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Postby DejaVu2001 on March 25th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Reservations are now open. The top of the page still says "check back soon", but if you scroll down and click make reservation, everything works
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Postby gottastrata33 on March 26th, 2021, 2:07 am
DejaVu2001 wrote:Reservations are now open. The top of the page still says "check back soon", but if you scroll down and click make reservation, everything works


We're all reserved & ready to go for opening day!
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Postby JimPanky on March 26th, 2021, 8:21 am
Do we know how the park is going to be? Is there a reservation system for rides like they were planning last year?

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Postby DejaVu2001 on March 26th, 2021, 8:31 am
There are no plans for any type of ride reservation system. No such system has been implemented at any other SF park, and state guidelines do not require it.
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Postby batmanfan80 on March 31st, 2021, 8:02 pm
Do you guys think this will even be worth it? Demand was already far outstripping supply most of the time before. I imagine it's gonna be a lot of "well I tried to make a reservation, but stuff is already booked solid for the next two months". But maybe a large percentage of members won't have the discipline to actually book anything since so many pass holder and member visits appeared to be spur of the moment choices. Distancing people in lines is gonna be tough, I don't think a lot of people are going to adhere to it. The whole YOLO crowd and all. Though I could also see them not wanting to bother making the reservations in the first place. Then we have these covid variants that spread 2.5x+ faster than the original. Most of the vaccines are only effective against original covid and B117, not the others. But these can still be picked up and spread amongst vaccinated people to those who are unvaccinated. Without masks, b117 infection can occur in one second. So I think we're going to see major restrictions on the dining aspect, or Six Flags will start requiring everyone upload proof of vaccination to a system before showing up(as they've been hinting at in their surveys). Brings me to another point. The kids wouldn't necessarily be able to go and that frees up a ton of spots in line. I'm sure a significant portion of Republican voters also won't comply with vaccine passports, so, maybe that also decreases demand.

It'll be interesting to see what they come up with, I think it's going to be a lot of trial and error.
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Postby JimPanky on March 31st, 2021, 8:15 pm
We went twice last year to the water park and had a great time. Also at Magic Waters. I'm sure it will be fine.
I'm very pro when it comes to realistic restrictions but even the new variants do not transfer in a second. That is false information.

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Postby Coaster Justin on March 31st, 2021, 8:21 pm
DejaVu2001 wrote:Looking through the guidelines again, looks like Justice League and Dark Knight will have to remain closed until Phase 5. Capacity for indoor rides in Phase 4 is lesser of 50 people or 50% capacity, and the bridge phase only increases that to 100 people.



Wonder if it includes Rue Le Dodge and Chubasco which are indoors but not enclosed?
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Postby Carlo on March 31st, 2021, 8:37 pm
I do not think the demand is there. Reservations has been open for a while and there are still opening for Opening day. I think most people are still staying home. Also you have remember how many people have lost there jobs and can not afford to go anymore. As for safety, I think being outside in open air with an Mask on is fairly safe, especially since they are going to clean the ride vehicle on every cycle.
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Postby DejaVu2001 on March 31st, 2021, 9:09 pm
Coaster Justin wrote:
DejaVu2001 wrote:Looking through the guidelines again, looks like Justice League and Dark Knight will have to remain closed until Phase 5. Capacity for indoor rides in Phase 4 is lesser of 50 people or 50% capacity, and the bridge phase only increases that to 100 people.



Wonder if it includes Rue Le Dodge and Chubasco which are indoors but not enclosed?


I think Chubasco and Rue Le Dodge should be fine, though Rue Le Dodge may have to avoid using the indoor portion of the queue. If they are considered indoor for the purpose of the regulations, you would simply keep 50 or less people on the ride. Chubasco and Rue Le Dodge both have a capacity of 60 (12 cups of 5, 30 cars of 2), so 50 wouldn't be that big a hit, since not everyone pairs up even under normal circumstances.
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Postby coasterfanatic on March 31st, 2021, 9:49 pm
They rarely hit 10,000 early in the season anyways. So I don’t think capacity will be an issue until June when hopefully we will have some expanded capacity by then


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Postby anewman35 on April 1st, 2021, 8:20 am
JimPanky wrote:We went twice last year to the water park and had a great time. Also at Magic Waters. I'm sure it will be fine.
I'm very pro when it comes to realistic restrictions but even the new variants do not transfer in a second. That is false information.

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Also not true that the vaccines don't work against most variants...

My personal feeling, if you're worried about getting Covid, don't go until you're vaccinated, because it probably won't be as safe as you'd want. But there are plenty of people who either aren't worried or are vaccinated (and more every day), and a lot of pent up demand, so I'm sure they'll still get crowds.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 1st, 2021, 4:22 pm
DejaVu2001 wrote:
Coaster Justin wrote:
DejaVu2001 wrote:Looking through the guidelines again, looks like Justice League and Dark Knight will have to remain closed until Phase 5. Capacity for indoor rides in Phase 4 is lesser of 50 people or 50% capacity, and the bridge phase only increases that to 100 people.



Wonder if it includes Rue Le Dodge and Chubasco which are indoors but not enclosed?


I think Chubasco and Rue Le Dodge should be fine, though Rue Le Dodge may have to avoid using the indoor portion of the queue. If they are considered indoor for the purpose of the regulations, you would simply keep 50 or less people on the ride. Chubasco and Rue Le Dodge both have a capacity of 60 (12 cups of 5, 30 cars of 2), so 50 wouldn't be that big a hit, since not everyone pairs up even under normal circumstances.


As for indoors, what about Batman?? Some of its queue is indoors......
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 1st, 2021, 4:24 pm
DejaVu2001 wrote:Here is the link with the complete guidelines for amusement parks. Highlights will be listed below

https://dceocovid19resources.com/restor ... ent-parks/

Park capacity is limited to 25% in Phase 4, 60% in the Bridge Phase


Visitors from outside the state or country should receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their visit to the park
I have no idea how they expect this to be enforced, or if they even realize how big an issue this is given SFGAm's proximity to the Wisconsin border

Ensure at least 6-ft between seats on rides occupied by park guests that are not members of the same household or party
So while other parks fortunately are relaxing distancing ON rides, SFGAm's ride capacity will be absolutely decimated

Amusement park rides should be sanitized after every ride cycle
Again, ride capacity will be horrible


Am I the only one who sees this as a major HIPAA violation (asking about negative test or mandating a vaccine passport) ?? A person's medical records and data are private.......
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Postby anewman35 on April 1st, 2021, 4:57 pm
They're not actually asking about a test or a vaccine passport. But even if they did, people REALLY misunderstand HIPAA. Of course they could ASK, and they also could prevent you from going on their PRIVATE PROPERTY if you refused. HIPAA just says they couldn't then share that information about you without your permission.
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Postby Coaster Justin on April 7th, 2021, 6:07 pm
Going on the 25th. Just made a reservation
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 9th, 2021, 12:16 am
We will bring our vaccination cards/passports just in case. I'm wondering about capacity with reservations. You needed them for Fiesta Texas but they didn't check them at all & the park was so damn packed, had to go a second day. So I'm assuming you can still make a reservation but really it's gonna be first come first serve til 25% is capped, right?
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Postby DejaVu2001 on April 9th, 2021, 11:23 am
The Illinois Amusement Park guidelines have been revised. The statement that employees should stay at the same ride for their entire shift has been removed. Also, the sanitization interval for rides has been changed from every cycle to every hour.
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