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^ the booth that sells them is right next to the Boomerang: Coast to Coaster (just to the right of it).

 

so when you come in, just go straight ahead until you bump into boomerang (but don't actually RIDE it. .LOL), and there's where you purchase, if you need to

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if you do FlashPass (which I think you always do, right?).. you'll get lots of rides on Wonder Woman. .it's great!

 

Wonder Woman was single use when we went earlier this year on all levels. Is that no longer the case?

 

pretty sure they changed it based on level of FlashPass. (and fame typically gets the highest level version, if I'm recalling).

Not 100% sure tho, since I don't get FlashPass at Fiesta, since we go often enough.

 

the FP line at Wonder Woman is always almost nothing tho. . . so maybe it is only single use? It's hard to tell since it's not even on the main site list : WW is listed as "coming soon: single use" on the actual purchase page when you click "buy now". . but that's for all 3 levels.. . . so I THINK it might be unlimited for Platinum version.

 

but I'm not really sure - I absolutely could be wrong, and it's still only one time even for Platinum level.

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That's how it was a few months ago (one use on all levels). We got a Flash Pass but went to Wonder Woman at rope drop anyway to get a bonus ride in.

 

 

When I was there a few weeks ago, WW was single use on all levels of flash pass. I was going to get a FP that day, but with IRat down and WW only being single use, I decided to skip the FP. But if you head straight back to WW at rope drop, you should be able to get at least 2-3 rides in before it gets much of a line.

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Just got off WW... HOLY CRAP!!! She is amazing!!! I am jealous of all of you who have this at your home park!!

 

ain't it great?

 

How were the crowds? did you need to get FlashPass?

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How were the crowds? did you need to get FlashPass?

 

Crowds were decent, but manageable. We didn't end up needing a FlashPass, which was nice. We ended up waiting about 30(ish) minutes for Wonder Woman, which was by far the longest line in the park. The only reason I wish we would have had a FlashPass would be so that we could have done more. Waiting in lines sure cut into how many things we got to enjoy. But at the end of the day, it was still a great trip!!

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I'll echo DoinItForTheFame's thoughts on Wonder Woman. Amazing ride and might just be the best coaster in the park. I was lucky enough to get both a front seat and back seat ride, and back is the clear winner if only for that first drop. I definitely wouldn't mind seeing more Raptors pop up. The rest of my visit to SFFT was also excellent. This is a great park and San Antonio is lucky to have it (and SeaWorld...and ZDT's not too far away...)

 

Thanks again for all the advice.

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went to the park yesterday to exchange our Season Pass renewals (+ the upgrades) I had bought during the Labor Day flash sale.

 

gorgeous day, but the park was absolutely packed (they were also doing some membership special event too. . tho it wasn't BAFF or BAF cheaper. . so I can only imagine what Friday or Sunday looked like crowd wise).

 

park was slammed with families with younger kids - which is a good thing in the long run, even if it made the lines for Roadrunner and Bugs Bunny rapids extend out past queue entrances (so we bypassed both, as we'll ride them when there isn't an hour wait).

very strange in that Roadrunner had an Hour wait? next door Iron Rattler was a walk on. (yeah.. I rode it a couple of times).

 

odd that several attractions near the haunts close down lines at 5pm (including Pandemonium, and Gully Washer). .but I suppose they have to flush the queue lines so those spaces can be used for exit lines from the haunts.

 

Although everything was operating, we saw a couple of cases where almost 1/2 a rides capacity was down - Spinsanity had only 4 of the 7 cars operating, the other 3 were locked off. Hustler had multiple pool balls locked off, and Fireball was running with a few seats blocked off. Even Wonder Woman, which was running all 3 trains - as opposed to only 1 train a couple of weeks ago. . . even tho 2 of the trains had several seats blocked off. . still, it was nice they were trying to increase capacity).

 

Iron Rattler was running two trains, but the camera wasn't working, so no photo for me (I was hoping to use my new Photo pass. . but we used it for Wonder Woman, and for entrance pics. . so still got some pics I'll post later)

 

I'll likely have a small TR report up in the next few weeks, although we didn't actually go thru any of the haunts as the lines were simply too prohibitive for Nick to stand that long in line (we stayed until ~8pm).

 

the park only got more packed as it got later, and the fog effects thruout the park once it hit 6pm, made it look eerily spooky, so good on them for that.

 

 

Anyways. . the point of posting now was to talk about the "coffin challenge". . .oh my.

I thought it was silly, but dumb, when they announced it. . but seeing it in person at Fiesta?

 

The most idiotic thing I think I've seen, purely based on the execution of it.

It was set up in front of the stepts to train station in Crackaxle - so the train could only be boarded in the German section for a full circuit of the park.

 

ok, I GET that we're in Texas, and it's hot. . . but really? the coffins are open at the top. and Fiesta brought out tents to shade the participants from the sun. (which wouldn't be an issue if the lids were closed, would it?).

I mean. . they were laying there with sunglasses on, and water/food available on top of the coffin lids (we saw one contestant reach up and take a drink of water and grab some chips. . guess the rule is they can't sit up? ) but they all also had earphones in, and several were playing on phones -- which to be fair, the Emcee took away from them 20 minutes later as we were walking by.

 

but really? open lids, you can have your phone, and shaded by a tent? easy to do. it sounded like they had a LOT of applicants, but I can think of way better use of my time than this easy challenge, especially since i'd expect all 8 are gonna succeed, and the 300 will have to be split. whoop de do, they get to keep the coffin. . . oh well, maybe they are super Halloween fans and wanted a coffin decoration.

 

anyways. . I thought it was idiotic. . but lots of folks did gather around to look at them. here's a picture of it.

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^^ What's the deal with all the signs and stuff below those 2 contestants' names? The first two (closest) coffins?

 

those are stickers from a local (San Antonio) radio station.

 

no idea why those two have them. .maybe they were sponsored by the station? or won their spot thru the station?

 

EDIT: I noticed the one with the most stickers also has stickers inside for "the Billy Madison Show". . and a quick google, shows the guy in that coffin is one of the show members.

 

so there ya go. . they got one of the open spots for a show bit. .which I guess is why he appears to have wiring going into the coffin so he could report. (based on the pic on the coffin, it's the guy on the left)

 

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wonder if the one next to him also with stickers is someone from the show too

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But yeah I rather do a million other things then lay in a coffin for 30 hours.

 

EXACTLY.

 

 

I had already bought my pass anyways, and the "coffins" appear to have been made by the Six Flags special effects crew. . so they aren't like an expensive one you'd get from a funeral home.

 

nice to hear they got $300 each. . .but that's what? $10 an hour? not worth it to me.

 

glad they got more than I thought they did tho, even though an easy taslk. Still think the "open top" coffins are idiotic and not hard to do at all.

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This is all NOT what I was thinking of, when they first announced..."thirty hours in a coffin."

 

These people all got it too easy. I say ~~~ CLOSE - THOSE - LIDS!

 

EDIT: Maybe in the last three hours, and besides closing the lids, cut off all their social media connections/power.

 

That'll get some real screams I betcha.

 

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And now that everybody knows what they meant, Six Flags Anywhere will get THOUSANDS of applicants, if they

run this contest again, next year.... "Open Casket".

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Here's something the park doesn't explicitly tell you: Pandemonium closes early due to the queue line becoming a haunt maze. The park doesn't say when the ride closes during the day and the employees at the entrance claimed it was closed for the season when it really wasn't. I missed out on the credit yesterday and am admittedly a bit bummed out. I still had a great time, I'm just a bit annoyed that neither the website nor the app gives this information.

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Good to know Pandemonium closes early, I'm visiting this upcoming weekend and wouldn't have known about that. Just hoping the rain stays away, but not looking too promising.

 

I actually mentioned it in my brief trip report.

 

Gully Washer (renamed Blood Bayou, and the river dyed Red) ALSO closes early, since they also use that queue for Haunt.

 

there is a haunt by Roadrunner Express too. . but we didn't go by there after 5, so not sure if they closed off RoadRunner or not. . but the haunt is right there off of the main queue, so it wouldn't surprise me if they did shut it down too.

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Another question for you guys; does anybody have experience and/or insight into how the park handles rain? Getting a little nervous about my weekend trip here because of flash flood warnings through tomorrow night, then Friday night is forecasting a 50% chance and Saturday an 80% chance. Does the park close entire park/major attractions in a sprinkle a la Great Adventure, or do they try and keep ops going?

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Another question for you guys; does anybody have experience and/or insight into how the park handles rain? Getting a little nervous about my weekend trip here because of flash flood warnings through tomorrow night, then Friday night is forecasting a 50% chance and Saturday an 80% chance. Does the park close entire park/major attractions in a sprinkle a la Great Adventure, or do they try and keep ops going?

 

See middle of page 655.

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This is their first year-round season so this is going to be our first glimpse into how they do that as they previously just did it during their brief offseason. Hopefully they actually post a rehab schedule but generally Six Flags just rehabs things with no warning whatsoever.

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