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

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20 minutes ago, bert425 said:

did you visit during Covid?

SFFT has multiple theaters. . . several of them inside with AC

 

tho if you visited during Covid, no shows were running. . tho they've started most of the outdoor ones again (at least in shaded theaters)

This was pre-coivd in 2016

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^ strange.

I mean, yeah, SFFT doesn't have a lot of trees, but there is tons of shade in both ride queues (other than Poltergeist which they are fixing now making it an indoor queue), and with all the theaters

 

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My Friend Katie Wennerberg took this pic yesterday from the Crows Nest Ferris Wheel of Poltergeist's new paint job!

looks amazing, and can't wait to see the updated queue. . the whole ride reopens in 3 weeks on Labor Day weekend.

 

 

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to compare. .here's what it used to look like:
(these pics from April)
 

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52 minutes ago, mikeykaise said:

Amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do.

not only new paint on the coaster itself tho . . just wait until you see the new Queue/showbuilding. . it looks AMAZING.   (and they have enclosed part of the "porch" giving an indoor section)

some pics Park President Jeffrey Siebert has posted on his twitter:

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Dive coasters cost a lot of money so thats why theyre always petite. Oblivion was a prototype it doesnt count. G5 is its clone. IIRC oblivion cost as much to build as SFNE Superman which ofc some of that went into excavations. 

Also IIRC from playing RCT dive coasters lose momentum fast because of the short trains so long layouts arent really possible without it being 250 feet like yukon strikker valravn. 
 

Six Flags obvi wanted a Gersty Infinity but theyre on the do not buy list so the only other brand making vertical drop coasters is B&M 

 

cedar fair just says yes to whatever B&M proposes so theyre gonna have b&ms full suite of models. B&m has never let CF down so i would say yes to whatever they offer at this point too. 

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It looks as great as I thought it would. A gorgeous coat of paint on a gorgeous coaster in a gorgeous park. Interested to see how the queue experience turns out. I didn’t need a reason to come back here after my first visit this year, but now I have another!

EDIT: Talking about Poltergeist not the new dive machine

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Park President Jeffrey Siebert just shared these Poltergeist update pics - reopening to the public in two weeks!

I asked for, and got, his permission to share here:

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here are the ongoing upgrades to the queue and station building (including the work we can see being done on the new indoor section on the "porch":

 

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dang it was always fun to see folks slam into that brake run and their faces afterwards, but now the launch will feel more like launching out of a living room in a haunted mansion

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OMG. . this is *so* freaking awesome.

Park President Jeffrey Siebert just shared this on his twitter.   1st piece of track for 2022's "Dr Diabolical's Cliffhanger" is on it's way to San Antonio!

how cool is this?  
 

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On 8/17/2021 at 4:38 PM, rachelmadcow said:

Six Flags obvi wanted a Gersty Infinity but theyre on the do not buy list so the only other brand making vertical drop coasters is B&M 

And you are basing this off of. . .

season 3 what GIF by TV One

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Do we know why this park seems to operate so differently than the rest of the chain? It just feels like they have a lot more freedom to be individual. Is it just Six Flags giving them more money because of the rapidly growing San Antonio market or is there more to it than that?

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11 minutes ago, abovethesink said:

Do we know why this park seems to operate so differently than the rest of the chain? It just feels like they have a lot more freedom to be individual. Is it just Six Flags giving them more money because of the rapidly growing San Antonio market or is there more to it than that?

it's totally due to who's in charge (park president) and the results they get.    Jeffery Siebert is an amazing guy, and he does a great job at SFFT interacting with the guests as well as running the park.

Ron moved up to SFOT Park President from SFFT leadership chain, so that's why SFOT has been doing amazing things the past 16 months as well) :)

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^ and to add to point about the Texas parks being unique due to leadership. . .if you've heard about the pretty massive changes being made to Season Passes for 2022?

 

the two Texas parks do not have any blackout dates during Holiday in the Park or during Frightfest - something that does not appear to be true for the other parks in the chain.
(I've heard whispers it has to do with pushback from the Park's leadership as to why SFFT & SFOT don't have blackout dates for those who want to remain Season Pass holders, rather than move over to Membership).

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I'll be heading down this weekend for my first ever visit and have a few questions:

Do any rides open before posted opening, like they do at SFOG? How early should I plan to get to the park on Saturday?

I know to head to La Vibora early. Any other suggestions to minimize wait times? We're hoping to get by w/o flash pass, but we'll cave if it's slammed.

Where in the park would you recommend for lunch? Any table service options?

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1 hour ago, adamico2 said:

I'll be heading down this weekend for my first ever visit and have a few questions:

Do any rides open before posted opening, like they do at SFOG? How early should I plan to get to the park on Saturday?

I know to head to La Vibora early. Any other suggestions to minimize wait times? We're hoping to get by w/o flash pass, but we'll cave if it's slammed.

Where in the park would you recommend for lunch? Any table service options?

did you mean to post this in SFOT?

La Vibora is there, not at SFFT.

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1 hour ago, adamico2 said:

^That I did, oops.  I'll repost over there.

if you get a chance, go to SFFT too tho. . it's my favorite park in the SF chain.

(and the "rope drop" here is at either side of Plaza Festivales, and they let you thru the gates an hour before official opening. . so more often than not, both Goliath and Boomerang are running for the hour prior to Rope Drop)

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Jeffrey Siebert posted on Instagram that the park has purchased a third train for Iron Rattler. I presume this is for maintenance reasons, so two trains can operate year round. Knott's made a similar move in 2017-2018 when they purchased a third train for Silver Bullet even though it can only run two. Great move!

Also, this means Six Flags made a purchase from Gerstlauer. Never say never...

 

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5 hours ago, thrillseeker4552 said:

Knott's made a similar move in 2017-2018 when they purchased a third train for Silver Bullet even though it can only run two.

I've not been to Knott's since Haunt 2018, but that third train was doing a whole fat load of good in the transfer area sitting directly next to the second train that wasn't in operation even though the line was 45+ minutes.

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