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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 25th, 2019, 9:41 am
gottastrata33 wrote:Please don’t explain entitlement to me. I’m well aware of the circumstances here. I can however express me being upset that my tattoos & piercings are preventing me from enjoying this opportunity with others who were just as excited about this. If my tattoos were offensive, i would totally understand. I do though have an issue with this “clean cut family appeal” you’re talking about. We’re in an age where tattoos & piercings are a norm. Sure there’s a ways to go but many companies have updated their “dress codes” for people. I personally think it’s a shame that even the people I’ve done the shoots with previously can’t get in to this one now.

All I wanted was to ride the ride honestly - I’ve waited just as long as everyone else has here, I’m not special. never once did I say I deserve it. Hell they use the same shot of Goliath for everything & you can only see half my face. I'm grateful for that stupid photo cause it’s fun to look back on. I had a great day on XFs, & even Jokers when half the extras bailed & we had to ride 10 or more times in a row for one shot. Did they use it? No. But it was a damn good day. Was just excited for another. Most of the time we’re all big blurs of color speeding by. Any up close shots they literally used the paid actors while the rest of us are literally there to make the train look full or have to sit out. So I’m pretty calm just upset & THAT I am allowed to be.

Lastly -I’m not upset cause I’m “disqualified” from this experience. my tattoos are easily hide-able. Piercings can be taken out. I’m looking at those who can’t do that, plenty of which I know Would love this opportunity.


I have to respectfully disagree with you and point out a few things:

1) Tattoos and piercings , while becoming more common, are not the norm. The vast majority of people don't have piercings or tattoos. Remember, I have tattoos myself so I'm including myself in this group.

2) You got to do THREE of these already?? That's 3 more than probably the vast majority of enthusiasts on here.

3) As for "clean cut family appeal" you state that like it's a bad thing. As mentioned above by robin and cliff, Six Flags has the right to choose whom they want for their commercial shooting. What should I say if they don't choose me, a 48 yo white, married male?? They are discriminating against me?

I'm not trying to stir up a hornet's nest but just expressing a differing viewpoint than yours. Hopefully I'm not told to "take a chair" !!
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Postby Falcon on June 25th, 2019, 11:14 am
If you're mad about the casting agency not wanting people with tattoos or mad that other people are mad that the casting agency doesn't want people with tattoos, please fill out one of these: https://imgur.com/gallery/iqB6y8V and form a line behind the people complain about this ride being too short
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Postby coasterlove on June 25th, 2019, 11:59 am
I don't think it's about discrimination at all. They just want a 'plain' look for the commercial. Notice how they also want plain but bright shirts. If people have tattoos, then they have to concern themselves with what the tats are. Sure, someone might innocently have the names or birthdays of their kids or something along those lines. What about those with political messages or something that might be offensive to one person or another. They just want as 'clean' a look as possible for the sake of the ads. I don't personally care either way about tats but understand why they want a simple look where nobody stands out and why no tats, no unique hair colors and even just plain colored shirts. They want the ride to stand out, not any one individual.

I don't know how truly large the backlash is but I know on Facebook, a lot of people complained about it. I don't know if anyone truly will no longer go to the park as some form of protest but considering no business wants to risk that, I wouldn't be surprised if they hired actual extras next time or some of the top employees just hand picked people among their friends and family. I don't think cost is really a big issue. I know someone mentioned about the cost of extras but even if it cost them $10,000 or so, it's not really a big cost in the grand scheme of things. Filming the commercial, operating the ride with the associated costs, refreshments and such will cost more than that. I think the park just viewed it doing it this way as part of building up hype and anticipation for the ride.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 25th, 2019, 1:17 pm
To lighten the mood, I found it funny on the facebook public group in the comment section about Maxx Force.
Quotes from that post:

"It’s open already"
"no! July 4th"
"yep for blue people"
"those are the seats bud... it doesn't open to public until July 4th"

Than, someone shows a picture of the Blue Man Group.

lol lol

It's not fair!! The avatar people get to ride it to.
https://geeksoncoffee.com/wp-content/up ... ATAR-2.jpg
lol lol
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on June 25th, 2019, 1:57 pm
^LMAO, I find those replies to be highly entertaining.

Just me after a long day of soccer camp, making some popcorn and just browsing the Facebook comment section. Perfect way to end the day.


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Postby gottastrata33 on June 25th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Falcon wrote:If you're mad about the casting agency not wanting people with tattoos or mad that other people are mad that the casting agency doesn't want people with tattoos, please fill out one of these: https://imgur.com/gallery/iqB6y8V and form a line behind the people complain about this ride being too short


CoasterRiderSC, no I really do understand. Again, just like blah over it. I get spoiled living in the city where everyone can be whoever they want, wear what they want etc. I’ll admit that. So while it’s the norm to me, it’s not for so many others. While yes, I have done a couple of these, you have great points - just wish I could Participate again.


Falcon. Stfu. I never once complained about the ride being short & I simply expressed being upset about the change. We sit here & read people complain about everything on here from horrible airtime to hating demon “cause it’s days are up” but I can’t express my views on tattoos?
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Postby B&MGuy35 on June 25th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Update for today
Really heavy storm had just moved through resulting in a mad exodus as I was coming in.

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on June 25th, 2019, 4:44 pm
It looks like there is some sort of spotlight under the barrel roll. Unless that's a light for the launch that'll light up red and green.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on June 25th, 2019, 4:50 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:It looks like there is some sort of spotlight under the barrel roll. Unless that's a light for the launch that'll light up red and green.


I think it work lights
Maybe they’ve been working through the night?


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Postby B&MGuy35 on June 25th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Sorry for the double post, but guys......
These trains are slick. They are testing back to back now so just sitting here watching it. So amazing looking now that they have the front piece on which is chrome and damn it looks sharp!!

I’m in love

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on June 25th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Good to hear they're testing more and more. Yes, the trains are awesome! I hope the shin guards aren't too tight.
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on June 25th, 2019, 6:11 pm
B&MGuy35 wrote:Sorry for the double post, but guys......
These trains are slick. They are testing back to back now so just sitting here watching it. So amazing looking now that they have the front piece on which is chrome and damn it looks sharp!!

I’m in love

LOL


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Postby B&MGuy35 on June 25th, 2019, 6:14 pm
SaveTheWAVE wrote:
B&MGuy35 wrote:Sorry for the double post, but guys......
These trains are slick. They are testing back to back now so just sitting here watching it. So amazing looking now that they have the front piece on which is chrome and damn it looks sharp!!

I’m in love

LOL


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Looking good
I noticed depending on where you looking at it from it seems faster somehow. Angle perspective I guess. Trains are launching like maybe 5 mins apart now.


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Postby SaveTheWAVE on June 25th, 2019, 6:17 pm
^ I'm really glad to hear that! Are the trains fully loaded or empty?

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Postby B&MGuy35 on June 25th, 2019, 6:18 pm
SaveTheWAVE wrote:^ I'm really glad to hear that! Are the trains fully loaded or empty?

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Water dummies have been removed
Trains are just empty now.


Edit: Trains are launching almost every min now.

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Postby SaveTheWAVE on June 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm
And I'm missing it. Ugh...Is anyone thinking of going to the park on Sunday to see the reactions of the commercial shoot?

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Postby JaminOut on June 26th, 2019, 9:52 am
This was just posted in the Six Flags app:

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I gon' cut you...
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on June 26th, 2019, 9:53 am
I'm in! Who is all going??

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on June 26th, 2019, 9:54 am
I don't know..I just worry about how long the lines are going to be.
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on June 26th, 2019, 9:55 am
Does anyone know what time the members ERT is?

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Postby jmanporty7 on June 26th, 2019, 10:02 am
Some more testing footage privided by Amusement Insiders. Also mentions that membership preview is July 3rd, with the grand opening being July 4th!

Let's hope this link works :lol:
https://youtu.be/RuphXzFLoIg
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Postby hgonzo on June 26th, 2019, 10:03 am
I'm going to be there the 3rd and 4th so hopefully the Membership event falls in there. Since it says season pass holders can "join in" at 5pm, I wonder if it's all day for members?
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on June 26th, 2019, 10:32 am
I'm thinking the same thing, hgonzo.

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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 26th, 2019, 11:31 am
I'm going 7/4. MIght try to ride it during the ERT that's happening in morning.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on June 26th, 2019, 12:12 pm
^ Maxx Force is not on the list for ERT.


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