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I’m so ready for these totally arbitrary and nonsensical covid rules to be over.  So a waterpark with no masks was fine all summer but they can’t run a coaster Or a Scrambler with a bunch of empt

This is life in Illinois. We're everything that's wrong with California, without the view.

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i went tonight and saw some changes in the park.

 

- The sign is Grand Ave is being updated. One side is down and the other has the updates. There is now a Six Flags logo on one half and a Hurricane Harrbor one on the other half.

- The parking lot signs are being changed to M&M's from Looney Tunes. The first 2 rows by the entrance.

- Space Shuttle America now has a giant Miracle Whip banner on it.

- The Video screen attached to the train tracks is working with no problems. They have had problems with the screen going out, but works fine now.

- Even more ads have been added around the park.

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Although it seems to be going slower through the turns then it was when I rode it opening day. But front seat is best on airtime then the back seat. The front cart gets pushed up the hills and somehow doubles the airtime then you would get in the back seat.

 

Surprisingly....

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Oh, forgot one other update. They have designated Car 5 on all the Demon trains for Flash Pass. The que for the rows (row 9 and 10 overall) were closed off for this reason. If there is no one in the Flash Pass row, the op in the back tries to find people for the two rows.

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Hey, I have a question about visiting the park on a Sunday. I know that it's going to be more crowded than on a weekday, (which is the only time I have gone so far) but is it so ridiculously saturated with people that it's not even worth the trip without a flash pass?

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It will be busy, so be prepared to wait. However if you have a limited amount of time at the park, I suggest getting the flash pass. It's well worth it, and you'll enjoy your day a lot more.

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So I went to the park yesterday and I had a BLAST!!! I got there at opening and within the first 40 minutes I got the first dispatch back row on Raging Bull, Giant Drop 3 times in a row, and 2 in a row backseat on Viper. Then I met up with a bunch of my younger cousins. Only a couple of them could actually go on the bigger rides so we spent a bunch of time on flats and other small rides (frog hopper anyone?). It was the first time that I went on The Orbit and it was pretty fun. Fiddlers Fling of all rides ruined my new phone. The lines weren't horrible. Usually they were 30 minutes or less. It rained a bit so that got rid of the crowds. I think the best part of the day was just seeing the expressions on all of my cousins faces. Almost everyone had some kind of first that day. We had about 45 minutes until the park closed so while part of our group went to grabsome rides on Demon and Whizzer the other part ran to Raging Bull to get a couple back rides in. And what do you know we found Griffin there with his friends. Glad to see you again buddy! Overall it was an amazing day. Couple random notes, there is a giant TV screen on the way towards Whizzer on the train bridge and they have painted "Six Flags" on Sky Trek Tower and Giant Drop.

 

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Six Flags

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TV Ads. It looks better in person.

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Couple random notes, there is a giant TV screen on the way towards Whizzer on the train bridge and they have painted "Six Flags" on Sky Trek Tower and Giant Drop.

 

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Glad to see that screen working, it looked terrible 2 weeks ago

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I was at the park today, and here are the photos. Due to the massive crowds, I only got one ride on American Eagle and Sky Treck Tower. Even Dark Knight had a wait close to two hours.

 

Feel free to use any for the index

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Poster

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Superman

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Demon

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Signature shot

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Yes, you are seeing that correctly

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Apparently Robb came to SFGAM to have another showdown with Foghorn Leghorn

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Iron Wolf/SSR

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Iron Wolf

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SSR

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SSR

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SSR

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Sign

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What could be going on here?

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Hey Chris, is this a real space shuttle?

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See?

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Southwest Territory is themed very well

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Chubasco

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Chubasco

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American Eagle

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American Eagle

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Nerd shot

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American Eagle

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American Eagle

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V2

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V2

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V2

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More theming

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More theming

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Yukon Territory has a good amount of random stuff like this. Very SFSTLish

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I believe I can fly...

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Whizzer

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Whizzer

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These people were in Hometown Square

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New jumbotron

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Obligatory carousel photo

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Part 2:

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The End

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Superman

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Raging Bull

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Raging Bull

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Raging Bull

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Batman

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Whizzer

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Raging Bull

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Hurricane Harbor

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Hurricane Harbor

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Hurricane Harbor

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"They look like ants"

"They are ants Mike. They...are...ants"

-email Dan if you know where the quote is from

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Noted

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Revolution

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Yankee Clipper

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Yankee Clipper

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Giant Drop

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While I'm not a fan of the name, it is themed really well

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Giant Drop

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Yeah, that's it. I think the wait might be just a little bit longer

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Viper's line was spilling in the midway, but something doesn't look right in this photo...

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Ragin Cajun

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Ragin Cajun

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Roaring Rapids

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Roaring Rapids

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Roaring Rapids

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Roaring Rapids

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Roaring Rapids

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Roaring Rapids

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Shark Tums isn't going to be happy

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Buccaneer Battle

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Buccaneer Battle

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Buccaneer Battle

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TPR newbie here!

 

I went to SFGAm for only the second time in the last 7 or 8 years a few weeks ago. Had a great time, but found the signs proclaiming it to be the "cleanest theme park in the world" rather laughable. I can hardly blame that on the employees, though; it's hard to keep things spotless when the people in the park think nothing of tossing trash into waterways and spitting gum everywhere -- like on the canopy under the Superman lift hill. Yuck.

 

I have to wonder if different sections of the park have totally different management teams; on my last trip, it seemed like Southwest Territory and County Fair, for instance, have really enthusiastic ride ops, but the rest of the park doesn't. Southwest Territory is easily my favorite part of the park; it's the one part that actually feels like a theme park.

 

I want to go back on the 31st because one of the bands playing that night, The Veronicas, is incredible. I saw them at Metro two Saturdays ago and they absolutely blew me away. And I know from the band's Twitter updates that they love roller coasters, too, so maybe they'll be out and about in the park before the show. Sweet.

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^ I hear you on the cleanest park part. The employees do there best there and amazing job. Just can't help people are 2 feet from trash cans and refuse to make that effort.

 

Oh, on the concert, get there at opening for a wrist band. For the concert last week, Jesse McCartney, the wrist bands were apparently sold out by time I was there at 4. Not that I wanted one (or even knew there was a concert that day) but just a heads up as there are something like 4 bands that day.

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Yeah, that's it. I think the wait might be just a little bit longer

Viper with a full line is like 30 minutes at most (unless there isnt a grouper add 15 minutes).

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