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So I am back home from my business trip to CA. As planned, we did go to SFMM on Sunday, the 24th. The crowds were relatively low and the longest we waited on any coaster was about 30 minutes. I have to say that X2, Goliath and Twisted Colossus were my faves!! At my home park, SFOG, we don't have anything like X2 so that was amazing. We have Goliath and it's very similar but SFMM was taller and longer As for TC, I wanted to give it a try because we have a wooden coaster being RMC'd for 2018. Ours will be less than a minute long due to the current layout and spacing available but if it's anything like TC, it will become one of my favorites at SFOG!!

 

Thanks for the recommendations!

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Not sure if anyone know about these types of things but not sure where to ask.

 

I renewed my season passes with the flash sale this season. I had 3 passes and two deluxe dining plans. I renewed for 3 passes and one deluxe dining plan and 2 basic dining plans. My daughter was downgrading from deluxe dining plan to basic. We rarely need 2 meals because the parks hours are too limited for much of the year. We just went on Saturday to process our renewed passes.

 

The problem is she should still have the deluxe dining plan for the rest of the year. When she tried to get her dinner meal they wouldn't give it to her because she had only scanned a basic dining pass when she had entered for the day. I wasn't with her and her cousin ended up having to pay for her meal for her.

 

Now that was bs and I wouldn't have stood for it if I was with her when it went down. But now that I think about it doesn't this mean we have double dining plans for the rest of the season? All we have to do is exit and re enter and scan both our new and old passes to activate both dining plans for the day. Is this how it works or should those clowns have figured out a way to get her second meal on her current dining plan?

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^I could be wrong but I think once you renew a pass and activate it, the old pass is no longer valid for food. I think SF does this so that people don't double order food on both the 2017 and 2018 passes. I never thought about the people that downgrade the meal plan. Sounds like a question for Guest Services.

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Good to know. They led me to believe I could toss the old passes, glad I held on to them.

 

 

So they do know and prevent the same person from scanning two dining plans, so what is the point of giving a new pass with a new number and everything every year? This also would mean there was no way for her to use her deluxe plan because she had to process her renewal but next time she just has to use her old pass.

 

 

Don't Memberships use the same card over each year? Why is mine different since I paid for the whole thing?

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For the last 3 years I've bought flash sale passes and activated them, that one time you're kind of screwed on the meal plan but just go back to using my old pass til the end of the year.. Me and my girl alternate which pass has the meal plan so from Sept thru the end of the year we have 2 meal cards...then just one January til september when the park either closes early or too crowded anyway...really, we visit the most this time of year anyway.

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Good to know. They led me to believe I could toss the old passes, glad I held on to them.

 

 

So they do know and prevent the same person from scanning two dining plans, so what is the point of giving a new pass with a new number and everything every year? This also would mean there was no way for her to use her deluxe plan because she had to process her renewal but next time she just has to use her old pass.

 

Who is this woman you speak of?

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Not sure if anyone know about these types of things but not sure where to ask.

 

I renewed my season passes with the flash sale this season. I had 3 passes and two deluxe dining plans. I renewed for 3 passes and one deluxe dining plan and 2 basic dining plans. My daughter was downgrading from deluxe dining plan to basic. We rarely need 2 meals because the parks hours are too limited for much of the year. We just went on Saturday to process our renewed passes.

 

The problem is she should still have the deluxe dining plan for the rest of the year. When she tried to get her dinner meal they wouldn't give it to her because she had only scanned a basic dining pass when she had entered for the day. I wasn't with her and her cousin ended up having to pay for her meal for her.

 

Now that was bs and I wouldn't have stood for it if I was with her when it went down. But now that I think about it doesn't this mean we have double dining plans for the rest of the season? All we have to do is exit and re enter and scan both our new and old passes to activate both dining plans for the day. Is this how it works or should those clowns have figured out a way to get her second meal on her current dining plan?

 

 

yeah, at least for me, this year, or i mean a few weeks ago when i went to process my new dining plan, they told me i would no longer have my current dining plan. the past previous 2 years i had both dining plans throughout the rest of the year. since it's the same for me, it didn't matter except that previous years i had both, so i'd load up on food.

 

i know there's a phone number for the actual company that processes all the passholder stuff. you might be able to talk to them and get them to change it. that's just BS, unless they told her that she should wait until the new year to process.

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Not sure if anyone know about these types of things but not sure where to ask.

 

I renewed my season passes with the flash sale this season. I had 3 passes and two deluxe dining plans. I renewed for 3 passes and one deluxe dining plan and 2 basic dining plans. My daughter was downgrading from deluxe dining plan to basic. We rarely need 2 meals because the parks hours are too limited for much of the year. We just went on Saturday to process our renewed passes.

 

The problem is she should still have the deluxe dining plan for the rest of the year. When she tried to get her dinner meal they wouldn't give it to her because she had only scanned a basic dining pass when she had entered for the day. I wasn't with her and her cousin ended up having to pay for her meal for her.

 

Now that was bs and I wouldn't have stood for it if I was with her when it went down. But now that I think about it doesn't this mean we have double dining plans for the rest of the season? All we have to do is exit and re enter and scan both our new and old passes to activate both dining plans for the day. Is this how it works or should those clowns have figured out a way to get her second meal on her current dining plan?

 

 

yeah, at least for me, this year, or i mean a few weeks ago when i went to process my new dining plan, they told me i would no longer have my current dining plan. the past previous 2 years i had both dining plans throughout the rest of the year. since it's the same for me, it didn't matter except that previous years i had both, so i'd load up on food.

 

i know there's a phone number for the actual company that processes all the passholder stuff. you might be able to talk to them and get them to change it. that's just BS, unless they told her that she should wait until the new year to process.

 

So the previous 2 years when you had both dining plans, did you have to exit and re-enter the park with a different pass to activate the second dining plan?

 

I sent off an email to their support so I should hear back from them in a couple of days.

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So the previous 2 years when you had both dining plans, did you have to exit and re-enter the park with a different pass to activate the second dining plan?

 

I sent off an email to their support so I should hear back from them in a couple of days.

 

no, my pass just showed two dining passes on it. so when i would get food, they could see both and pick each one when i ordered.

 

i found it easier to call them when i had an issue. it was a special number, which i can't find anywhere right now. if i find it, i'll post it. but hopefully, they'll take care of your issue without having to call.

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I did get a reply just now.

 

They said the same thing they told my daughter when she tried to get her dinner, since the old pass wasn't scanned that day the dining plan was not active. They also said only one could be used "and there can be no attempt to scan both in for admission."

They said to use the old pass for the remainder of the season since it had the better dining plan.

 

So it was BS. Sucks since the park was open to 1 AM it was actually a rare day where getting 2 meals and a snack made sense but she had to process her 2018 Gold pass by 10/31

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I did get a reply just now.

 

They said the same thing they told my daughter when she tried to get her dinner, since the old pass wasn't scanned that day the dining plan was not active. They also said only one could be used "and there can be no attempt to scan both in for admission."

They said to use the old pass for the remainder of the season since it had the better dining plan.

 

So it was BS. Sucks since the park was open to 1 AM it was actually a rare day where getting 2 meals and a snack made sense but she had to process her 2018 Gold pass by 10/31

 

oh, i see. sorry, i missed the part where she still had the old pass. i thought she added the meal plan to the existing pass. so she has two cards currently. if they were different numbers, i don't see why she couldn't scan the other pass in. i did realize that you do have to scan your pass in otherwise the dining plan won't work. at st louis this summer, i ordered a shake from johnny rockets, handed the girl my pass, and she said, it hadn't gotten scanned at the front gate. we got in using a different ticket. i showed the girl my ticket and said this is why. it makes sense, otherwise anyone could use anyone's pass to get meals. the girl just said don't worry about it, which was nice. lesson learned there though.

 

a bit off topic, but i know at cedar fair parks, the discounts for a premium pass, as well as the picture pass are okay if not scanned in at the front gate. but probably because when they scan a pass, your photo is there for them to see.

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:lmao: Ok, that list is useless...

 

Anybody been at the park yesterday or today? I'm going on Thursday and hoping for light crowds like people saw last week.

 

Monday and Tuesday were very empty but busier than Wed as M & T all the local schools in the SCV were on fall break. The local Saugus ELEMENTARY schools are on break still all week but wont really impact the as those are just tiny kids.

 

Thursday should be a great day to have a ERT day and run of the park. No need to get here early as there wont be a crowd at all.

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I have not been to most of the Halloween Events listed as I prefer parties and West Hollywood. But I take Fright Fest at Magic Mountain above Knotts too and even it is just for the lines. Never go there again for Halloween. It was a horrible experience.

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I have not been to most of the Halloween Events listed as I prefer parties and West Hollywood. But I take Fright Fest at Magic Mountain above Knotts too and even it is just for the lines. Never go there again for Halloween. It was a horrible experience.

 

My brother and I always do KSF for Halloween and this year seemed a little lack luster. We did MM Fright Fest and for once I can say they were better than Knott's

 

WeHO for Halloween, now that is a must do! Got the costume ready and hitting the gym even harder to show so skin that night (LOL)!

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I have not been to most of the Halloween Events listed as I prefer parties and West Hollywood. But I take Fright Fest at Magic Mountain above Knotts too and even it is just for the lines. Never go there again for Halloween. It was a horrible experience.

 

My brother and I always do KSF for Halloween and this year seemed a little lack luster. We did MM Fright Fest and for once I can say they were better than Knott's

 

WeHO for Halloween, now that is a must do! Got the costume ready and hitting the gym even harder to show so skin that night (LOL)!

 

HA HA! I am not showing skin in WeHo, but maybe we can meet up for a drink. Have a mini Tpr meet up

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:lmao: Ok, that list is useless...

 

Anybody been at the park yesterday or today? I'm going on Thursday and hoping for light crowds like people saw last week.

 

Monday and Tuesday were very empty but busier than Wed as M & T all the local schools in the SCV were on fall break. The local Saugus ELEMENTARY schools are on break still all week but wont really impact the as those are just tiny kids.

 

Thursday should be a great day to have a ERT day and run of the park. No need to get here early as there wont be a crowd at all.

 

Yeah yesterday was a great day even with the limited hours. We got in the park a few minutes early with our gold passes and left the park at about 5:30 or so (park closed at 6 anyway). We made two laps around the park with a nice break at Full Throttle Bar in between and still got on every roller coaster other than Green Lantern and Scream, which we opted to skip out of preference, not time. Also rode Drop of Doom and tried out the new Justice League for the first time. I even rode Ninja which I haven't done in years. In all we spent 7 hours inside the park and got a total of 20 rides in without hustling at all plus we had a good hour break for lunch.

 

A few quick notes from our quick trip yesterday. (Didn't take any pictures)

 

Apocalypse is so much better than it was a year ago, but almost everything after the station flyby is starting to feel a bit rougher again. But it's at least re-rideable now and has the curved lap bars which is a big improvement.

 

We rode Twisted Colossus 4 times, twice in the morning and twice just before we left. The heat and/or a full train make such a big difference on this ride. It was noticeably faster and wilder later in the day, when it was warmed up and the train was full instead of having only 3-4 rows filled. It was also the first time I've seen that crew having a typical SFMM day, where everyone was just slowly walking around the station because the park was so dead.

 

Justice League is alright. I don't particularly get into those kinds of rides but I'd rather call turkeys at Holiday World than shoot Lexbots here. It would be nice if you could shoot things that aren't just on the screens and my gun didn't line up with the laser at all. The motion scenes were done well though and overall I think it's nice to see Six Flags installing these. But I wouldn't ride it again even with no line, unless it's 100+ degrees outside. But these just aren't really my thing.

 

The second raven turn on X2 is getting so bad. Two of the four people in my group hit their heads on the seats really hard on that part. I still love the ride though, it's so unique and intense and unlike anything else I've ever been on.

 

Everything else was about as you'd expect, and we all had a great time. I can't believe the park is going to be open 365 days next year after seeing how it was yesterday, but I'm excited to be able to head back on offseason weekdays for more days like this.

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