavepool sitting on chairs. This is NOT the cabanas. That's also extra as it always was. When the waterpark is crowded all of those chairs will be filled up, so the waterpark is now charging people to sit on certain chairs by the wavepool for $10 a person.
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Condor was shut down.

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Batman that is older now actually has 4 seat checkers. It hasn't had that many for so long!! The ride gets sent out really fast because of the 4 seat checkers! This is about the only thing they improved the entire year except for American Eagle painting of that coaster even though I could take it or leave it. (If they got rid of it tomorrow, oh well.)

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Everything else was dismal. No wonder why people say attendance was down. They truly messed up almost anything they could this year!



Ok, I'll bite. First off, RELAX. I agree with you that the shortened ride cycles suck. It's been that way basically all season. The Big Easy Balloons one especially due to the fact that you have to wait for the OP to unlock your "car". It just isn't worth it for such a short ride. You are not the only one upset by all this. Many of my friends have emailed complaints.
The heart satan bit is unacceptable and should be removed. FF hasn't used HH in a few years so..... We get it....you don't like the older coasters. That's fine, but a lot of people still love them. ( I'm not fond of Demon) At the end of the day, Six Flags is a business. They are going to do what makes them the most money. Yes- it sucks sometimes.
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Postby RollingCoasting on October 6th, 2017, 3:32 pm
Haven't been to the park since Fright Fest opening weekend. Has there been any progress on King Chaos removal/Lobster construction?
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on October 6th, 2017, 3:38 pm
They added FF decorations to Chaos, and Lobster might have a car added.

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Postby UWW-10 on October 7th, 2017, 6:49 am
Sounds like they'll market Lobster and "World's Tallest Looping Coaster" as two new park attractions next year :lol:

I'm not complaining about it...but my hunch would be that from the initial decision to relocate ERC, they were in no hurry to get that project done for whatever reason. The last time it was refurbished, it seems as if the ride was tamed down and since then, there's just been something off about its cycle.
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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on October 7th, 2017, 9:22 am
I wonder what will happen to Jesters Wild Ride, Orbit, Ameri-go-round and soon to be King Chaos..... We've got alot of rides that are just sitting in storage, lol
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Postby coasterfanatic on October 7th, 2017, 1:18 pm
I was at the park yesterday.

It does not appear that King Chaos will be removed before the end of the operating season. It's a ride that likely doesn't take long to dismantle.

Progress has continued. The refurbished cars are on The Lobster complete with LEDs and the new orange look. The just need to put The Lobster on the top.

There's an outside chance that it maybe opens during November but I doubt that. They also replaced the fence along the outside of the ride. It's the same fence that they use for X Flight.
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Postby RollingCoasting on October 7th, 2017, 1:52 pm
Woah! Last time I was at the park (Sept. 17th) there were only 2 or 3 cars on... That much progress in >3 weeks makes me think it'll actually open by the end of the year :)
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on October 7th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Last time I was at the park(Oct. 1st) there were still only 2 or 3 cars on! This is some insane progress, wow! Props to the Maintenance team!
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on October 7th, 2017, 3:28 pm
It honestly seems like a waste at this point. Aren't there other things to do than put together a ride that hasn't run all season?
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Postby UWW-10 on October 8th, 2017, 10:03 am
^ Agreed...they must have intentions of opening it before season's end or they wouldn't be going through all the trouble to put it back together.
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Postby FParker185 on October 8th, 2017, 11:26 pm
Seems like a waste to pay the money to have it inspected by the state just to have it open a few weeks. Wish the park would say why it's taken so long to move a portable ride that should tear down in under a day and set up in a day and a half.

Speaking of portable rides, King Chaos should come down in a day or 2. I doubt they have the gondola transport trailer, but the rest folds up onto it's trailer pretty easily
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Postby coasterfanatic on October 9th, 2017, 1:39 pm
So you want the park to admit that they are lazy and really didn't make an effort to get The Lobster opened in a timely fashion? They would say that there were more important things to do. I agree that it should have been ready by early summer like originally stated but clearly they wanted to refurbish it again by changing the color scheme a bit.

We shall see what happens in the coming weeks!
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on October 9th, 2017, 5:51 pm
It's up!

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Postby anewman35 on October 9th, 2017, 9:41 pm
FParker185 wrote:Seems like a waste to pay the money to have it inspected by the state just to have it open a few weeks. Wish the park would say why it's taken so long to move a portable ride that should tear down in under a day and set up in a day and a half.


If we were getting the park to explain things (which we never actually will), I'd be a lot more curious how they would justify having multiple dining locations closed yesterday during a busy Fright Fest weekend.
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Postby CoasterCale on October 10th, 2017, 1:40 pm
The head is back on, and they were testing the lap bars yesterday. Making sure they all came up when buzzed.
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Postby FParker185 on October 10th, 2017, 7:44 pm
it's possible besides the parks sheer laziness, could have been waiting on parts as well, though the ride is still in production by W. Schwarzkopf through Gerstlauer, the design has changed quite a bit and guessing some of the old parts are hard to find and have a long lead time
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Postby RollingCoasting on October 13th, 2017, 6:17 pm
https://m.facebook.com/dejavugurl/posts ... d%3D&mdf=1

King Chaos deconstruction pics

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 3564742338

The Lobster is not open but construction looks to be complete. Maybe tomorrow?
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Postby RollingCoasting on October 15th, 2017, 9:40 pm
It looked like there were some water dummies behind The Lobster today. Stating the obvious here but I bet it'll test this week and open Friday.
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on October 15th, 2017, 10:29 pm
Lobster as of today...
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Postby RollingCoasting on October 20th, 2017, 10:01 am
The Lobster is finally open according to the ride status page

http://sfgamworld.com/rides/ridestatus.php

I give it 6 years before they take it out again.... :lol:

Also apparently Hometown Fun Machine is closed for the remainder of the season. Probably moved the crew to Lobster
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on October 20th, 2017, 12:14 pm
Can't say I'm surprised that Fun Machine is closed. Glad that I will finally get to ride Lobster today though
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Postby JaminOut on October 20th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Rode Lobster. Definitely has some force behind it. Didn’t ride it previously, so I have nothing to compare it to. More intense than HSM.


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Postby coasterjoy on October 20th, 2017, 7:47 pm
Did they close Hometown Fun Machine just to get a head start on taking it down for the season?


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Postby RollingCoasting on October 21st, 2017, 12:31 am
The video the park posted on Snapchat makes the cycle look a lot better than it was after the 2012 rehab. Can't wait to ride it on 10/31
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Postby Philmon on October 21st, 2017, 9:17 am
RollingCoasting wrote:The video the park posted on Snapchat makes the cycle look a lot better than it was after the 2012 rehab. Can't wait to ride it on 10/31

I can’t wait to ride today! I think it has a great new home. It looks more secluded.
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