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I don't know why you'd be so concerned about losing the Flash-Pass. In case you didn't know, it comes connected to a strap with a carabiner that you just click on to one of your belt loops, and it won't go anywhere. I mean, unless you really really try to bust it off.

 

I would also suggest purchasing the gold, and passing on the platinum. I used the gold on a pretty busy day last year, and it got us on everything without a hiccup.

 

I'm not concerned about losing it. I simply don't want to sit through the presentation, as I've used the Flash Pass many times before. I've been allowed to go straight to the rental room before, but was asked the lost/damage fee first. So, that's why I was asking. If I have to sit through the presentation, so be it. However, if I can manage to go straight to rental, all the better. Thanks for your input, everyone.

 

I got a flash pass at SFOG last weekend, and thy totally skipped the presentation, it was opening weekend so that could have been it, or it might be chain wide who knows??

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I think I may have missed it if anyone posted, but have they hinted on when this thing might be opening? I'll be home visiting in mid May and was going to take my boyfriend for his first time, plus wanted to check TC out.

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^Nothing official has been announced, but most likely it will be sometime between Memorial Day and mid-June. If you will be visiting in mid-May, the ride will probably be testing, but don't expect it to be open.

 

Before Twisted Colossus was announced, the Top Gun Stall was one element I was hoping would be on the ride but that I never expected would actually happen. In the announcement video, when the element first showed up, I couldn't believe it. Now that it's being built, this element looks like it will be amazing. Only RMC would attempt something like this, and I just hope SFMM and/or the GP don't end up ruining it.

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I just saw this posting on Tickets at Work. It appears to be $44 for admission, dinner, and 6 hours of ERT!

 

 

Private Party Admission: Friday, April 24, 2015

 

Valid for one Private Party Admission: Friday, April 24, 2015 - Adult/Child Private Party Includes the Following:

• Exclusive ride time from 6pm-Midnight

• Closed to the general public

• Discounted Admission Ticket

• FREE Parking after 5:00pm ($20 regular price)

• Tickets valid all day, some come early and stay late!

• Fully catered All-You-Can-Eat Buffet meal — available only when purchased in advance (Sliced BBQ Beef Brisket, Chicken Strips, Baked Beans, Caesar Salad, Kernel Corn, Rolls & Butter, Unlimited Soft Drinks)

• Live DJ and Entertainment

 

Date of Event: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

Normal Park Hours: 10:30am — 6:00pm

Private Party Hours: 6:00pm — 12:00am

Dinner Buffet Hours: 7:00pm — 9:00pm

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I just saw this posting on Tickets at Work. It appears to be $44 for admission, dinner, and 6 hours of ERT!

 

 

Private Party Admission: Friday, April 24, 2015

 

Valid for one Private Party Admission: Friday, April 24, 2015 - Adult/Child Private Party Includes the Following:

• Exclusive ride time from 6pm-Midnight

• Closed to the general public

• Discounted Admission Ticket

• FREE Parking after 5:00pm ($20 regular price)

• Tickets valid all day, some come early and stay late!

• Fully catered All-You-Can-Eat Buffet meal — available only when purchased in advance (Sliced BBQ Beef Brisket, Chicken Strips, Baked Beans, Caesar Salad, Kernel Corn, Rolls & Butter, Unlimited Soft Drinks)

• Live DJ and Entertainment

 

Date of Event: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

Normal Park Hours: 10:30am — 6:00pm

Private Party Hours: 6:00pm — 12:00am

Dinner Buffet Hours: 7:00pm — 9:00pm

 

sometimes, those events are packed. last one i went to was. gave you a wristband for after hours. not like anyone was checking cause when i went it was cold and everyone had jackets on.

 

i believe the buffet isn't included. you need to purchase it. the wording is just means you can't buy it when you're already there. so to me, it's a crap shoot how busy it will be. i also saw the promotion. i think it was a goupbuy special event.

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I think Full Throttle already does the job of making Revolutions OTSR's all the more WTF, but TC will certainly continue to help beg the question.

 

I just realized that I went upside down on two different coasters in Mexico...one built last year and one in 1982, and neither had OTSRs. Yay!

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Yeah, there probably are several other reasons, but really only 1 that glares why Revolution has OTSR's is because the trains original lapbars alone just aren't substantial enough considering the maneuvers of the ride. I think people when the ride was fairly new were messing around and weaseling their way out of the restraints, I believe I've seen pictures of this. And with the length of the circuit, it's completely possible. Think about it, a ride like Montezuma's stays in a generally straight line and happens so quickly, there was never really an issue.

 

My guess is if we are to ever ride Revolution again without shoulder restraints, it will be with new trains that have updated lap bars like on Full Throttle and Twisted Colossus. And I don't see the park spending any money to do that anytime soon. Although that would be AMAZING especially if they let the ride run as fast as it did originally without all the absurd unnecessary trim and block brakes. Revolution really only needs 2 train operation, anyway. How much could 2 new trains cost?

 

And as far as that even that was posted? It seems like a quick cash-grab by the park to title an event "Exclusive" when really it's just the park being open but getting admission tickets sold for another time of the day. Typical buffet food that really is nothing too special. Unless you haven't been to the park before or just want to go 1 time, I wouldn't really say it's worth it. Especially if as other people have said on here, it's generally packed.

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^Disagree with the substantial argument...Gold Rusher is equally as long and they don't have an issue with people escapting the FIXED restraints.

 

This is one of the many revolving conversations that make this thread the beautiful thing that it is, but we were told at some point that a ride can not have existing restraints removed unless the train is completely replaced. Allegedly a California thing basically stating that once a restraint is installed it cannot be removed. It could be complete BS and just SFMM being lazy but it sounds pretty California to me. I'm sure Jew can shed some more light on that if he feels like it.

 

At one point we were told that california required OTSRs on any ride that goes upside down, but any local knows 'but Montezoomas Revenge.' We've been told lots of things. I think ultimately they don't want to put money into it because from a GP stance, it's not really a marketable way to spend money. It would be fairly difficult to advertise 'Hey come ride Revolution with only lap bars!' The GP thinks that sounds sketchy and they already have their opinions of Revolution.

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I think YOLOcoaster already does the job of making Revolutions OTSR's all the more WTF, but TC will certainly continue to help beg the question.

 

I just realized that I went upside down on two different coasters in Mexico...one built last year and one in 1982, and neither had OTSRs. Yay!

 

at this points its more SFMM wont do it (cuz $$ and what would they really get out of it?) rather than cant do it. I like everyone else would welcome the return to lap bars. I would personally ride it regularily on my visits but the trends of myself and the enthusiest community dont neccessarily reflect that of the masses

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Yup. I got to ride both Revolution & Colossus the first year they both opened. Revolution is a shadow of it's former glory. I was shocked when I rode it several years back after a long hiatus and it had those horrible OTSRs. Now I'm not sure what is worse, the OTSRs or how slow the ride is with all that braking. I can ride my bike faster than that ride goes these days. Last year at WCB I didn't even bother. Sad what SF has let happen to a historic and once great ride.

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I think YOLOcoaster already does the job of making Revolutions OTSR's all the more WTF, but TC will certainly continue to help beg the question.

 

I just realized that I went upside down on two different coasters in Mexico...one built last year and one in 1982, and neither had OTSRs. Yay!

 

at this points its more SFMM wont do it (cuz $$ and what would they really get out of it?) rather than cant do it. I like everyone else would welcome the return to lap bars. I would personally ride it regularily on my visits but the trends of myself and the enthusiest community dont neccessarily reflect that of the masses

 

I have heard rumors of SFMM refurbishing Revolution next year in honor of the ride's 40th anniversary, including replacing the current trains with new Gerstlauer trains similar to those used on Sooperdooperlooper. I really doubt it would happen because 1. New trains would probably be $100,000+ each and the park would likely need three, and 2. Gerstlauer and Six Flags probably don't have the best relationship currently due to the New Texas Giant accident. I do think there will be a point in the future where the park will have to replace the trains in order to keep the ride operational, and I do think they will look for trains without OSTRs, but knowing Six Flags and especially SFMM they probably won't spend money on something that can't really be marketed until they absolutely have to.

 

It's sad that Revolution is in such bad shape as the ride is one of the more unique coasters at the park and, now that Colossus has been upgraded, is the park's least intense thrill coaster, making it a great attraction for younger visitors. Unfortunately, the current ride experience would be more likely to scare someone off roller coasters than show them how enjoyable the rides can be.

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