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The staff at HH is a majority college students so they don't have the staffing ability in April or September. In the early and late season you'll see temporary employees working slides or slides closed due to lack of staffing.

 

I'm a very temperature dependent water park person though. I need the air to be warm and the water to be VERY warm, so I wouldn't enjoy the parks those off times a year anyways.

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I could see them opening earlier on a weekend only schedule, but I don't think the demand is there to make it worthwhile. As Elissa said, the workforce is largely college students for lifeguard positions and still high school kids for the food/retail/etc. positions---not easy to train within their school schedules and work permit laws.

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I was there today. It was crowded around lunchtime with school tours, but it started to clear up around 2:00. It was dead the rest of the day.

 

I snapped a picture of the progress on Riddler's repaint. Not gonna lie, it actually looks cool in person. The pictures and 3D renderings don't do it justice. The new bright green track and yellow supports stop just to the left of the MCBR, which still has the old dark green and black supports.

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*Side note: this is my 420th post.

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I was at SFMM today from 1030am-3p and it was not busy at all... There were a few buses, and when I left, there were only cars parked in the first lot. Most of the rides were walk-on, the longest I had to wait for a ride was about 15 minutes. Besides Riddler's Revenge and Tidal Wave being closed, everything else was open, including Drop of Doom.

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I'm a very temperature dependent water park person though. I need the air to be warm and the water to be VERY warm, so I wouldn't enjoy the parks those off times a year anyways.

 

 

I couldn't agree more!

 

 

And @Joelwee, thank you for posting that pic! I've been looking forward to seeing Riddler's new paint job!

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A great time to visit Six Flags! Today you could marathon just about anything. The only ride with a notable wait was TNR at about 10-15 minutes. They were just partially filling the trains.

 

Also, Goliath is only running one train, but they would let you fill in any vacant seats for a re-ride. Mostly older, chill ride ops. I think we had about 25 rides in 3 hours. Riding X2 and coming back to a vacant queue is still somewhat surreal. My Ohio friend’s head was about to explode after so many rides, so we finally had to quit.

 

Riddler’s paint job looks sharp and is in the final stages. Also, Justice League is officially in alpha testing! Say what you want, but it’s still a pretty cool addition to the park. At the very least the air conditioning in that building is fantastic

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Had a hard time finding parking

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Yolo Empty Plaza

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Twisted

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Hello?

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Why not

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Is this thing on?

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The poor Viper crew was begging for someone... anyone...

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^Did you get to see TSM there?

...what is TSM?

Sorry, I'm a nerd. The League of Legends (videogame) team Team SoloMid was there...they're probably the biggest players in eSports (goes to show how much of a thing that is I guess).

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^Did you get to see TSM there?

...what is TSM?

Sorry, I'm a nerd. The League of Legends (videogame) team Team SoloMid was there...they're probably the biggest players in eSports (goes to show how much of a thing that is I guess).

LOL, no, I did not see them.

Ridder's is looking great, hats off to the crew.

 

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California Coaster Kings posted an update yesterday, which included, among other things, more pics of the Riddler repaint. The first loop is almost finished, and I have to say it looks fantastic. I almost want to ride it.

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As most of you probably know, the rest of Metropolis isn't even close to being done. JB's BBQ / Ace o' Clubs is in the middle of renovation. JLBFM has begun alpha testing, but they still have yet to begin construction on the facade. At this rate, we may be looking at a July 4 opening, if we're lucky.

 

Fortunately, all of their other coasters have been running great lately.

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I was there today. It was crowded around lunchtime with school tours, but it started to clear up around 2:00. It was dead the rest of the day.

 

I snapped a picture of the progress on Riddler's repaint. Not gonna lie, it actually looks cool in person. The pictures and 3D renderings don't do it justice.

The colors have always been a fine combo. I don't think anyone has ever called Cheetah Hunt's green and yellow color-scheme ugly, but that's not the issue. The issue is that the colors make no frickin' sense on a Riddler-themed ride.

 

Granted, the original black and green wasn't true to most of the appearances of the Riddler over the years, but it was close enough.

 

It just blows my mind that DC won't allow apostrophes after their characters' last names on any new ride but will allow Riddler to be painted colors that don't properly represent him.

 

Granted, they used the same color scheme on Riddler at SFOT, so something must be up.

 

I know this was an unnecessarily critical post, and the colors wont stop me from riding it, but I am just too dumbfounded not to speak my mind.

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I know this was an unnecessarily critical post, and the colors wont stop me from riding it, but I am just too dumbfounded not to speak my mind.

 

I'm with you though. I thought RIddler looked great before... Now, not so much, and it doesn't really make sense with the character. I mean, it's not a BIG deal, but it's really odd, and another strange color combo decision by an amusement park (shockingly, NOT CF this time! lol)

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I know this was an unnecessarily critical post, and the colors wont stop me from riding it, but I am just too dumbfounded not to speak my mind.

 

I'm with you though. I thought RIddler looked great before... Now, not so much, and it doesn't really make sense with the character. I mean, it's not a BIG deal, but it's really odd, and another strange color combo decision by an amusement park (shockingly, NOT CF this time! lol)

 

 

My question is, was Riddler's Revenge in NEED of a paint job, let alone a new color scheme?

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I know this was an unnecessarily critical post, and the colors wont stop me from riding it, but I am just too dumbfounded not to speak my mind.

 

I'm with you though. I thought RIddler looked great before... Now, not so much, and it doesn't really make sense with the character. I mean, it's not a BIG deal, but it's really odd, and another strange color combo decision by an amusement park (shockingly, NOT CF this time! lol)

 

 

My question is, was Riddler's Revenge in NEED of a paint job, let alone a new color scheme?

 

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I didn't take any photos yesterday but the park was not too busy. I think it's partly due to the fact that Memorial Day is next weekend. So if you want to see the park before it gets crowded for the summer season, this week is the best time to go!

 

The longest wait times were for Roaring Rapids and TNR. X2, Batman, and Full Throttle were all walk-ons. For a Saturday, I call that a success!

 

Apocalypse was running fantastic. It didn't throw me into the side of the car like it usually does, thanks to the refurbished track.

 

I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this yet, but it looks like Swashbuckler's tower got an LED upgrade. I passed by it on my way out of the park, and the tower was glowing blue.

 

Twisted Colossus broke down twice. Once in the morning when a train was stuck on the lift, and once in the afternoon when trains kept getting stuck on the "launch" right out of the station before the pre-ride drops. But the staff did well explaining to guests that it was just a delay. It took about 25 minutes to get the ride up and going again, but it was WELL worth the wait imo.

 

As for food, I bought a Chicken Strip Basket from Totally Kickin' Chicken Boneless Wings near Apocalypse which was NOT worth the $13.04 I spent for it. The chicken strips were average, but the fries tasted saltless and were straight from the microwave. The only thing that was worth the money was the drink bottle. Plus, it eliminated the need for me to buy any sugary snacks because I could just sip on some cold Coke all day for free, which was greatly appreciated on a hot, 93 degree day.

 

Some merchandise is being discounted. I saw shirts marked down from $17.99 to $10 flat. I ended up buying a red tank because it was cheap.

 

Overall, the crowds were light (even with 15-20 busses of school groups) and the staff was efficient. It was a pretty good day.

 

Ride Count:

Gold Rusher- 1

Batman- 1

Twisted Colossus- 1

Scream- 1

Canyon Blaster- 1

Full Throttle- 1

X2- 1

Tatsu- 1

Jet Stream- 1

Apocalypse- 1

Lex Luthor (Yes it was open)- 1

Superman- 2

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