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Postby FParker185 on June 27th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Kiddielands Polyp currently operates at Lake Winnepesaukah as Sea Warrior. When I rode it I seem to remember the lights have been stripped off.

Also closing weekend of Kiddieland all 5 arms were operating normally
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Postby cliffhanger on June 27th, 2019, 8:43 pm
It probably won't happen, but LEDs in the Demon tunnel would be sweet. Go back to arranging them in a sprial and add some random twinklers here and there.
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Postby JT2002 on July 4th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Heads up, Logger's Run will be down for around 2 weeks, maybe sooner, maybe later.
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Postby ledgeland on July 11th, 2019, 9:39 pm
JT2002 wrote:Heads up, Logger's Run will be down for around 2 weeks, maybe sooner, maybe later.


Both flumes were open today. First time all season I've seen them both open on the same day, I think.
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Postby coasterfanatic on July 12th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Well. The Fairground Junction Station by Goliath is getting ready for Holiday in the Park. That basically means no train this year.


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Postby anewman35 on July 13th, 2019, 9:05 am
coasterfanatic wrote:Well. The Fairground Junction Station by Goliath is getting ready for Holiday in the Park. That basically means no train this year.


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We knew that weeks ago. They never put it back together after Maxx Force...
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Postby JT2002 on July 13th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Fyi, I just heard all the cash registers in the park went down (at shops and for food I think)
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Postby coasterfanatic on July 14th, 2019, 11:38 pm
I just a survey form the advisory panel that asked my thoughts about Six Flags adding an “adventure center” like a Dave and Busters and stuff. Then it went into some scenarios asking me which I would choose. Here’s an example: Image


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Postby Ilovthevu' on July 15th, 2019, 12:39 pm
What was interesting last time I was at the park, maintenance people were looking at the "conveyor belt" that lifts up the Roaring Rapids rafts to the station. They were even measuring the size of the "beams" with measuring tape. One of them has a red mark on it that probably needs to be replaced, unless it's all of it needs to be replaced.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on July 15th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Just thought you like to know, the Larson Ring of FIRE was SMOKING at Six Flags Over Texas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzKDmBJSgjQ

I mention it because it relates to our Larson Ring of FIRE / FIREball ride. Same model.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on July 15th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:Just thought you like to know, the Larson Ring of FIRE was SMOKING at Six Flags Over Texas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzKDmBJSgjQ

I mention it because it relates to our Larson Ring of FIRE / FIREball ride. Same model.


Well, it IS a Ring of Fire, after all!! LOL
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Postby B&MGuy35 on July 16th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Viper is been down today and there are workers on the track doing work to it.


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Postby Ilovthevu' on July 16th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Video on facebook group of a fight yesterday in the food court across from X-Flight. I guess they can't wait for Fight Fest to start. "Tina Percell" posted it. From someone else, a non-video; they said their was another small fight in Hurricane Harbor, and THEY said the lifeguards could careless.
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Postby coasterlove on July 17th, 2019, 1:55 am
Well, you figure the lifeguards have to stay focused and concentrate on the guests in the pool/water. If they lose focus and something happens like someone drowning, that's terrible. I just wish the park would have more security, actuall security or a police presence. The fighting just really makes other people just looking to have a good time not want to go. If I wasn't a coaster fanatic, I probably wouldn't go if I saw fighting there happening. It's a reason I don't go to some places if I don't have to or it's not something I really want to do.

There's a place called Go Bananas in Norridge, Il a suburb that borders Chicago on the northwest side. Go Bananas is a child's play center similar to a Chucky Cheese's and they have had numerous major fights break out there in front of many small children.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7zLplKc4g8

Here's another video from the local news talking about it and with some additional footage. They're adding off duty police (for now) for security. This is also the place where a child was killed by climbing out of the coaster there and was struck by it. I'm surprised they hadn't already lost their license.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-i5hvB0sxc

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Postby CoasterRiderSC on July 17th, 2019, 9:13 am
^ I totally agree with you ! I have small kids and I'm always wary of people starting fights at our park. It's almost always over something really stupid. I also wish they would enforce the dress code.
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Postby hook13 on July 17th, 2019, 9:47 am
I can confirm the fight at magic waters Sunday, it was pretty intense, and there was minimal response, I think the participants eventually just walked away, staff didn't respond (other than watching it, one saying he'd post it on the web). After around 2-3pm MW started to feel a bit unsafe and we left with our kid.
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Postby UnclePennybags on July 25th, 2019, 8:05 pm
I was about to get on Raging Bull yesterday when someone barfed on the Teal train coming into the station. After they hosed down the train, they let it run empty. I thought they did this so that it could air dry. However, after the next Red and Yellow trains came in and were unloaded, they were also sent out empty.

Does anyone know why the ride ops would send three successive trains empty if just one of them had been barfed on?
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Postby got2havefun on July 25th, 2019, 9:37 pm
UnclePennybags wrote:I was about to get on Raging Bull yesterday when someone barfed on the Teal train coming into the station. After they hosed down the train, they let it run empty. I thought they did this so that it could air dry. However, after the next Red and Yellow trains came in and were unloaded, they were also sent out empty.

Does anyone know why the ride ops would send three successive trains empty if just one of them had been barfed on?


To go down fir guest illness.
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Postby UnclePennybags on July 25th, 2019, 11:58 pm
got2havefun wrote:
UnclePennybags wrote:I was about to get on Raging Bull yesterday when someone barfed on the Teal train coming into the station. After they hosed down the train, they let it run empty. I thought they did this so that it could air dry. However, after the next Red and Yellow trains came in and were unloaded, they were also sent out empty.

Does anyone know why the ride ops would send three successive trains empty if just one of them had been barfed on?


To go down fir guest illness.

For guest illnesses, is there a set time period that applies to all rides, or is it different for each attraction? Also, why bother sending trains at all? Why not leave them parked on the track before continuing operations?
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Postby Ilovthevu' on July 26th, 2019, 11:54 am
It would be much faster if you keep running all the trains empty to "clean" out the puke train. Also, imagine if you were on one train, and the puke train interacted with you (the puke train could be above / to the right / to the left). You COULD get a splash of PUKE water on the train that you are on. Do you really want that?

A third reason is because you don't want the other trains with people on them waiting that long. Let's say I didn't run all the trains empty like you are saying. In your scenario, the puke train they would have to clean right away. I don't believe they do this. They get the people all off all trains, and than clean the puke train. They take awhile cleaning just that train. Maybe it takes 5 minutes, or 10 minutes. Sometimes, they even have to clean the exit areas of puke, so it even takes longer. If the person pukes right after the ride, than you follow the trail of puke that the people have to clean. Sometimes, it's not just the train. If you don't run them all empty, than you have those other 2 trains waiting on those trains for that long, and they are going to think the ride is broke down.

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Postby JT2002 on July 29th, 2019, 9:34 pm
It seems there is some work going on where the Hell Fest maze was. Whether they are fixing it up or taking it down, I don't know, but Fright Fest preparations are already underway
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Postby staticshadows on July 29th, 2019, 9:52 pm
JT2002 wrote:It seems there is some work going on where the Hell Fest maze was. Whether they are fixing it up or taking it down, I don't know, but Fright Fest preparations are already underway

Six Flags has “Art of Torture” and “Curse of Ra” trademarked for Fright Fest this year but I don’t know which parks they are for.
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Postby JT2002 on July 30th, 2019, 8:10 pm
staticshadows wrote:
JT2002 wrote:It seems there is some work going on where the Hell Fest maze was. Whether they are fixing it up or taking it down, I don't know, but Fright Fest preparations are already underway

Six Flags has “Art of Torture” and “Curse of Ra” trademarked for Fright Fest this year but I don’t know which parks they are for.

Art of Torture might make sense if they lost the Hell Fest rights.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on July 30th, 2019, 8:21 pm
WiFi update

These are now located throughout the park. I’m sure it will be up and running soon.

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Postby UnclePennybags on July 30th, 2019, 10:25 pm
B&MGuy35 wrote:WiFi update
These are now located throughout the park. I’m sure it will be up and running soon.

Wow, now that's being observant. I didn't notice these last Wednesday.
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