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I would imagine that the amount of publicity this receives will likely play a big role in Flashback's future. Enthusiasts don't see this as a big deal, but if the local media takes this story and runs with it, the GP will get the idea that the ride must be unsafe because it broke down two weekends in a row.

 

A quick Google news search revealed a grand total of zero news stories about this ride saddling. While the prevailing opinion on enthusiast message boards is that "the gp" might make this into a bigger deal than it actually is while enthusiasts understand that it's really not a big deal it seems like the exact opposite is true. I'm mostly finding that very few non enthusiasts care and have seen multiple posts and comments from enthusiasts about how this could lead to the ride being removed.

 

 

Literally ZERO news stories about this.

 

Bill this is old hat now, you should expect it.

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I haven't been to sfeg but, I don't like the new intamin mega trains. On Ride of steel at darien lake the trains are perfect but at six flags new England it seems that the trains got hit with a bat, I mean there probably comfortable but the darn ugly

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What do you think SFNE will do with Flashback? If it keeps valleying the GP wont ride it because its "Not Safe" Take out the coaster and put in some family rides, maybe close Tomahawk and put a Zamperla Giant Discovery?

I doubt SFNE would remove a coaster for a flat ride or a group of flat rides (even tho they should in Flashbacks case). I wish they would remove both FB and Goliath for a better coaster over the midway. Before Mind Eraser got new trains I wouldve said put an Intamin Blitz in Mind Erasers spot that interacts with terrain between DC and the South End. But Mind Eraser is fun now so I don't mind it.

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I've always hated the term "GP" because not only are they generally more fun to hang out with at parks than the majority of coaster enthusiasts (there are exceptions of course) but it also gives enthusiasts a weird superiority complex that they totally don't deserve. The fact that enthusiasts are bashing the "GP" for freaking out over these Flashback valleys and calling for the ride's removal because it's now going to be perceived as unsafe while the "GP" doesn't care and enthusiasts are the only ones making these comments is hilarious.

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I've always hated the term "GP" because not only are they generally more fun to hang out with at parks than the majority of coaster enthusiasts (there are exceptions of course) but it also gives enthusiasts a weird superiority complex that they totally don't deserve. The fact that enthusiasts are bashing the "GP" for freaking out over these Flashback valleys and calling for the ride's removal because it's now going to be perceived as unsafe while the "GP" doesn't care and enthusiasts are the only ones making these comments is hilarious.

 

 

I know my overuse of the Nina button couldn't possibly be as obnoxious as whiney enthusiasts and their use of the term "GP" but I'm trying.

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I've always hated the term "GP" because not only are they generally more fun to hang out with at parks than the majority of coaster enthusiasts (there are exceptions of course) but it also gives enthusiasts a weird superiority complex that they totally don't deserve. The fact that enthusiasts are bashing the "GP" for freaking out over these Flashback valleys and calling for the ride's removal because it's now going to be perceived as unsafe while the "GP" doesn't care and enthusiasts are the only ones making these comments is hilarious.

 

Not necessarily - I use that term because it's easier than writing out "people who don't go to theme parks very often". I don't feel superior to them, but I know they tend to have a different mindset about theme parks and roller coasters than most of the people in this forum, as you saw in the video you posted of a guy freaking out over Flashback valleying a week or so ago.

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I've always hated the term "GP" because not only are they generally more fun to hang out with at parks than the majority of coaster enthusiasts (there are exceptions of course) but it also gives enthusiasts a weird superiority complex that they totally don't deserve. The fact that enthusiasts are bashing the "GP" for freaking out over these Flashback valleys and calling for the ride's removal because it's now going to be perceived as unsafe while the "GP" doesn't care and enthusiasts are the only ones making these comments is hilarious.

 

Not necessarily - I use that term because it's easier than writing out "people who don't go to theme parks very often". I don't feel superior to them, but I know they tend to have a different mindset about theme parks and roller coasters than most of the people in this forum, as you saw in the video you posted of a guy freaking out over Flashback valleying a week or so ago.

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Yeah, when I use the term "GP" in posts on Enthusiast sites, it's generally in the context where the best way to read it is as "Normal People"! I have a few "Enthusiast" friends I visit parks with from time to time, but primarily, I go with GP - "NP", as it were...

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But when i was at the park opening weekend, NP/GP/Non-Enthusiasts, were saying that Flashback was unsafe because it walleyed* on the Cobra Roll. I don't know what their doing

 

*CORRECTION* Valleyed

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Non-enthusiasts and normal people are the people who don't get to parks all that often.

 

GP are the ones who stand in line for Boulder Dash telling everyone within twenty feet how three people died on it on the part where it goes upside down.

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I've heard enthusiasts say equally dumb sh*t with just as much authority. I know the term means different things to different people, my basic point is that I find it annoying when enthusiasts walk around with a superiority complex when (in this case) they're freaking out way more than anyone else is and then talking about how the "GP" is freaking out.

 

Anyway, sorry for derailing this conversation so much.

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