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  1. Darien Lake released it's operating calendar for this upcoming season. You can see it here. Some highlights: - only open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until the end of June. Friday's are only 5-9. Saturday and Sunday 11-9. - during full season Monday-Thursday is 11-7, while Friday-Sunday is 11-9.
  2. Never said they would be retracking the whole thing, just that it makes sense as to why they would do some work to it beyond the normal wood retracking based on what SF said.
  3. The corporate earnings call did say they identified rides to add, refurbish, and remove. So sounds like predator was maybe identified as one of the rides to refurbish. They tend to retrack portions of it almost every year with so over time I suppose this would result in maintenance/retracking savings.
  4. Festival of Lights at the Fairgrounds would like to have a word with you... It could work for sure even with cold temperatures and snow. That event draws crowds every year. Everything coasterbill said is 100% correct though and it would be in everyone's best interest to not start it this year of all years.
  5. Six Flags announced that they would be cutting 10% of their full time workforce or 240 employees last week. Not totally surprising to see the cuts but it is pretty late into the season and this whole mess. Source - Market Watch
  6. And now onto phase 3. So far everything has been on time. https://www.wivb.com/news/new-york/watch-gov-cuomo-makes-an-announcement-provides-daily-briefing-2/
  7. Gov Cuomo released the plans for reopening of businesses in NYS last week. Based on that, amusement parks would fall into phase 4 and it will be a minimum of 6 weeks from May 15th that DL would be able to even considering opening. That's also based on Genesee county entering phase 1 on the 15th and hitting the required metrics to advance to the next phase every 2 weeks.
  8. Oh, they've been sold and being dismantled for over a month now: https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/erie-county/grand-island/some-fantasy-island-rides-already-sold/ Also a couple of drone pictures of what the park looks like currently: https://wyrk.com/pictures-look-how-eerie-fantasy-island-looks-like-without-rides/
  9. I think I was last at FI in like 06 or 07. It was a decent small park then. Recently it had really fallen into disrepair from what I'd heard. Lots of complaints, even the local news did some stories on it. Lots of garbage around the park and poor ops. It seemed that they had totally overwhelmed the park's infrastructure by trying to drive high attendance with very low prices.
  10. It would be interesting to see what they do with the actual parts and pieces for the "Wahoo Wave" or whatever it's called, just drove past the park about a week ago and it was all out in the parking lot - sure just large slide pieces but still. Assuming they open the park at some point (for hypothetical purposes), I'd be curious to see if they just leave those slide pieces in the front the parking lot roped off (which let's be real the way they rope off the parking lot now is sad so I can't imagine they'd do much better if they added more) or if they'd move it elsewhere. They have to do s
  11. To answer the question on the early ride time... Accommodations and membership early ride time starts for both at 10. A b&m dive coaster would be amazing. Valravn is one of my favourite coasters. But there is no way Darien Lake would be adding some thing like that any time soon.
  12. I think a frisbee style ride would be a good addition for the park and definitely a possibility if you look at what other SF parks have. In regards to Six Flags coaster additions, you point put a good point. Even SF's largest parks haven't seen a coaster added recently like what you would see at a CF park. It's kind of a sad reality. In Darien Lake news, Corn Popper is back up and running.
  13. Most parks actually prefer to sell season passes over day tickets so that they can get repeat visits from those guests and therefore repeat spending. You're right that not everyone is going to spend money in the park, but most people will on something whether it be food, merchandise, games, rentals, and upcharge attractions.
  14. If you look around you will see quite a bit. Repainting at the tolls booths and front gate, the remodeled membership buildings, some roads within the park property being repaved... Six Flags is definitely spending money to bring the parks up to par. Off-topic from the park, Live Nation is also working on improving the amphitheater. They posted recently that they are upgrading the screens.
  15. With how off the rails this thread has gone I can't tell if you're joking or not. But it was actually originally built "themed" to Orange County Choppers, a show that was on Discovery channel. They gave away one chopper I think and had another on display when it first opened. Then the theming was removed a couple of a years after.
  16. Probably not. You have to go to your "home park" that you purchased your membership or season pass and get the card before you can visit another park. They aren't able to process it at those other parks. What you might be able to do is buy it, then go to the admin building on 77 and get your cards so you can then visit another park.
  17. I get your point, but the flash sale season pass has a lot of value. $56.99 including free parking, admission for this year and next year at all SF parks, and a free bottle for the cheap refills. Even if you only plan on visiting once it makes more since then buying a ticket and parking.
  18. It has been used for that in the past but not currently. I think it is used for conferences and special events now. Someone had their wedding on the grounds around that house a couple years ago.
  19. Some soda fountains don't have a tap for plain water which is why you can only get it at some locations.
  20. I believe the intention for it was to be used as an employee shuttle. I have never seen it run though, so I'm not sure if it is operable.
  21. There is a parent swap program. Just let the ride attendents know and they will accomodate it. No special pass is required.
  22. Yes it is and it will definitely not be rebuilt, it was damaged while they were taking it apart in AstroWorld if anything SF will scrap that hunk of junk. Also IMO good news SF is back in control again, I can definitely see them bringing two trains back for most rides and the retheme of many such as ROS being rethemed back to Superman and the potential that Mind Eraser will get new trains and become the Riddler like they did with the one at SFNE. No. It's gone, it was removed this past October/November.
  23. Told you all that it was gone about a month ago, but thanks for the photographic proof to back me up!
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