Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread


Recommended Posts

Thanks! I'm headed there sometime later this month, whenever I get the time.

 

Does anyone have any advice on what order to do the rides, and different experiences than SFStl or other area parks?

 

I also plan on getting the Gold Flash Pass.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How are PTC trains restrictive? Whenever I've ridden them there's been a lap bar that doesn't come anywhere close to me and a seat belt that's kinda useless.

 

I can't speak for Invertalon but as someone with an nearly identical body type, PTC train lap bars can be uncomfortable since they always force my legs towards the center of the car due to their design. I always have to squeeze my legs together when riding.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What do you think Six Flags Great America will get in 2015?

 

A SkyScreamer (well.. they haven't applied for a height variance yet.)

A Tsunami Soaker in Ragin Cajuin' spot? That'd be nice

I don't now anything else.

 

The other half of Goliath

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How are PTC trains restrictive? Whenever I've ridden them there's been a lap bar that doesn't come anywhere close to me and a seat belt that's kinda useless.

 

I can't speak for Invertalon but as someone with an nearly identical body type, PTC train lap bars can be uncomfortable since they always force my legs towards the center of the car due to their design. I always have to squeeze my legs together when riding.

 

Exactly... My legs are always jammed to the center and its not comfortable at all. The lapbar design for me, is terrible... Give me one of those wonderful millennium flyers any day!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Made a quick visit to the park after work yesterday. Arrived around 5:00 just as it started raining a bit-none of the rides shut down though so it helped with crowds some late in the day. Was able to do Viper x2, Raging Bull, Eagle Red x2, Goliath, Batman, Goliath, Eagle Blue, X-Flight, and Raging Bull in that order before leaving just after 9:00 PM.

 

Goliath single rider line seemed to be working very smoothly-this was my first time using it. Posted wait time was 90-110 minutes but it was about 10 minutes in the overflow line then straight to the station and onto a train. Love the single rider line and hope they keep it permanently! If you're a single rider and into marathoning coasters, you could have ridden it about 20-25 times in the last 5 hours of the park being open last night. I hadn't been to the park in a month or so, so I wanted to hit other rides too.

 

Generally speaking, ops were much better last night than they had been on my last couple visits. But Raging Bull was only running two trains again-does anyone know if this is standard practice now when it's not the weekends? I've not seen it running three trains all year, but I haven't been on a busy weekend yet. They were using a grouper (poor kid-he was overwhelmed-trains still going out with empty seats) and ops were a bit slow (the only ride I'd say that about yesterday), so I don't know if they could have even handled three trains.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What do you think Six Flags Great America will get in 2015?

 

A SkyScreamer (well.. they haven't applied for a height variance yet.)

A Tsunami Soaker in Ragin Cajuin' spot? That'd be nice

I don't now anything else.

 

The other half of Goliath

 

I personally hope Hurricane Harbor gets a new addition such as a Proslide Tornado Wave or even a King Cobra type slide at SFGAd HH. Don't get me wrong, Hurricane Harbor is great as it is, but Im hoping for a new addition since Riptide Bay in 2011.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What do you think Six Flags Great America will get in 2015?

 

A SkyScreamer (well.. they haven't applied for a height variance yet.)

A Tsunami Soaker in Ragin Cajuin' spot? That'd be nice

I don't now anything else.

 

The other half of Goliath

 

I personally hope Hurricane Harbor gets a new addition such as a Proslide Tornado Wave or even a King Cobra type slide at SFGAd HH. Don't get me wrong, Hurricane Harbor is great as it is, but Im hoping for a new addition since Riptide Bay in 2011.

 

They already have a Proslide Tornado.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have just a few questions about my visit to the park next Thursday:

-How should crowds be on a Thursday?

-Will Flash Pass be needed? (Will most rides have around an hour wait?)

-Is Goliath's single rider line open whenever it's line gets long? Or is it just whenever the ride ops feel like opening it?

 

Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Last time I was at the park, Bull was running three trains, but always stacking two.....not the best dispatching I've ever seen. No one in the station seemed to be that concerned, which is a shame. This ride is a people eater if loaded/dispatched correctly.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The only times I've seen Raging Bull ops run efficiently is after the park closes and they have a finite number of people to get through. It's amazing how fast they can dispatch when it has an impact on when they get to go home.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know this probably isn't the place where I should be asking this, but I'm getting flash passes for Hurricane Harbor, and I see "atomic slides" under the flash pass list. But on the park website I don't see any waterpark ride under the name "atomic slides", can anyone help me with what slides they're talking about. My best guess is Hurricane Mountain.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know this probably isn't the place where I should be asking this, but I'm getting flash passes for Hurricane Harbor, and I see "atomic slides" under the flash pass list. But on the park website I don't see any waterpark ride under the name "atomic slides", can anyone help me with what slides they're talking about. My best guess is Hurricane Mountain.

These are the atomic slides. Its a slide complex that consists of six different slides, and it is just called "atomic slides" by proslide.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't waste your time or money on flash pass in the water park. It will only get you to the bottom of the towers. You still have to wait the entire staircase in line...

 

Just another reason to love six flags . But really, that's just horrible. The fast passes have really been a disappointment so far. I bought platinum Flash passes so I could ride Goliath, surprise surprise, you only get one ride. I was counting on buying Hurricane Harbor flash passes so I could skip all the lines, LOL NOPE, you only get to the bottom of the tower.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just wondering, does the park allow guests in before 10:30, but have things roped off and stuff, I'm assuming it does, but wanted to make sure. How early should I arrive at the park? I've gotten gold flash pass, but gonna need to run to goliath right away!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got up to the park late in the day yesterday. My friend and I used exit passes to get on Goliath and I couldn't believe how the thing was operating. Everything seemed very organized with the queue. Every single seat was taken and every train went out as the other was coming off the brakes. There were 4 ride ops checking restraints - one seemed to be a supervisor. This was late in the day, and I figured by then they'd be taking a breather, but nope. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it at a Six Flags park. Ever.

 

The crews at Demon and Whizzer were sending trains out faster than normal; a very odd sight to see - especially after 9pm. But a ride on Raging Bull showed the same YOLO-ish stacking of 3 trains every single time. Except for Bull, I couldn't believe what I was seeing at the other coasters. I mean... Goliath is the new hot ride, so it makes sense, but why were trains being sent out so fast on the 2 oldies? Strange. Maybe there is some sort of new program at the park. Whatever was going on last night, I hope it continues. I never thought I would see anything like that at a SF park.

 

This was my first time in the park since media day, and Goliath has surprisingly broken in very nicely! The 2 inversions don't let you hang out of them anymore (which is great for me; I like a zero-g inversion here and there, but the "hang-time" stuff that people seem to rave about isn't for me.) The turn to the lift is still squealing badly. It's too tight and the poly wheels sound like they are tearing apart around it.

 

Goliath is fun, but it's just too short. Sorry guys - I'm a fanboy of my home park... Goliath is a good 1,000 to 1,500 feet too short for it's height and the energy at the end. It was never a space issue. You can build a coaster over, under and through anything. It's a money issue. I almost think of it as a sort of testing grounds or test track for RMC.

 

Don't get me wrong, I still had fun on it and I look forward to future rides (especially in the front seat, which I've heard is awesome). I'm sure at the end of the day, the park has a winner (especially in terms of ROI, etc...).

 

Night rides on Whizzer :) Pure bliss. It only improves with age. So dark and cool under those trees on a summer night. Zen rides, for sure!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got up to the park late in the day yesterday. My friend and I used exit passes to get on Goliath and I couldn't believe how the thing was operating. Everything seemed very organized with the queue. Every single seat was taken and every train went out as the other was coming off the brakes. There were 4 ride ops checking restraints - one seemed to be a supervisor. This was late in the day, and I figured by then they'd be taking a breather, but nope. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it at a Six Flags park. Ever.

 

The crews at Demon and Whizzer were sending trains out faster than normal; a very odd sight to see - especially after 9pm. But a ride on Raging Bull showed the same YOLO-ish stacking of 3 trains every single time. Except for Bull, I couldn't believe what I was seeing at the other coasters. I mean... Goliath is the new hot ride, so it makes sense, but why were trains being sent out so fast on the 2 oldies? Strange. Maybe there is some sort of new program at the park. Whatever was going on last night, I hope it continues. I never thought I would see anything like that at a SF park.

 

This was my first time in the park since media day, and Goliath has surprisingly broken in very nicely! The 2 inversions don't let you hang out of them anymore (which is great for me; I like a zero-g inversion here and there, but the "hang-time" stuff that people seem to rave about isn't for me.) The turn to the lift is still squealing badly. It's too tight and the poly wheels sound like they are tearing apart around it.

 

Goliath is fun, but it's just too short. Sorry guys - I'm a fanboy of my home park... Goliath is a good 1,000 to 1,500 feet too short for it's height and the energy at the end. It was never a space issue. You can build a coaster over, under and through anything. It's a money issue. I almost think of it as a sort of testing grounds or test track for RMC.

 

Don't get me wrong, I still had fun on it and I look forward to future rides (especially in the front seat, which I've heard is awesome). I'm sure at the end of the day, the park has a winner (especially in terms of ROI, etc...).

 

Night rides on Whizzer :) Pure bliss. It only improves with age. So dark and cool under those trees on a summer night. Zen rides, for sure!

 

That's good to hear. The Raging Bull crew sounds a lot like the Nitro crew this year. SLOW. haha

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/