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Postby SaveTheWAVE on July 25th, 2018, 9:28 pm
^Hmmmmm....interesting development.
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Postby JT2002 on July 26th, 2018, 9:18 am
I remember when they were thinking about building a casino somewhere around there, but the project never really got enough support.
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Postby staticshadows on July 26th, 2018, 10:04 am
JT2002 wrote:I remember when they were thinking about building a casino somewhere around there, but the project never really got enough support.

You are thinking of Waukegan and Park City. Gurnee has no interest in a casino and wouldn't qualify for one.
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Postby JT2002 on July 26th, 2018, 2:59 pm
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JT2002 wrote:I remember when they were thinking about building a casino somewhere around there, but the project never really got enough support.

You are thinking of Waukegan and Park City. Gurnee has no interest in a casino and wouldn't qualify for one.

Well I remember it being somewhere around the Gurnee/Waukegan border by six flags. Actually it might have been closer to 120 now that I think of it. Anyways, it would have been built close enough so they could potentially profit from the crowds generated by Great America and Gurnee Mills too.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on July 26th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Why doesn't the park have season refillable Icee bottles?
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on July 26th, 2018, 5:37 pm
^ It's all about the money. That's why.
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Postby JT2002 on July 26th, 2018, 5:55 pm
I think they used to have refillable ones when they had slurpees instead of icees
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on July 26th, 2018, 11:44 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:Why doesn't the park have season refillable Icee bottles?

I thought they still did although it was like $2 a refill.
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Postby JaminOut on July 27th, 2018, 11:49 am
Anyone know why Superman’s eight row has been commissioned?
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Postby Jodon on July 27th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Random question:
It's been a while since I've been to park open this year. Where are all the masses going to this season at rope drop? Is there a mad dash to any rides?
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Postby diggerg56 on July 27th, 2018, 6:04 pm
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momlovescoasters wrote:Just went on Yelp and several people have already posted one star reviews who were at the park last night. I agree with the others in regards to raising ticket prices. Between the horrendous lines and kids/gangs it’s getting completely out of hand.


I'm an older adult and because of my work schedule I hadn't been able to make a Coasters after Dark event for several years although I do visit during the daytime quite often as a season pass member.

I was stunned at the difference in behaviour from just a few years ago. Large groups line jumping, fighting, pushing, language (I'm not a prude but it was ridiculous), etc. I had my member sports bottle stolen at Raging Bull. I said something to the male who took it and he and his friends flashed what I would presume to be a gang sign and then did a fingers to the head (like a gun) sign. I tried to follow them hoping I would encounter security but no luck. (A side gripe.....I wish Six Flags would go the Cedar Fair route with their drinks and offer a plan that allows you to use cups instead like Cedar Fair's drink plan.Then you don't have to tote the bottle around)

I complained at guest services and through the contact us portal on the website. Guest Services said " sorry about my bad experience" and I could buy a new bottle for $29 since it was a member bottle . I haven't got a response otherwise. I expect I'll write a letter to Hank Salemi just to make myself feel better.

I don't have any magic answers but something needs to happen.


After this amount of time, I'm convinced the park really doesn't care about or even want to acknowledge this behavior. I took the time to write a very polite but direct letter to Hank Salemi regarding what happened to me personally during Coasters After Dark. Never even got the courtesy of a reply. Looks like less trips to Six Flags and more trips to Cedar Point next year.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on July 28th, 2018, 10:59 am
Jodon wrote:Random question:
It's been a while since I've been to park open this year. Where are all the masses going to this season at rope drop? Is there a mad dash to any rides?

Yep Superman, Goliath, MGH, Joker, and Raging Bull from what I know.
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Postby RBullFan97 on July 28th, 2018, 11:21 am
^Yeah, those are the main rides people rush too (although I would imagine Joker and MGH for not much longer). Demon, Viper, X-Flight, V2, and Batman among a few others are all marathonable at the start of the day.
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Postby musiclvr on July 28th, 2018, 3:32 pm
After this amount of time, I'm convinced the park really doesn't care about or even want to acknowledge this behavior. I took the time to write a very polite but direct letter to Hank Salemi regarding what happened to me personally during Coasters After Dark. Never even got the courtesy of a reply. Looks like less trips to Six Flags and more trips to Cedar Point next year.


That's exactly what my family is doing this year!! Back in June we did a amusement park vacation with most of the parks being Cedar Fair parks. Every CF park we went to, I did not see the amount of bad behavior that I have seen at SFGA. The service from the CF employees was so much better too. We were so impressed with the rides, behavior, and the service from their employees, that we are going back to Cedar Point for 3 days in Aug with a trip planned for Kings Island over labor day and Carrowinds (Fury 325!!) over thanksgiving. I would rather spend 6 1/2 hrs driving and several hundred dollars for a hotel to go to one of the best amusement parks in the world than drive 90 minutes and spend one day at Great America.
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Postby IssaCoaster on July 29th, 2018, 11:14 am
musiclvr wrote:
After this amount of time, I'm convinced the park really doesn't care about or even want to acknowledge this behavior. I took the time to write a very polite but direct letter to Hank Salemi regarding what happened to me personally during Coasters After Dark. Never even got the courtesy of a reply. Looks like less trips to Six Flags and more trips to Cedar Point next year.


That's exactly what my family is doing this year!! Back in June we did a amusement park vacation with most of the parks being Cedar Fair parks. Every CF park we went to, I did not see the amount of bad behavior that I have seen at SFGA. The service from the CF employees was so much better too. We were so impressed with the rides, behavior, and the service from their employees, that we are going back to Cedar Point for 3 days in Aug with a trip planned for Kings Island over labor day and Carrowinds (Fury 325!!) over thanksgiving. I would rather spend 6 1/2 hrs driving and several hundred dollars for a hotel to go to one of the best amusement parks in the world than drive 90 minutes and spend one day at Great America.

Six flags needs to update their stations and everything. Renovations everywhere. They should also start enforcing code of conduct. What the park looks like is how people are going to start acting like. But tbh, the people who come to the park is not the park's fault. I have personally seen no bad behvior. Not even after dark. Probably because I look serious all the time so nobody messes with me.
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Postby Sven18 on July 29th, 2018, 12:15 pm
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musiclvr wrote:
After this amount of time, I'm convinced the park really doesn't care about or even want to acknowledge this behavior. I took the time to write a very polite but direct letter to Hank Salemi regarding what happened to me personally during Coasters After Dark. Never even got the courtesy of a reply. Looks like less trips to Six Flags and more trips to Cedar Point next year.


That's exactly what my family is doing this year!! Back in June we did a amusement park vacation with most of the parks being Cedar Fair parks. Every CF park we went to, I did not see the amount of bad behavior that I have seen at SFGA. The service from the CF employees was so much better too. We were so impressed with the rides, behavior, and the service from their employees, that we are going back to Cedar Point for 3 days in Aug with a trip planned for Kings Island over labor day and Carrowinds (Fury 325!!) over thanksgiving. I would rather spend 6 1/2 hrs driving and several hundred dollars for a hotel to go to one of the best amusement parks in the world than drive 90 minutes and spend one day at Great America.

Six flags needs to update their stations and everything. Renovations everywhere. They should also start enforcing code of conduct. What the park looks like is how people are going to start acting like. But tbh, the people who come to the park is not the park's fault. I have personally seen no bad behvior. Not even after dark. Probably because I look serious all the time so nobody messes with me.


I have seen tons of bad behavior and it's not just SFGAm. Across the chain I have witnessed bad behavior at SF parks that I never see at Cedar Fair parks. I have gone to 5 CF parks, 5 SF parks, BGW, Dollywood and some family owned parks. All the bad behavior witnessed have been at SF parks. CF parks are just far more enjoyable in atmosphere, from the behavior of patrons, to the employees friendliness and initiative to do their jobs in food services to ride operations., etc... Parks like BG and Dollywood take things up to slightly higher level than CF.
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Postby JaminOut on July 29th, 2018, 12:22 pm
*Bumping my question* What happened to the eighth row on Superman? I haven’t seen it in operation since early June...
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on July 29th, 2018, 12:45 pm
^ I have no clue, but I wondered the same thing.
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Postby Eagle04 on July 31st, 2018, 11:04 am
Do we have any closing dates for rides or entertainment in the coming month or so? Often by mid August to Labor day we have closings of non essential rides/ entertainment as the labor pool shrinks with employees heading off to college.

I'm planning to take my in laws Aug 20th and curious about the train and Grand Music Hall show in particular.
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Postby tribar on July 31st, 2018, 12:54 pm
JaminOut wrote:*Bumping my question* What happened to the eighth row on Superman? I haven’t seen it in operation since early June...


I'm guessing it has something to do with the weight thing. Countless times I've seen them have the people in Rows 7 and 8 switch spots. I'm not sure the exact reasoning behind why they do this but maybe this is a fix for the problem?
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Postby JT2002 on July 31st, 2018, 6:34 pm
Just read this trip report from 8 years ago, https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201007/2030/, and I noticed how they mention how timely the ride ops were, how helpful and friendly the employees were, and how they really enforced a strict code of conduct. It really made me realize how much things have declined over such a short period of time (except the ride ops are still pretty average when I have been in the park).
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Postby tribar on August 1st, 2018, 1:52 pm
JT2002 wrote:Just read this trip report from 8 years ago, https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201007/2030/, and I noticed how they mention how timely the ride ops were, how helpful and friendly the employees were, and how they really enforced a strict code of conduct. It really made me realize how much things have declined over such a short period of time (except the ride ops are still pretty average when I have been in the park).


Yeah it's amazing how quickly things fell off. It started around 2013 or so. Before that operations were decent, you could get food in front of you within 10 minutes, it didn't take an hour to get into the park. The employees were nicer and less incompetent and there weren't as many thugs roaming around. It's sad what's happened to the park.
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Postby anewman35 on August 4th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Haven't been to the park in a few weeks (might go tomorrow), but I just noticed the passholder benefits in the app now talking about the Self-Service Refill Station in Southwest Territory, just for Members or Season Pass holders. Has this opened yet?
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 5th, 2018, 5:44 pm
^ I saw them working on it but I have not seen it open yet. I might visit tomorrow, but sometime this week I will be sure to visit.
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Postby MrsTaxi on August 5th, 2018, 6:41 pm
anewman35 wrote:Haven't been to the park in a few weeks (might go tomorrow), but I just noticed the passholder benefits in the app now talking about the Self-Service Refill Station in Southwest Territory, just for Members or Season Pass holders. Has this opened yet?



It is open already.
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