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

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^On the app right now, it shows Poltergeist, Joker, & Wonder Woman as closed. If its raining, lines might not be that bad, and the park is open until 9. Doesn't say if they're temporarily down or not, so there's a chance they could open, but don't expect it. Scream is a combo tower on all sides I believe. Might want to go and see what you can get on if you have a season pass or membership, but be weary of what might happen if the rain increases. 

EDIT: Might not need a fast pass if the rain cleared people out, but you could check too. 

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I like all their major coasters best in the back row, particularly Iron Rattler and Wonder Woman.  The park is likely going to be empty tonight, so as long as they don't close you should have the park to yourself and they usually will run things in the rain as long as it isn't a monsoon.

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the deciding factors in what's up or down at SFFT is not rain.   I often visit on days when rain is forecast.
The deciding factor is wind (will shut down: Poltergeist, Goliath, Iron Rattler - as those all valley), and lightning in the area (will shut down ALL major rides).

 

your best bet is going to be Sunday morning at open - park tends to be very slow on Sunday mornings until ~2pm (Texan's love their Church).

when you say "Batman" to be clear, are you talking Batman cloned B&M (at SFFT it's called Goliath, and is among the snappier versions of it) or "Batman" S&S spinner - the one at SFFT is the first one ever built and runs way different than the one at SFOT.  (more intense and more flips. . at SFOT, it's called Joker by the way).

your first ever visit to the park?  and limited time?  yes, I'd get flash pass, but you'll need to splurge for Platinum to allow you to book on either Joker pendulum, Wonder Woman, or Daredevil Dive.

Iron Rattler is running 1 train operations.   So if you don't go there 1st - and are there at park open (again, I'd suggest Sunday). . don't even have that on your list or you will hit none of your other rides - that line will be hours long.

if you hit Iron Rattler first?  DDD is right next door, and that one too, is best to hit early, before line forms.

Typically, I'd go to WW at rope drop, as can get in several rides before main crowd gets back to that corner of the park.    But with IR with 1 train operations?   go there first, if you can be at park for rope drop (the park gates open ~1 hour before rope drop, so you can get in before official opening time).

 

Superman is a people eater.  you'll have no issue on that.   Or on Goliath (Batman B&M clone) if you hit that later in the day (starts out busy since at front of park).

Wonder Woman, Joker, DDD, Poltergeist are all very low capacity (and the restraints on Poltergeist make loading take forever, so even a short line on that can take a while - tho Flash pass puts you directly into the station bypassing any line).

Scream has 3 towers, but they recently have only been running 2 - which both have been running the "combo" program:  Slow lift to the top,   drop,  bounce, drop.

Have fun. . and don't miss out on Pirates, on the boardwalk, which never has a line. . a fun, dark shooter ride.

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oh, and WW back seat is way more intense.

Iron Rattler is for sure a back car ride.

Goliath & Superman are both B&M, so back row, left side of train is most intense.

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36 minutes ago, IronWolfman said:

^On the app right now, it shows Poltergeist, Joker, & Wonder Woman as closed. If its raining, lines might not be that bad, and the park is open until 9. Doesn't say if they're temporarily down or not, so there's a chance they could open, but don't expect it. Scream is a combo tower on all sides I believe. Might want to go and see what you can get on if you have a season pass or membership, but be weary of what might happen if the rain increases. 

EDIT: Might not need a fast pass if the rain cleared people out, but you could check too. 

I would put $ on it that's not rain.    all of those run in the rain (and WW HAULS when the track is wet).


THAT is lightning in the area.   100%

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3 minutes ago, bert425 said:

oh, and WW back seat is way more intense.

Iron Rattler is for sure a back car ride.

Goliath & Superman are both B&M, so back row, left side of train is most intense.

Thanks! I'm hoping the app isn't super accurate and I'm gonna try tonight. I only have tonight, tomorrow from 5 ish to close it Sunday 5ish to close, so tonight it is! Wish me luck!

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5 hours ago, DJ_Sillybootz said:

Thanks! I'm hoping the app isn't super accurate and I'm gonna try tonight. I only have tonight, tomorrow from 5 ish to close it Sunday 5ish to close, so tonight it is! Wish me luck!

Hope you got to go ! 

Seeing reports from friends who went to the park and they said after the rains, everything opened back up and there were almost no lines.

so really hope you got out today!

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1 minute ago, bert425 said:

Hope you got to go ! 

Seeing reports from friends who went to the park and they said after the rains, everything opened back up and there were almost no lines.

so really hope you got out today!


I did and it was awesome! The park was clean and empty. One strange thing was literally everything I went on except superman, pirates, and joker broke down while I was was there. Some more than once. Most were quick fixes and it actually took more time to go through the line then the line itself on ask the rides so it wasn't a big deal, just strange. The rides are incredible! Maybe I'm just getting older, but they were all so intense! I could only handle batman once. WW lived up to all the hype, but at 6'3" I ride in the front once and that's all i could handle because of the restraints. I think I liked the back more anyway, but that ride was fantastic in any seat! Superman front right and back left are both insane, but a little less rough in the back. As a mine train fan, this one was a blast(get it). It was really quick for a mine train! Poltergeist impressed the hell outta me. I never would have guessed it to be so long and actually feel like it got faster throughout the ride! But the real star, and my new favorite coaster was IR. There's not a bad seat, and the fronts fun, but back left was my favorite. So much ejector air! It's been a long time since I've been on any coaster, much less good ones, so this was much needed! Great park and great night! I'm writing this in my Uber back to the hotel, so please excuse any typos...

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glad you had such a great visit.

yeah. . things break down a lot because despite it being Fiesta Texas (a spectacular park)?  at the end of the day it's a Six Flags. 
(but because it's Fiesta, they get the rides back up fast fast fast).

 

and Poltergeist DOES get faster as it goes, because the two Six Flags versions (at Fiesta & at Six Flags America) don't have the Mid Course Brake Run that the Kings Island/Kings Dominion versions have on Flight of Fear.

if you get a chance to go back tomorrow. . the best food in the park is at Kickin Chicken (across from Roadrunner Express) and Macho Nacho (across from Superman).
tho they did just add some german dishes to the Sangerfest Halle foodcourt that I've been told are really good (haven't tried them yet).

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So there used to be a way to upgrade a ticket to a season pass. Any idea if they can be done online? I won't be back at sfft, but I'll hopefully be going to sfot next month and then want to take the kids to frontier city since it's close and supposedly has a great kiddie land.

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call them today, and ask.

Customer service at SFFT in particular is great -  but pretty sure this must be done while you're IN the park, and presenting your ticket info from that day.

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12 hours ago, bert425 said:

the best food in the park is at Kickin Chicken (across from Roadrunner Express) and Macho Nacho (across from Superman).
tho they did just add some german dishes to the Sangerfest Halle foodcourt that I've been told are really good (haven't tried them yet).

My favorite food item there is the brisket sandwich near the water park entrance.   That's my favorite food in the park and my favorite brisket anywhere.

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Just now, Canobie Coaster said:

My favorite food item there is the brisket sandwich near the water park entrance.   That's my favorite food in the park and my favorite brisket anywhere.

Sorry I missed it. My turkey leg was extremely dry. You could really tell it has say out all day and there weren't guests to eat and force them to refresh. As fast as delicious brisket goes, we went to The Smoke Shack for lunch yesterday and it was delicious! *Chef's kiss*

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So glad you have a good time! I left SFFT with IRat as my favorite coaster too, it definitely deserves the hype. Glad you got the Poltergeist credit, it was closed for me, so I gotta get back there!

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1 hour ago, Canobie Coaster said:

My favorite food item there is the brisket sandwich near the water park entrance.   That's my favorite food in the park and my favorite brisket anywhere.

the Brisket that was part of our catered meal the other week supposedly came from there (as did the chicken and the cobbler). .   the brisket was. . . . um. . .not good.   Neither was the chicken (which was downright nasty).

 

the cobbler was good tho.

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Um no offense to any individual or SFFT but if you think brisket at a theme park is the best you have ever had you have clearly never been to a Jewish deli; or had real brisket. 

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22 minutes ago, teacherkim said:

Um no offense to any individual or SFFT but if you think brisket at a theme park is the best you have ever had you have clearly never been to a Jewish deli; or had real brisket. 

I mentally put qualifiers around it. . .Canobie meant "best Brisket in a Theme Park" in my head :)


tho I still think Kickin Chicken is way better. .hehe

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as of earlier today?

 

Iron Rattler is back to two train operations.  (finally)

 

Park President Jeffrey Siebert's pic teasing the 2nd train is back:

 

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^ it's great fun over a 3 day period . . but I'd say mainly it's for those that don't have SFFT as their home park.

the "bonuses" offered during the event are great, if you've never done them - but as a "local" who's gone to a few events at the park, there was nothing there to grab me to go spend 3 days in San Antonio.

But think it's a great event for those that want a reason to go to SFFT and spend a few days there.
(the ERT in the waterpark is a HUGE advantage for those of y'all that like waterparks - LOL. . I don't so it's not a draw for me)  :)

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Park President Jeffrey Siebert has been teasing all week that *something* is about to happen over at Poltergeist.

posts online about "the evil will soon be unleashed"

now, I don't think the coaster is actually going to be going ANYWHERE  (after all, there are only 5 of this type of coaster in the World - with 4 of them being in the USA, and only 2 of them being at a Six Flags). . but I *do* think we're about to see an update to the queue line.

the past 3 rides that SFFT has installed all have really upped the game on the queue:  Pirates of the Deep Sea (amazing themed queue including animatronic & indoor waterfall), Joker pendulum (amazing themed funhouse queue), and Daredevil Dive air-race (impressive themed queue, including smoke & fire effects).

so although some have been guessing that the "rotting plantation" setting might be getting adjusted, I don't think that's going anywhere.    (this IS Texas after all, so they aren't gonna change such a great coaster theme just because some might view it as controversial).      but the themeing has always just been the station/launch building itself. . no where else in the line.

I've not seen any line for Polty longer than 2 switchbacks in over a decade - even on busy days (granted, the switchbacks are loooooong.. so can fit a lot of people, so two switchbacks is still ~1:20  hour wait).

so I think we're either going to see, at least 1, or possibly all 3 of these:
-- The back 6-8 switchback rows (never seen filled) will be enclosed, and there's gonna be a "haunt" of some kind installed in the queue. (very possible, would also provide some shade/a/c in Texas heat)
-- Scare actors added to the queue at some point (possible. . much more possible if they build the haunt above)
-- the grassy area near the queue (that used to be the turnaround from the cars, which were removed for S&S freespin many years ago), turned into a haunted graveyard, a la the Disney Haunted mansion queue.  (this one is by far the most likely to happen).

I'll report back once Jeffrey spills the actual beans on what the change to Poltergeist is.

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