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So no kids area for an event that trends heavily towards families with small children?

 

There's a 100% chance that Yankee Harbor will be open because of the location of the kids area.

Would your proposal give SFGAm the most square footage for HitP? it just seems that SFNE is significantly smaller and SFGAdv is a bit smaller... I just see these "needed" elements being in the back being a problem...

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Oh it's absolutely a problem and that (along with the weather) is very likely why they took so long to add it at this park but no theme park on earth does a Christmas event without kids rides. That would be a terrible idea because there's a MAJOR demographic shift for Holiday in the Park.

 

The path being open on the left side to the County Fair bridge is a given, it's the other side where you have some options. livai may very well be right, I feel like they'll want to get to Justice League but they could go the other way and close Southwest Territory. I'm just leaning towards Southwest Territory being open since it's loaded with rides that can operate in the cold and even has another indoor ride in addition to Justice League plus a large heated, indoor dining location. I would also look awesome in Christmas lights, unlike the other path with a giant drained water ride and a bunch of wide open spaces.

 

Also, remember... just because an area is open doesn't mean every ride in that area will be. I could easily see them opening Southwest Territory and not opening Raging Bull. I'd be absolutely shocked if they don't close Viper regardless of what they do.

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I seem to recall X-Flight having cold weather issues in the past- I know they managed to get it going on the last day of Last Call (around 30 degrees), so perhaps it's just more finicky than the other B&Ms in general?

 

I think you'd see Superman, Batman: The Ride (and the one in a box), V2, Demon, and maybe Raging Bull going during a hypothetical HITP. Raging Bull is the one I'm unsure of, because as Bill and others have brought up, they might just not bother with Southwest Territory.

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Raging Bull is the one I'm unsure of, because as Bill and others have brought up, they might just not bother with Southwest Territory.

 

I mean, the area has 2 indoor rides (JL is technically part of Metropolis Plaza but). I think it’d be one of their top choices for areas to be open.

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Judge away, but this is my guess.

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I suppose that could work. I'm leaning towards Southwest territory since it would look better with lights and it has 2 indoor rides and Yankee Harbor / Yukon Territory and Camp Cartoon since we already know that Batman runs like a dream during HITP and they're confident opening Joker in New England for HITP but you could certainly do that.

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I was just on the Six Flags Great America website, and I noticed that they have now added the Gold Plus Membership as a new option. I checked a few of they other Six Flags parks, and they all had it as well. I know that this was one of the options talked about in a recent guest survey. I wonder if any of the other membership options will be added. The survey listed Platinum, Diamond, and Diamond Elite.

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Judge away, but this is my guess.

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I suppose that could work. I'm leaning towards Southwest territory since it would look better with lights and it has 2 indoor rides and Yankee Harbor / Yukon Territory and Camp Cartoon since we already know that Batman runs like a dream during HITP and they're confident opening Joker in New England for HITP but you could certainly do that.

 

I think Viper could run fine.

Plus they're announcing a new holiday event on February 13th

And I do have a wish/idea of a walk through of Hurricane Harbor with lights everywhere.

 

Edit: No freaking way Whizzer will be open in December if there's wind or snow.

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I think Viper could run fine.

 

I think you're right, but it would be so easy to close without giving people the feeling of walking by a giant closed coaster. They need to cut back staffing for these events to keep them profitable and that's a really easy place to do it.

 

Edit: No freaking way Whizzer will be open in December if there's wind or snow.

 

No coaster will operate with snow on the rails and a lot of coasters will close with a combination of extreme cold and high winds. That's not exclusive to Whizzer.

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No coaster will operate with snow on the rails and a lot of coasters will close with a combination of extreme cold and high winds. That's not exclusive to Whizzer.

 

I rode Beast and Vortex in the snow. But years ago. What a strange feeling. Cold but awesome.

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“Page not found,” have a Six Flags day.

 

Are there specifics to the cold Great America weekends? Will the park actually follow through on the days AND times they say they will be open. They struggle with that sometimes.

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“Page not found,” have a Six Flags day.

 

Are there specifics to the cold Great America weekends? Will the park actually follow through on the days AND times they say they will be open. They struggle with that sometimes.

 

Specifics aren't known yet, this looks like some premature information slippage. As for keeping to the schedule, even the two psycho Six Flags parks didn't entirely follow through on their schedules this past HITP- that just comes with the package when you open the gates in the middle of winter. With how things transpired during Last Call, I definitely wouldn't count on a perfect record.

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