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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby LiftThrill » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:04 pm

There's only a few instances I can think of where rerides shouldn't be allowed with an empty row. Stuff like The Boss where it's really rough and beats you up a little, intense stuff like RMC raptors, Skyrush, and I305 where even some enthusiasts consider them too intense, and certain big orange coasters with dumb pointless greyout elements that leave you with a migraine.

Other than that, rerides should never be an issue. I never really appreciated them until I started taking every opportunity I could to get them, and it really makes a difference if you're into riding stuff a ridiculous amount of times. It makes those double digit ride counts so much more obtainable.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:25 am

LiftThrill wrote:Rerides, on the other hand, are a messy policy across every park in the chain except Great America from what I've seen


Great Adventure's is pretty awesome too. Me, Brit and Boldikus rode Nitro for at least an hour and a half without getting up at night in January a few years ago. They allow unlimited re-rides on every ride plus seat jumping to empty rows. Hell, they straight up beg people to re-ride on El Toro and Kingda Ka to keep the trains from valleying on Toro and to keep the weight consistent on Kingda Ka so it doesn't roll back.

New England? Yeah... they're a joke. We got someone to let us re-ride Tomahawk once but she was the best ride op in the history of the park, it was closing day and she didn't care :lol: .

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:26 am

Well count my lucky stars...look what's open today!

Also, can someone please explain why flashback is only allowed to fill the back of the train if it's not a full train? This is just another example of the stupid polices that this park has.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby thesman » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:56 am

^^ because of the recent valleying problems on flashback

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby TheDarkMaxim » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:25 pm

To be fair yesterday the thunderstorms were coming in hourly waves. It was going from rain and thunder, to sunny, and back again. It did this all day, so I can understand not wanting to have to close all the attractions every hour or two for lightning.

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:58 pm

thesman wrote:^^ because of the recent valleying problems on flashback


I think last year was the first year they adopted this approach. I remember it being first come, first serve in years prior. Granted I probably only rode it once per season.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby LiftThrill » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:01 pm

coasterbill wrote:
LiftThrill wrote:Rerides, on the other hand, are a messy policy across every park in the chain except Great America from what I've seen


Great Adventure's is pretty awesome too. Me, Brit and Boldikus rode Nitro for at least an hour and a half without getting up at night in January a few years ago. They allow unlimited re-rides on every ride plus seat jumping to empty rows. Hell, they straight up beg people to re-ride on El Toro and Kingda Ka to keep the trains from valleying on Toro and to keep the weight consistent on Kingda Ka so it doesn't roll back.


Maybe that's where the "Great" comes from.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:42 pm

TheDarkMaxim wrote:To be fair yesterday the thunderstorms were coming in hourly waves. It was going from rain and thunder, to sunny, and back again. It did this all day, so I can understand not wanting to have to close all the attractions every hour or two for lightning.


We were staying just a few miles from the park. Once they closed the park at 3, we went right to a movie theater from the park to catch a movie. As soon as the movie was over(roughly 530-6) the sky was clear and no rain what so ever. There was one cell moving into the area as we were walking into the movie theater. The rain that came thru, would have only of taken about an hour to clear out of the area. No excuse to shut down the park for 90% of the day because of an hour long rain storm. It had every bit to do with the crowd size. I'm willing to bet money on that.

I believe it's just this particular six flags park. I have been to most six flags parks plenty of times when a rain storm(s) hit. The parks have always remaind open in my experiences. This park is just full of quirky rules and polices that left us scratching our heads.

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:59 am

Six Flags America and Six Flags Great Adventure are doing this more and more also. The chain as a whole seems to be closing parks due to low attendance really frequently over the last few years. If it’s even mildly cold or there’s a chance of rain I don’t bother going unless I expect decent crowds or I’m in the area anyway.

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:43 am

We decided to take an evening trip to SFNE to checkout the July 4th Fest fireworks and the after party evening ERT on basically everything in the Gotham City section. We got to the park at 7 p.m. and were told that all of the rides were down except for the kids rides. Lightning was still in the area. We went in and walked around a bit then grabbed a bite. Just as we were finishing we heard Scream start testing. Just like that everything started running. Since it was so hot and most of the rides had been closed the park was very empty. We walked on the majority of the coasters and only had a one train wait for Superman. Harley Quinn was at most a cycle wait too. Wicked Cyclone was running extremely fast through the entire course. It gave one of the best rides that I’ve ever had on it.

When we got off the fireworks started so we watched them from WC’s exit ramp. We thought they were good and they lasted a solid 15 minutes. Then we headed back to Gotham City for the party and ERT. Originally only Diamond and Diamond Elite members got in for free. For everyone else you either needed a receipt from the food festival or the special July 4th cup. To the parks credit they announced that any passes holders or members could also get in free now. Guessing this was due to the low attendance but still cool of the park to do. They had a DJ in front of Joker during the ERT hour which included lights, smoke and foam. All in all we had a great time and credit to the park for getting everything back up and running and for also not canceling the ERT. Here’s a few pics from the evening.
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A few shots of the fireworks from Wicked Cyclone’s exit ramp.
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DJ setup for the after party.
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Harley Quinn all lit up and looking awesome!
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