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    • I'm sorry but I just had to give an exasperated laugh. Why would they not use clear dividers, good grief can you even imagine the immediate and constant frustration of being a ride op in that situation
    • Acesso Store Protip: when it asks you to register your tickets to a name after you purchase them and before you print them, just put in generic thing like "person 1" / Voucher 2" etc. I think they still print all the buyer details on the tickets now, but just an added safeguard if you need to give the tickets to someone else in your party later, etc. Not that they ever really check the name, but for things like coaster events sometimes they prepare a packet ahead of time for the purchaser of the group so it might be best to call. I don't know how Coastermania works, it's been awhile.
    • The lights look really well done. They need to stay.
    • I've been on both Harley Quinn and Tidal Twister at Sea World.  Harley was a tad better than I expected, but it still definitely wasn't great (I did have an end seat).  Once was more than enough, and I certainly agree with all the criticisms of the ride.  Wouldn't miss it a bit if it were gone. Tidal Twister, to me, was moderately enjoyable.  Depending on where you sit, there's actually a small pop of air.  It reminded me a bit of a Bayern Kurve, which I enjoy.  But it was slow and clunky, the train jogs a lot, and the load process took forever.
    • Wow.  Minus The Kingda Ka not opening.   Coaster Power Hrs last night was awesome.   Did so many rides.   Lost count after 43 rides.  THE DJ was awesome.  And the fist pumping music on skull was a great addition, it just needs to be turned  way up.   Couldnt hear it while riding.  Only issue all night was seeing a dead racoon near the lakefront.  
    • For what it's worth, a friend of mine has been going to SeaWorld San Diego now and some photos they sent me showed some parts of the ride covered in cobwebs.
    • It looks great in the clips, with some really nice speed, especially for early tests. I'm sooooo hype for this ride, even more so than Jersey Devil which is an hour from me. I'm sure that will be great, but this just looks like a top 5'er for me. It ticks all my boxes, and that its at BGW is the cherry on top.
    • Ok if that's the going rate then so be it. I was comparing the cost against the other parks we are going to like SFGA and Hershey but maybe BGW has a lot more to offer or in a different league that justifies the extra ticket price.
    • Trip Report on 4/16: Arrived at the park a little after 9pm after a last minute decision to head to the park after work. It was just starting to rain, with temps around 55 degrees. Parking gate was down to only one stall, and they were waving people though and not checking people's reservation's.  Every ride I went onto was a walk on, I first hit up Batman as I knew I only had time to do one full rotation through the park. The queue was literally cut in half, which made it a breeze to walk on. Then I hit Ninja with its nice light package, though the ride was a little rougher tonight, more than usual. I love that the park is giving more love to Ninja, but please get new trains! Afterwards I walked by River King Mine Train, which unfortunately just went down, so I didn't get my night ride this time. So I went up to Screamin Eagle, which now has the new dividers, got to ride it twice. I really enjoyed riding Screamin Eagle at night, flying though the trees. After I walked down to The Boss, which I was surprised to see running in this weather. The operations were slow, and the team was not working well together. So I got my one ride and was done, but I did also enjoy the Boss hauling through the trees. By the time I hit Supergirl, it was getting close to the park closing. So I made my last stride down to American Thunder, and got my last two rides before the park closed ending out a awesome, wet, night. The only rides that I saw that were not running were again River King, Pandemonium, and Mr Freeze. River and Pandemonium were having maintenance working on them, and I didn't get a chance to see what was wrong with Freeze. @castaway_kid might know what happened as I didn't get a chance to go into the DC area. Edit: I checked Facebook, Mr. Freeze had valley again, I heard it did so also last weekend. Apparently also Justice League was down, but I ain't sure for how long. Park wise, everything was pretty much running smoothly, with a few hiccups. All the rides were now filling every row, with dividers now in every queue on every coaster I was on. One thing I will saw I dislike was that there was some dark areas in the park, which you would think they would have the lights on if the pathway was open. And the Boss queue line was very dark, I saw some people trip because the lights weren't working. One thing I really liked towards family's, was that the staff were operating the mini kids train and the kids tugboat even though they weren't on the list.   Batman's new split queue, quite nice on the legs 😂: River King Mine Train: Screaming Eagle got some lights also: Screamin Eagles new dividers, which the ride operators hate, they were having trouble seeing people: Boss also got the same dividers: And to end it out, here is American Thunders light package:
    • So that's half of Skyline's operating Skywarp coasters possibly removed after just a couple of years. How does Sea World's version compare to this (experience and reliability)? To be fair I think these would be decent filler rides if they used LSMs instead of their clunky tyre-drive system and used a nicer train design. But they don't, so they aren't.
    • Power hours event seems to be a great hit! Fairly low crowds so most rides were very short waits, and the park was beautiful!
    • ^ hmm. . just checked my own profile, and it seems to be ok.  so doesn't *appear* to be a site wide thing.   hope the gurus can figure it out!
    • the one at SFFT is the tallest in the world tho, since it goes up 5 stories and I totally forgot to post my purchase I made while they were in the queue for Joker:  A KISS meets the Phantom shirt. I had seen others post about buying them and was determined to find it in the park!  (the shop in Rockville where I found it sells all kinds of weird non-connected-to-Six-Flags-in-any-way stuff. . . .   but at least this has a connection:  "Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park" was filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain! $30 including tax, but yes, i really DID need *another* KISS shirt (as I explained to my Spouse)
    • Good evening everyone,  I don't know if this will be possible, but here is the story: I got a coaster mania ticket! Was super excited to be able to finally go this year. however, my work has just planned a work conference that weekend that I can't miss. If it is possible to switch the ticket to a different name, would any of you be able to use an extra ticket? Send me a DM and we can talk about it there. I would still need to call the park to see if this is possible. Thank you.
    • Trying to look at my own profile and lots of 404s. Help? https://coasterpoll.com/u/zach-boothe5a58d32c77fae/rankings
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