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My family and I took a quick trip to the park on Friday which appears to have been the nicer day of the weekend so far and boy was it mobbed with school band groups. The park was looking great and lots of nice new things since my last visit 2 years ago. The New Gotham City is a nice touch up of the South End, but nothing over the top. Harley Quinn was looking great as they tested it. My one real complaint on the day was the horrifically slow food service lines. I understand when groups show up it can take longer as everyone usually orders separately, but I waited in a line for simple chicken tenders and fries which took over 30 minutes to get, and it wasn't because they were making them, they had one person taking money and dishing out food while a second person was cooking. And while I could have gone to other locations it was the same scenario elsewhere.

While the park was great and the rides solid it was disappointing to see them strike out so badly in the food service department. They either need to have more people stationed at major food locales or open more spots with the people they have when they know they have large groups showing up. Of course not having the water park open to take some of the crowd away probably exacerbated things. I will give props to the Joker crew, they had that thing moving and getting people thru the line and on the ride. Maybe a 10 minute wait from the moment I stepped in line til I got on the ride. Superman crew was pretty good too.

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^ The Superman crew is usually one of the best in the park. The first few weeks of the season had a slow line but that was more the fault of one train operations. I really like how they say they'll close the gates in 5 seconds and don't hesitate to do so to keepnthe line moving.

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My family and I took a quick trip to the park on Friday which appears to have been the nicer day of the weekend so far and boy was it mobbed with school band groups. The park was looking great and lots of nice new things since my last visit 2 years ago. The New Gotham City is a nice touch up of the South End, but nothing over the top. Harley Quinn was looking great as they tested it. My one real complaint on the day was the horrifically slow food service lines. I understand when groups show up it can take longer as everyone usually orders separately, but I waited in a line for simple chicken tenders and fries which took over 30 minutes to get, and it wasn't because they were making them, they had one person taking money and dishing out food while a second person was cooking. And while I could have gone to other locations it was the same scenario elsewhere.

While the park was great and the rides solid it was disappointing to see them strike out so badly in the food service department. They either need to have more people stationed at major food locales or open more spots with the people they have when they know they have large groups showing up. Of course not having the water park open to take some of the crowd away probably exacerbated things. I will give props to the Joker crew, they had that thing moving and getting people thru the line and on the ride. Maybe a 10 minute wait from the moment I stepped in line til I got on the ride. Superman crew was pretty good too.

I was there with a friend on Friday as well, and yeah, you aren't kidding about the school groups. Maybe I'm just getting old, but preteens and teenagers get more and more irritating by the year, and while they were just kids being kids, we still eventually just got to the point where we couldn't deal with them any more and called it a day. There were also some extremely slow ride crews; definitely remember Wicked Cyclone's crew not being on point, and Thunderbolt's crew also could have picked up the pace a little bit. Wouldn't be surprised about the food crews, but neither of us felt like eating in the park aside from my friend's impassioned search for either a snow cone or a slushie and her abject expressions of horror at the price (which we still paid, as we didn't want to end our search empty-handed).

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Wow, that thing swings crazy close to Joker. Looks great.

 

How the heck is this thing testing and getting ready to open soon but at SFMM it's still just a huge pile of dirt.

SFMM has all the time in the world to get it ready, while SFNE has to have it ready as soon as possible due to a relatively short season that typically takes several months to really take off due to unpredictable spring weather.

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Planning on heading to the park Friday. Anyone know how the crowds will be? School is still in session with only half the colleges out. Any events going on that day that will cause it to be crowded?

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Planning on heading to the park Friday. Anyone know how the crowds will be? School is still in session with only half the colleges out. Any events going on that day that will cause it to be crowded?

I’d bank on the park being absolutely slammed everyday next weekend if the weather is nice.

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Was anyone able to make it to the park to check out Harley Quinn for the membership preview? I wanted to go but had a few graduations this weekend. I'm interested in hearing how lomg the cycle is since I know what kind of air these things are capable of providing.

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Planning on heading to the park Friday. Anyone know how the crowds will be? School is still in session with only half the colleges out. Any events going on that day that will cause it to be crowded?

Fridays at this time of year have lighter crowds, but make up for it with lots of (often loud, annoying, and poorly-behaved) school groups.

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Planning on heading to the park Friday. Anyone know how the crowds will be? School is still in session with only half the colleges out. Any events going on that day that will cause it to be crowded?

Fridays at this time of year have lighter crowds, but make up for it with lots of (often loud, annoying, and poorly-behaved) school groups.

 

Ugh, if the park had an adult night id pay extra for that, 18+ only

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Planning on heading to the park Friday. Anyone know how the crowds will be? School is still in session with only half the colleges out. Any events going on that day that will cause it to be crowded?

Fridays at this time of year have lighter crowds, but make up for it with lots of (often loud, annoying, and poorly-behaved) school groups.

 

Ugh, if the park had an adult night id pay extra for that, 18+ only

 

Make that 25+. College kids are for the most part a-holes too.

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Planning on heading to the park Friday. Anyone know how the crowds will be? School is still in session with only half the colleges out. Any events going on that day that will cause it to be crowded?

Fridays at this time of year have lighter crowds, but make up for it with lots of (often loud, annoying, and poorly-behaved) school groups.

 

Ugh, if the park had an adult night id pay extra for that, 18+ only

 

Make that 25+. College kids are for the most part a-holes too.

 

As a college kid I have to disagree

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Just out of curiousity, how does S:TR’s ride compare to S:ROS @SFA’s restrains? I’ve heard many complaints about the SFNE S:TR but I haven’t gotten a good explanation of what makes them bad.

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Just out of curiousity, how does S:TR’s ride compare to S:ROS @SFA’s restrains? I’ve heard many complaints about the SFNE S:TR but I haven’t gotten a good explanation of what makes them bad.

They’re really really bulky and hit closer to the thighs, which when stapled makes the huge ejector air the ride has very painful.

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