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Also we went on Houdini today for the first time since we had passes in 2015.....can someone go over that ridiculous ride....how do they do that? You never upside down so the outer shell must be rotating also....thatbrode is weird AF....

 

You’re welcome.

 

Honestly would have never known the ride has its own category....lol....seemed hokey AF.....IDK....

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Read that WC was having issues today but we got on relatively painlessly around 2:30ish.....both trains were running and the only problem really was that people with “priority” boarding passes from the exit lane kept taking front row seats....that’s annoying AF - especially when you’re paying a premium to have the flash pass....had to wait three trains.....anyway the ride was flying....anybody know the actual issue today that I’ve read about on here?

 

Oh my gosh yes! Those flipping priority pass people were everywhere!! If I hadn't payed for the Platinum Flash Pass I would have been crazy annoyed with all the priority pass vultures!

 

As for the issue with WC, the lapbars on the orange train were throwing some weird sensor issues. When it came back in the station the ops would have to pull all the bars up and the computer was throwing an error code that the mechanic didn't know (I'm assuming) because he had to take a photo of the control panel and go research the solution.

 

So the blue train was taken off to glue padding on the front seat, then the orange train was throwing a tantrum and by the time they figured out the orange train, the glue had set on blue so they put it back on the track.

 

It took about an hour all together, it just sucks as it happened just as I was next in line for front row first ride of the year. So I was shaking like a junkie looking for his next fix of RMC goodness and the downtime just added to the insanity of my withdrawal symptoms!

 

Then just as the mechanic was finishing on WC he got a call that Flashback was down. Which is a funny story because for the past decade, every time I would go to the park Flashback would close and stay closed all day. Usually this would happen as I was in line for it or walking toward it (no lie)! Flashback was the only credit in the park I had yet to get and it did the same thing on me yesterday! So I was bummed thinking it was gonna stay closed for the rest of the day, then just as I was leaving the park and my final ride on WC, Flashback opened and I FINALLY jumped on it and was thoroughly disappointed as I knew I would be!

 

Did Flashback get stuck on the second lift again?

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^lol....I don’t ride flashback anymore....I can’t stand those OTS restraints and honestly I feel like I’m gonna just fall out at any moment.....even on the lift hill lol....that combined with it’s valley history I’m just not getting on it....they need to get rid of that thing.....and Goliath....and then build something big....expand to the north where the property is still undeveloped.....

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“Priority Boarding” is the term we use for our access pass, which is used for medical reasons and/or disabilities. Not sure why they’re using them every train on the front row. They’re not supposed to be filling them in row 1, and should be alternating which train is being filled with the Acess Pass. Sorry about that everyone! Glad to hear you guys are enjoying Superman! That’s usually where I’m operating.

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^Also ya....we have the season platinum flash pass cuz I was weak and my 11 yr old daughter gave me that look when we upgraded last week but ya....even with those passes it’s really annoying waiting for the front or the back and getting bumped cuz of those priority boarding people showing up at the exit.....we got bumped three trains in a row waiting for row 1 and 2 on WC and were bumped once on Supe.....they need to make it so that only happens once or something....the platinum flash pass is just too expensive to have to deal with that....

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“Priority Boarding” is the term we use for our access pass, which is used for medical reasons and/or disabilities. Not sure why they’re using them every train on the front row. They’re not supposed to be filling them in row 1, and should be alternating which train is being filled with the Acess Pass. Sorry about that everyone! Glad to hear you guys are enjoying Superman! That’s usually where I’m operating.

 

Well at least on Saturday we got bumped out of row 1 three times in a row and the people were hardly having medical issues or disabled....it was so annoying....did hear from daughters friend that at least on Supe theory’s not supposed to let those folks board row 1 or back row but who knows....seems a good portion of ride ops aren’t real strict....case in point how they’ll let through say 2 people on a flash pass good for only 1.....seen that a lot

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Superman was enforcing the no front row priority pass rule last weekend. It was nice for people such as myself waiting for the front, but I can also understand if people with priority passes want to also be able to experience the best seats. Ultimately having to wait an extra train or two isn't the end of the world for me.

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“Priority Boarding” is the term we use for our access pass, which is used for medical reasons and/or disabilities. Not sure why they’re using them every train on the front row. They’re not supposed to be filling them in row 1, and should be alternating which train is being filled with the Acess Pass. Sorry about that everyone! Glad to hear you guys are enjoying Superman! That’s usually where I’m operating.

 

Well at least on Saturday we got bumped out of row 1 three times in a row and the people were hardly having medical issues or disabled....it was so annoying....did hear from daughters friend that at least on Supe theory’s not supposed to let those folks board row 1 or back row but who knows....seems a good portion of ride ops aren’t real strict....case in point how they’ll let through say 2 people on a flash pass good for only 1.....seen that a lot

 

Your comment is a little insensitive and ignorant. Disabilities are not always physical nor are medical needs. But, it is still the beginning of the season. All policies will become more consitent as we move into full time operations. And as always, if your dissatisfied with something during your visit, don’t hesitate to visit guest relations, or leave a comment on the parks “Contact Us” page!

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the people were hardly having medical issues or disabled....

 

Seriously? You have NO IDEA what these people go through. At Six Flags they require a Dr's note to prevent those trying to take advantage. Keep that in mind next time. They even have to wait in a virtual queue with the program. They are one of the strictess when it comes to this. I can think of several disabilities and diseases that wouldn't allow people to wait in a standard queue but still be able to go on rides.

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the people were hardly having medical issues or disabled....

 

Seriously? You have NO IDEA what these people go through. At Six Flags they require a Dr's note to prevent those trying to take advanthiage. Keep that in mind next time. They even have to wait in a virtual queue with the program. They are one of the strictess when it comes to this. I can think of several disabilities and diseases that wouldn't allow people to wait in a standard queue but still be able to go on rides.

 

Exactly, my son is one of them. He looks like a normal kid, but due to certain medical issues, he is unable to wait for long periods of time.

Beyond that ice1972, your arrogance offends me. You are already cutting in front of hundreds of people, but that's just not good enough for you I guess. Another "I'm entitled to everything" attitude. Unfortunately, this seems to be more common these days.

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Cyclone was running completely insane yesterday, my first few rides were good, but the trains were mostly empty. After a few rides it started sprinkling outside, the trains were more filled, and the ride was absolutely hauling. I don't think it has ever been faster in the second half. The back row was absolutely insane and I got ridiculous ejector airtime even on the hill into the brakes. Some of the fastest if not fastest rides Iv'e ever seen. Ride now before it starts acting up in the summer!

 

Superman is running fast and smooth. Lots of insane airtime on the hills. Not sure if it has been discussed here, but the park now allows re-rides if there is nobody in your row. You can also seat hop if the station is empty. I got 15 rides on Cyclone without leaving the station and plenty on Superman as well. So refreshing to not have to walk around every single time.

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All right everyone calm down.....that may have come off a bit harsh - I certainly understand there are medical conditions/diseases/disabilities/whatever that are otherwise completely invisible - I get it.....however it’s not ok to have to be held back three trains in a row because folks with this priority privilege keep arriving and there’s no plan to handle that......people in the regular line, regardless of where they are should only have to wait once.....the folks at the exit can wait one train.....they should do it in a modified version of how they do it on thunderbolt anyway.....before opening the gates figure out where the people want to sit and then don’t let boarding riders into that lane.....would keep people from getting all pissed off when someone takes their ride....

 

And when I pay six flags to skip the line I expect to not have to wait 30 minutes to get on WC.....so ya....I’m entitled to that for sure

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^ Rerides? It's an Easter miracle for SFNE!

Actually, we implemented a new policy this year! If your row is empty, you can reride!

 

Holy krap!!! For real? Is this on all rides? So many times we’ve been there and rolled up after riding and nobody in the row and we ask tonreride and they’re like “sorry bro - gotta go around”.....not sure what the reasoning was there but was maddening....I always ask anyway and it’s not like it goes down like that all the time....it’s like 50/50....HITP 2017 I got four rides on Batman by asking.....but it was 22 degrees and nobody was in line lol....man my face froze after that

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^ Rerides? It's an Easter miracle for SFNE!

Actually, we implemented a new policy this year! If your row is empty, you can reride!

 

Holy krap!!! For real? Is this on all rides? So many times we’ve been there and rolled up after riding and nobody in the row and we ask tonreride and they’re like “sorry bro - gotta go around”.....not sure what the reasoning was there but was maddening....I always ask anyway and it’s not like it goes down like that all the time....it’s like 50/50....HITP 2017 I got four rides on Batman by asking.....but it was 22 degrees and nobody was in line lol....man my face froze after that

It’s *supposed* to be parkwide.

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^ As nice as Cyborg sounds, this is the better new for 2019 addition if you ask me!

Did you just diss Grid?

I don’t know why you’re really expecting more than a Freestyle in a box. Nobody really cares about Grid, and your posts are adding nothing to our conversation.

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^ Rerides? It's an Easter miracle for SFNE!

Actually, we implemented a new policy this year! If your row is empty, you can reride!

 

That's pretty awesome, and its surprising from a Six Flags park! Here at Busch Garden Tampa, and SWO, they're pretty strict about no re-rides... as they sell one free re-ride as a perk with the Platinum passes. Now that I have a Plat, its awesome, as the re-ride applies anytime!

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