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At the backstage tour, Bonnie confirmed that soon the whole area from the theatre down the hill will be closed for construction and remodeling into "Screampunk District." It was confirmed that Ben and Jerrys will become a sandwich shop and more importantly SCREAM WILL GET REPAINTED (and possibly themed more properly?)! I can't wait!

 

huh? I was told the old ice cream shop will be turned into a souvenir shop. are they still planning on doing this somewhere in the screampunk area? cant wait to see the new colossus merch. I will be saving up especially for that!

 

That building is large enough for both...probably why they went with a sandwich shop (pre-made sandwiches in a refrigerated case doesn't take up much space).

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At the backstage tour, Bonnie confirmed that soon the whole area from the theatre down the hill will be closed for construction and remodeling into "Screampunk District." It was confirmed that Ben and Jerrys will become a sandwich shop and more importantly SCREAM WILL GET REPAINTED (and possibly themed more properly?)! I can't wait!

 

huh? I was told the old ice cream shop will be turned into a souvenir shop. are they still planning on doing this somewhere in the screampunk area? cant wait to see the new colossus merch. I will be saving up especially for that!

 

That building is large enough for both...probably why they went with a sandwich shop (pre-made sandwiches in a refrigerated case doesn't take up much space).

 

What??? SFMM doing pre made refrigerated sandwiches instead of made fresh?

 

Unbelievable!

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I seek the wisdom and assistance of the keepers of the Mountain queue secrets. Heading up to the park tomorrow with some family that's in town. Will this attack plan work?

10:30 GldPass entry

Throttled Full

Tatsu

Superman

Ninja

Apocinator

Riddler's

Batman

GL

Lex

Goliath

(Revolution, Viper, 'Rusher, Scream)

evening X2

 

Am I screwed?

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Yay six flags. Something new. Let everyone in that had gold pass thirty minutes early to wait by a gate further in the park. No bottle necking trying to get early entry at the gate

Every once in a while they do this, everyone says how much they love it, and then the park stops doing it. This and the no bags express line should be an EVERY day thing. Gold Pass Guests getting in after the regular lines should never happen and yet it does all the time.

 

They have changed the flash pass add ons for YOLOcoaster. They are both available for the gold pass now.
Good news. I assume that is in anticipation of Twisted Colossus, which will probably be the new Platinum add-on.
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Gold Pass Guests getting in after the regular lines should never happen and yet it does all the time.

 

Yes...this is very true. And it depends on whether they're doing finger scans or just scanning pass barcodes. The latter saves 5-10 minutes of waiting. I actually take headcounts of people in the GP line, and, once I've found my place, use the following rule, assuming finger scanning:

 

Less than 35th in line: GO for getting in early.

35th to less than 45th: On the BUBBLE. May beat the GP.

45th in line or more: NO-GO.

 

On a busy day, the difference between being 15th and 45th is major.That's only a difference of 5-10 minutes at the gate, but expect 60 minutes or more of extra time waiting in standby queues.

 

Getting to the park early is crucial.

 

CRUCIAL!

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Yay six flags. Something new. Let everyone in that had gold pass thirty minutes early to wait by a gate further in the park. No bottle necking trying to get early entry at the gate

 

Nice of them to do, though I wonder how many people bought gold passes during the flash sale?

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Yay six flags. Something new. Let everyone in that had gold pass thirty minutes early to wait by a gate further in the park. No bottle necking trying to get early entry at the gate

 

Nice of them to do, though I wonder how many people bought gold passes during the flash sale?

 

 

I imagine a lot. It seems like every time we fly out from vegas this year (about once every month or 2, the gold early entry line grows each time. I was having to get there earlier each time to still get in with the crowd. It looked like there were probably 60 or so people this time. (Versus the 10 or so earlier this year). When the scanners were new, I was around number 20 in line, and ended up getting in after half the GP did...

 

I know other parks have done similar things. Knotts does it all the time, but to really enjoy that perk, this is a change that was needed. I'm hoping this will be permanent...

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So yesterday was by far the best day I never had at the park. I arrived around 11:30 and they were just starting to fill the second parking lot (Which when I left the second lot was only 1/3 full) .

 

x2, (YES X2) batman, riddler (the major rides I hit) was a walk on in the evening. The park was so dead I even had battery on my cellphone left. Its usually dead because we play games in the long lines.

 

The food was good.

 

My Favorites:

 

Deep Fryed Oreos- (Wing Place infront of x2) Kind of expensive IMHO for $4.99 you get 6 oreos. They were really good and they freshly fired my batch.

 

Peppermint Apple - From the candy store in the front of the park. Very Delicious white chocolate with peppermint coating on a apple.

 

Hot Chocolate: - Tasted good with the peeps marshmello but could of used more chocolate syrup mix. They have a similar cup deal like with the sports bottle where you buy one and get a discount on refills and unlimited the day off. Wish it had some peppermint in it. Oh well.

 

Things I learned from regularly visiting the park:

 

Admission

Buy a season pass: For 10$ more then a days admission you get free parking if you get gold (But you usually have a group of more then 4 people) and that pays for itself. )You also get HH free if you do gold. If you don't get gold you still get a discount on food in the park. The Gold pass is also good for any Six Flags park but I would go to your home six flags park first since the discounts loaded on your card are based on where you buy the card and I believe they have to be activated at what ever park you choose online as your home park when you buy it.

 

Season Pass Processing-

The park has used biometric scanners to "speed up the lines" but it has done the complete opposite. You can still stand in line at the Season Processing Center (which now is a lot shorter) and get a traditional photo ID. The Photo ID is alot easer and faster then fighting with their readers. Tell them you want to opt out of the fingerprint scanner for privacy concerns. They will honor that request. It will save you a lot of frustration at the gate especially if you have younger kids.

 

When to go:

The day before the bring a friend free is usually significantly shorter lines then a regular Saturday. If you have to go on a Saturday (like if you work Sunday) this is usually your best bet. School Holidays have been getting significantly longer lines lately and I think it was a lot of the locals with passes who don't go out of town especially when the holiday is mid week.

 

Shopping

If you want kids want a hat and a cape its cheaper to go play one of the water racing games which guarantees a winner every time and pay for both to play for 5$ each the winner can pick the hat and the looser can get the cape. No harm no fowl. Also use this strategy if your kid wants a cape since its "Every Player is a Winner" they can still play a game and get a little more amusement for your buck.

 

If you are going to shop; which I warn you can be very expensive. I recommend you shop at Flags Gift Shop in the front of the park. Not only will they hold your stuff they are open after the park closes which allows you to not have to carry all your stuff you buy around. They also have a larger assortment so its easier if your a season pass member to spend the 10$ minimum to get your 10% off discount.

 

Also, there is a discount loaded on your card for a FREE bugs bunny pass holder with a 5$ purchase. This is very handy to keep your credit card / pass in.

 

Food:

The meal deal has been very handy for a regular like me. My favorite is the Tri Tip sandwiches from BJS or the tacos from food ECT (For 1.30 more they will let you have carne asada instead of chicken).

 

Cheap Snacks- Popcorn bucket came in handy for a cheap snack. The first one was $5.99 and refills are a buck. I spent maybe $15 bucks on popcorn and 5 kids snacked on it all day. It would of cost 3 to 5 times more $ giving them other snack foods in the park. There are two places one in the front of the park and one in the entrance of DC universe to fill.

 

Also their is a coupon on the season pass for one buy one get one 50% off Dole Whip. You get it at a restaurant next to Goliath called Food Ect.

 

If you can't visit often I recommend you pay the extra dollar or two to get what you want. The food at Food ECT and JB's BBQ are much better for only 2$ more on average.

 

Ordering wings anywhere but Wings Ect they just dip chicken strips in what ever sauce and charge you more money. It doesn't taste the same. You can ask for like the BBQ sauce on the side and they will for free and not charge you the extra buck.

 

Drinks

If you want Hot Chocolate and already have a sports bottle buy your Holiday in the Park mug at the beginning of the day for $6.99 you get free refills all day and the wristband is the same as the sports bottle wristband so you can get free refills for both instead of paying 5$ for the wristband then $7 for the cup latter you pay 7$.

 

Purchasing the sports bottle: If you like Frozen Lemonade you should purchase your sports bottle there because your first fill of frozen lemonaid would then be free vs a discounted rate latter in the day and you still get the wristband for free soft drink refills. Also if you don't want an increment of 3 bottles you can still get the 3 bottle price by ordering 4/5/6/ ect at the same time. Ask them to call a manager if they can't figure out how to do it on the cash register.

 

 

Hope this saves you a little aggravation & some money.

 

** This post is a work in progress please feel free to suggest more things**

 

-Andy

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Yay six flags. Something new. Let everyone in that had gold pass thirty minutes early to wait by a gate further in the park. No bottle necking trying to get early entry at the gate

 

Nice of them to do, though I wonder how many people bought gold passes during the flash sale?

 

 

I imagine a lot. It seems like every time we fly out from vegas this year (about once every month or 2, the gold early entry line grows each time. I was having to get there earlier each time to still get in with the crowd. It looked like there were probably 60 or so people this time. (Versus the 10 or so earlier this year). When the scanners were new, I was around number 20 in line, and ended up getting in after half the GP did...

 

I know other parks have done similar things. Knotts does it all the time, but to really enjoy that perk, this is a change that was needed. I'm hoping this will be permanent...

 

By their nature finger print scanners are very slow to read correctly. What really adds to that time is when someone brings in a new season pass to be processed. Then that has to be processed at the scanner. All the information goes into the scanner. Finger prints need to be scanned. A card needs to be issued and signed. Times this by how many people have new printed out passes and you can see why the gold pass doesn't work with more then 35 people.

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