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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

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If a company or corporation handed out or said anything about an opening date (Goliath) if they don't open it by the date that you can sue Six Flags for False Advertisement of a Product so if the company already handed out a paper that said Media Day is on May 22 they have to have it open on that day.

 

Doubtful. Not if media are attending for free, then they can make them wait as long as they want.

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If a company or corporation handed out or said anything about an opening date (Goliath) if they don't open it by the date that you can sue Six Flags for False Advertisement of a Product so if the company already handed out a paper that said Media Day is on May 22 they have to have it open on that day.

 

You're clearly joking.......

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Not as much as the media per say. The media doesn't care anyway just another thing to put on the news cast that half the people wont watch any way. I really don't think the fans will care unless it is one of the Die Hardcore Roller Coaster fans. But every day the Ride is late Rocky Mountain Construction will have to pay Six Flags and they wont want to do that so I think they will have it done and ready to go by May 22 unless there is a huge storm with a tornado in Illinois I don't think they will delay it.

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If a company or corporation handed out or said anything about an opening date (Goliath) if they don't open it by the date that you can sue Six Flags for False Advertisement of a Product so if the company already handed out a paper that said Media Day is on May 22 they have to have it open on that day.

 

Doubtful. Not if media are attending for free, then they can make them wait as long as they want.

 

If people were to sue overy any delay anywhere, no park would risk opening any new rides. I know that fans are probably way excited about Goliath but I am sure that both the park and the manufacturer are working around the clock to open the ride as soon as possible. So, relax and enjoy the construction process.

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So it's RMC's fault for working as hard and fast as they possibly can through one of the worst winters we've had in northern Illinois in a long time? May 24th was the park's "target" date which is why the park refused to announce it as an "official" opening date for the ride in case it isn't ready to go for May 24th.

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Not as much as the media per say. The media doesn't care anyway just another thing to put on the news cast that half the people wont watch any way. I really don't think the fans will care unless it is one of the Die Hardcore Roller Coaster fans. But every day the Ride is late Rocky Mountain Construction will have to pay Six Flags and they wont want to do that so I think they will have it done and ready to go by May 22 unless there is a huge storm with a tornado in Illinois I don't think they will delay it.

 

Keep in mind that the date RMC originally planned to finish the ride is very likely different than the date they are contractually obligated to be finished by is very likely different than the date Six Flags has planned to open the ride. Unless they are very stupid and have very horrible lawyers, RMC didn't sign a contract where they have to pay a bunch of money if the schedule slips a few weeks through no fault of their own.

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All rides and attractions at any park are always 'subject to availability', so if a ride doesn't open on time it doesn't mean that everyone can suddenly start suing the park for false advertising. The worst that can happen is people complain because they have booked tickets for the original scheduled date, in this case it's down to the park on how they would handle it, but they would be under no legal obligation to do anything.

 

An example of this was The Smiler at Alton Towers, that was originally due to open in March, but didn't open until the end of May, so the resort offered to rearrange pre-booked stays at the hotels for a later date when the ride opened, they didn't have to do that, but it was a good will gesture.

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If a company or corporation handed out or said anything about an opening date (Goliath) if they don't open it by the date that you can sue Six Flags for False Advertisement of a Product so if the company already handed out a paper that said Media Day is on May 22 they have to have it open on that day.

 

I'm hoping this is a joke, but if not - I'm sure anything they ever handed out has some fine print saying "date subject to change" or something of the sort.

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All rides and attractions at any park are always 'subject to availability', so if a ride doesn't open on time it doesn't mean that everyone can suddenly start suing the park for false advertising. The worst that can happen is people complain because they have booked tickets for the original scheduled date, in this case it's down to the park on how they would handle it, but they would be under no legal obligation to do anything.

 

An example of this was The Smiler at Alton Towers, that was originally due to open in March, but didn't open until the end of May, so the resort offered to rearrange pre-booked stays at the hotels for a later date when the ride opened, they didn't have to do that, but it was a good will gesture.

 

Right, which is why the park never announced an official date beyond the media. However, that date slipped out to the general public fairly quickly after No Coaster Con so a lot of people on SFGAm's social media pages already have May 24th in their heads as Goliath's opening date. No one can sue the park though still because technically they didn't announce that as an official date for the ride to the general public.

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Right, which is why the park never announced an official date beyond the media. However, that date slipped out to the general public fairly quickly after No Coaster Con so a lot of people on SFGAm's social media pages already have May 24th in their heads as Goliath's opening date. No one can sue the park though still because technically they didn't announce that as an official date for the ride to the general public.

 

That's all true, but it's sort of besides the point, because even if they had announced a date they would have covered themselves with fine print. Even if it is/was ready, you never know when you're going to have a rainstorm or something close the ride all day, so they'd never be dumb enough to have a guarenteed date.

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Right, which is why the park never announced an official date beyond the media. However, that date slipped out to the general public fairly quickly after No Coaster Con so a lot of people on SFGAm's social media pages already have May 24th in their heads as Goliath's opening date. No one can sue the park though still because technically they didn't announce that as an official date for the ride to the general public.

 

That's all true, but it's sort of besides the point, because even if they had announced a date they would have covered themselves with fine print. Even if it is/was ready, you never know when you're going to have a rainstorm or something close the ride all day, so they'd never be dumb enough to have a guarenteed date.

 

That's why I'm saying it's a good thing they haven't officially announced a date for it yet to the general public. At least not until after the ride is complete and they can start testing. A rainstorm or something weather related that occurs on the ride's opening day is not something they can control so they can't be blamed for that.

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RMC is responsible for constructing the ride. The park is responsible for completing the area around the ride, station, queue, inspections/state approvals etc.....

 

That could cause delays and have nothing to do with RMC.

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Didn't Six Flags get into lawsuits after the Deja Vu fiasco not opening until October(Give or take a day depending on your park)?

 

Said lawsuits were between SF Corp and Vekoma, Not coaster enthusiasts who were mad because the attraction didn't open when the park said it was going to be open......

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Wow, sounds like a case where a supervisor wasn't available when they really should have been. I can understand the general employee's inability to issue a refund, but it seriously should not have been that hard to find someone with the capabilities to provide an obviously warranted refund.

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Didn't Six Flags get into lawsuits after the Deja Vu fiasco not opening until October(Give or take a day depending on your park)?

 

Said lawsuits were between SF Corp and Vekoma, Not coaster enthusiasts who were mad because the attraction didn't open when the park said it was going to be open......

 

 

I meant with promotional advertisements saying the ride would be open on opening day.

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It seems reasonable that if a death can be adequately proven, the park wouldn't lose much by issuing a refund, especially if the survivors are happy to keep their passes. Hopefully it was just a case of the park not encountering this often and uninformed employees attempting to handle it, as someone above stated.

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