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Postby Goku1910 on June 28th, 2017, 6:45 pm
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Ilovthevu' wrote:^They have been doing it for years letting people in early, but not letting them ride rides. It has been more recently that they started this policy where they don't open up the gates early, and leave a mess at the front of the park. I too have went to another Six Flags park recently, and it wasn't a mess at all like SFGAm's entrance policy. You can get in earlier, and they make you wait towards the front of the park. It was GREAT!! SFGAm has no idea what they are doing, and they are only going to make people mad, and stop coming to the park. They treat the front entrance policy like the park is some amusement park in which hardly anyone goes to like Six Flags America.

The park is in the top 3 Six Flags attended parks (According to the TEA, it even says it gets more people than Six Flags Mexico right now. I think Mexico gets a lot of people because of less competition.), and it's NOT even open year round like Magic Mountain, Over Texas, Over Georgia is open for Christmas, or now Great Adventure is open for Christmas. It would not even shock me if Great America even makes the most money out of Six Flags because it's more of a family park, and families spend.


Only Gold Pass should get in early. This is marketing 101 of adding value drives sales of the upsell product. The only real substantial benefit of regular pass to gold pass at SF is free parking, either pass gets you into all SF parks, that's poor marketing in my opinion. Also, the fact the price points are essentially the same makes little sense. How many more Gold passes would people buy if they got 30 minute early entry with a handful of rides running early? Would many people even care or notice if they made it so you needed Gold to get into other SF parks? The fact is SF products are poorly tiered in benefits and value.


I think you need to visit the rant and complaints thread. But to answer your question, the gold pass seems to hold less value because they are so freakin' cheap that everyone has them. There's nothing "exclusive" about it. :roll:
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Postby RollingCoasting on June 29th, 2017, 12:34 am
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on June 29th, 2017, 9:28 am
According to JiggidyNDG, there are tree markings by Whizzer and Pictorium...
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Postby Viper 88 on June 29th, 2017, 9:39 am
uh oh i hope its not waterpark bull$#!t
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Postby staticshadows on June 29th, 2017, 9:41 am
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Postby Goku1910 on June 29th, 2017, 9:15 pm
eh, guess it's not something to get hyped over after all. Just more tree removal. :roll:
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 29th, 2017, 9:29 pm
Do you seriously think that it is worth keeping anymore? This is whether or not you have tree removal or not. The Pictorium last year was shut down very early season with no plan of new Six Flags movies in there. They just were running the old volumes. They have not opened it up this year except someone said for Susan Rosen randomly on July 4th ??? I don't get that. It's a HUGE space, and it's become a wasted space. Why couldn't Susan & Love at First Fright be in the same theater (Grand Music Hall) during Fright Fest at different times?

The question is why where they even looking at trees near that area NOW? Shouldn't they have done that April or May?

Sadly, Vertical Velocity has red paint on the track on row 11 (near the wheels). :cry:
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Postby Goku1910 on June 29th, 2017, 9:45 pm
What does Mr freeze have to do with V2? I don't get why everyone complains over the loss of V2, Do you want just one launched coaster in our park just for the sake of having a launched coaster? Or do you legitimately enjoy it?

I honestly don't care for it either way.Another thing I hear all the time is that the park needs a launch coaster in the lineup. We don't need any particular type of ride, if it's fun who cares.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 29th, 2017, 10:03 pm
^I mentioned Mr. Freeze because if the coaster was sent to St. Louis, I was comparing the 2, and why V2 would be pointless at St. Louis. I saw a picture online that is a Six Flags picture of V2, and than it says stl in the link, but Raging Bull also has that stl in a picture link, so that doesn't mean nothing.. I thought Stl would mean St. Louis.

https://www.sixflags.com/sites/default/ ... l_7970.jpg
https://www.sixflags.com/sites/default/ ... l_5244.jpg

For V2, I really enjoy that coaster. For me (not for other people probably), it's in my top 3 coasters at the park. I like launched coasters such as Joker's Jinx, Mr. Freeze, V2, Backlot Stunt Coaster, and Top Thrill. Never tried Tempesto or Full Throttle. Superman though at Magic Mountain, I do NOT like. Too forceless.
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Postby RollingCoasting on June 30th, 2017, 2:45 pm
Very minor update: A new game has replaced the rope ladder game in Orleans Place:

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Postby Goku1910 on June 30th, 2017, 7:59 pm
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Goku1910 wrote:What does Mr freeze have to do with V2? I don't get why everyone complains over the loss of V2, Do you want just one launched coaster in our park just for the sake of having a launched coaster? Or do you legitimately enjoy it?

I honestly don't care for it either way.Another thing I hear all the time is that the park needs a launch coaster in the lineup. We don't need any particular type of ride, if it's fun who cares.


All of the top parks have launch coasters. If you want to be considered a top end park you need to have a diverse line up, included is a launch coaster.


So the park has a checklist like a roller coaster tycoon game of things we must have? Cedar Point is a top park and has multiple launched coasters....Doesn't change the fact that wicked twister still sucks. It also has my favorite launched which would be Maverick.

Ilovthevu' wrote:^I mentioned Mr. Freeze because if the coaster was sent to St. Louis, I was comparing the 2, and why V2 would be pointless at St. Louis. I saw a picture online that is a Six Flags picture of V2, and than it says stl in the link, but Raging Bull also has that stl in a picture link, so that doesn't mean nothing.. I thought Stl would mean St. Louis.

https://www.sixflags.com/sites/default/ ... l_7970.jpg
https://www.sixflags.com/sites/default/ ... l_5244.jpg

For V2, I really enjoy that coaster. For me (not for other people probably), it's in my top 3 coasters at the park. I like launched coasters such as Joker's Jinx, Mr. Freeze, V2, Backlot Stunt Coaster, and Top Thrill. Never tried Tempesto or Full Throttle. Superman though at Magic Mountain, I do NOT like. Too forceless.


Again, I don't understand the obsession with V2. Vertical Velocity is a meh ride at best. Would I agree to have at least one launched coaster in the park? Sure, if it's actually good. I have been on Mr Freeze and it's far better than V2 even if it is still a short ride experience. I still think Wicked Twister is worse than V2 though. I wouldn't care at all if V2 left our lineup in the next few years.
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Postby Goku1910 on July 1st, 2017, 10:46 am
I'll make it clear that I don't have the highest confidence in Six Flags rides selection in recent years. I'm well aware of Larson loopers and clones and I have feared for years they would come to Great America but to our luck they haven't. Or people at Six Flags corporate office know they wouldn't fit well in a high capacity park like ours.

Overall, we're a well rounded park and the loss of V2 wouldn't be so detrimental. I don't see it as a critical component and I doubt discovery kingdoms visitors do either. The V2 there is a bigger joke than ours.

(Joker is the exception, I still think it's a gimmick ride)
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Postby Wisco Woody on July 1st, 2017, 3:38 pm
I've seen no evidence that Six Flags have bought or even talked about a Skywarp, and your prediction of Great America definitely getting a superloop for 2017 was false. However I do expect the cloning to continue, particularly through their current partnerships with S&S/RMC, Zamperla, and Sally Corp dark rides. In fact, unless next year brings a large Waterpark expenditure, our turn at the Zamperla Discovery and Endeavor clones is probably next year, which I would be very happy with.

The 4D's might not be the same level of quality and long term draw as the RMC coasters and larger ground up coasters like X-Flight and Full Throttle, but their initial return on investment is clearly high, and they are advertising it as much if not more than the much more expensive Justice Leagues, which are truly great crowd pleasers and guaranteed draws for years to come. I expect the Zamperla thrill rides to prove as successful across the chain as they are at Over Texas.

Six Flags corporate has been treating our Park in particular as a top priority in yearly expenditure, and even if you wish that you could live right next to Magic Mountain or Cedar Point, the fact is you probably don't or you wouldn't spend so much time on this forum. And while the Park is still definitely sub-par when it comes to dining and entertainment, the overall coaster and ride experience is better than ever and will only continue to improve if they continue their current rate of additions to our Park.
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Postby Wisco Woody on July 1st, 2017, 4:22 pm
Where is your proof that Six Flags bought a Skywarp?
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Postby Wisco Woody on July 1st, 2017, 5:46 pm
But you still have absolutely zero evidence that Six Flags is purchasing Skywarps. You also forget the fact that if Six Flags is continuing to work with S&S, then they are almost certainly still working with RMC and they have provided the chain with rides that are certainly not mere clones, and will likely continue to do so.
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Postby SFGAmFan12 on July 1st, 2017, 6:17 pm
Sorry if it’s been posted previously but what happened to the finger print scanners at the entrance? I can’t believe they are using just normal barcode scanners and not verifying the pass holder.
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Postby BCarroll on July 1st, 2017, 7:10 pm
doubleb obviously has no idea what he's talking about in regards to the Skywarp that Six Flags supposedly bought. His main objective is to shoot down everything he can about SF and GAm. Shoup/doubleb is just a virus to the site and is making me want to stop visiting because of his over-dramatic complaining.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on July 1st, 2017, 7:13 pm
^doubleb received his information about the Skywarp from FParker (Read 2018 speculation page 3), and I trust FParker with ride information. I don't trust a lot of people, but FParker knows a lot of stuff.
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Postby RollingCoasting on July 1st, 2017, 7:18 pm
SFGAmFan12 wrote:Sorry if it’s been posted previously but what happened to the finger print scanners at the entrance? I can’t believe they are using just normal barcode scanners and not verifying the pass holder.


Did you happen to enter near the right-most corner of the scanners? I know some of those don't have the finger print scanning. Seems odd to remove it all together
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Postby B&MGuy35 on July 1st, 2017, 7:22 pm
Technically six flags is working with RMC. They're the ones that make the 4D's for S&S aren't they?


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Postby SFGAmFan12 on July 1st, 2017, 7:43 pm
RollingCoasting wrote:
SFGAmFan12 wrote:Sorry if it’s been posted previously but what happened to the finger print scanners at the entrance? I can’t believe they are using just normal barcode scanners and not verifying the pass holder.


Did you happen to enter near the right-most corner of the scanners? I know some of those don't have the finger print scanning. Seems odd to remove it all together


I went last Sunday at 5:30PM. I did enter towards the right, but all the way across the scanners were covered and they were using handheld readers (just like they used to scan the season pass for parking) instead of the finger print scanners. I didn’t know if this was normal for this year but it seemed odd given that no pictures are on the pass either. There’s no way to verify the owner of the pass is the one using it.
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Postby staticshadows on July 1st, 2017, 8:45 pm
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Postby Ilovthevu' on July 1st, 2017, 9:04 pm
^They have been using them recently this year though - maybe 2 weeks ago I used it. If they aren't supposed to be using it, than they should get fined by IL. It just should not take the amount of time it takes in order to get into that park with those things. Disney has them, and has a lot more of them because they realize how long each person takes. Either have a TON of them. Each worker looks at 4 at a time, or just stick with the pictures which was never a problem.

Do this:
https://www.mouseplanet.info/gallery/d/ ... dhaber.jpg
https://blog-cdn.touringplans.com/wp-co ... G_2958.jpg

or of course, the other solution is to open the gates at 9:45 am, so these stupid fingerprints don't back up the line so much.

This park is NOT Universal or Disney. We don't have $500 season passes. The only reason that stupid stuff started was because people would buy tickets to Disney for 10 days, and than people would sell the remaining days on probably the internet. How DIsney works is that the more days you buy, the cheaper each day becomes. Let's say people went to Disney for only 5 days, and sold the other 5 days on the internet. Disney didn't like this because Disney has to make all the money, and no one else can make money. This is just stupid for SFGAm.

What they've done is that you don't wait to get your picture taking for let's say 15-30 minutes ONCE, and than everytime you come to the park, you wait 15-40 min to get in when all these finger things are working. It's ridiculous.

Either buy a LOT more scanners, open the gates earlier, or go back to the pictures.
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Postby BCarroll on July 1st, 2017, 9:27 pm
I think they should go back to using the pictures. Way quicker entry times and that way SF doesn't have to purchase more scanners.
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Postby Coaster Justin on July 1st, 2017, 10:25 pm
BCarroll wrote:I think they should go back to using the pictures. Way quicker entry times and that way SF doesn't have to purchase more scanners.



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