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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Airboss » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:34 am

I've booked a trip to SFOT December 26th, then SFFT the next day. After checking isitpacked, it seems like those days are awfully crowded.. I'm planning to get a flash pass if needed, but do you guys have any tips as to what to ride first and how to tackle the crowds? It's only open for eight hours that day, but I'm hoping with a flash pass I'll be able to ride all the major coasters.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby gratteciel » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:42 am

I’ve noticed an awful lot of technical difficulties as well. There was one day where nearly everything we got in line for broke down. Giant is the #1 culprit, but it also happened with Titan and Judge a couple times. I have no idea what the problem is, though.

Airboss, sorry I can’t help you - I tend to go on Sunday nights since the park is usually empty, and as a local with a season pass, I don’t care really if I don’t get to ride much. What I can say is Texas Giant is a must-do, but it’s usually not open with the park. I would head that way and ride Titan first if Giant isn’t open. Giant is finicky and draws a crowd, so I would suggest doing it early on to ensure you get a ride.


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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby ALT2870 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:56 am

Airboss wrote:I've booked a trip to SFOT December 26th, then SFFT the next day. After checking isitpacked, it seems like those days are awfully crowded.. I'm planning to get a flash pass if needed, but do you guys have any tips as to what to ride first and how to tackle the crowds? It's only open for eight hours that day, but I'm hoping with a flash pass I'll be able to ride all the major coasters.


La Vibora hands down usually gets the longest line in the park due to its popularity and capacity. So if you want to rude it, hang the left from the entrance and do it first.

I've personally never have had issues with Texas Giant going down but if that is the case then that would be your next stop and then Titan. Beyond that working a clockwise loop around the park works well. The only exception off the loop is Runaway Mountain. If you haven't done a Windstorm or Hurricane model it is certainly worth your time. My experience with Joker is that it is so far back it doesn't attract much of a crowd.

I'm sure people will have more to add as well. With a Flash Pass it should be an easy going day. (Especially if you get Platinum which is the way to go.)
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Arthur_Seaton » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:28 am

Airboss wrote:I've booked a trip to SFOT December 26th, then SFFT the next day. After checking isitpacked, it seems like those days are awfully crowded.. I'm planning to get a flash pass if needed, but do you guys have any tips as to what to ride first and how to tackle the crowds? It's only open for eight hours that day, but I'm hoping with a flash pass I'll be able to ride all the major coasters.


I visited SFOT last year on an incredibly busy day and I was able to ride everything multiple times over (more than 10 rides on Giant). A couple of points, though:

The line to buy the flash pass itself was insane. I recommend not only getting there early, but getting straight to the flash pass site and getting in line ASAP (if you think you'll need it). It's to the left of the park entrance and, on the day that I was there, the line to get in the park and the line to get a pass were extreme.

It's worth checking to see what's not included with the pass and knocking them out before the crowds hit. When I was there, Runaway Mountain and Judge Roy Scream weren't included, and the line for both was well over 90 minutes for much of the day. Runaway Mountain is really good considering it's just a Windstorm model, and Judge Roy Scream was one of my favorites in the park (I think helps to appreciate and enjoy classic designs though). If riding either one is important to you, I'd try to knock them out relatively early.

Keep an eye on opening times. I'd planned to get there an hour early to make sure that I was first in line to enter and get passes (I knew it would be a busy day). It turns out that the park opened earlier than advertised and the parking lot was already getting packed.

Last: The park layout is pretty maze-like. Even though it's not that big, the walkways are small and it's easy to get disoriented — especially over on the west side of the park by rides like La Vibora.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby ComeRideWithMe » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:50 pm

I don't think it will be that bad on a Tuesday, even with the school break. Get there a little before it opens and go to Gotham and hopefully Riddler's Revenge will be up and running. That line gets long quick. And, to me, is the scariest ride there right now. After that, you should be able to walk on Joker and Batman.
Now I'm gonna make you walk a lot, but it'll be worth it and you'll hit the good stuff before it gets too crowded.
Then head to Giant. The line shouldn't be long at this point. Then go Titan. After that, head to La Vibora. If it's long do single rider.
Head to Supe and knock that out, then to Shockwave which is usually walk on, even when busy.
I don't mess with Runaway Mountain. The HARD brake at the end, with the way the bar sets, hurts my boobs. Lol Plus it's kind of a weak ride.
After that just tool around and get on whatever strikes you. But you should be able to knock out the major rides with little to no wait if you get there when it opens.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Coastercowboy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:13 pm

I would plan on it being pretty busy with it being Christmas week. Definitely be there at open. Having the Flash pass should allow you to get the major rides done though. Keep in mind that New Texas Giant and Joker are only on the Platinum Flash Pass.

I would suggest going left once you enter the park and working your way clockwise through the park. Hit La Vibora first as it's capacity is horrendous. Then try and hit Ruanaway Mountain which is close by. RM is not on the Flash Pass and it can get up to 30-45 if the park is busy. Then try and hit Texas Giant (especially if you are not opting for Platinum) and Titan. The last couple of times I have been there both have had operational issues and were down at different times. If you are close by and they are running, ride them.

Shockwave is never busy and Batman has been only 15-20 minutes lately, even when the park is busy. The mine ride is not on Flash Pass either but shouldn't be more than 15 minutes. The rest of the major rides you should be good with Flash Pass. Riddler, Pandemonium and Justice League are usually your longer waits (each can easily run 30-60 minutes) but with FP you should be fine. The only other potential issue is with Joker. If you are doing Platinum you will be fine but if not Joker has been running around a 30-45 minute wait when the park is busy.

The other thing I would suggest is eating before and after you enter the park. if you have to eat in the park, try and eat at off peak times. The food service is really, really slow and you could lose 30-60 minutes just waiting for food.

Hope you have a great time and be sure to let us know what your thoughts are of your visit to both SFOT and SFFT.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Airboss » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:24 am

Thanks for the advice! Seems like flash pass is definitely the way to go. I'm really excited to ride a few more RMCs!

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Sportsdude360 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:24 pm

Well, we had the first RMC conversion, so your riding history.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:14 am

A Flash Pass, while expensive, is always a good idea on a busy day or a park you want to get all the credits at.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Sportsdude360 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:06 am

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