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Postby RollingCoasting on December 8th, 2017, 2:08 pm
https://youtu.be/o9UVReIUYzQ

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Postby onyxhotel08 on December 12th, 2017, 3:06 pm
Thanks for the video. Wish they showed more of the work behind the scenes than dancing but its still one I never saw before.

So I read about Six Flags Great Adventure's Holiday in the Park and wondered how can they have one and we can't?
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Postby CoasterCale on December 14th, 2017, 1:20 pm
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on December 16th, 2017, 10:10 am
Does anyone know what land is SFGAm's property? Like what are the boundaries to build new rides? Also can they buy the land across Washington Street?
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Postby coasterjoy on March 17th, 2018, 10:02 pm
So I tried going to SFGAM the weekend before they closed in November to reactivate my season pass for 2018, but they closed without notice right before we arrived after a two hour drive there. I had to call corporate to get an extension until the end of May since I couldn't make it back the next/last weekend. I figured I'd go to SFGAM in person in April when they open so they can process it like they said over the phone. However, I'm going to Texas next week last minute and I'd like to visit one of the parks there, but my pass on the app is showing as expired. Any idea what my options are? Also, I'd like to bring a friend from Texas to one of the Texas parks with me, but would I have any benefits/discounts for admission for her at those parks since my gold pass was purchased with SFGAM as my home park? Thanks for any help/advice!!!


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Postby anewman35 on March 18th, 2018, 12:15 am
coasterjoy wrote:So I tried going to SFGAM the weekend before they closed in November to reactivate my season pass for 2018, but they closed without notice right before we arrived after a two hour drive there. I had to call corporate to get an extension until the end of May since I couldn't make it back the next/last weekend. I figured I'd go to SFGAM in person in April when they open so they can process it like they said over the phone. However, I'm going to Texas next week last minute and I'd like to visit one of the parks there, but my pass on the app is showing as expired. Any idea what my options are? Also, I'd like to bring a friend from Texas to one of the Texas parks with me, but would I have any benefits/discounts for admission for her at those parks since my gold pass was purchased with SFGAM as my home park? Thanks for any help/advice!!!


I feel like the obvious answer is "call the park (or corporate)", because nobody else would be able to say anything for sure.

But I wonder if this could work for you, if you willing to trade in your pass for membership (which is arguably a better deal anyway):

While it is not possible to apply the cost of your 2018 Season Pass to a new Membership, we will for a limited time be able to offer you in-park spending credit equivalent to what you paid for your 2018 Season Passes in the form of "Six Flags Bucks." Six Flags Bucks can be used to purchase most things in the park including food, merchandise, etc. and will be valid for the rest of the 2018 season.

Until April 17 or within the first 30 days following park opening this spring (whichever is later) we will give you full credit for your 2018 Season Pass purchase. After that we will pro-rate your credit based on the number of times you've visited during 2018.

The functionality needed to give you credit for your switch to Membership will not be available until March 19. On/after March 19 please log in to your Season Pass portal and look for the "Upgrade" button for full details. Please note: you will need to know your season pass number, the name on each pass, and the purchase date to be able to claim your spending credit.

If you’ve purchased a 2018 Season Dining Pass or 2018 THE FLASH Pass we will transfer these items from your 2018 Season Pass to your new Membership when you pick up your new Membership cards at the park.
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Postby coasterjoy on March 21st, 2018, 7:46 pm
anewman35 wrote:
coasterjoy wrote:So I tried going to SFGAM the weekend before they closed in November to reactivate my season pass for 2018, but they closed without notice right before we arrived after a two hour drive there. I had to call corporate to get an extension until the end of May since I couldn't make it back the next/last weekend. I figured I'd go to SFGAM in person in April when they open so they can process it like they said over the phone. However, I'm going to Texas next week last minute and I'd like to visit one of the parks there, but my pass on the app is showing as expired. Any idea what my options are? Also, I'd like to bring a friend from Texas to one of the Texas parks with me, but would I have any benefits/discounts for admission for her at those parks since my gold pass was purchased with SFGAM as my home park? Thanks for any help/advice!!!


I feel like the obvious answer is "call the park (or corporate)", because nobody else would be able to say anything for sure.

But I wonder if this could work for you, if you willing to trade in your pass for membership (which is arguably a better deal anyway):

While it is not possible to apply the cost of your 2018 Season Pass to a new Membership, we will for a limited time be able to offer you in-park spending credit equivalent to what you paid for your 2018 Season Passes in the form of "Six Flags Bucks." Six Flags Bucks can be used to purchase most things in the park including food, merchandise, etc. and will be valid for the rest of the 2018 season.

Until April 17 or within the first 30 days following park opening this spring (whichever is later) we will give you full credit for your 2018 Season Pass purchase. After that we will pro-rate your credit based on the number of times you've visited during 2018.

The functionality needed to give you credit for your switch to Membership will not be available until March 19. On/after March 19 please log in to your Season Pass portal and look for the "Upgrade" button for full details. Please note: you will need to know your season pass number, the name on each pass, and the purchase date to be able to claim your spending credit.

If you’ve purchased a 2018 Season Dining Pass or 2018 THE FLASH Pass we will transfer these items from your 2018 Season Pass to your new Membership when you pick up your new Membership cards at the park.


Corporate was really unhelpful to begin with lol thank you for you the idea and help! Did you find this information online??


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Postby anewman35 on March 21st, 2018, 7:51 pm
Yes, it's in the FAQ here - https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/store/membership. Looks like the link is available now to do this if you or anybody wants to...
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Postby onyxhotel08 on April 9th, 2018, 2:52 pm
I know this was asked long time ago...but bare with me...I forgot and it still puzzles me...why no mirrors in bathrooms? Is it a cleaning thing? That they have less to clean? People want to look at themselves in case they need to wash something off...were people vandalizing the mirrors?

I think about this every single time I go in to one of the bathrooms.
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Postby RandomDoof on April 9th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Okay so I was bored as hell and I started snooping around Six Flags annual reports, you know as you do, and there was something that caught my eye on the 2016 report. On Great America's description it said that there were 30 acres of potentially developable land.

I was just wondering were or what that land would be.

(interesting note, on the 2010 report it says there's 20 acres of potentially developable land)
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Postby onyxhotel08 on April 10th, 2018, 8:26 am
^^ Hmm..interesting. Always heard how we are land locked and not much room for expansion.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 10th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Oh boy here we go

Ok, so I think the most feasible way we can 'expand' our park is actually through Picnic Grove. In the past few years, I've seldom seen anyone use Picnic Grove for anything. Maybe two events a month. Seeing how the pathways are already(for the most part) in place, why not just open them up to the park? If all the picnic pavilion infrastructure is removed, I'm almost certain there's space for rides, shops, games, etc. It can run from Joker all the way through Wilderness Theater, and hook back up at Camp Cartoon/Logger's Run.

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As you can see, the paths are comparable to Yankee Harbor and Yukon Territory combined. And while I don't expect them to leave any time soon, the Flumes take up enough space for a very sizable coaster or two. But even if that still isn't enough room, there's always room in the Employee lot area:

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The red is the current Boneyard. The blue is the current Employee Parking Lot. The green is Undeveloped land that the park owns. I can definitely see the park moving the employee lot farther back(probably to the upper green area), shifting the bone yard up, and expanding into the leftover land. The Picnic Grove area is directly underneath the boneyard(and goes to show how much room there really is!), so expansion through there can be relatively easy. I doubt we'll be seeing a lot of capital thrown into one area in one year, but if we were to expand the park, this is definitely the way I see it going.
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Postby astucks18 on April 12th, 2018, 11:00 am
^^The red is also mostly greenhouses that are still in use

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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 12th, 2018, 1:19 pm
You are correct, but those can be replaced if they really want to. Even then, the greenhouses appear to be a bit farther back "behind" a supposed path, so I doubt it would even be necessary to remove them.

I also want to emphasize that this is all pure speculative guessing. I have no proper backing on any of this, it's just a visualization of an idea I had.
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