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Postby gottastrata33 on May 20th, 2017, 5:08 pm
I agree. It looks sharp. Not at all what I expected.
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Postby anewman35 on May 21st, 2017, 2:58 pm
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Postby dlmtechnology on May 21st, 2017, 5:45 pm


So is this replacing the Discover entrance, a separate entrance, or a combo GoodiscoverrWill entrance?

Can we move FlashPass purchasing to outside the park so I can schedule Park entry time?
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Postby anewman35 on May 21st, 2017, 6:01 pm
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So is this replacing the Discover entrance, a separate entrance, or a combo GoodiscoverrWill entrance?


It's​ on the right side of the gate, where they've sometimes had Gold Pass entry. The Discover entrance (which I haven't seen used this year, has anybody?) is/was on the left side.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 21st, 2017, 6:35 pm
-Food is being handed out when leaving the park again, today was Takis
-Scenic Railway was testing
-Both of Eagle Blue's trains are on the track, one in the station and the other on the brake run

Also heres a pic of The Lobster progress
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on May 22nd, 2017, 7:48 am
I am a big fan of the paint job. Can't wait to ride with my one friend who worships the lobster :lol:
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Postby staticshadows on May 22nd, 2017, 10:16 am
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Postby benneluke on May 22nd, 2017, 11:54 am
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Lobster's entrance(and the rest of the structure) got a nice new coat of paintImage

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Very slick. Now they just need to trim back all of that foliage so we can see it in action!
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Postby anewman35 on May 22nd, 2017, 1:05 pm
staticshadows wrote:Picture of JWR's former spot.
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I meant to take a picture of that yesterday too. It seems obvious that SOMETHING is happening there, either the return of JWR or a drink stand or something. Something like that obviously wouldn't happen by this weekend, but you'd they'd at least want to block off the area in a way that looks a little nicer than a huge chain link fence...
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Postby gottastrata33 on May 23rd, 2017, 12:08 pm
To me it looked obvious that Jesters was returning but I'm told there are no plans to put it back. Which honestly stinks cause it's a perfect opening to put it back. It's as if it didn't even really need to leave haha
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 23rd, 2017, 12:18 pm
Yeah, to add to this, they planted grass over the old JWR location, so I doubt it's returning

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Postby staticshadows on May 23rd, 2017, 12:55 pm
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Postby anewman35 on May 23rd, 2017, 6:22 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Yeah, to add to this, they planted grass over the old JWR location, so I doubt it's returning

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Hmm. I wonder if that's just a temporary thing to look good for the media for the weekend? If they always planned on just having grass, why was it left as dirt over last weekend? And of course the curb cut and that pipe (or whatever it is) that's sticking up. I'd be kind of shocked if they don't do something with that spot besides grass, but we shall see.
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Postby Viper 88 on May 23rd, 2017, 9:48 pm
Maybe if they got rid of that sf outfitters and did some creative landscaping they could put in a waltzer and call it Harley Quinns Spinsanity. Maybe move Jokers intonthe tent by Eagle? Replace Revy with a bigger version. Get rid of Chaos and add a Fireball?
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 23rd, 2017, 10:12 pm
^But here's the thing, the park turned SF Outfitters into the new Ride Info Center, so I doubt it'll be going any time soon.

The thing about Jester's is that the ride was manufactured with the Jester Head on the car, so it'd probably be better to just get a new model instead of renovating a used one from 2004. I doubt it' ever returning to the park.

While I want a Giant Discovery, I don't think there's enough space where Revy is. It'd have to knock down the gift shop, and probably some other stuff around it.

As for the Super Loops, I'm 90% sure that SF's contract with Larson expired, so don't expect any more from them.
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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on May 24th, 2017, 4:39 am
If V2 heads to Six Flags America, they might just ship Jesters Wild Ride out there so it can be in their Mardi Gras themed area. Six Flags America has pretty much become our official hand me down park, so it wouldn't shock me in the least, lol
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Postby onyxhotel08 on May 24th, 2017, 10:51 am
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Lobster's entrance(and the rest of the structure) got a nice new coat of paintImage

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Very dark. Great for FF, not so much right now.They couldn't use some more lively colors for summer?
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Postby ilrider on May 24th, 2017, 2:50 pm
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Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Lobster's entrance(and the rest of the structure) got a nice new coat of paintImage

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Very dark. Great for FF, not so much right now.They couldn't use some more lively colors for summer?


It is the color scheme for the ride now, though I agree that is a lot of black. The cars have the black and gold scheme too. They look pretty good.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 24th, 2017, 10:56 pm
Raging Bull's red train is on the tracks:

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Postby Tardis1972 on May 25th, 2017, 10:13 pm
^ It was testing most of today but never opened. Ride op said the train wasn't ready for operation yet. By the end of the day it was back on the transfer track.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 27th, 2017, 12:40 pm
-There is a new entry spiel at the front gate. New narrator/instructions and it has the Sky Trek Tower/Scenic Railway music

-Raging Bull has 3 trains running

-Eagle Blue is open!
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Postby stergmi on May 27th, 2017, 2:19 pm
RollingCoasting wrote:-There is a new entry spiel at the front gate. New narrator/instructions and it has the Sky Trek Tower/Scenic Railway music

-Raging Bull has 3 trains running

-Eagle Blue is open!


What are Joker lines looking like today?


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Postby RollingCoasting on May 27th, 2017, 2:42 pm
Haven't been over there yet. However, just like when Goliath opened, most major attractions have very short waits. Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, low 70's, and Raging Bull has a 10 minute wait. :)
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 27th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Sorry for the double post but I walked by The Joker half an hour ago and it looks like they were only using the circus tent. Not as bad of a line as I would've expected, but I think I'll wait until tonight still.

Another update - All of the banners outside The Joker's queue are finally up. I'll get pics later if nobody else does

Edit 10:33 P.M. - One more thing. There is a KIA Sponsored event where you take a quick survey/test drive a KIA vehicle (No cost) and you actually get a free $10 voucher to use anywhere in the park! Really cool views of the backstage area, too

Also, Scenic Railway is open and Yankee Clipper opened later in the day
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Postby batmanfan80 on May 28th, 2017, 1:28 am
Was there today around 3:30. They got preferred parking like Sea World now. Looks like it's the first few rows in the front nearest HH. The lines were all averaging about 20-30 minutes despite there being about a million people there and a ton of cars in the back lot. Demon had no line at all when we saw it from the train around 6. X-Flight's line was by the keyhole at that time, so figure 30-40 min or 90 with tons of flash passers. We didn't ride There was a good amount of flash passers at Viper. These people aren't rich. They look like 20 somethings who work retail jobs. Raging Trimbrake's line was running pretty efficiently. Much moreso than Viper. Their new orange and brown front/back stair color scheme doesn't appear to be working at all, but people are evenly splitting between front and back on their own. Batman line was about 3 rows deep. Joker's line was completely full but it moves really fast. They also let us skip ahead of 20 people because they needed 2 riders to fill space. I guess you can't bring a waist pack on the ride according to their sign. Lastly we went to Pretzelman around 8:30. Line was at least several hundred people long and moving at a snail's pace. Remembering that last year everyone went in the single rider line, we went there. That turned the ride into a walk up and we got on right away. This will be 6th year we bought season passes so we'll try to get a few more visits in before the hoardes show up in mid-July and the lines are all 60 min minimum. However, I don't know that anyone is as diehard as the blind guy with the walking stick. He seems to be there every time we go. They should give out awards to these people that go every week or more.
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