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  1. Just out of "curiosity" for those of you that have season passes... what days you you typically pick to go and what hours do you go between and do you generally spend any money on anything besides food?

    The best days to go are generally Tuesdays-Thursdays. This avoids the crowds on the weekends and anyone that has a three day weekend. Also any days that have rain in the forecast are good to go. The crowds will be minimal and SFSTL doesn't close most ride because of rain or wind (there are of course some exceptions to that).


    You probably wouldn't need to spend any money other than food and parking if you don't have a gold pass. No need for a flash pass unless its a very very busy day.

    I'm not asking because I want to go, Ive worked at the park for far too many years and know what each day of the year is like... Im just curious to what our season pass holders here on TPR choose what days to go and if they fork out any money.


    To answer that in another way, Im going to avoid holidays and probably BAFF days. I went on one BAFF, which I think was the Sunday before Labor day and it was packed.

  2. Just out of "curiosity" for those of you that have season passes... what days you you typically pick to go and what hours do you go between and do you generally spend any money on anything besides food?


    Going to try to go on the weekends later this month and possibly May and maybe during some weekdays when me and my friend are off. And the only thing I buy is food, but I rarely eat there, as most of the time that I've been there, it's been too hot.

  3. I just find it annoying that the park lets things get do run down that the only way an area gets improved is if a new ride is added there or in place of something. Preventative maintenance would go a long way to making the park look better and would probably save money in the long run. Don't bother putting in theming if you're not going to maintain it. We used to make the joke that the only theming SF could do well was "rundown" but then even that went to crap with Batman and Mr. Freeze.


    From what I understand, SFSTL has been doing a lot of general upkeep throughout the past several off seasons. I get this information second hand, because I don't visit the park. But I mean, let's be honest... Don't all parks let their theming degrade to certain degree, with maybe the exception of Disney? It's just like driving your 1995 Honda Accord. Some things are worth fixing for the money, other things not so much as long as the ride gets you from A-B without your windshield freezing up or your fingers going numb. I legitimately believe that it doesn't make a difference to the masses if Batman's queue were restored to its full original glory. As long as it's functional and looks 'OK' most of the people buying tickets don't care. Sure, there may be an occasional smartass comment from the cynics, but would it really be a 'wow' factor to the masses if the cop car crashed into the fire hydrant was still fully functional after seeing it 20 years later? I mean honestly, after replacing pumps, water lines, rusting car parts, etc., do you realize over 20 years how much money would be put into that one effect? I think this is why Cedar Fair chooses their smart, but criticized by enthusiast snobs, strategy of more clean lines and simple theming, because the upkeep is far less costly and most of it needs little to no attention throughout the life a particular ride or area. Personally, I'm at the point with this park where if you were to give it a hyper coaster I wouldn't give a damn if I had to cross over a moat of raw sewage to get to it.


    Lets just all take a step back and pretend we're not enthusiasts for a few minutes. Ask yourself: Who really gives a sh**?


    I think it would look cool if they added some artwork, like those carnival haunted houses, but of the Gotham City skyline, maybe with sound effects. If not that, then maybe something like American Thunder, where they have posters of it's history.

  4. Okay, I guess I'm confused on The New Revolution/Ninja VR upgrade! Is it going to be the same video for every VR ride at all the parks? I figured it would be different for each ride and based on each ride's unique elements.




    ^I hope this helps. The video in this link is the SFOG New Revolution


    Maybe it's just me, but the video in the VR looks like a Playstation 2 game.

  5. 9 more days left!


    Which would be a better ride to start the season off with? JLBFM or American Thunder?


    I would check Justice League and see if there's a line first or see if it's actually running. If there is a line, I'd do American Thunder first.

    FYI, if you see people outside the JL line, it's at least 90 minutes.

    As long as there aren't any delays, the line is 60 minutes once you reach the entrance of the hall of justice.


    Last time I rode it, there wasn't a "delay", but the staff wasn't filling the cars to capacity. I get that it's really busy and all, but it makes no sense to put only two or three people on it, when it can hold seven.

  6. I am after a bit of advice please. I will be travelling through St Louis this summer between SDC and Holiday World and was wondering whether this park is worth a short visit? Bearing in mind that we are going to the two Texas Six Flags parks and SF Great America on the trip and some of the rides look pretty similar here. It would also have to be on a Saturday on August so I'm unsure if it's worth it really.

    Thanks a lot.

    I went there on a Sumday in late august and the only big wait was justice league(when it works). Looks like the majority of the rides are at the one's you're aleady going to, but considering it's directly where you'd be driving(assuming you're using I-44), Id say go for it.

  7. I was planning to buy a Six Flags gold season pass today since the current price is good only through the end of today (Sunday). On SFStL.'s website, there is an option to buy 4 gold passes, but no option to buy just 1. Would anyone be able to tell me how to buy just 1? Thanks.

    If you are on this page, there are essentially three boxes or categories in terms of the type of pass.


    At the top you have the special deal, which is a free gold pass upgrade when you purchase four or more season passes ($60.99).

    Under that, there is a box that says 2016 Gold Pass, which is if you are purchasing between one and three passes ($75.99).

    Finally, there is a box that says 2016 Season Pass, which is if you are purchasing between one and three passes ($60.99).


    While it may seem confusing, their are two of Six Flags' strategies to be aware of in general:

    1. The earlier you buy your passes, the better deal you will get. (Some people choose to wait assuming the price will drop as the operating season starts to go by, which is not the case.)

    2. If at all possible, purchasing four or more passes is by far the best deal. At this point, for instance, you save $15 per pass compared to the regular gold pass price.


    I'll add that labor day weekend is the best time to buy online, as I bought three season passes for 2016 for $60 each and activated them during Fright Fest, which upgraded them to Gold Passes for free. I found that Fright Fest is the best time to go, since the weather is so much better for riding rides.

  8. So I got an email with a new survey, first to do with a commercial, then the other questions had to do with ride photos, such as, how much would you pay for a photo season pass. I think I got a key chain like, 10 years ago, but I find that print photos are way outdated and would be overpriced. However, it says that they would use that box thing on your phone to scan and it would go directly there, but I still wouldnt want to pay money for it.

  9. Went yesterday and had a great time. Saw Love At First Fright for the first time and enjoyed it, my wife adorded it. Pyro show was pretty cool, got to see it from the Justice League line. Which is my only complaint. Justice League opperations between 6pm and 8:30 where by far the worst I've ever seen, like anywhere.


    They where not grouping well, if at all. After waiting 2 and a half hours, we got up around Cyborg to realise they where letting groups as small as two people take up a whole car to themselves. We saw a family of four so frustrated she litterally ran past the ride ops and seated her family in a car they where trying to let only two people ride on to fill it. I was behind a family of four with my group of two. They asked how many to the group in front of us, they then asked us, we replied we had two. They let us go in front of the family of four....only to be placed in a car by ourselves. On such a busy night they have to do better


    Yeah, I saw at least one car with just two people in it, which is inexcusable. I was with two other people and I was going to be in the front, but after we sat down, the guy asked me to get in the back so three others could get in, which I did, but they couldnt seat the others in time, though I didnt even see anyone even coming towards the car.

    The only technical problem I experienced was the final scene action scene freezing up. I think what would've been a LOT better, is making it one of those motion rides, like Star Tours. I think it would have been far more effective.

  10. Just got home from a fantastic 9am to midnight shift and wanted to get on here real quick before bed, as I have another 9am to midnight shift tomorrow.


    If you are planning to visit tomorrow, expect the park to be busy. Like seriously busy. Fridays so far seem to be the best days to visit (if you're into the Fright Fest stuff, but out of all the Saturdays, this is the one I would warn most about. That doesn't mean don't come to the park, because you can still have a great time, but it might be busy.


    If anyone does visit tomorrow and happens to purchase a Slasher Pass, I'll most likely be at the booth near Batman between 5:30 and 10:00 helping out. I've had the great opportunity of meeting many of you in the park this year, so feel free to stop by and say hi.


    I probably am, though I went a couple saturdays ago and it was busy too.

    On a side note, I went to Lemp Brewery last night and enjoyed it. I highly recommend getting the speed pass, or maybe even a weekday, to go through slowly with a small group. My only real complaint about here and The Darkness is theyre too dark. A lot of the displays and props were barely noticable.

  11. Does anyone happen to know when the next Bring a Friend Free day is? I'm planning on coming soon, and definitely want to avoid that day!


    Sept 13, though it seems every sunday in september could be bad, since:

    Coupon #6 — Bring A Friend for $19.99 Labor Day Weekend

    Choose any one day: September 5 - 7

    Coupon #7 — Bring A Friend for $14.99 Sundays in September

    Choose one day: September 6, 20, or 27

    Coupon #8 — Bring A Friend for $19.99 Fright Fest Sundays

    Choose one day: October 4, 11, 18, 25, or November 1

  12. Went today and it was nearly perfect. Only wait was Justice League, which was totally expected. Everything else was either getting right on, or just a few minutes.


    How was it?

    And yea, HWH whenever you want to post those pictures...

    Also, you all saw the "hint" today on the sign right? At least they are aknowledging something is happening lol


    It was an hour wait and halfway through, my friend said "this better be worth it". We got up to the loading part, where there was a few minute delay, but it worked fine. My score was roughly 250,000, where his wasnt even half that, lol. At the end, we loved it and he said it was worth the wait.

    I wont be surprised if it's a two hour wait on a bring a friend free day. On the bright side, at least the other rides wont have a wait.

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