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Postby Ilovthevu' on November 13th, 2017, 1:18 am
Ricochet should be open. Close the Balloons. People don't like the 5 second ride on them. Get a LONGER program. The ride program is terrible. It seems like i have to wait until a "famous" youtube person says something, and they will actually change it. Or until they take it out in a year or 2 because no one wants to ride a 5 second ride anymore.
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Postby RollingCoasting on November 13th, 2017, 1:29 am
Last time I rode it (October 15th), Big Easy Balloons was actually running a fairly good cycle (About a minute or so). Why does it need to be any longer than that? The ride rarely ever gets more than a cycle wait so you can usually just hop right back in line again. :lol:
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Postby Ilovthevu' on November 13th, 2017, 1:42 am
^The ride takes time to get going to the top of the "tower" where it actually gets to a tilt. Rides that people like, people are willing to wait. With a longer cycle, more people will ride it.

With ANY line whatsoever, the ride is not worth it to ride it for me. I'll have to settle for Santa's Village Azoosement park instead, and go on it a lot there (Balloon Race) with it having a normal ride cycle. I have ridden that ride since year 1 (2004), and they ruined that thing maybe a year ago, so oh well. This is life. You can't take things for granted.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on November 13th, 2017, 2:28 am
Dude, Balloons is meant for people who find the other rides to be too scary, or who are too short to ride anything else. They wouldn't care if the ride was 5 seconds(which it most definitely is not). They just want to be able to ride something to make their $60 ticket worthwhile.

By the way, if your whole park experience is going to be dictated by a single ride(let alone a Zamperla Balloon Race), then I think you should at least take into consideration the other rides in the park. ;)
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Postby n9yty on November 13th, 2017, 11:20 am
I was really ticked off they closed Sunday... I get it, the weather, the abysmal attendance on past days, they knew they weren't going to make it worth their while financially. The rain did eventually clear off, but it was obvious they weren't going to get many people. That isn't the part that got under my skin so much...

They have an app, and they added notifications to the app, and the description of those notifications even says it will announce changes to park operating times. DID THEY? NOOOOOO..... So we checked before we left, everything said open, but an hour and half later when we arrived they were closed. THAT SUCKS. If they have the capabiliy in their own APP to push out a notification of such a radical change in operating hours, they should do it.

Well, now I'll get spamed with all their twitter posts, but I guess if that is the only channel they are going to use. It sucks to spend 3hrs in a car with the kids for nothing.

A few things I think this Last Call has shown:

The temperatures have been quite cold, and people aren't coming out for it.

They won't ever have Holiday in the Park here if this is the kind of attendance they will get in this climate. I get that having all the holiday decorationas might draw more people than Sprint-sponsored craft beer event, but I think it shows that in general there is little appetite by the masses to come this late in the season in this location.

There was very sparse attendance and with that the very short ride lines seemed to have everybody in much better moods, guests and staff (well, okay, not all guests, still hear a lot of grumbling from people walking by, but they will always grumble about something).

I know a lot of folks here are just hard-core ride fans, but we really liked the new Lumberjacks Wanted show, and it was nice to have Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay make a reprise, although it was really Ta Ra Ra Freeze My A, if you ask me. Poor performers, I feel for them!! But we enjoy those shows quite a bit, and was glad to see the park make an effot to at least offer some options for those for whom the rides aren't the only thing they enjoy.

So, waiting to see what the closing weekend brings...
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Postby Jackluver18 on November 13th, 2017, 12:28 pm
Closing Day is gonna be bone chilling cold. As of right now, the temp is showing a high of 30 and getting down to 25 at night. No rain in the forecast....just freezing cold. They better not be closed next Sunday or I'm gonna be really mad.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on November 13th, 2017, 1:49 pm
We drove there on Sunday figuring the park would be open. I had checked the Six Flags site the night before and it said Sunday 12-8. We arrived around 11:40 am and were greeted by security outside the outer parking gate. Our drive was about 50 minutes one way.

I don't feel so bad now, knowing that Six Flags posted the decision to close AFTER we had left for the park.

Hopefully this Sat and Sun they're open! I can't imagine them not being open at all on the last weekend.
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Postby coasterjoy on November 13th, 2017, 1:56 pm
n9yty wrote:I was really ticked off they closed Sunday... I get it, the weather, the abysmal attendance on past days, they knew they weren't going to make it worth their while financially. The rain did eventually clear off, but it was obvious they weren't going to get many people. That isn't the part that got under my skin so much...

They have an app, and they added notifications to the app, and the description of those notifications even says it will announce changes to park operating times. DID THEY? NOOOOOO..... So we checked before we left, everything said open, but an hour and half later when we arrived they were closed. THAT SUCKS. If they have the capabiliy in their own APP to push out a notification of such a radical change in operating hours, they should do it.

Well, now I'll get spamed with all their twitter posts, but I guess if that is the only channel they are going to use. It sucks to spend 3hrs in a car with the kids for nothing.

A few things I think this Last Call has shown:

The temperatures have been quite cold, and people aren't coming out for it.

They won't ever have Holiday in the Park here if this is the kind of attendance they will get in this climate. I get that having all the holiday decorationas might draw more people than Sprint-sponsored craft beer event, but I think it shows that in general there is little appetite by the masses to come this late in the season in this location.

There was very sparse attendance and with that the very short ride lines seemed to have everybody in much better moods, guests and staff (well, okay, not all guests, still hear a lot of grumbling from people walking by, but they will always grumble about something).

I know a lot of folks here are just hard-core ride fans, but we really liked the new Lumberjacks Wanted show, and it was nice to have Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay make a reprise, although it was really Ta Ra Ra Freeze My A, if you ask me. Poor performers, I feel for them!! But we enjoy those shows quite a bit, and was glad to see the park make an effot to at least offer some options for those for whom the rides aren't the only thing they enjoy.

So, waiting to see what the closing weekend brings...


THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED TO US!!! 200 mile trip for nothing! I was irate. I got the app for this exact reason too, and made sure to check it twice before we made the long trip. Very upsetting...I feel your pain. The lack of consideration on their part really doesn't make me feel valued at all after something like this, and we've been pass holders for 15 of the last 20 years. Thanks for listening lol


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