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Best advice is to go there and get on the rides you think you'd like. X2, Tats, TC, Bat, Sup, Rid, Gol pretty much have you covered for the good ones. Got an extra $100? Once you see the lines are huge spend the $$ and get a Flashpass. If this is you're first visit and you're never going to be back ever again paying to get on everything is worth it.

 

I don't get this whole "how should I plan a trip" or "what I should ride" or "what's the best way to get around the park" post every other page.

 

If you go back in this thread, somewhere around every 5-10 pages provides advice that has been posted countless times before.

 

Even as a seasoned veteran visitor of the park, every day is different. Some days you think it will be light and rides should be walk on, then the parking is to the dirt road and they're running 1 train on almost everything. Some days you think it will be busy then it's a walk on day and there are multiple trains running. There's always a possibility of some event going on, there's always a possibility of it being a day off for schools, there's pass-holder coupon days that pop up. June is summer. Expect to wait in lines and for the park to be busy.

 

Best thing to do is get there as early as possible, get on what you can before crowds pour in, then decide from there.

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Best advice is to go there and get on the rides you think you'd like. X2, Tats, TC, Bat, Sup, Rid, Gol pretty much have you covered for the good ones. Got an extra $100? Once you see the lines are huge spend the $$ and get a Flashpass. If this is you're first visit and you're never going to be back ever again paying to get on everything is worth it.

 

I don't get this whole "how should I plan a trip" or "what I should ride" or "what's the best way to get around the park" post every other page.

 

If you go back in this thread, somewhere around every 5-10 pages provides advice that has been posted countless times before.

 

Even as a seasoned veteran visitor of the park, every day is different. Some days you think it will be light and rides should be walk on, then the parking is to the dirt road and they're running 1 train on almost everything. Some days you think it will be busy then it's a walk on day and there are multiple trains running. There's always a possibility of some event going on, there's always a possibility of it being a day off for schools, there's pass-holder coupon days that pop up. June is summer. Expect to wait in lines and for the park to be busy.

 

Best thing to do is get there as early as possible, get on what you can before crowds pour in, then decide from there.

ok fair point - i'm just trying to make sure i don't miss out on good stuff. i'm not interested in getting on everything - i'd rather have multiple rides on good ones. unfortunately, these park threads are just so enormous to go through previous advices - i hope you don't think of me lazy but thousands of pages dedicated to a single park is a bit too overwhelming methinks. thanks, sam

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Has there been anymore progress on the demolition of the old stunt show arena?

 

here's some pics i took real fast on sunday. i don't know how far along it was before, but this was sunday.

 

 

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What is that gazebo structure in the first picture?

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Hi guys, I'm planning to visit SFMM this June and not having been there I went through POV videos on Youtube and prioritised the rides as per below.

You will probably get the idea of what kind of ride I prefer from the list - that said, I may have missed some good stuff so it would be appreciated if you guys can make recommendations and reasons why.

 

1. Goliath

2. X2

3. Tatsu, Scream!, YOLOcoaster

4. Viper, Twisted Colossus, Green Lantern

5. The Riddler's Revenge

6. Superman

7. Batman

 

and maybe Lex Luther

 

Cheers,

Sam

 

What's you trip itinerary because you've posted this in just about every thread and you're visiting all of these parks "In June". Are you driving from Canada's Wonderland to Magic Mountain? Have fun with that.

 

Also Batman is one of the best coasters in the park. Stop it with the POV rankings. I think Goliath, Green Lantern and X2 all suck but to each his own. LOL at where you put Twisted Colossus. Also where's Ninja? It's one of the standout attractions in the park.

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Has there been anymore progress on the demolition of the old stunt show arena?

 

here's some pics i took real fast on sunday. i don't know how far along it was before, but this was sunday.

 

 

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What is that gazebo structure in the first picture?

 

i remember you could go in there and look at the nice water, many many moons ago. lol

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1. Goliath

2. X2

3. Tatsu, Scream!, YOLOcoaster

4. Viper, Twisted Colossus, Green Lantern

5. The Riddler's Revenge

6. Superman

7. Batman

Batman should not be this far down on a list. Ever.

 

Alternatively, Goliath should not be this high up on a list. Ever.

 

Completely agree about Batman and Goliath. Twisted Colossus should also be higher. Rode it for the first time this last weekend (went Saturday, tried to go Sunday but turned around when I saw the backup) and it was amazing. Best ride in the park.

 

Also, I took one ride on Apocalypse on Saturday and it was actually running pretty well until the last couple turns. If it wasn't close to an hour wait when I was back there I definitely would have ridden it again. Funny that Tatsu was running both stations on Saturday but apparently only one on Sunday...

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Funny that Tatsu was running both stations on Saturday but apparently only one on Sunday...

 

I was there on Saturday, and I can confirm that Tatsu was running one station, at least in the morning. When I walked by the station later the line was out behind the soda counter. Two trains.

 

That's interesting because I rode Tatsu twice on Saturday, once around 4:30 and again around 7:30, and both times they were using both stations and the line was only filling about 1/2 to 2/3 of the switchbacks. It was about a 35-45 minute wait.

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Funny that Tatsu was running both stations on Saturday but apparently only one on Sunday...

 

I was there on Saturday, and I can confirm that Tatsu was running one station, at least in the morning. When I walked by the station later the line was out behind the soda counter. Two trains.

 

That's interesting because I rode Tatsu twice on Saturday, once around 4:30 and again around 7:30, and both times they were using both stations and the line was only filling about 1/2 to 2/3 of the switchbacks. It was about a 35-45 minute wait.

 

I saw it at ~12:00, so the line probably died down before you saw it

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What's you trip itinerary because you've posted this in just about every thread and you're visiting all of these parks "In June". Are you driving from Canada's Wonderland to Magic Mountain? Have fun with that.

 

Also Batman is one of the best coasters in the park. Stop it with the POV rankings. I think Goliath, Green Lantern and X2 all suck but to each his own. LOL at where you put Twisted Colossus. Also where's Ninja? It's one of the standout attractions in the park.

 

Thanks for your feedback, pal. That's why I asked you guys question/recommendation in the first place - what do you want me to do, randomly pick a coaster and ride?

 

I'm flying from LAX to CLE, drive to CP, CW and KI, back to CLE and then fly to east coast and do SFGA, SFNE etc etc then back to LAX. My itinerary is not in here because it is park specific thread.

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That's why I asked you guys question/recommendation in the first place

 

There's no easy answer, but ultimately aim to get on as many as you can. Tatsu, FT, Twisted Colossus, Goliath and X2 tend to get the craziest lines, so prioritize which of those you really want to try. The line for TC moves much faster than you'd expect it to; the line for Tatsu can be a hideous sweat box; the line for Goliath can move very slow (if it's in the switchbacks be warned that it can take a while); the line for FT moves reasonably fast (if there are two trains), but you have to endure terrible music at high volume played on repeat. My suggestion would be to start your day early with a FT, Goliath, TC sequence and hit X2 later.

 

I personally don't think Tatsu or X2 are very good rides, but they provide totally unique experiences. Just be prepared to be potential beaten by X2 and plan your day around that beating (in other words, ride it late). Goliath is a tame ride in that it doesn't bruise you up, but I still find it one of the most well-rounded in the park. Twisted Colossus and FT are must-rides in my opinion, but I wouldn't necessarily skip a ride on something like Ninja just to get squeeze a second ride on FT. A second ride on TC makes more sense. For what it's worth, here's my own personal recommendations: 1. FT (back seat) 2. Goliath (front / middle) 3. Twisted Colossus (back seat) 4. Ninja 5. Revolution (if open) 6. Superman 7. Apocalypse (back seat) 8. Batman (unless you've ridden it elsewhere) 9. Scream 10. Drop of Doom 11. X2 (front seat) 12. Riddler 13. Tatsu 14. Gold Rusher 15. Viper 16. Green Lantern (you've been warned). I'm not a fan of the "biggest, extremist, most fastest" approach to coasters, preferring rides that strike a balance between fun and exhilaration. To me, some of the popular favorites here aren't very fun at all, so your mileage may vary.

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right - apparently my posts have been deemed as spam by the regular users (yes i admit they kinda look the part).

i posted in the park specific threads as they get max exposure and they are in topic anyway -i guess you veterans would have seen these many times over and perhaps sick of it all. if it was me, i'd move on rather than troll and sabotage but hey everyone is different. i'll continue in the thread for my road trip seeking advice, i hope you are equally forthcoming with actual advice as roll-eyes i have been getting.

thanks to those who responded with genuine advice and my apology to those who were upset with my spam.

have a good day all.

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Six Flags Announces Virtual Reality Roller Coasters at 9 US Parks!

 

Six Flags is bringing ground-breaking experiences to nine parks:

 

- Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas

- Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia

- The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain

- Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis

- Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape

- Goliath at La Ronde

- SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

- SUPERMAN The Ride at Six Flags New England

- SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America

 

Six Flags is bringing ground-breaking experiences to nine parks — North America's first Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coasters, using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. Enjoy thrills like never before as some of our most popular coasters will be equipped to allow you to wear Samsung Gear VR headsets and feel the heart-pumping adrenaline of steep drops, inverted loops and powerful twists and turns as gyros, accelerometers and proximity sensors synchronize all of the action in an incredibly realistic 360-degree virtual reality world.

 

Whether you're soaring through Metropolis on our SUPERMAN Virtual Reality Coasters or co-piloting a fighter jet on The New Revolution, this remarkable technology is a definite game-changer. The headsets allow guests 13 and older to enter a virtual world with high-resolution imagery and 360-degree views that synchronize to the action of the coaster in a totally new, one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Six Flags and Samsung Partner to Launch First Virtual Reality Roller Coasters in North America

 

Samsung is “Official Technology Partner” at Six Flags Theme Parks Nationwide

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, and New York City — March 3, 2016 — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced a broad marketing partnership which appoints Samsung as the “Official Technology Partner” of the world’s largest regional theme park company. The partnership includes the debut of ground-breaking experiences coming to nine Six Flags parks—North America’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coasters, using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus.

 

In partnership with Samsung, Six Flags is taking its signature brand of thrills to the next level and beyond in fully immersive, virtual riding experiences using Samsung Gear VR. Some of Six Flags’ most popular coasters will be equipped to allow riders wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets to feel the heart-pumping adrenaline of steep drops, inverted loops and powerful twists and turns as gyros, accelerometers and proximity sensors synchronize all of the action in an incredibly realistic 360-degree virtual reality world.

 

“This remarkable technology is a definite game-changer for theme park rides and represents everything our brand stands for—delivering the most thrilling and innovative rides and attractions in the world,” said John Duffey, Six Flags President and CEO. “With the addition of these virtual reality coasters, Six Flags will be introducing more than double the number of new coasters and rides than we did in 2015, and more than any year in the last decade. Innovation is part of our DNA, and news in every park every year is driving higher guest satisfaction and building strong momentum for our company."

 

“What makes this partnership so compelling for consumers and the broader tech industry alike is that both companies are committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible - and bringing a VR coaster to life is certainly a new and thrilling proposition,” said Marc Mathieu, chief marketing officer at Samsung Electronics America. “Now, people can be immersed into a totally new universe while riding a roller coaster, powered by Samsung Gear VR virtual reality devices.

 

This transforms the modern roller coaster into a totally new, one of a kind sensorial experience - powered by technology. We are excited to work with the premier brand in theme parks to bring Samsung’s VR technology to nine Six Flags locations across the U.S.”

 

Samsung Gear VR – designed to accelerate virtual reality into the mainstream – provides an untethered, fully-immersive experience with 360-degree content for an extremely high quality mobile VR experience. Built to work with Samsung’s Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note5, the Gear VR headset utilizes each device’s super AMOLED display to provide the color, clarity and performance needed for an amazing virtual reality experience.

 

About the VR Roller Coaster Experiences

Six Flags and Samsung will launch the new VR Roller Coasters beginning this month and into the summer, totaling nine coasters across the U.S. On the six New Revolution Virtual Reality Coasters, riders are transported to a futuristic battle to save planet earth from an alien invasion. Riders are the co-pilots in their own fighter jets as they strap in for air-to-air combat. Taking in the view around them, riders will see other aircraft in an underground secret bunker. As the aircraft moves to a landing pad, it begins to launch its thruster engines, lifting the craft straight up through the roof. During the ascent, riders can test fire their weapons using the world’s first-ever interactive gameplay technology on a roller coaster. As riders clear the roof, they realize they are on top of a skyscraper and about to launch off the edge of the building diving straight down on the first drop of the ride. The aircraft races through the city until reaching the edge of the skyline where riders see the mother ship hovering above. The mother ship is heavily protected by drones and the mission is to get past the drones, fire on the mother ship and destroy it. This elite fighter squadron experience will make its debut on the following six roller coasters:

 

 Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, opening March 10 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview;

 Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia outside of Atlanta, opening March 12 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview;

 The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain near Los Angeles, opening March 26 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview;

 Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka;

 Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape in Lake George, New York and

 Goliath at La Ronde in Montreal.

 

On Six Flags’ three new SUPERMAN Virtual Reality Coasters, once riders take their seats and fasten the headsets, they will be fully immersed in the 360-degree comic-book world of Metropolis. Guests will be taken on a leisurely (or so they think) tour of the city of Metropolis, courtesy of Lex Corp Sky Tours. Just after departing the station riders encounter Lex Luthor who uses an anti-gravity gun along with his army of Lex Bots to create chaos throughout the city with cars, taxis and buses floating in mid-air around the rider’s vehicle. As the Lexbots continue shooting at the vehicle, SUPERMAN uses heat vison to destroy the anti-gravity gun, causing all objects to suddenly fall, including the train as it takes the first giant drop of the roller coaster. Riders then soar alongside SUPERMAN as he battles the evil Lexbots

 

through hairpin twists and turns, loops, dips and dives before ultimately defeating Lex and the Lexbots, and returning safely back into the station. This amazing adventure will debut on these Superman-branded coasters:

 

 SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio;

 SUPERMAN The Ride at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts; and

 SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

 

For more information, visit http://www.sixflags.com/virtualrealitycoasters and http://www.samsung.com/gearvr.

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Six Flags Announces Virtual Reality Roller Coasters at 9 US Parks!

WOW. I was not expecting them to go so gung-ho with this across the board. I'm stunned (in a good way). Even more so that they seem to be including some hypers in there.

 

I'm literally at a loss for words, so... just... wow.

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I hope they give you the option of riding NR without the VR headset.

 

It's in the FAQ: https://www.sixflags.com/national/special/new-2016/faq

 

Do I have to wear the headset?

You have the choice of riding with or without a headset.

 

On top of that, looking at the FAQ it seems they are using the design similar to the one I posted on the previous page with the overhead strap although the ones we tried didn't have the chinstrap and lanyard, the one's in the concept art/video are Samsung's goggle style ones, probably because they look better in the art that way.

 

How do you put on the headset before riding?

The wireless VR headset is secured with three straps – one around the head, one over the head and a chinstrap, along with a safety lanyard. You’ll be able to try on the sanitized headset and adjust the straps before it’s your turn to ride. When you approach the loading station, you’ll raise the headset so you can board the coaster, secure the ride restraint and then pull the headset over your eyes – get ready to take off!

 

And since I'm sure people will ask this question next:

 

Is there an additional fee?

There is not an additional fee for riding our new Virtual Reality Coaster – it’s FREE with your park admission.

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