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P. 288: New B&M Dive Machine Announced!

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Unless a ride was already built or very far along in the construction process (ex. Jersey Devil) I can see that happening to several of the new-for-2020 rides. From their perspective, it saves some money in the short term and they can install it in a subsequent season when they can properly market it.

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the new attraction has been removed from the site

 

I think new attractions have been removed from every Six Flags parks website. I checked out several different park sites including Over Texas and Great Adventure, and none of them had anything related to their new rides.

 

I think it’s a “out of respect” kinda thing. Like, with everything going on the parks don’t want to be like “Oh! Look at us, building a fancy new ride.” - I can see that kind of thing not sitting well with people.

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^ DDD is still the header on the park's twitter.

 

And Fiesta is year round park too (was for a year before Over Texas started)

 

I agree with Fame. .that's what's going on. . .the ride is still gonna open when the park does. they just aren't gonna be promoting it very much at first. just my take.

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I definitely think Jersey Devil and Aquaman are both still on (especially the latter since it will be at a year-round park)....

 

Ohhh, I’m confident those two will still be opening! (Assuming the parks open this year.) I just feel like the parks are trying to be a little quiet about it right now...

 

... I agree with Fame. .that's what's going on. . .the ride is still gonna open when the park does. they just aren't gonna be promoting it very much at first. just my take.

 

Yep! Because you know people would be like “OMG!! That park is spending $x,xxx,xxx on a new ride, but can’t donate to the COVID-19 pandemic!!! OMG! I’m never going there again. They are so heartless.”

 

So the parks are playing it safe and not promoting new additions right now.

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There was some discussion of this on the SFSTl thread in regards to their new ride, Catwoman Whip. A poster who I am pretty sure is a maintenance person at the park posted that there are no plans to scrap already announced rides.

 

Now, I am a little nervous about next year's plan. It will be SFSTl 50th anniv and there was some hint we would be getting something to celebrate. It was one of the original 3 built from scratch Six Flags. And as Bert knows we have a nice empty spot where Tidal Wave was. Not sure how this closure might affect that.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I had originally planned a trip to Fiesta Texas/SWSA/ZDT for mid-July. Due to the current state of the world... that's not happening, I still want to take this trip this year, but now on a smaller scale. So the question is: what do people recommend: A weekend mid-October or a weekend in early November?

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Either of those, the park will be more crowded, because the Waterpark "land" is closed, so it's not there to drain folks from the dry side of the park.

 

keeping in mind, any "historic" info is out the window, because who knows how Covid is going to affect the crowds once it opens.

 

*but*. . . I can tell you Fright Fest tends to draw crowds, especially in the evenings once the haunts open. So between the two? I'd go for November.

 

either time will be much cooler, than coming over the Summer (tho as noted, the Summer has the waterpark section open, so the dry parts of the park are way less busy, tho it is MUCH hotter).

 

hope that helps? (and I DO think the parks will be open in July for certain)

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^ Man, I hope everyone (you know, the smart ones who are in TPR) takes their time in re-visiting these parks,

once they start opening, in stages. No stupid logjams like Robb noted at WDW's Disney Springs, Opening Day.

 

My park isn't supposed to re-open until July. So I shall live thru everybody's else's parks' openings! Ha!

 

Best Safe Wishes to all, once this gets going.

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I can tell you Fright Fest tends to draw crowds, especially in the evenings once the haunts open. So between the two? I'd go for November.

 

hope that helps?

 

So the biggest hurdle there would just be crowds. Some good planning/skip the line options (if available) and crowds can be manageble enough. It also looks like Winter/holiday events usually start later in November. I always enjoy a good Halloween event even if I don't go through the houses.

 

I DO think the parks will be open in July for certain
Man, I hope everyone (you know, the smart ones who are in TPR) takes their time in re-visiting these parks,

once they start opening, in stages. No stupid logjams like Robb noted at WDW's Disney Springs, Opening Day.

 

Exactly, Bill. Which is why I postponed my trip. Don't want to rush out in the Texas summer heat while wearing a mask. While October will still be quite hot, it'll be slightly more tolerable. And the parks should have a better idea of what they're doing at that point.

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^ dont' forget that Fiesta is a year round park.

 

ie: the moment that October is over? the Thanksgiving / Fall decorations will go up and they will start holiday shows/festivals. (assuming those are not postponed due to 2020 impacts from Covid)

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Gov. Abbott just announced he was enabling Stage 3 openings . . . so that includes Amusement Parks & Waterparks at 50% capacity

 

so I'm guessing we'll see SFOT, SFFT, Galveston Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, ZDT's, the San Antonio Zoo, Schlitterbahn locations, and SeaWorld all likely reopening in the next few weeks.

 

Most certainly before the end of June

 

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/06/03/governor-greg-abbott-announces-phase-iii-of-reopening-texas/

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yup. . per the email I got this morning, they are open to everyone as of 6/22

 

but they open for Members on 6/19, and Members/Season Pass on 6/20:

 

• June 19 from 4-9pm to Diamond & Diamond Elite ONLY

• June 20-21 from 10:30am-9pm to all Members and Pass Holders

• June 22 Open to All Guests

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Awesome to hear, maybe there is some hope for a second try at a Texas trip later this summer, probably August, to replace our cancelled Spring Break trip! Still nothing from SFSTL but expecting an announcement any day now.

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Hello fellow ride lovers, Any inside info on Dare Devil Dive construction? Thanks

 

we won't know until the park opens back up to the public on 6/19 (well.. to Members for a few hours, before opening up more fully the next day).

 

they have stopped advertising it, so we won't know how far along it is, until folks can actually get into the park to take a look (I don't believe it's tall enough to see from outside the park / the ridge behind IR near the shopping center).

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So, I'm curious, particularly since I am still trying to decide if we should reschedule our cancelled spring break trip for August. At SFSTL they are not only leaving every other row empty on coasters but also sanitizing AND running the train empty every other cycle. Is that happening across the chain or just at our park? Checking in with those of you that have been to the Texas parks. It will be a factor in my deciding if we will come down for a visit or perhaps postpone til next year sometime. Anyone been to SFFT yet? I asked in the SFOT thread too. Just want to know what sort of restrictions and wait times we will be dealing with before I fly down.

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^ usually most everything is open except for:

 

the Bumper Cars (it gets used as "skating" rink).

the Gully Washer (whitewater rafts)

Bug's WhiteWater Rapids (log flume) some years seems to operate, and some years doesnt. . so not really sure on that one.

and the Whitewater Bay (waterpark "land") will be closed for the season

 

Most everything else should be operating I'd expect.

the Train morphs into the Holiday express, so it wont' stop 1/2 way, and instead just does a trip around the park from the Crack Axle station.

 

 

as to Flash Pass? I never buy it, but it's my home park, so I just ride things another time, if a line is too long.

 

that said? you'll need it for: Wonder Woman (terrible capacity, especially if they are still only filling every other seat), Iron Rattler (even if they have the 2nd train running, this one always pulls long lines), Poltergeist (Premier Launch coaster - that has really long load/dispatch times, so even a short line will take a while, and Flash Pass entrance puts you right into the station), and Joker (the new ride from last year).

 

so if you want to get a lot of re-rides? I'd spend the $$ on it if offered.

 

just my 2cents.

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