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You know why El Diablo makes me mad? Because it's a perfectly good flat ride that could easily be 20+ years old, when there are plenty of other decent flat rides that are no longer at SFGAdv that actually WOULD be 20+ years old. It's like you amputate my entire leg then give me my thigh back and tell me I should be grateful.

 

Step in the right direction maybe, but a step in an even better direction would be a modern, cutting-edge flat ride to replace what was lost.

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Spot on

 

 

This brings to light one thing that I don't get about Six Flags.

 

Cedar Fair understands that the best way to make people happy is to under promise and over deliver. For example, last year Cedar Point had a passholder preview night. They released a list of rides that would be open. Half way through the night they got Dragster going which wasn't supposed to open and opened it up and tweeted that Dragster was open which everyone got really excited about. Sky Ride wasn't supposed to be open but it wasn't windy but they opened that up too! These are the kind of things you should do. Not realize you're going to be understaffed and let everyone know last minute that "Opening Day presented by Allegra" is now "Preview Day presented by Allegra" with limited ride availability.

 

They do the same thing with their hours. They say they're open until Midnight but then close lines early. At Cedar Fair parks when they're really busy they sometimes extend hours (usually during haunt events) and at Cedar Point they give you a grace period at all major rides and close the lines after park closing. Under promise and over deliver. That way everyone's happy.

 

I'm not here to tell anyone how to run their business but I wish they'd adopt that idea. I would think guests would be much happier to embrace it.

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I saw some new wood around El Toro today. From what I could tell, I did not see any in the turnaround but I saw some in between the second and third hill as well as on the pullout of the crossover hill entering the twister section. There may be more however as I wasn't looking around the entire ride for new track.

 

Also the A train's new paint absolutely looks fantastic. It hasn't been properly painted in years.

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Spot on

 

 

This brings to light one thing that I don't get about Six Flags.

 

Cedar Fair understands that the best way to make people happy is to under promise and over deliver. For example, last year Cedar Point had a passholder preview night. They released a list of rides that would be open. Half way through the night they got Dragster going which wasn't supposed to open and opened it up and tweeted that Dragster was open which everyone got really excited about. Sky Ride wasn't supposed to be open but it wasn't windy but they opened that up too! These are the kind of things you should do. Not realize you're going to be understaffed and let everyone know last minute that "Opening Day presented by Allegra" is now "Preview Day presented by Allegra" with limited ride availability.

 

They do the same thing with their hours. They say they're open until Midnight but then close lines early. At Cedar Fair parks when they're really busy they sometimes extend hours (usually during haunt events) and at Cedar Point they give you a grace period at all major rides and close the lines after park closing. Under promise and over deliver. That way everyone's happy.

 

I'm not here to tell anyone how to run their business but I wish they'd adopt that idea. I would think guests would be much happier to embrace it.

 

Actually, the best method is to promise a high quality product and deliver a high quality product. Neither Cedar Fair nor Six Flags have mastered that yet. You never know what you will get with either company, since both have their moments of being cheap/poor operations, which is the real root cause...I've had good and awful days with both chains.

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There's a shaky Livestream going on now in the park if anyone wanted to watch the Blair Witch Project, Great Adventure Edition.

 

All screengrabs are of course courtesy of that Livestream that I linked to.

 

Also a few things to note

- Apparently Nitro's supports and Batman got some paint during the offseason.

- Nitro is testing today with 2 trains and 1 in pieces. I would assume it will open with 2 to start the season... fine by me. That may happen with Holiday in the Park coasters and if so I have no complaints.

- Blackbeard won't open with the park (who cares?)

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Really hard to tell here. Also the ride's testing which is always exciting to see. The ridiculously short off season is just about over.

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Why so serious?

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Joker Progress

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Another angle

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Sorry for the quality but the view has really opened up from the Joker queue area. Great open sight lines of the Skyway and some other crap.

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John Fitzgerald is about to speak to the group.. We have already heard of baby new improvements including a new bar. sky Bar will be next to Sky Screamer.

 

Having a bar at SFGA would be nice - I am curious to learn more!

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Polishing a turd is still polishing a turd.

Speak for yourself. Blackbeard is a lot of fun and it's nice to see the park actually give their rides some TLC.

 

I thought we talked about this.

Never. Blackbeard forever!

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There's quite a lot of TLC going on around the park this season. I'm very hopefully that a certain rumored ride gets the complete paint job it's supposed to receive. I can't say which ride unfortunately but you'll see very soon. Also almost every ride has started testing this season. (I work at the park if you're curious how I know this haha) We've moved on to training at almost every ride. Today training was going on at Nitro, Ka, Toro (my ride! Lol), Green Lantern, and quite a few more.

 

Also if you or one of your friends wants a job or just wants to work at the park, tell them to apply! Haha we could always use more help. Especially from the coaster enthusiast community! (rides is hands down the best department lol *wink wink*)

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