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    Trivia Question (easy question and you are entered to win 2 park tickets):

    http://content.sixflags.com/news/director.aspx?gid=0&iid=0&cid=0&link=http%3a%2f%2fcontent.sixflags.com%2fnews%2ftrivia.aspx%3fgc%3d0000440835897B%26cc%3dC043747BB5A&utm_source=park-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SFMM&utm_content=2013-02-16

     

    Learn some information about FT, but hopefully we will know more about the coaster and the new land when the 2013 maps are released.

     

    Use the link above to answer the trivia question and it will say "Thank you for your entry, ADREW"..... LOL!

    Because he pasted the link from his email, so when you enter it in the answer you are entering the contest for him.

  2. I'm not a fan of SF adding these slingshot carnival rides. They have really low riders per hour, aren't very enjoyable, and don't look very nice. That's just my opinion but I wish they had invested in another form of flat ride.

     

    They make money. They are a cheap investment for Six Flags and it brings them money in return.

     

    The carnival slingshot rides are a different story... I find them incredibly ugly, especially this new trailer version. Yuck. It just doesn't go with all the other high-quality, permanent attractions.

    They don't look that bad. I feel like a lot of you guys are comparing it to the look of SFMMs, which is undeniably ugly. However this is a different model. If SFFT hides the trailer well enough it will be fine. And like I said above, they bring in a lot of money for the parks. It looks like SFFT is buying it used, so they will get their ROI quicker than if they bought it new.

     

    At SFNE it looks fine.

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    Screen grabbed this from Google Maps

  3. ^That's not true. I can't think of any Shapiro attraction that opened for opening day. They all opened Memorial Day weekend. Even the Bizarro transformations, which was essentially just a paint job and some added theming. Same can be said for X2, which IIRC, didn't open until June. Most of the new Thomas Towns opened in June.

     

    With new management, GCG at SFNE opened with the park, X-Flight opened the weekend after opening, New Texas Giant opened in April, etc etc. I'm not going to get into the argument, but Six Flags finds that opening new attractions later in the Spring is better for attendance. They get people out to the park in the Spring and tease them with the new attraction.

     

    In fact, this corporate policy was actually put into place by Shapiro. Obviously it is working because it makes the guest who came with a general admission ticket upgrade to a season pass so they can return at a later date. Six Flags could open everything up for each parks opening day. They just don't want to. The only people who complain are enthusiasts... If new management found that this strategy didn't work, they would've changed it. Look how many policies were changed under Al Weber and Jim Reid-Anderson.

     

    Anyways, this will SURELY piss you off. Boomerang clearly isn't a priority, which I get.While it may sound like I was defending Six Flags above, a June opening for Boomerang is upsetting. I mentioned how GCG opened with SFNE in 2011, SFStL could've been able to open the small coaster for opening day. Or at least a few weeks after opening like SFGAm and SFOT.

     

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    Taken from the Math and Science Day registration form.

    http://www.sixflags.com/stLouis/assets/pdf/2013%20Math%20&%20Science%20Day%20Order%20Form.pdf
  4. Keep in mind that you have to have a platinum or gold flash pass to use it for Goliath. There is a single rider line but you need to get through quite a few switchbacks to get there. Bizarro has a single rider line right near the entrance so you can walk right in to the station.

     

    Also, just a tip... [...] Cyclone suck in every seat.

     

    Only platinum Flash Pass holders can use it for Goliath. Which kind of sucks, maybe it will be different next year though. Bizarro's single rider line can be there one day and be gone the next, it varies on attendance.

     

    I disagree about Cyclone sucking in every seat. It's smoothest in the front. If you want an insane (but rough) ride then ride in the back.

  5. ^Depends on if you are going on a weekend or weekday. If you are going on a weekend I would suggest getting a gold Flash Pass as this past season the weekend crowds were crazier than in years past. I only see the crowds getting larger, now that SFNE is marketing heavily in the Boston area, they never used to market there.

     

    On a weekday, you would be fine with just a regular Flash Pass. Unless you are a huge credit whore, you could spend a few hours in the water park. Although it will probably be even more crowded with the new expansion.

     

    To answer your question though, I think you would get the most out of the park by being there from opening to 6pm.

  6. I think the sign is just there on slow days. What day was your recent visit? I've gone on a weekend and the sign wasn't there, but I was still allowed to go through the Flash Pass line as a single rider.

     

    Sometimes you do have the misfortune of not being allowed to do it though. I remember that I went earlier in the day and the person working obviously wasn't familiar with the new policy and he tried to tell me that I couldn't go through it. I didn't really have a choice but to listen to him. I tried it again later in the day, when I knew there would be a new employee there, and that one let me go through.

  7. Apparently in iOS 6 Apple is adding in the feature to upload photos from Safari. That is a feature that is definitely a long time coming and will be definitely welcomed. In the mean time, I haven't really been able to find anything.

  8. I saw this on Twitter just a few minutes ago. Apparently an employee somehow died in an accident at the park today. No one is quite sure what happened yet.

     

    http://noticiasmontreal.com/51537/un-fallecido-en-un-accidente-laboral-registrado-en-el-parque-la-ronde-de-montreal/

     

    Rough Google translation:

    An accident would have resulted in the death of a person in the park La Ronde in Montreal , said the chain a few minutes ago TVA.

     

    Although no details of what happened, this is a man between 55 and 60 years old. It was near an attraction when it was located by Urgences Santé.

     

    Users report more than one hour what happened through Twitter and although there is still no confirmation on that, who commented on the fact ensure that the incident would have occurred in the attraction called "The Vampire".

  9. I was there the other day and got some pics. Goliath truly is a massive coaster. Pictures do not do it justice. The coaster can be seen all through out the park. The old Vekoma train is indeed being put back on the track as well...

     

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    I wonder why Silverwood didn't need the escape tower with Aftershock??

     

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    Green towers don't look bad in person.

     

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    Hello Vekoma trains.

     

    New Goliath gift shop that opened up on Monday!

     

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    The line for season pass processing has been crazy long all week!

     

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    Gotham City Gauntlet breaks down a lot, I've noticed.

     

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    The Batmobile is all scratched up.

     

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    They did have mist running in it's queue however.

     

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    Look at how big it is!

     

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    One last shot of Goliath!

     

    More pictures from the Travel Channel shoot at SFNE can be found on SFNE Online.

     

    Edit:

    I also took a video from the New England Skyway showing off the construction site of Goliath. It was windy so the video turned out pretty shaky.

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