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  1. On 11/24/2022 at 9:44 AM, kdjs said:

    Has anyone been to the World of Illumination display and Holiday Square at SFSTL?  Just curious of thoughts/opinions of it.  Also, and I assume the answer is "No," but wondering if the dining plans work for Holiday Square. 

    World of Illumination was pretty neat, definitely a new spin on drive through events as the entire display is "Cosmic", it sounds weird but outer space meets christmas was a fun combo, and seeing that many synconized lights was impressive. Holiday Square looked great and had quite a bit of the old HIP stuff. They also had firepits, hot chocolate, funnel cakes, ice cream, and lots of merch including a bunch of HIP merch left over from last year. Overall I though it was pretty fun and the best part was the snow falling from the roof of the front mall and making the whole area look nice with the falling snow.

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  2. On 10/22/2022 at 4:46 PM, teacherkim said:

    Also, I believe that last few years they were contracting out for all the lights to be put up, not doing it in house, that is expensive. 

    2016 was the only year that the lighting was completely contracted out for HIP, Oak Island Creative was the company and they worked with Six Flags staff to install the first year, then in 2017 they just provided some minor guidance and since 2018, Six Flags has done all HIP decor setup in house.

     

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  3. 8 hours ago, bert425 said:

    ^ find that VERY hard to believe, as the Holiday in the Park events bring in revenue.

    I'll wait for something official. . but certainly have a hard time believing they'd announce before the event is over in 2021, that it won't happen for 2022.

    Unfortunately I think there are going to be a lot of things happening soon that are "hard to believe", based on the direction the new CEO is going. If yesterdays management changes/firings were any indication. Buckle your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride. And my guess is there will be no announcement, it simply won't be added to the calendar next year for our park along with several others. 

  4. 15 minutes ago, TrippinBillie said:

    I went the opening weekend when it was 60+ degrees.  I was shocked that Batman had one train, no Ninja, Mine Train and Spinsanity.  As a parent with a 43" kid, there wasn't a ton for him to do.  Wait 90 mins for Justice?  No thanks.  Force him to ride Bug Bunny Nat'l Park rides?  He didn't want to.  So I left rather frustrated when my kid was so jazzed.  Took the "magic" away from the pretty lights, atmosphere and so forth when so much wasn't available and the weather drew big crowds.  Glad to hear MT and Spin are up.  Batman with 1 train this time of year is literally laughable.  Guessing staff issues?

    Or perhaps with maintenance schedules, they had to pull the 2nd train for rehab. They completely disassemble them each off season, and with only a 3 month off season now, I guess they have to pick between 1 train in the winter when there is low attendance, or 1 train in the spring with much higher attendance. 

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  5. 3 hours ago, liltrekkie said:

    The reason I know there are investment returns to be made is the fact the park has almost hit capacity every weekend for fright fest so far.

    They have only nearly hit capacity once so far, and just because they stop letting people in doesn't mean the park is full. Maybe they closed it earlier due to not having enough staff  support a true full capacity night. 

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  6. 45 minutes ago, WillsMominMO said:

    Any Six Flags employees...can you confirm that my son will be able to get into Silver Dollar City with his employee badge? Can he bring a guest? Asking before I buy tickets.

    Yup! All Six Flags St. Louis employees get into Silver Dollar City, Dollywood, Holiday World, Kentucky Kingdom, and Worlds of Fun for free. Make sure to call ahead as some of them have blackout dates for the park exchange. Plus lots of other stuff like free/discounted shows and attractions in Branson and Meramec Caverns. Most allow at least you and a guest. 

     

    Lots of good perks to working at Six Flags.

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