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  1. My nephew just posted this on Facebook. I did not know that they went to high school together and were good friends. I also had no idea of his years-long battle. His passion for our park and his work always came though on his posts. Such a loss for his family, friends and our park. Mike
  2. DBru, Just received a season passholder email update with new operating hours. Looks like they are not going to be open on Mondays and Tuesdays, and shortened hours Wednesday through Sunday. Mike Oops. Didn't see that TNT already had it covered.
  3. DBru, Just received a season passholder email update with new operating hours. Looks like they are not going to be open on Mondays and Tuesdays, and shortened hours Wednesday through Sunday. Mike
  4. Very nicely and politely said Kim. As to those who say just "don't go", well ... we already shelled out over $700 for our five passes and dining passes. They aren't giving refunds. Extending the passes a few months or discounting renewals won't likely do us anything for us. Cedar Fair is extending their season passes through 2021. Perhaps Six Flags should do the same? Mike
  5. Probably the best route to go. They'll be little nuclear missiles wiping out civilization, again. Mike240, Obviously you don't have children. Thank goodness for the rest of us that you are not contributing to the gene pool. Zach, I know you are new to the whole parenting thing, but you'll know what I'm talking about a couple years from now. Mike
  6. While I strongly endorse wearing masks, and wear one when I go into public spaces/stores, the minimum age requirement for wearing a mask at the park is concerning. Disney is requiring masks for children over two. I think I saw somewhere that Six Flags was going to do the same. How am I supposed to make my four year old wear a mask for five or six hours in 90+ degree heat? If he takes it off are they going to kick us out? The Zoo and the Aquarium have an age minimum of nine. Much more reasonable. I know everyone is trying to be safe and do the right thing, but making a two year old wear
  7. My kids love it too. I stood on the bridge once. It was a one time thing. Mike
  8. I thought I saw a report some years ago that one ended up in China but was never put into operation. Mike
  9. After starting the "can we have one train launch forward and one backwards" thread, which was shot done by those with technical knowledge, I have been advocating for turning it back to a forward launch for years. Please turn it back to its original forward launch! Mike
  10. Also bummed about Mardis Gras. Parade, food and drinks were fun. We made sure to make it to the park for it the last two years. Mike
  11. They are $15 and includes the picture. thanks RKO! A bit pricey with three kids, but we will probably do it. Mike
  12. Nice report and welcome to the forum! Anyone know how much for the camel rides? thanks. Mike
  13. I agree with Zach. For those who enjoy drinking (responsibly) this is a really good thing. In addition to not wanting to power through a drink, we have young kids, so we can't have them just hanging around while the wife and I sip our drinks because we can't leave the premises. Just got back from DL/CA and really enjoyed being able to have a few drinks at CA walking around not having to pound it down. At the Disney parks where you can drink, CA in California and DHS, Epcot and AK in Florida, we have always been able to walk around with a drink. I have never seen anyone drunk at the Disney
  14. How did I miss that? I almost never drink at the park because of the old "must finish drink before leaving the area" rule. straight to a bar after lunch on next visit. Mike
  15. I miss Dave. Over his last four or five seasons at the park it seems like we ran into him on almost every visit. He was always interested in how our day at the park was going and really seemed interested in what I had to say about the park good and bad. I have no idea who the new guys are but Dave recognized me and when we crossed paths he went out of his way to engage with me. Spent two days at Great America a couple weeks ago. I really do like the feel and layout of our park better. More gum, discarded hairbands (what is up with that?), and same amount of trash and weeds as there is
  16. I miss Dave. During his last several years I saw and spoke with him on almost every visit. You could feel his passion. The park was in his blood and I am sure whatever good things happened were strongly influenced by him. Surprised no one has reviewed the new slide (unless I missed it). We went last week on a weekday (never go to the water park on weekends, it's too insane). So someone posted earlier about likely new signage. I was not there before the "accident" so I do not know what was posted before, but there are signs that state there is a 700 lb limit, hold on to the handles,
  17. Last I heard was that the guest WAS NOT injured and the trip to the hospital was just precautionary.... but like Prozack said, measures taken due to possible civil suit Someone else posted that the rides are designed for riders to fall off the rafts and still safely finish the ride. Makes sense from a design point of view. I always thought I could do Tornado without a raft, but I do have a swimming/lifeguard/open water swimming background. KMOX radio news report quoted park officials in their report, no mention of going to the hospital, and concluded by saying no word on injuries. S
  18. The article says it was unknown whether or not there were any injuries. The Wikipedia page on incidents at Six Flags says the person was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries. Haven't seen anything else. Anyone know if there were injuries and what they were? Mike
  19. Yes. Replacing the speed slides. Saw the paint in the grass last summer from the Tornado queue. They had gotten really rough on the spine . Mike
  20. When I was a kid our family went to SDC one Summer when Fire in the Hole was their only coaster. It was my second coaster after Mine Train at SFSTL. Loved it. Got back to SDC a few times for as an adult on trips to spend Thanksgiving with my ex's parents in Springfield, but before they added all the coasters. Nice park and very well done Christmas event. Mike
  21. We will get to SDC some day and possibly SFGAm this Summer. We have four kids ages 2 to 20 so we do a Disney vacation every couple years. (My wife grew up in Southern California with DL annual passes so she is a Disney freak.) The nine-year-old just hit 54 inches at the end of last year, so other parks with more extreme coasters are now feasible. Thanks for the suggestions. Mike
  22. I agree that watching the ground fall away as you climb the spike backwards is cool. The momentary hang time, sitting in the front, staring straight down at the ground is awesome. Then for a different experience, sitting in the back, you just feel so high up when you are at the top of the spike. But for me, launching forward stills trumps all that. We get our launching fix on Rock 'n' Rollercoaster at DHS and California Screamin' (soon to be Incredicoaster) at CA, but we don't visit those places ten times a year with the opportunity for multiple rides on most days. I respect your op
  23. Those were the days. Yes. Time to turn it back around. I think this is the seventh year of "reverse blast". I think the gimmick has run its course. Mike
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