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  1. Six Flags Great America has delayed opening from April 10 to May 1. In addition, all restaurants and bars in Illinois and Ohio are going to close. They may allow restaurants in Illinois to deliver food, but no one can dine in. They will remain closed until the end of March.
  2. Yes, that's what I liked about Knoebels when I went back in April. Them ride ops don't muck around. And are there any Flash Pass restrictions on Maxx Force for the moment? Maxx Force is only on Platinum Flash Pass, and you only get to skip the line once per day. The first 50 Diamond Elite members can use one of their two skip the line passes for Maxx Force. After they hand out 50 Skip the line passes, no one else can get one that day.
  3. I just purchased my tickets for WCB 2018. My flight is already booked. I love this event, so I'm very excited that it's back again. I started going to West Coast Bash in 2009. The only time I didn't go was 2016. Since there was no West Coast Bash in 2017, I'll need to have three times as much fun this year. With TPR, that should be pretty easy.
  4. The gate to the parking lot will usually open between 9 and 9:30. They usually start letting cars past the point where you pay for parking around 9:30. They usually start letting people past the metal detectors around 10 AM. They usually let you in the park at 10:15 AM. The rides begin at 10:30 AM. It's not always the same, but this is the way they usually do things. I'm always at the park early, so I know that this is how it works.
  5. I was just on the Six Flags Great America website, and I noticed that they have now added the Gold Plus Membership as a new option. I checked a few of they other Six Flags parks, and they all had it as well. I know that this was one of the options talked about in a recent guest survey. I wonder if any of the other membership options will be added. The survey listed Platinum, Diamond, and Diamond Elite.
  6. Six Flags Great America is very inconsistent with the way they do things. There have been a few times when they let gold pass holders in early this season. Once, they decided to let gold pass holders in three minutes before they let in regular season pass holders. Everyone else was going to be let in four minutes after that. I was standing at the front, when they told the employee’s at the scanners what was going to happen. Another time, they let all season pass holders in a few minutes before everyone else. Most of the time, everyone gets let in at the same time. I’ve been to the park over twenty times this year, and those were the only two times that gold pass holders were let in early. To be fair, things have been a little more consistent this year. They never let people in, and then hold them back somewhere along the way. They did that often last season.
  7. The coaster is actually the S&S 4D Free Spin. It's kinda funny, because it's getting talked about in almost every six flags thread on TPR. Either every Six Flags park is getting an S&S 4D Free Spin, or most of the rumors are wrong. Six Flags Great America just closed four rides. Orbit is done forever, while at least one of the other rides may be moving. Screamscape has a rumor that Six Flags Great America is getting an S&S 4D Free Spin in the location of the ride(s) that's moving. This is also where Ragin' Cajun was located, before it moved to Six Flags America. It will be interesting to see how many of these end up at Six Flags parks in the future.
  8. I just noticed a few things on the Six Flags website. Rage of the Gargoyles VR starts on the Demon on Saturday, August 13th. If you buy a Rage of the Gargoyles t-shirt, you can ride on Thursday from 3 - 5. Season pass holders and Samsung phone owners can ride Rage of the Gargoyles all day on Friday, August 12. If you were planning on riding Demon, keep this in mind. Demon will now have a long wait time, just like most of the other coasters. I might try out Rage of the Gargoyles on Friday. It will be my first experience with VR on a coaster.
  9. I must go to the park on the wrong days then, because I always see JLBFM down. I hit Great America almost once a week. Almost every visit, I see JLBFM down at some point. I've only been on it twice. The second time, only the first two screens were working. Every other screen was frozen or blank.
  10. If you go during the week, attendance will depend on how many groups are there. If been to Great America six times this season. Four of these visits have been midweek visits. One of them was pretty busy. The area of the parking lot used for cars wasn't very full. The area used for buses was packed. On its opening day, JL had a 55 to 110 minute wait all day. Raging Bull can get up to an hour, because they don't always run three trains during the week. They usually only run two. Superman and Goliath seem to go from 20 to 60 minutes. It will go up and down. The Six Flags app now has wait times listed. I use it to decide which ride to go to next. If Goliath says 55 minutes, I go ride something else. It might be back down to 25 minutes a little later on. The real wait time is often less than what the Six Flags app has listed. Last Friday, I was able to ride Goliath 5 times throughout the day. My longest wait was 25 minutes. That was my longest wait for any ride that day. I didn't ride Superman or JL, because the wait was too long.
  11. I find all the complaints here kind of funny. If my local park had El Toro, I would never complain about anything they added. I'd walk right past the new ride, and ride El Toro.
  12. If you go during the week, they may not walk you back to Goliath. Most weekdays when I've gone to the park, you can just run all the way to Goliath. If you do get walked back, stay on the left side of the group. When they get near Goliath, they form a single file line on the left side. People that run past security usually get sent to the end of the line.
  13. On a Saturday, I would assume they will walk everyone back to Goliath at around 10:00 AM. Arrive at the park early, before 9:30 AM. This will give you a chance to be near the front of the line for Goliath. It should be a very short wait to ride. Superman has a single rider line, so you can use that to avoid a long wait. That will allow you to ride Superman later in the day. If it's a busy day, most of the lines will get long. I would hit the most popular coasters first, before the lines get really long. If you hope to ride every coaster, you just need to plan on waiting in a few long lines.
  14. For DILinator, getting to the park early will help. If they let the Gold Season Pass crowd in early, they hold them back at the front of the park. They don't walk them back to Goliath, until they start letting in everyone else. If you're at the front of the regular lines, you can be near the front of the line for Goliath. Sometimes, they let everyone in at the same time. On those days, they usually just let everyone run all the way back to Goliath. If you run, you can get to the front of the line for Goliath. There's also a single rider line for Goliath, if you want to ride again. If you want the front or the back of Goliath, they usually let you pick your seats. I've never had a problem. The back row is best for the first drop, but the front row is the best for everything else. I almost always sit in the front row. For ACES, a regular season pass does not include parking. You will need to pay for parking each day. I think parking is $25, but I'm not 100% sure. I have a gold pass, so I don't need to pay for parking. Also, Grand Ave does run right past Six Flags Great America.
  15. Giga-Intimidator 305 Hyper-Bizarro Hybrid-New Texas Giant (I haven't been on IRat, TC, WC, or Medusa yet) Invert-Volcano Woodie 1-El Toro Woodie 2-Balder Launched-TTD Others-X2, Expedition GeForce, Kawasemi
  16. Early entry for Gold Pass has been hit or miss for me. Sometimes they do it, and sometimes they let the Gold Pass line in at the exact same time as everyone else. Sometimes they walk you back to Goliath, and sometimes they just let everyone run for it. Nothing is consistent at Six Flags Great America.
  17. I purchased my tickets as soon as I found out they were on sale. This will be my seventh West Coast Bash. If I'm going to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain, I prefer to do it with Theme Park Review.
  18. On Monday, they did not let the Gold Pass line in early. They did not walk us back to Goliath. From what I heard, this is because SFGAm was closing early. When SFGAm is open until 9:00 PM or later, I think they will walk everyone back to Goliath. When the park closes early, they will just let everyone run to Goliath.
  19. If you haven't noticed, Great America has a Gold Pass entrance. Today, they let us in the park at 9:30. Everyone else is still waiting to get in. They hold back the crowd near the carousel. They are going to walk us back to Goliath at 10:00. This will be the standard process from now on.
  20. 1. Blu-Ray 2. I have access to Amazon Prime, but I almost never use it. I will use Netflix in the future, to watch some of the original content. 3. 5 - 10, usually purchased between Black Friday and New Years (at a very large discount). 4. I have a Popcorn Hour C200, and I'll be getting an Amazon Fire TV Stick (since it was only $19) 5. I only watch about 30 minutes of YouTube a month.
  21. Since I'm feeling some post Scandi trip depression right now, I decided to purchase my West Coast Bash tickets. If I can't be riding Balder right now, I can think about riding X2. This will be my 6th straight year at WCB.
  22. If you have a ticket for the June 1 midnight ERT on Goliath, you can get exit passes at the park. Go to the store where you purchased the Goliath shirt, and they will give you two exit passes for each ticket. I picked up my exit passes at the store near the front of the park today. You can use the exit pass for Goliath, or any other ride. Guest Services cannot help with this.
  23. I'll be at Six Flags Great America on May 3 for opening day. It's my home park, and I can't wait. I'll also be at Cedar Point for opening day on May 10th. I'll be back at Six Flags Great America with Club TPR for Goliath Media Day on May 29th.
  24. Cedar Point will be open to the public on June 6. Coaster Mania will happen before and after the normal park hours. You will only be able to attend Coaster Mania if you belong to Club TPR, or some other coaster club. Coaster Mania is free, but it does require a season pass or single day ticket. Coaster Mania will usually include free breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt or hoodie.
  25. My first coaster of 2014 will be X2 at Magic Mountain in March. It's been two years since I rode my favorite coaster, so I can't wait.
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