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Postby MrsTaxi on January 30th, 2018, 7:28 pm
RollingCoasting wrote:Heard through the grapevine that the park is pushing opening weekend up to April 14th, with private events the week before. (Not yet confirmed though)

Looking forward to another great season!


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Postby ChicagoCoasters on February 3rd, 2018, 12:21 pm
Park hours till Memorial Day have been posted along with Hurricane Harbor hours in its first weekend.
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on February 11th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Does anybody know what is happening to the Coldstone in Southwest Territory? Apparently Six Flags is done with Coldstone. Magic Mountain replaced their Coldstone with a Soft Serve Ice Cream Place. Fiesta Texas is replacing their Coldstone with a funnel cake place. Fiesta Texas is also replacing another funnel cake place with a Dole Whip place. Over Texas has these Dole Whips too. Personally, I would love a Dole Whip place and it would fit perfectly in the Coldstone spot. However, without Colstone we don't have much other Ice Cream choices. The ones we have are the Dippin Dots carts, the ice cream on funnel cake sundaes and in root beer floats, 6 Below- the Fro-Yo place that is never open, and the 6-Below in Hurricane Harbor. Also, a bunch of Six Flags parks are opening Coaster Candy; which is Six Flags' brand of candy. I know Six Flags America added this recently, Fiesta Texas is transforming their candy shop into a Coaster Candy this year. I know Trudy's Sweet Shoppe sells Coaster Candy product but isn't themed to it. Do you guys think that it might get rethemed?
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Postby coasterfanatic on February 12th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Coldstone will become Six Flag's in-house brand, Six Below.
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Postby MrsTaxi on February 18th, 2018, 8:52 am
A little off season look at the park. (Not my video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPE1sAUZSSY
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Postby acutler on February 18th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Did anyone notice on the Six Flags Great America website it says season passes include Holiday in the park?
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Postby UnclePennybags on February 18th, 2018, 3:26 pm
acutler wrote:Did anyone notice on the Six Flags Great America website it says season passes include Holiday in the park?


Perhaps SFGAm intends to celebrate Holiday in the Park on April 1.
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Postby anewman35 on February 18th, 2018, 8:56 pm
acutler wrote:Did anyone notice on the Six Flags Great America website it says season passes include Holiday in the park?


Could mean something. Or could just be referring to Holiday in the Park at other parks (or just be a mistake they forgot to remove from the standard language used for all the other parks). Time will tell, I guess.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on February 18th, 2018, 9:55 pm
More likely than not, it's probably just a copy + paste from all the other parks' Season Pass page. I wouldn't think much of it
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Postby onyxhotel08 on February 19th, 2018, 10:43 am
That video was really cool. I didn't know you're not allowed to fly a drone over the park. I've seen them before...is it a safety issue because they are afraid someone will drop something on them?
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on February 19th, 2018, 10:52 am
I really don't think Holiday in the Park would be a good fit for our park. The weather here isn't predictable. Many rides cant run at low temperatures, and honestly, if no to little rides were running wouldn't it be a waste of money to go if you weren't a season pass or membership holder? (Six Flags just wants money, I know) This is only my opinion about HITP. Judging by the number of people that went to Last Call Festival, I don't think people would like going at below freezing temperatures later in the year.
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Postby MrsTaxi on February 19th, 2018, 10:58 am
onyxhotel08 wrote:That video was really cool. I didn't know you're not allowed to fly a drone over the park. I've seen them before...is it a safety issue because they are afraid someone will drop something on them?


He said security told him it wasn't allowed due to it being in a NO fly zone. Guess because of the airport. Not sure how accurate that is.
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on February 19th, 2018, 2:19 pm
I don't know if any of you listen to the Holiday World Podcast, but this week they did an interesting interview with the guy who flies their drone and all the rules and regulations they have to follow. Really interesting stuff!
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Postby coasterjoy on February 19th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Really great video! Thanks for posting!


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Postby coasterfanatic on February 20th, 2018, 2:49 am
They still haven' taken it down. It still include park admission to Holiday in the Park. It never said that in previous years (in reference to people saying it could just be a general thing).

I'd still take it with a grain of salt, but interesting non the less.
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Postby coasterfanatic on February 20th, 2018, 4:27 am
Looks like Last Call will be back.

All Bring a Friend Free/Discount Tickets are available for Season Pass holders on the app.

There's a coupon for Bring a Friend for $14.99 thats good for November 3, 4, 10, 11 so guarantees that we go into at least the second weekend of November.

Otherwise, 4 BAFF with the best being the first one, that can be used anytime from April 21-May 25.

The rest of the are the typical one week only in early June, mid July and late August. Food coupons haven't been released yet!
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Postby onyxhotel08 on February 20th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Whizzer Whiz Kid wrote:I don't know if any of you listen to the Holiday World Podcast, but this week they did an interesting interview with the guy who flies their drone and all the rules and regulations they have to follow. Really interesting stuff!


Which one? Their as in SFGAm? Can't imagine what kind of problem a drone does to an airport as I don't even recall seeing a plane whilst at the park...
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on February 20th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Their as in Holiday World, sorry for not clarifying.
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Postby MrsTaxi on March 1st, 2018, 1:05 pm
June park hours are up! Hopefully, we'll get to see the entire season soon. Still hoping for HITP. :)
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Postby MrsTaxi on March 7th, 2018, 11:56 am
Any park updates from locals? Has the park begun to "come alive" yet? :D Who else is excited for the 2018 season?
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 7th, 2018, 1:55 pm
There really hasn't been anything. No repaints as far as I can see, no visible construction, nothing.

Ride training should start within the next few weeks, though. I'll tell you guys when I see anything
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Postby MrsTaxi on March 7th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:There really hasn't been anything. No repaints as far as I can see, no visible construction, nothing.

Ride training should start within the next few weeks, though. I'll tell you guys when I see anything


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Postby Goku1910 on March 8th, 2018, 6:16 pm
MrsTaxi wrote:Any park updates from locals? Has the park begun to "come alive" yet? :D Who else is excited for the 2018 season?


I'm excited for Coaster Season in general, but I have zero hype for 2018 at SFGAm.

....Cedar Point on the other hand. :lol:
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on March 8th, 2018, 11:26 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:There really hasn't been anything. No repaints as far as I can see, no visible construction, nothing.

Ride training should start within the next few weeks, though. I'll tell you guys when I see anything


No superman repaint, if i'm not mistaken it hasn't been repainted since it opened and that's 15 years ago
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on March 9th, 2018, 3:04 pm
CoasterNick3157 wrote:
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:There really hasn't been anything. No repaints as far as I can see, no visible construction, nothing.

Ride training should start within the next few weeks, though. I'll tell you guys when I see anything


No superman repaint, if i'm not mistaken it hasn't been repainted since it opened and that's 15 years ago



Could this mean Superman is leaving the park soon??
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