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If the intent is to keep Batwing at SFA long term (which I hope it is) I wonder if Vekoma could/would make trains for a Flying Dutchman model using the same restraint system they have on the Stingray model. On the Stingray model, the restraints are much more similar to the restraints on a B&M where the vest and lap bar are incorporated together and pulling down the lap bar also closes the leg restraints. I feel like that would REALLY help with load times, but given that the only real issue with the trains currently is that they are difficult/cumbersome to load (they still seem pretty reliable and they still seem to be providing reasonably smooth rides), I doubt that there would be any incentive to replace the trains anytime soon.

 

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Was down in MD visiting friends this weekend and after making a quick stop at American Dream on Friday on the ride down (threw a couple pictures on FB), I started the ride back with a stop at American

I was at the park on that day, too. It was actually my first visit, and I couldn't have picked a better day to experience the desolation that is Six Flags America on a November Sunday. There's no way

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Batwing was probably 45 minutes wait, etc.

So there were three trains worth of people in line?

 

This line can get up to 45 min to an hour in the summer if they are using one train and one station. Some of it has to do with the restraints - some people get confused on how to get into the seat. Also, they used to let you pull down the leg restraint and now they don't. If someone does sometimes they have releases them all and redo them.

 

BW can turn into quite the debacle.

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Well I was there today, and the sign of Batwing being down until further notice was still up.

 

I asked an attendant at S:ROS what was going on there and I was told Batwing is getting some kind of an upgrade.

 

Maybe it'll be new trains like what they have on the Stingray model.

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Well I was there today, and the sign of Batwing being down until further notice was still up.

 

I asked an attendant at S:ROS what was going on there and I was told Batwing is getting some kind of an upgrade.

 

Maybe it'll be new trains like what they have on the Stingray model.

 

Honestly, I'd take a quieter lift bill chain.

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The "Joker was here" stickers make me believe that something that actually impacts the experience of the ride is coming. I'm gonna hop on the modified train bandwagon.

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I think new trains for Batwing is in the realm of possibility, I mean Six Flags bought new trains for Riddler Revenge at SFNE, so that means Six Flags is buying things from Vekoma recently, I wonder where this could lead?

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^^--Batwing is not Mind Eraser. Batwing runs smooth and fine as far as hanging by your ankles riding a roller coaster goes.

 

From the thread "The amazing (real time-ish) adventures of jarmor!" Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:18 am

Caption from picture of Mind Eraser as SFNE with the old trains:

Yeah, it was awful. Way worst than SFA's SLC.

 

So SFNE instead of SFA got new trains for their SLC because it needed them more. Of course both of the rides are old enough they've gotten their money's worth from them already.

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The new trains for Batwing is just pure speculation. All that we know is that Batwing is "temporarily closed", and that the park has put the sign that someone posted earlier. I don't expect it to open for a while. Whether that will be days, weeks, or even months is anyone's best guess.

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I would love to see something new in Batwing's place. Even though its fun I'd like to see something new and fresh in the park instead of just shuffled coasters. There is a lot of land back there. They could easily fit 2 coasters back there eventually. I always wonder why they never put anything on the land between Batwing and Superman.

 

Also... I know its a pipe dream but bathrooms back there would be awesome!

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^Nooo!

I actually love Batwing and it’s one of my favorite rides in the park, though I agree bathrooms back there would be nice. My personal pipe dream is a raptor clone between S:ROS and BW.

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Wouldn't new trains on Mind Eraser make more sense then Batwing?

 

Even though I would be bias to ME because I actually enjoy the layout of them and I have ridden 2 with the new trains and it makes a complete 180 degree difference, I feel like Batwing would be a better option due to how popular it still is.

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I'll be at this park for the first time this Friday. Is Batwing and Mind Eraser the only two rides down at this park right now? I'd kinda like to get a game plan together for this park. As for which rides to hit first, not just the coasters, but flats too...Even the kiddie ones too if I can fit. And I've heard this park has a decent water park, but I'll be skipping it this trip. So, for the SFA pros out there...Which rides/coasters have the longest lines? Thanks.

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I'll be at this park for the first time this Friday. Is Batwing and Mind Eraser the only two rides down at this park right now? I'd kinda like to get a game plan together for this park. As for which rides to hit first, not just the coasters, but flats too...Even the kiddie ones too if I can fit. And I've heard this park has a decent water park, but I'll be skipping it this trip. So, for the SFA pros out there...Which rides/coasters have the longest lines? Thanks.

Mind Eraser was open today. Batwing is the only thing closed

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I'll be at this park for the first time this Friday. Is Batwing and Mind Eraser the only two rides down at this park right now? I'd kinda like to get a game plan together for this park. As for which rides to hit first, not just the coasters, but flats too...Even the kiddie ones too if I can fit. And I've heard this park has a decent water park, but I'll be skipping it this trip. So, for the SFA pros out there...Which rides/coasters have the longest lines? Thanks.

 

The dry side will more than likely be dead. Most coasters will be a walk on. You more than likely won't need a Flash Pass at all. RC may have a little wait and ME has only been running one train. When I was there 7/4 I waited about 10 minutes for it. Adults can ride the kiddie credit without a kid but it usually has a line.

 

The water park is decent here.

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I'll be at this park for the first time this Friday. Is Batwing and Mind Eraser the only two rides down at this park right now? I'd kinda like to get a game plan together for this park. As for which rides to hit first, not just the coasters, but flats too...Even the kiddie ones too if I can fit. And I've heard this park has a decent water park, but I'll be skipping it this trip. So, for the SFA pros out there...Which rides/coasters have the longest lines? Thanks.

 

The dry side will more than likely be dead. Most coasters will be a walk on. You more than likely won't need a Flash Pass at all. RC may have a little wait and ME has only been running one train. When I was there 7/4 I waited about 10 minutes for it. Adults can ride the kiddie credit without a kid but it usually has a line.

 

The water park is decent here.

 

Thanks!

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Lol,,.dont know about that. I kinda see what you mean, but it is a lot different. Vast improvement over the last one. Do not know how much it cost. Not sure I buy their claim on more deck space. Also, a little salty that the stage is gone. I enjoyed when they had music and events up there.

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Lol,,.dont know about that. I kinda see what you mean, but it is a lot different. Vast improvement over the last one. Do not know how much it cost. Not sure I buy their claim on more deck space. Also, a little salty that the stage is gone. I enjoyed when they had music and events up there.

 

Yeah. Wahoo River itself has had a borderline negative affect on the waterpark (loss of main stage, Only one walkway, etc) but due to its seemingly cheap price they added essential upgrades such as new flooring in the wave pool and brand new equipment for the kids water play area.

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Yeah, I miss the stage by the old Lazy River. They could have kept it.

 

Anyhow, I'm wondering what the new thing for SFA will be for 2019. I'm thinking it'll be either a. new trains for ME; b. new trains for Batwing or c. Roar gets RMC'd.

 

Most likely will be b.

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