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First off . . . welcome to the forum.

 

I can relate in that a. I avoided parks for a long time because of my weight issues and b. SFA is my home park as well

 

As for Roar . . . . I always aim for the very front or very back row. (at least, in my opinion) the middle rows do get a little bumpy.

 

Mind Eraser . . . . well, it's a Vekoma SLC so . . . yeah it can get bumpy as well (now if ME got new trains from Premier Rides . . . . )

 

Apocalypse . . . . front row

 

As for the overall park atmosphere . . . . well, I can't explain.

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Hello all!

 

Newbie to the forum here. Have lurked but never posted. So here is the short of it. This is my home park. Haven't been in since about 1995 due to gaining a lot of weight. This summer I finally had enough and started to drop the weight. I have missed my roller coasters way to long. 30 pounds down now and me and the family have been to GrAdv twice this month. I choose that because many of their coasters are B & M and I've heard they are more fat friendly.

 

So far I haven't had a problem with fitting on any ride except Batman the ride. Lucky for me they had a test seat and I was able to check before I embarrassed myself.

 

OTSR's scare me because my chest is still measuring at 53 1/2 inches. So I try to stay away from them.

 

So I just went to SFA on Saturday night for FF. Had a fun time and was able to fit on some roller coasters like Roar, WO RC. I'm still to worried to try ones like ME and Apocalypse.

 

So here is my first question. Roar....I've read on here that its much smoother than before. Now I rode in the middle because of the lines, but woah, that has to be the roughest coaster I've ever ridden. That says a lot since I remember the days of riding ME before the cushions were installed. Is there a trick to this ride? Ride in the front or back My neck was hurting so bad after this ride lol

 

What happened to this park? All the workers look miserable. They are so slow and there is no enthusiasm. The smell of marijuana through the park was a bit over- whelming. At ME, the operator was actually texting on her phone. At one point she announced the floor was going down and the girl checking the restraints had to yell because she was only halfway through with checking everyone.

 

This park is so close to me, but it saddens me that my family refers to it as Ghetto Flags.

 

One look at this person's username, and what he wrote should be enough for a smart person to know that this is a :....TROLL

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First off . . . welcome to the forum.

 

I can relate in that a. I avoided parks for a long time because of my weight issues and b. SFA is my home park as well

 

As for Roar . . . . I always aim for the very front or very back row. (at least, in my opinion) the middle rows do get a little bumpy.

 

Mind Eraser . . . . well, it's a Vekoma SLC so . . . yeah it can get bumpy as well (now if ME got new trains from Premier Rides . . . . )

 

Apocalypse . . . . front row

 

As for the overall park atmosphere . . . . well, I can't explain.

 

Thank ya Jason.

 

My family and I still enjoyed our experience, just wish there was a little more enthusiasm.

 

Next time I will try the front and the back of Roar.

 

Apocalypse will be saved until next year due to the chest, but I will keep in mind to get in the front. I remember years ago that ME had seat belt extensions for the bigger guest. Of course that was back when I didn't need it. I asked the girl if they still had them, but she said no. Its ok, just gives me something to keep working for.

 

Plus, I really want to get on WW but with my weight, I'm to scared lol.

 

We should be going back to SFGADV for their FF. The last 2 times we've went, I've stayed away from El Toro due to hearing how many people take the walk of shame. I will have to get up the courage to sit in the tester seat. I'm hoping since I fit on Roar and the WO, it won't be an issue. AND I still get to ride Bizzaro at least.

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Hello all!

 

Newbie to the forum here. Have lurked but never posted. So here is the short of it. This is my home park. Haven't been in since about 1995 due to gaining a lot of weight. This summer I finally had enough and started to drop the weight. I have missed my roller coasters way to long. 30 pounds down now and me and the family have been to GrAdv twice this month. I choose that because many of their coasters are B & M and I've heard they are more fat friendly.

 

So far I haven't had a problem with fitting on any ride except Batman the ride. Lucky for me they had a test seat and I was able to check before I embarrassed myself.

 

OTSR's scare me because my chest is still measuring at 53 1/2 inches. So I try to stay away from them.

 

So I just went to SFA on Saturday night for FF. Had a fun time and was able to fit on some roller coasters like Roar, WO RC. I'm still to worried to try ones like ME and Apocalypse.

 

So here is my first question. Roar....I've read on here that its much smoother than before. Now I rode in the middle because of the lines, but woah, that has to be the roughest coaster I've ever ridden. That says a lot since I remember the days of riding ME before the cushions were installed. Is there a trick to this ride? Ride in the front or back My neck was hurting so bad after this ride lol

 

What happened to this park? All the workers look miserable. They are so slow and there is no enthusiasm. The smell of marijuana through the park was a bit over- whelming. At ME, the operator was actually texting on her phone. At one point she announced the floor was going down and the girl checking the restraints had to yell because she was only halfway through with checking everyone.

 

This park is so close to me, but it saddens me that my family refers to it as Ghetto Flags.

 

One look at this person's username, and what he wrote should be enough for a smart person to know that this is a :....TROLL

 

Yes, I know my username is a little out there, but not a troll. Also, I'm a she, not a he. Its just a nickname that stuck. Back when I was younger, my friends and I called each other "Hooker" in a funny, but loving way. It was Christmas time and I needed a username which is why 'TheXmasHooker' came into play. Not trying to troll at all. Just really excited to be able to get back to theme parks

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Idk if I’m getting older and becoming immune to scares

 

No. Six Flags just does horrendous haunt mazes.

 

What made it even worst is that every coaster was either stuck on the lift or temporarily down except minderaser and surprisingly Batwing.

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Idk if I’m getting older and becoming immune to scares

 

No. Six Flags just does horrendous haunt mazes.

 

What made it even worst is that every coaster was either stuck on the lift or temporarily down except minderaser and surprisingly Batwing.

 

Really . . . what day(s) did you see that?

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Idk if I’m getting older and becoming immune to scares

 

No. Six Flags just does horrendous haunt mazes.

 

What made it even worst is that every coaster was either stuck on the lift or temporarily down except minderaser and surprisingly Batwing.

 

Really . . . what day(s) did you see that?

 

Sunday October 1st. One good thing I can say is that they did good with grouping in the mazes. They wanted to split up my group of 8 into 4 to get the “full experience”.

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Idk if I’m getting older and becoming immune to scares

 

No. Six Flags just does horrendous haunt mazes.

 

What made it even worst is that every coaster was either stuck on the lift or temporarily down except minderaser and surprisingly Batwing.

 

Really? I know Superman and Wild One were running continuously. Apocalypse too. I saw Roar down, but that's it.

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Idk if I’m getting older and becoming immune to scares

 

No. Six Flags just does horrendous haunt mazes.

 

What made it even worst is that every coaster was either stuck on the lift or temporarily down except minderaser and surprisingly Batwing.

 

Really? I know Superman and Wild One were running continuously. Apocalypse too. I saw Roar down, but that's it.

 

Yeah I saw superman, apocalypse, roar, and wild one on the lift, but for no more than 10 mins.

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Idk if I’m getting older and becoming immune to scares or the mazes were weaker this year. And the haunted house pass went up $5, not worth it tbh.

 

Their haunts are terribly ran. They have great sets and props but they simply send too many people through at once and the haunts just get in your face - that is not scary. They do not try to pop out, at least they have never have when I went through. They just got in my face and shook their home made looking rattle. Same goes for Six Flags Great Adventure.

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Idk if I’m getting older and becoming immune to scares or the mazes were weaker this year. And the haunted house pass went up $5, not worth it tbh.

 

Their haunts are terribly ran. They have great sets and props but they simply send too many people through at once and the haunts just get in your face - that is not scary. They do not try to pop out, at least they have never have when I went through. They just got in my face and shook their home made looking rattle. Same goes for Six Flags Great Adventure.

 

I like when they get so far in your face (and they weren't even in position) so after they go BOO you don't know if the door is the door or where they were supposed to pop out from is the door. Then I have to ask if I should go left or right and stand there until they break character.

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Idk if I’m getting older and becoming immune to scares or the mazes were weaker this year. And the haunted house pass went up $5, not worth it tbh.

 

Their haunts are terribly ran. They have great sets and props but they simply send too many people through at once and the haunts just get in your face - that is not scary. They do not try to pop out, at least they have never have when I went through. They just got in my face and shook their home made looking rattle. Same goes for Six Flags Great Adventure.

 

I like when they get so far in your face (and they weren't even in position) so after they go BOO you don't know if the door is the door or where they were supposed to pop out from is the door. Then I have to ask if I should go left or right and stand there until they break character.

 

When a haunt walks up to me I just keep going. They yell in my face and try to say things. This is not scary to me. Getting in my face and screaming is annoying not scary. How would you not know a door is a door? Confused by that statement.

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How would you not know a door is a door? Confused by that statement.

 

 

door

dôr

noun

- a hinged, sliding, or revolving barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard.

 

 

The opening I am supposed to move through to continue the attraction: door.

 

vs.

 

The opening that the haunt is supposed to pop out of: a hinged, sliding, or revolving barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard.

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Can't believe no new houses or scarezones! They've had same for past 2 years. Really need to update.

 

Also, did they change the Hall Manor trail? Entrance on Map is over by PBR not Gotham Arena...

 

Yes, the Hall Manor trail is right by PBR/Oak Grove Pavilion path.

 

And yeah, new houses/scarezones would be nice . . . .

 

Overall (and maybe I'm preaching to the choir here, but whatever) . . . ops overall could be better. Maybe sending more than 7 people through at once in the mazes, maybe having food ops better (I don't like standing in line nearly 10 minutes JUST to refill my water bottles. And I didn't see the unlimited hot chocolate cups like they had last year).

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Can't believe no new houses or scarezones! They've had same for past 2 years. Really need to update.

 

Also, did they change the Hall Manor trail? Entrance on Map is over by PBR not Gotham Arena...

 

Yes, the Hall Manor trail is right by PBR/Oak Grove Pavilion path.

 

And yeah, new houses/scarezones would be nice . . . .

 

Overall (and maybe I'm preaching to the choir here, but whatever) . . . ops overall could be better. Maybe sending more than 7 people through at once in the mazes, maybe having food ops better (I don't like standing in line nearly 10 minutes JUST to refill my water bottles. And I didn't see the unlimited hot chocolate cups like they had last year).

 

A lot of people actually have/had problems with them sending too many. Can't win I guess. The only way to fix the Hall Manor line is to make the trail way longer.

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Can't believe no new houses or scarezones! They've had same for past 2 years. Really need to update.

 

Also, did they change the Hall Manor trail? Entrance on Map is over by PBR not Gotham Arena...

 

Yes, the Hall Manor trail is right by PBR/Oak Grove Pavilion path.

 

And yeah, new houses/scarezones would be nice . . . .

 

Overall (and maybe I'm preaching to the choir here, but whatever) . . . ops overall could be better. Maybe sending more than 7 people through at once in the mazes, maybe having food ops better (I don't like standing in line nearly 10 minutes JUST to refill my water bottles. And I didn't see the unlimited hot chocolate cups like they had last year).

 

A lot of people actually have/had problems with them sending too many. Can't win I guess. The only way to fix the Hall Manor line is to make the trail way longer.

 

If making the Hall Manor trail longer is feasible . . . . have the entrance be next to PBR then wrap around and exit on the right side of Gotham Arena (where the HM trail was last year). I actually like the route of HM this year . . . . man that house looks creepy and so do the woods surrounding it.

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A shot of WW:LOT at night (please pardon that it's not a perfect shot)

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3:00 stunt show . . . me front row as usual (how do you not find this an adorable picture?)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Although there are no new houses, Terror Toy Shop and Voodoo Curse seem better than ever before!

 

The new layout for Hall Manor is really lacking. It's essentially just the reverse of what the original trail was, but it just seems really weak. There's no dramatic buildup and storytelling like in the original direction. This maze used to be my top favorite, no it's actually DEAD LAST (yes, behind the weak Aftermath!)

 

SFA management, if you're reading this, restore The Haunting of Hall Manor to it's original glory!

 

The Cursed! After Dark show is SPECTACULAR and so were night rides on Roar.

 

The Awakening being moved to Gotham Arena does WONDERS for capacity, but the show intensity is very diminished since it is on a far away stage, and not all up in your grill.

 

Overall, Fright Fest is great this year! No special FF Food options like last year, but the shows rock and there seem to be more scareactors roaming around.

 

PLEASE ADD A NEW MAZE NEXT YEAR SFA!

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Although there are no new houses, Terror Toy Shop and Voodoo Curse seem better than ever before!

 

The new layout for Hall Manor is really lacking. It's essentially just the reverse of what the original trail was, but it just seems really week. There's no dramatic buildup and storytelling like in the original direction. This maze used to be my top favorite, no it's actually DEAD LAST (yes, behind the weak Aftermath!)

 

SFA management, if you're reading this, restore The Haunting of Hall Manor to it's original glory!

 

The Cursed! After Dark show is SPECTACULAR and so were night rides on Roar.

 

The Awakening being moved to Gotham Arena does WONDERS for capacity, but the show intensity is very diminished since it is on a far away stage, and not all up in your grill.

 

Overall, Fright Fest is great this year! No special FF Food options like last year, but the shows rock and there seem to be more scareactors roaming around.

 

PLEASE ADD A NEW MAZE NEXT YEAR SFA!

 

Even though the Hall Manor Trail isn't as great as it was last year, I still like the fact that you can sort of see the ruins of the house (I know the legend is the Hall family had their estate on the grounds of SFA and Eleanor died on her birthday . . . and she haunts the park. Yet, I've seen few pictures of the Hall manor ruins).

 

FWIW, my favorite maze was Terror Toy shop . . . .

 

And I'll admit . . . . management done right by putting the Awakening in the Arena this year (hopefully that bodes well for more shows in the arena next season). I like how Eleanor rises from her casket to begin the show.

 

And I'll admit . . . . I thought CURSED! After Dark was funny . . . . never thought I'd see a theme park stage show with schlitz and fork bombs dropped!

 

As for the food . . . . yeah, I missed the special food options from last year as well as the hot chocolate mugs

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I had this crazy thought the other day and its silly but I wanted to share it anyway...

 

So the park was releasing all of these grim reaper videos about what is leaving the park then 'stun' us all and release they are updating the lazy river.

 

What if they are secretly making another change in the park and using the lazy river to throw us all off?

 

I know this sounds completely bonkers but we can all dream right?! lol

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