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2017 Preview Weekend Announced

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Postby stergmi on March 16th, 2017, 10:32 am
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Postby great america fan on March 16th, 2017, 10:57 am
Hell yea I'm so glad that there taking advantage of the nice weather
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Postby RollingCoasting on March 16th, 2017, 10:58 am
Glad to see the park going back to opening in April! I probably can't make it on the 14th but I think I'll be there Saturday.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 16th, 2017, 3:46 pm
April 16th is my birthday!! Now I know what I'm doing.
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Postby MrsTaxi on March 16th, 2017, 7:20 pm
This is awesome! I'll be there!
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Postby gottastrata33 on March 17th, 2017, 7:20 pm
This makes me so frickin happy! I was gonna miss opening day cause of our LA trip but nowwww I know what I'm doin the weekend prior :D
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Postby B&MGuy35 on March 17th, 2017, 10:03 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:This makes me so frickin happy! I was gonna miss opening day cause of our LA trip but nowwww I know what I'm doin the weekend prior :D


Just to clarify so you know. The park will be closed the weekend of the 21st - 23rd and reopen again on the 29th.


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Postby CoasterNick3157 on March 18th, 2017, 12:28 am
is this for season pass holders or do you have to buy a special ticket for those days
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Postby RollingCoasting on March 18th, 2017, 1:33 am
Season passes are accepted:

"Single day tickets are available on the tickets page or use your valid Six Flags Season Pass."

From: https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/s ... ew-weekend
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Postby gottastrata33 on March 18th, 2017, 1:53 am
*Edit* I understand now haha & I love how many people asked the same question! Yes we can use our season passes. ;)
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Postby CoasterCale on March 24th, 2017, 5:22 pm
I won't be able to ride anything but I might go that Sunday for the hell of it.
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Postby Tardis1972 on March 30th, 2017, 12:02 pm
What time do the gates usually open? I plan on arriving around 9:30 and was wondering if the gates would be open yet or not.
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Postby JaminOut on March 31st, 2017, 11:35 pm
Parking normally opens one hour prior to park opening.
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Postby batmanfan80 on April 13th, 2017, 8:16 am
Anyone think this is gonna be a disaster like the usual opening days?
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Postby anewman35 on April 13th, 2017, 9:49 am
batmanfan80 wrote:Anyone think this is gonna be a disaster like the usual opening days?


Probably. Especially Saturday, which should be nice. They're not doing any sort of "buy a ticket for $20" thing like they usually do for opening day, but they are doing a bring a friend for $10 so I'm not sure if that's better or worse.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 14th, 2017, 9:24 am
Are memberships that same as season passes? Will memberships even be accepted?
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 14th, 2017, 9:34 am
Ive had a membership since they started, we're good. See ya guys there, on my way! :)

Oh & download the app, I scanned our passes last weekend at St. Louis & have them right on my phone so I don't even have to carry them in. It's a little convenience. (Sp?)
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Postby RollingCoasting on April 14th, 2017, 8:43 pm
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/si ... 08063.html

1:25

I guess she didn't have a good day :lol:
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Postby coasterfanatic on April 14th, 2017, 10:56 pm
I was at the park today.

Here was some updates and thoughts:

Getting into the park was disaster. It took about an hour to get into the park. Lines were backed up well beyond the welcome sign in front of the security gates.

Once in, it wasn't that busy. Surprisingly, every coaster was running two trains except X Flight which only had one. Waited the longest for X Flight (about an hour) because of it.

~Didn't get food because all food lines seemed crazy. Very long lines and I was told it was a giant mess.
~Joker was being worked on. A wall was being built around the storage track and cars were being added to the storage track. (I have pictures on my phone I will add later)
~The Lobster hasn't really been touched. Sign says it will open early summer and all the cars and parts are located by Demon in old Sky Trail spot.
~Eagle was closed as they continue painting it. There was a guy under top of lift hill painting and parts of it have been power washed.
~Eagle and Lobster were only rides closed in the park. Everything else operated as normal.
~Mucho Nacho in County Fair Food Court was not open yet.

Overall, pretty solid day for opening two weeks early. Surprised to see two trains on almost everything. Park attendance was to be around 15,000. Tomorrow will likely be busier since it will be 80 degrees.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 14th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Yep, that sums it up about opening - disaster to get in but not bad once it. Some little things I noticed is new lights in the parking lot. There is no mire gold pass line & was told it will no longer exist, just one solid line. Batman looks repainted ?? as well as the fountain in the que. villains was open but still shuffling around a lot of merch. Joker looks a lot larger in person & is so shiny. I actually love it's placement in the park. & other than that I took this pic LOL Image


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Postby Tardis1972 on April 14th, 2017, 11:17 pm
This being the first opening day I've attended I thought it would be busier but no it wasn't. I was able to get on the first and last ride of the day on Raging Bull. I got some great pictures of Joker to.
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Postby RollingCoasting on April 14th, 2017, 11:24 pm
^ It seems that you guys lucked out due to the poor weather in Gurnee today. I hate to admit it since I'm going, but tomorrow will probably be mobbed.. :/

Btw, do they still rope off lines 2 minutes prior to closing?
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Postby Tardis1972 on April 14th, 2017, 11:53 pm
^ Yeah we lucked out for sure.Weather wasn't that bad really. Rain didn't start until well after closing.
All I'll say is this was way better than last years final operation dat in everyway. I was surprised that Logger's Run and BB were open too. Speaking of opening days I'm just glad we don't have to deal with the problems Cedar Point has.
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Postby RollingCoasting on April 15th, 2017, 11:01 am
Anyone there yet? How's the line to get in? Planning on arriving at 12
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Postby B&MGuy35 on April 15th, 2017, 11:27 am
Lines are horrific to get in. 2nd lot is already opened


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