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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:16 am

coasterbill wrote:I've never waited outside of the station for anything in this park other than Ragin' Cajun, and we usually visit during Fright Fest.

Same. I've only ever been in Sept/Oct and it was on weekends with nice weather and it was reride heaven all day long.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby bill_s » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:46 am

I went around Sept. 20 -- the weekend KD is closed -- 2 years in a row and the difference was night and day. 2015 and 2016 I think. The first was good, the second was a unusually hot, clear day for the time of year and too crowded for me. Batwing was probably 45 minutes wait, etc.

While SFA often has light crowds, they don't do big crowds well, and what with the other weaknesses of the park the crowd threshold of becoming not very much fun to me is rather low.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:47 am

bill_s wrote: Batwing was probably 45 minutes wait, etc.

So there were three trains worth of people in line?

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:56 am

boldikus wrote:
bill_s wrote: Batwing was probably 45 minutes wait, etc.

So there were three trains worth of people in line?


:lol: I had the same thought. No way that was more than 3 or 4 dispatches.

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Postby alilstronger » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:17 am

boldikus wrote:
bill_s wrote: Batwing was probably 45 minutes wait, etc.

So there were three trains worth of people in line?


This line can get up to 45 min to an hour in the summer if they are using one train and one station. Some of it has to do with the restraints - some people get confused on how to get into the seat. Also, they used to let you pull down the leg restraint and now they don't. If someone does sometimes they have releases them all and redo them.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterLover » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:49 am

If the intent is to keep Batwing at SFA long term (which I hope it is) I wonder if Vekoma could/would make trains for a Flying Dutchman model using the same restraint system they have on the Stingray model. On the Stingray model, the restraints are much more similar to the restraints on a B&M where the vest and lap bar are incorporated together and pulling down the lap bar also closes the leg restraints. I feel like that would REALLY help with load times, but given that the only real issue with the trains currently is that they are difficult/cumbersome to load (they still seem pretty reliable and they still seem to be providing reasonably smooth rides), I doubt that there would be any incentive to replace the trains anytime soon.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby MisterBrow » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:22 pm

alilstronger wrote:
boldikus wrote:
bill_s wrote: Batwing was probably 45 minutes wait, etc.

So there were three trains worth of people in line?


This line can get up to 45 min to an hour in the summer if they are using one train and one station. Some of it has to do with the restraints - some people get confused on how to get into the seat. Also, they used to let you pull down the leg restraint and now they don't. If someone does sometimes they have releases them all and redo them.


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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:30 pm

Well I was there today, and the sign of Batwing being down until further notice was still up.

I asked an attendant at S:ROS what was going on there and I was told Batwing is getting some kind of an upgrade.

Maybe it'll be new trains like what they have on the Stingray model.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Rayj » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:13 pm

Batwing is getting the volcano treatment. There’s a coaster disease spreading around the DMV lol.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Highridin » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:38 pm

Jason Maier wrote:Well I was there today, and the sign of Batwing being down until further notice was still up.

I asked an attendant at S:ROS what was going on there and I was told Batwing is getting some kind of an upgrade.

Maybe it'll be new trains like what they have on the Stingray model.


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