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Postby RollingCoasting on May 26th, 2018, 11:55 pm
Bull is now running three trains and Scenic Railway is open for the season
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Postby CoasterDemon on May 27th, 2018, 12:46 pm
I forgot tomorrow is a holiday... is today (Sunday) AND Monday crowded? Anyone remember?
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Postby ilrider on May 27th, 2018, 2:32 pm
CoasterDemon wrote:I forgot tomorrow is a holiday... is today (Sunday) AND Monday crowded? Anyone remember?


Memorial Day is insanely crowded if the weather is nice. Made that make mistake once. Never again.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 28th, 2018, 9:56 am
AirTimeDaz wrote:
great america fan wrote:https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisorypanel/startsurvey.aspx?s=ridename2018&cid=y
New Survey.


Thanks for the link! I noticed they have the name "Speed Demons" as an option quite a few times, which incidentally was a name I posted here a few years ago for if they ever decided to take my advice and re-imagine Demon by building a Maverick style launch coaster in it's place and call it "Speed Demon" :twisted: Maverick is not very tall (like demon) it has a tunnel (like demon) it has rock work (like demon) and uh.. yea i think that's about where the comparisons end :wink:

My second choice (since an intamin blitz is a looong shot) would be to replace it with a chance GT-X (lightning run) the track looks a lot like a classic arrow and the rider reviews have been pretty great.

You forgot one similarity. They both make you black out :lol:
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Postby AirTimeDaz on May 28th, 2018, 11:09 pm
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:
AirTimeDaz wrote:
great america fan wrote:https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisorypanel/startsurvey.aspx?s=ridename2018&cid=y
New Survey.


Thanks for the link! I noticed they have the name "Speed Demons" as an option quite a few times, which incidentally was a name I posted here a few years ago for if they ever decided to take my advice and re-imagine Demon by building a Maverick style launch coaster in it's place and call it "Speed Demon" :twisted: Maverick is not very tall (like demon) it has a tunnel (like demon) it has rock work (like demon) and uh.. yea i think that's about where the comparisons end :wink:

My second choice (since an intamin blitz is a looong shot) would be to replace it with a chance GT-X (lightning run) the track looks a lot like a classic arrow and the rider reviews have been pretty great.

You forgot one similarity. They both make you black out :lol:


well played, sir or ma'am! :lol:
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 29th, 2018, 7:22 am
^ I'm a "sir". Also now that they said something like dueling racers maybe that's for a dueling coaster.
Lightning Rod is closed again! Oh well until next time.

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Postby cliffhanger on June 2nd, 2018, 3:48 pm
Demon now has sound effects in the cave. We were walking by when it went off. I made my friend wait for the next train to make sure I wasn't crazy. There's a Vincent Price style laugh that goes off. This was an original effect that has been missing for decades!
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on June 2nd, 2018, 4:07 pm
I noticed it on May 19 during my field trip. Must have forgot to mention it. So if this means they brought back the sound effects does that mean that they might bring more effects back to our rides.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on June 2nd, 2018, 7:12 pm
In Mardi Gras, they're advertising for "Voodoo Nights". It must have something to do with the parade.
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Postby Zod on June 2nd, 2018, 11:51 pm
I was there Memorial Day and again today. I think today was worse for crowds. Looked like more school groups were there. Something in picnic grove.

Both magic shows are great. Definitely see Rockillusions while Jason Hudy is here. He is good.
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Postby batmanfan80 on June 3rd, 2018, 7:30 pm
We were there a week ago and today. Parking lot looked almost at Fright Fest levels both times. Last week it was so hot that riding the rides was more exhausting and uncomfortable than anything. But there weren't much of any lines outside of the Water rides and the hangover. This week it was hundreds of people trying to get in around 1 with the security lines not moving, so the wife wanted to leave. When I checked the ride times later, Batman was up at 70 min so it woulda been a waste. Hopefully the crowds get smaller as the summer goes on like last year as 2017 was the first year the crowds were bad in May and June since we've been going. Guess we'll see how stuff goes. The park keeps giving more and more incentive for their very local people to buy passes. If I had spent on one of those Diamond passes, I'd probably feel pretty ripped off if I can't even park and enter in anything resembling a timely fashion.

It's too small of a park to deal with the hordes they insist on attracting. Food lines can be worse than the rides even with all those people tailgating. It'll be interesting to see what they can put in the Pictorum's place. They coulda used the Pictorum to a lot better potential. The park already has a serious lack of variety, but I guess what they mainly care about is adding one thrill ride after another. Catering to the lowest common denominator instead of creating a well-varied experience. Too bad they didn't own some huge piece of nearby land to build an extension on.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on June 3rd, 2018, 8:58 pm
Ahh the crowds it hurts. But JL was the only ride that didn't have much of a line that I went on.
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Postby cliffhanger on June 3rd, 2018, 9:06 pm
https://youtu.be/53GHj2PL4A4
POV (not mine) of demon with new sounds effects in both the light tunnel and cave. I'll have to check it out for myself this week.
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Postby Lizardgi on June 5th, 2018, 7:04 am
How have the food lines been as of late? My family has not visited since opening weekend and during that time most waits for food was 30-90 minutes.
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Postby UnclePennybags on June 5th, 2018, 8:12 am
Lizardgi wrote:How have the food lines been as of late? My family has not visited since opening weekend and during that time most waits for food was 30-90 minutes.


I went on Wednesday, May 16. The majority of dining spots were closed all day. The Food Court and Maw & Paw's were open for lunch and dinner, so we ate at those two locations. Blue Ribbon Turkey Legs was about a 15 minute wait at 12:00 PM, and Maw & Paw's was about 5 minutes at 4:45 PM (15 minutes before closing).

I saw a big problem with the food service employees not speaking English well enough to get the orders right. At Maw & Paw's, I ordered a "Monster Dog" and "Loaded Fries". The four people behind the counter huddled up to try to figure out what I said. Eventually, the manger showed up and said "hot dog" and something else in Spanish. I got my food quickly after that, but the Loaded Fries were just "Fries" and I had to spend some time to get the order right.

The guy ahead of me ordered five Monster Hot Dogs. While I was eating my food at 5:00 PM, I could hear him explode after they told him they were closing and were out of Monster Dogs. After they had already taken his order, he spent 20 minutes trying to get his order right, then they abruptly closed down at 5:00 PM without delivering his food. That guy was loud.
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Postby benneluke on June 5th, 2018, 8:42 am
UnclePennybags wrote:I saw a big problem with the food service employees not speaking English well enough to get the orders right.

Let me get this out of the way first. I have absolutely nothing against foreign exchange workers in the park. Its actually cool that our park does this. However, if they can't communicate efficiently, they really shouldn't be taking orders. It isn't all their fault though. If they need support from a supervisor, one should be up front the entire time to help out. If i were in the same situation the hot dog guy was in I would be upset too, but I would just go to guest services not shout at employees.

Side note: Are the turkey legs worth getting? I've always wanted to try one...
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Postby UnclePennybags on June 5th, 2018, 7:21 pm
benneluke wrote:
UnclePennybags wrote:I saw a big problem with the food service employees not speaking English well enough to get the orders right.

Let me get this out of the way first. I have absolutely nothing against foreign exchange workers in the park. Its actually cool that our park does this. However, if they can't communicate efficiently, they really shouldn't be taking orders. It isn't all their fault though. If they need support from a supervisor, one should be up front the entire time to help out. If i were in the same situation the hot dog guy was in I would be upset too, but I would just go to guest services not shout at employees.

Side note: Are the turkey legs worth getting? I've always wanted to try one...


When I was leaving the park, I saw the guy up front by Guest Relations. I feel bad for him, and I feel bad for the employees. I'm typically happier when everyone else is happy.

The turkey legs were good. A lot moister than I thought they'd be. They have a *really* strong smoked flavor, almost like bacon, so I wonder if they're first smoked, then "barbecued". For the $2 upcharge, it was worth doing once, but I'll probably not do it again any time soon.
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Postby cliffhanger on June 6th, 2018, 8:08 pm
One train car has a new metal roof. It might have been that way last year, I don't remember for sure
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on June 8th, 2018, 9:30 pm
Forgot to mention, but Viper was closed all day yesterday.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on June 9th, 2018, 12:05 am
Nope, they opened it with 2 hours left. I was one of the first riders at like 6 pm lol.
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Postby Coaster Justin on June 9th, 2018, 2:15 am
Lizardgi wrote:How have the food lines been as of late? My family has not visited since opening weekend and during that time most waits for food was 30-90 minutes.



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Postby Coaster Justin on June 9th, 2018, 2:22 am
benneluke wrote:
UnclePennybags wrote:I saw a big problem with the food service employees not speaking English well enough to get the orders right.

Let me get this out of the way first. I have absolutely nothing against foreign exchange workers in the park. Its actually cool that our park does this. However, if they can't communicate efficiently, they really shouldn't be taking orders. It isn't all their fault though. If they need support from a supervisor, one should be up front the entire time to help out. If i were in the same situation the hot dog guy was in I would be upset too, but I would just go to guest services not shout at employees.


From what I've heard from an employee and experienced personally, There is one group of Internationals from a country that is very loyal to the park and if you say one mean thing about the park/food, They will take it as being offensive.-- Yes this happened to me.*

* I was talking about how it was odd that Macho Nacho didn't sell Nachos (Maybe they should have called it Seis Flags? No offense) and a Cheeseburger with Lettuce isn't a Cheeseburger Taco.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on June 9th, 2018, 11:25 am
^ Well the US has been trying to recreate tacos for the past years. Too bad they can never recreate the flavor of the tacos in Mexico or else I would have been fat :lol:
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Postby X-Flight2012 on June 9th, 2018, 11:34 am
Sorry this is kind of random but...

At Coasters After Dark, do employees scan season passes at every ride, or do they just check to make sure you have them?
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on June 9th, 2018, 11:54 am
Just a check.

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