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23 minutes ago, anonymouscactus said:

I don't know if you can use it with the season long flash pass, but I definitely used it on Saturday for the day purchase (which I regretted spending $$$ on, the only REALLY GOOD time saver was Superman due to the 1 train), the rest shaved off little to no lines. It worked well, though a lot of the employees had trouble getting the QR code to register and sometimes it took 20-30 seconds for them to finally get it to scan. I really liked it though. Nothing additional to carry around, no line to wait in to pick it up, it was great in that respect.

They’re doing something wrong if they can’t get it to work regardless if it’s a day purchase or a season long pass…..it’s literally the same system….I mean how can it not be…..

On a side note I was told last week when we went that they are selling single skip the line passes now for $19.99 a piece…..lol….combined with the separate line they have now for skip the line passes the line to get them now backs up a ways up the hill….so that really sucks if you are a member that needs to pick up your skips and your FP….Tonight I had the kids wait in the STL line whil I waited in the FP line…..I mean I get it….selling single STL passes is another - probably pretty lucrative - revenue stream but you can’t screw already paying members and make them wait in line like that…..they need to modify that….IDK maybe make it all phone based - man that would be genius lol

On a side note….Supergirl got stuck tonight at the end of the night with a few guests in the one side facing straight down lol…..they slowly lowered it down eventually and got them off…..IDK….we haven’t ridden it yet

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Hey All I am going to SFNE on the 18th if anyone wants to meet up. I have been out of the game for 8 years and bought a pass this year to get back to what I love. No coaster is off limits to me and age, creed or color does not matter to me either just looking for a good time an meet some new people. Crazy thing is I was a founding member of Club TPR... It's been a long strange trip.

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50 minutes ago, Funkadelic said:

I'm considering signing up for the Season Pass. Could any season pass holders tell me which days they are offering "Bring-a-friend free" this year?

Literally none. Idk if they just haven’t been announced yet but on the pass portal on the app it doesn’t list any dates for them.

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So Six Flags New England’s coaster power hours were awesome. They only advertised the coasters and frisbee being open but as more and more staff became available for an event that they just started advertising a few days ago they opened like half the flat rides in the park for no reason even though nothing was filling trains.

It’s really a tale of two companies with them and Cedar Fair right now 😂

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In my member portal I have a at least once a month to bring a friend for free. This is July.

 

Choose one Friday in July to bring a friend for free.

To Receive Your Discount : Present your Gold Season Pass or Membership card at the turnstile and receive one (1) free general admission for a friend.Terms, Conditions, and Restrictions : Offer only valid July 6, 13, and 20. Offer only valid with the presentation of a valid, processed Gold Season Pass or Membership card. You and your friend must enter the park turnstiles together when your Pass or Membership card is first scanned for the day. Offer valid for one-time use.

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Pretty terrible visit today…..not impressed with the wait at flash pass office to secure my season flash pass that I pay a lot for every month so we opted to just wait in the infuriating separate line for our skip the line passes and when I asked the guy why my season flash pass isn’t available on the app thing they love to now tout everywhere he said “I know it’s weird - they haven’t added season FP people yet……

FFS….what a disaster….I said it before - they’re doing something wrong if they have an app for a daily flash pass but just forgot about the season FP holders…..come on…..so we opted for our skip the line passes only without waiting in the 2 hour FP line…..

Later my kid and his friend got stuck on catwoman after boarding and I happen to be at the exit waiting for them when one of the Leadership Team showed up - after maintenance was called - and I asked her what happens if my kids used skip the line passes to get and now have to get off……she gave us 4 anytime passes for use on any ride the whole season And each gets four people max on a ride….so that was the only bright spot….

Mostly I’m fine going to SFNE….have a good time usually but the crowds today and the inability of SFNE to manage the crowds especially For customers who pay a lot per Month to not wait around in lines made it a very bad day….

do better six flags

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Stopped in for a few hours today. Noticed that the area with Houdini, Tomahawk, and Rodeo has been blocked off. This must’ve happened recently considering I had just ridden Houdini over Memorial Day weekend. 

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Heading to the park today for the first time in 9 years... Yeah life sometimes takes us into different directions. Hoping for a not so busy day.. just want to get all the coasters done and pretty much thats it.

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On 6/16/2021 at 5:01 PM, Chasehat said:

Stopped in for a few hours today. Noticed that the area with Houdini, Tomahawk, and Rodeo has been blocked off. This must’ve happened recently considering I had just ridden Houdini over Memorial Day weekend. 

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Per queue times it looks like an obvious staffing move but they often open those rides the last few hours of the day when the staff becomes available. I'd imagine it won't be an issue on weekends.

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It was packed today... Ride ops went decent.. Food ops not so much. I do not think they expected that many people there today. The lot was all the way back and preferred was sold out.

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42 minutes ago, nepatsfan1 said:

It was packed today... Ride ops went decent.. Food ops not so much. I do not think they expected that many people there today. The lot was all the way back and preferred was sold out.

Were you able to get on everything you wanted 

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On 5/31/2021 at 10:43 PM, anonymouscactus said:

I don't know if you can use it with the season long flash pass, but I definitely used it on Saturday for the day purchase (which I regretted spending $$$ on, the only REALLY GOOD time saver was Superman due to the 1 train), the rest shaved off little to no lines. It worked well, though a lot of the employees had trouble getting the QR code to register and sometimes it took 20-30 seconds for them to finally get it to scan. I really liked it though. Nothing additional to carry around, no line to wait in to pick it up, it was great in that respect.

I wonder how that's going to work in some of the other parks on rides where phones are forbidden on certain rides (El Toro, Jersey Devil)?

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20 minutes ago, jackinbox said:

I wonder how that's going to work in some of the other parks on rides where phones are forbidden on certain rides (El Toro, Jersey Devil)?

They'll probably institute something like SV's new locker system, after the FP merge point, but in typical SF fashion, dedicate zero employees to it so it turns into a massive shitshow.

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23 hours ago, coasterbill said:

Per queue times it looks like an obvious staffing move but they often open those rides the last few hours of the day when the staff becomes available. I'd imagine it won't be an issue on weekends.

I haven’t been back since this went up to see it myself but apparently there was an RV parked next to Tomahawk. Not sure what it would be needed for. The area being closed could totally just be for staffing but it will be interesting to see how much of this and the Goliath area potential get a steampunk retheme. 

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16 hours ago, grsupercity said:

Were you able to get on everything you wanted 

I went for opening and went through the member entrance and was able to get the 10 min head start. Rode Superman first, Batman, Riddler, Joker and Wicked Cyclone for the first time. I then made the mistake of going back to get my member drink cup and then it turned into a shitshow... left at 145 and took my long ride home. Superman still is the best coaster in the park.

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Am I the only one that doesn't get those? I get it with my drink plan but always throw it in the trash. I'd rather pay the extra money if I ever actually want soda than carry that unnecessarily large cup that doesn't fit in a locker around all day.

Now I feel like I should get them and give them to people who care. 😂

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22 minutes ago, coasterbill said:

Am I the only one that doesn't get those? I get it with my drink plan but always throw it in the trash. I'd rather pay the extra money if I ever actually want soda than carry that unnecessarily large cup that doesn't fit in a locker around all day.

Now I feel like I should get them and give them to people who care. 😂

I got lucky and got my DE VIP card, credits for paying through the pandemic and picked up the cup in under 10 mins but I went up to member services as soon as I walked into the park.  Some of the lines since have been totally nuts.  I really wish they would do away with the cups or at least make it optional.  They are definitely an annoyance to have to carry around besides always wondering if someone is going to try to steal or mistakenly take yours.  I like how Cedar Point offered both but but a refill time on the disposable cups.  No issue at all with that.  I'd rather be limited on refills and get a disposable cup instead of the plastic carry around ones.

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That's what I do too. Half the time I drink beer, otherwise I just drink free water courtesy cups since it's free and better for me than soda anyway. Every once in awhile I'll want a kick of caffeine and order a coke, but whatever... it's 50% off with the DE pass and worth a few bucks every 2-3 visits to not have to carry the cup.

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2 hours ago, coasterbill said:

That's what I do too. Half the time I drink beer, otherwise I just drink free water courtesy cups since it's free and better for me than soda anyway. Every once in awhile I'll want a kick of caffeine and order a coke, but whatever... it's 50% off with the DE pass and worth a few bucks every 2-3 visits to not have to carry the cup.

I don't know if other SF parks did this, but while operating under COVID restrictions, SFMM would hand you a paper cup of whatever drink you ordered with your drink plan. But you still had to carry your refillable cup and show it to the cashier to prove you had the drink plan. They could've gone the Cedar Fair route by scanning guests' passes, noticing whether or not they have drink plans, and handing out paper cups instead of making guests carry around a plastic cup that they won't end up using anyway.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Some pictures floating around on Twitter of damage from a Severe Thunderstorm at SFNE tonight. Some good sized trees down, a flag pole snapped, and a few large branches even tried to put Fireball out of its misery but I'm sure it will be back giving everyone headaches by opening tomorrow. Looks like some minor flooding on some low lying midways too.

UPDATE: Park is closed today, 6/30, for storm cleanup.

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On 6/20/2021 at 12:49 PM, joelwee said:

I don't know if other SF parks did this, but while operating under COVID restrictions, SFMM would hand you a paper cup of whatever drink you ordered with your drink plan. But you still had to carry your refillable cup and show it to the cashier to prove you had the drink plan. They could've gone the Cedar Fair route by scanning guests' passes, noticing whether or not they have drink plans, and handing out paper cups instead of making guests carry around a plastic cup that they won't end up using anyway.

I always just order a free refill on the app and get a paper cup.  Tossed my bottle long ago.  Works at all the SF parks I've been to so far.

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