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Postby JimPanky on August 23rd, 2017, 10:53 am
I expect they will drop the Mardis Gras theming altogether.
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Postby anewman35 on August 23rd, 2017, 11:38 am
JimPanky wrote:I expect they will drop the Mardis Gras theming altogether.


I suppose they may put in an unthemed new ride, but it seems hard to believe they'd bother to unthemed what remains (the games, mostly). And they have an whole Mardis Gras show, so it's not like they don't follow the theme now...
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Postby maxwellt on August 23rd, 2017, 3:24 pm
If you think of it, 2014 was when raging cagun left, 2016 was when the jester left, and now 2017 is when king chaos left, I can see them removing big easy and then retheme it back to orleans place
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Postby JaminOut on August 23rd, 2017, 4:08 pm
Ragin Cajun left in 2013, this is the first time we have hit the 15 coaster mark.


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Postby JaminOut on August 24th, 2017, 1:58 pm
Double post, but David is taking pics in American Eagle’s queue right now. His name tag says “Sponsorship Correspondent”.


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Postby cliffhanger on August 24th, 2017, 2:42 pm
JaminOut wrote:Double post, but David is taking pics in American Eagle’s queue right now. His name tag says “Sponsorship Correspondent”.

Sponsorship? That is quite interesting... The only thing I could think that could mean is a wrap on the trains like BlueMan Group or Stride.
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Postby JimPanky on August 24th, 2017, 5:14 pm
Anyone know why Justice League is down today?
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Postby JaminOut on August 24th, 2017, 5:41 pm
JimPanky wrote:Anyone know why Justice League is down today?


MAJOR technical difficulties according to employees.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 24th, 2017, 7:58 pm
Oh dear not JLBFM!
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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 26th, 2017, 5:43 pm
Under Happenings in this topic:

If attendance is down as said through people on this forum, than why is it down? What happened this year that is making people not want to come back?

One thing I still don't like is the music. I want the old music back at the park. I doubt that had a lot of influence of people not coming though. Preferred parking, and people seeing empty spots where they could've parked (but are not allowed to anymore without paying more money) can make people mad also at the beginning of their day. Some the complaints on yelp are about food taking forever, and the park is highway robbing them with expensive food, and admission per day is so ridiculous.

I will agree with them on highway robbery admission per day. If you buy a ticket at the park, they are seriously charging $75!!! They should stop it with almost forcing everyone to buy a season pass. It just doesn't make any sense. Having a price at the park, and a price online is also dumb. You don't need the internet to live. A lot of older people have never used a computer before, so why are they out $20 just because they don't go on a computer / internet. If you look at a park like Dollywood / Silver Dollar City, they have tapped into their senior market.

To me, the park is not worth over $45 per day with the waterpark included.
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Postby RollingCoasting on August 26th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Anyone know what rides will be open for the Churro ERT tomorrow?
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on August 26th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Don't think there is one. There is an ERT for Batman Season Passes though.
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Postby RollingCoasting on August 26th, 2017, 9:46 pm
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on August 26th, 2017, 10:26 pm
Check the pass portal, it's not listed...
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Postby RollingCoasting on August 26th, 2017, 10:31 pm
Oh. That's weird :?
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Postby RollingCoasting on August 27th, 2017, 12:54 am
Looks like the Midway Munchies place is confirmed to be on the Dining Pass:

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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on August 27th, 2017, 1:03 am
Yep, my parents tried it today. Said it was pretty good. They weren't a huge fan of the mac and cheese on everything, but said it was better than they thought it would be. Excited to try it on my next trip!
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Postby n9yty on August 27th, 2017, 2:37 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:If attendance is down as said through people on this forum, than why is it down? What happened this year that is making people not want to come back?

One thing I still don't like is the music.

This is probably just us, but the park seems "dead" this year... The music, love it or hate it, seems very much subdued as compared to last year. It seemed to us last year the park was throbbing with the pulse of the music wherever you went, and this year we hardly notice it except in a few areas. But there are lots of areas where it just seems so quiet.
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Postby n9yty on August 27th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Oh, and it was interesting to see the new ordering kiosks for Capone's and Strutters. Don't know if there are elsewhere, we never made it to JB's or other places. But they had statiosn set up where you could order your food, pay with a credit card, and go pick it up at the end of the line. Being dinig pass users, it didn't apply to us, but this is a start toward filling people's hopes for some kind of order-ahead and pick-up to avoid the lines.

Why they can't leverage the mobile app with your dining pass information to let you do this is probably more one of choice than capability. But we can keep hoping.
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Postby Wisco Woody on August 27th, 2017, 7:26 pm
Did anyone actually enjoy them playing Don't Stop Believing every 5 minutes throughout the park last year? The music was garbage, and they used it to cover up for the lack of special themeing outside of Justice League and the large number of rides that were rarely or never running last year, especially the train.

The reason that attendance is down this year is because last year they did nothing to shorten the lines, no major shows or good entertainment, and a low effort regular season in general. The Park has been much better in almost every aspect during last Fright Fest and this year's daily operation, and hopefully that means a more lively and popular Fright Fest this year with a continuing focus on themeing and shortening the lines from last year. If they don't use the Pictorium during the day in Fright Fest, then it should be demolished if they are too lazy or cheap to use it.
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Postby Tardis1972 on August 27th, 2017, 10:32 pm
Ok what's going on with Eagle? Who is it still only running the Blue Side? Also V2 got stuck and had to be backed up into the station. First time I've ever seen that happen.
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on August 28th, 2017, 8:27 am
V2 gets stuck like that practically once a day...
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on August 28th, 2017, 11:03 am
I actually got stuck for 5-10 minutes on the Eagle a couple of weeks ago! We were 5 feet out of the station and the train (red) just stopped! I'd never seen that happen before. The ride then started and we got our ride in. But then it was down to work on the brakes or something right before the lift hill.
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Postby hook13 on August 30th, 2017, 7:58 pm
not sure this is best place, but Flash sale question- I'm going to 6F georgia this fall....if their price is significantly lower than 6fgam, any issue with buying a season pass there with food, and picking up when I go in OCT- I'd basically end up having 2 passes at once till December I think, if they allow it- Any drawback to my plan? I'll also be hitting STL in time for the sale and could pick up there too....
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on August 30th, 2017, 8:02 pm
Usually the prices are pretty much the same. If you do that though, you have to go to the park that you buy the pass for first before you can use it at other Six Flags park.
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