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Was at the park all day yesterday. First thing, I would avoid Angelo's. This is the second week in a row where it's been a disaster. The line there took longer than any ride. The wait was approx 45 minutes around 1:30 PM. And then we end up with frigid cold pizza that doesn't taste exactly edible. The wife requested I go and ask for replacements, which the lead, Antonio, promptly took care of. He offered a free drink, but since we already bought one, the supervisor gave us a funnel cake. Great America should do this for everyone who waited forever for unacceptable food. They have this long offseason and near 40 years of experience, you'd think they could at least get a basic food place running correctly by opening day. It just makes them look like a typical cheap corporation that only wants to hire half the amount of workers needed, even if that's not necessarily the case. Angelo's has really been the only problem dining location for me over the last two years. Might have something to do with there being less options on that side of the park.

 

For dinner there was absolutely no problem at maw and paws. Barely a line. You can get the turkey leg with the dining pass again, for an additional $2. The donut shop has subs on the pass too. Everywhere we looked, more options were added to the dining pass. That is a great improvement.

 

This was grad night so there had to have been over 40 buses. The main lot was maybe 60% full with a few scattered cars in the overflow. Batman had some glitch, but then reopened pretty fast. That line wasn't past the interior part. When we got off the ride, it was out maybe 20 people past the test seat. If you ever have trouble fitting in this ride, take off your coat. That enabled me to push the seatbelt in a couple inches further. For some reason the ride didn't feel all that forceful to me. Maybe because I was on the left inside seat. Definitely wish it had a few more inversions as the ones it does have are over so fast.

 

Whirley gig had no line as usual. Eagle's line was spilling out a bit past the blue side stairs into the tunnel underneath the ride. Wait was probably close to half an hour. Man, that red side felt violent riding in the middle. Not anywhere as bad as mean streak, but the Eagle definitely was very forceful and bumpy at times. Not too different from last season. Tons of air. I keep forgetting how small the seats are. They really seem built for kids 10-20.

 

X Flight was next. Line was a little past the keyhole, which is usual. Back to outside seat row 4, right side. People who think this is slow and forceless are out of their minds. This thing is very forceful on its inversions and any time it puts you on ur side. The inversions are almost up there with the pretzel loop. If this just had one more spin before ending it would be perfect.

 

Demon was the last we rode. Same as last season. Awesome first drop, choppy going through the inversions. It looks a lot more fluid than it feels. Line was a little bit past the part of the queue with the rails. Took about 20 some minutes. It's a little weird seeing the handles with the metal exposed.

 

If you buy a $14.99 Goliath shirt or one of the more expensive ones, you can ride it at 11:59 June 1st if I recall the sign. That's what the wife said, but I thought they meant the Saturday night before it opens. Can't find any verification on the Six Flags site.

 

And despite it feeling pretty cold with the cloudy skies and wind, people were riding Yankee Clipper and Buccaneer Battle. I swear this place could be open in winter months and people will still show up in these numbers and go on the water rides. This weather was probably worse than Fright Fest for me. I don't recall feeling like I needed a hood on much of any Fright Fest days.

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I went to the park today but the usual wait time for any ride today was about an 45-hour. We go to ride X-flight first smooth as always we rode the left side. Then we rode demon and I almost lost my cell phone, it fell out of my pocket midway through the ride caught it mid air. Then we rode American eagle, that hade to be the worst roller coaster I rode today I it my head of the head rest and blacked out towards the end of the ride. Ten we rode batman we got the last train that was the best ride of the day even though I had the head ache from American eagle. To finish of the day we rode the Indoor batman and finished with Superman Ultimate Flight. Ten I bought a goliath shirt earlier on the day an I got the "golden Ticket" to ride goliath Sunday June 1 from 12-2 in the morning.

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Small observation I had from today is that batman desperately needs a power wash and paint there are sizable chunks of paint coming off and the entire track not supports looks very grimy. Also they still don't have the wheel covers on which ruins the aesthetic of the ride slightly, they were sitting in the transfer are all neat and clean.

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Okay, is it just me, or do the colors on Goliaths drop seem to alternate. I even tried to zoom in, and the track seems to line up perfectly... Am I the only one seeing this?

 

It's just the ends of the track segments which are not painted.

 

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They are working sundays now, and they worked until 8:30 last night. I also read on sfgamworld that crews are getting there at 3:30 am now. I am not sure of the credibility of the claim but I have finally stopped worrying about the timeline for this attraction's opening. They have not pushed back media day and they are giving the general public exclusive ride time tickets with the purchase of any goliath merchandise. People are getting tickets with two hour windows of unlimited rides, like 12am-2am, for example, on June 1st. So the official opening is the second or third, depending on if they have a season passholder preview day or not. And since the ERT times are all night long, as we have known already because Club TPR members had the option to sign up for an event that starts at 3:30 am, they will be able and the certainly will be testing 24/7 once the ride is ready for testing. If they are willing to run the ride with screaming passengers in the middle of the night, they will certainly be able to run it with silent water dummies.

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I was looking to go to Great America this week but I'm hearing I can't buy flash passes until this weekend. Its quite a drive for me so we only go if we can get some Flash Pass action. Do you even need one at this point in the year anyway? I just don't want to be stuck in long lines with kids on school trips. Anyone been there within the last week?

 

Bosephus

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I was looking to go to Great America this week but I'm hearing I can't buy flash passes until this weekend. Its quite a drive for me so we only go if we can get some Flash Pass action. Do you even need one at this point in the year anyway? I just don't want to be stuck in long lines with kids on school trips. Anyone been there within the last week?

 

Bosephus

 

Last Wednesday I heard there was no one there except a few school buses. Apparently the longest line someone waited in was X-Flight and was just under 10 minutes because the dispatch was slow. I'm going this Wednesday and I'm hoping there's not too many buses. This will probably be the least busiest week day for the rest of the year until maybe late August.

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