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One more little rant about SFOG but I'm sure it's common at all Six Flags and that is customer comfort. I can not believe they didn't install any fans or just one fan inside the Twisted Cyclone queue area. There is absolutely no air flow inside that building. It's almost near torture. But that being said, there is nothing worse than Batman's loading area. I do love SFOG...but not so much on 90 degree days.

 

at least in Fiesta Texas, they have fans on several rides (Superman and Poltergeist stations in particular can get really stuffy, but are very comfortable when they have all the fans on).

 

not sure how "new" the fans are, but for the past few visits, they've all been on.

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I got to the park a little after 1pm and it was literally a dead zone. I don't think Twisted Cyclones queue ever passed the 1st row in the queue house. Joker was running but Superman was closed most of the day. I was in line for Goliath around 7:30 ish and finally saw a train going up the lift.

 

I got multiple rides on everything I wanted to ride with the exception of Thunder River, mainly because I never made my way back down there.

 

I also took a chance and rode the Scream Machine in the back row. To my surprise, the old Cyclone trains have made the back row a little more rideable than the 3 bench trains did. I was sure that I was going to throw my back out but I actually enjoyed my ride. I ended up riding it a second time just to make sure I wasn't going crazy. I'm still in shock! Lol

 

For anyone reading this - If you have an off day during the week and want to actually enjoy a visit to the park, get out there! I'm thinking about going back tomorrow just to see how the crowds are.

 

-Ride Count-

Twisted Cyclone - 2

Acrophobia - 4

Goliath - 3

Mind Bender - 3

Batman - 4

Scorcher - 1

Scream Machine - 2

Thunder River - 1

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Got four rides on Twisted Cyclone today. Man, RMC doesn't mess around.

 

I used a roller coaster tester app to see how strong the airtime was. Backseat had the strongest reading at about -2.2. Not sure how accurate the reading is but I believe it.

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Got four rides on Twisted Cyclone today. Man, RMC doesn't mess around.

 

I used a roller coaster tester app to see how strong the airtime was. Backseat had the strongest reading at about -2.2. Not sure how accurate the reading is but I believe it.

 

That back row at night is insane... That's the only word I can think of to describe it. That dip before the zero-g roll though...

 

I have a question though... Does anyone else get sh!tty cell reception out there? I had T-Mobile, switched to Cricket (AT&T's towers supposedly) and now I'm tempted to switch to Boost. Something's gotta give.

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I have a question though... Does anyone else get sh!tty cell reception out there? I had T-Mobile, switched to Cricket (AT&T's towers supposedly) and now I'm tempted to switch to Boost. Something's gotta give.

 

The cell service at the front of the park is horrible. I have AT&T and the service is better everywhere else but the front. I use the word BETTER as a stretch. I can barely get texts out everywhere else.

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hmm. . you're at an amusement park, why would you need to text?

 

I guess it's my age . . but when I go to my local park, the only text I send is when I get there, and then when I'm leaving (to let the spouse know what time I'll be home). I'm at a park to have fun, not be on my phone

 

 

now get off of my lawn!

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^Well i'm trying to start video blogging my park visits since I visit the park frequently. You'd be surprised by how many people are interested in amusement parks on YouTube. I want to live stream my experiences but I can't do that without reliable cell reception. It has nothing to do with texting.

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^I send texts because I am normally there alone with my 4 young daughters (ages 3-9) and their mother is just checking on them. I like to send photos of them having a good time out and about to her, my family and friends.

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^ & ^^

 

I get that, but why do they need to be sent from the park? Can't you film the video and just post it when you get home?

or send the pictures later?

 

to each their own. . . but to me? Having signal in a park is never gonna be high on my priority list, since I will just post the pics when I get home.

 

 

Edit: and it's great you bring the girls to Parks! get em hooked early, on the fun of an amusement park

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hmm. . you're at an amusement park, why would you need to text?

 

I guess it's my age . . but when I go to my local park, the only text I send is when I get there, and then when I'm leaving (to let the spouse know what time I'll be home). I'm at a park to have fun, not be on my phone

 

 

now get off of my lawn!

 

How else will I be able to tell my friends which bar I'm at?

 

Also, wait times. Uber. Text the wifey what time I'll be home.

Instagram. Snapchat. Lots of things. Its 2018 and I need wifi, yo.

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Cell service at SFOG is very spotty. Some places are 4G and some are edge or 2G. It's weird. I also have tmobile and it's not that great at SFOG. As for being on my phone at the park...I spend a lot of time taking pics and video. I usually post everything to instagram and facebook while I'm there or when I get home. Days or weeks later I will make a video for my youtube and twitter. It's been 4 weeks since I was at Cedar Point and I'm still making that video from everything I filmed. I try not to be on my phone at the parks too much, and it aggravates the family some that I am. But seeing how I'm not close to any parks, I don't get to visit very often so I get all I can while I'm there. For you folks who live next door to a park that can go every week, you're lucky.

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hmm. . you're at an amusement park, why would you need to text?

 

As someone who works basically 24/7, even while on vacation, and a LOT of my work is done via text messaging... I ALWAYS find myself stuck having to text (and email) while at parks.

 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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hmm. . you're at an amusement park, why would you need to text?

 

As someone who works basically 24/7, even while on vacation, and a LOT of my work is done via text messaging... I ALWAYS find myself stuck having to text (and email) while at parks.

 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

 

that's why I said to each their own.

 

For me tho? I basically work 24/7 too. .but when I'm on vacation, I'm on vacation (I don't check email, or respond to any calls).

 

(and not that it was necessarily directed at me, but when I refer to Fiesta Tx as my "local" park, it's still about 1 1/2 hours away. . so only go about once a month. (still don't talk on phone or text while in the park, but then again, I don't film concerts either (I take a few pics then put the phone away to enjoy the live show)). . to each their own.

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I get that, but why do they need to be sent from the park? Can't you film the video and just post it when you get home?

or send the pictures later?

 

Live streaming is what I'm trying to accomplish... I have plenty of videos that I'm in the process of putting together but you need a reliable signal to stream live.

 

Anywhoo... I came out to the park today. I arrived right at 11:30 so that I could get my Nacho's for lunch before the long line inside of Macho Nacho's formed. It started raining around 3ish and it rained for a couple of hours. Good thing too because the park cleared out.

 

Batman and Joker was closed all day. I was able to get 3 rides on Thunder River without leaving my seat. I could have got a 4th but I had to take a potty break. Lol. I even took a journey through the Monster Mansion because there was no line.

 

They had an ERT after the park closed so I was able to get 2 more laps on Twisted Cyclone in the back row after dark. I also rode Acrophobia two more times after dark as well. The Scorcher was also a part of the ERT but I had already ridden it twice earlier so it wasn't a must re-ride for me.

 

-Ride Count-

Twisted Cyclone - 4x

Acrophobia - 4x

Scorcher - 2x

Scream Machine - 2x

Superman - 1x

Mind Bender - 5x

Goliath - 4x

Thunder River - 3x

Monster Mansion - 1x

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A few tidbits from today's visit:

 

The small construction area near Goliath is still a mud pit. Although there could be enough room there for a small flat ride, I have to wonder if they are planning a Diamond VIP lounge there, similar to the one I saw at Fiesta. -OR- another dining option would be welcome too. The temporary ride entrance goes right through what used to be a small snack stand. The fluffy bunnies have been relocated there as well.

 

There is a summer show in the Crystal Pistol! Titled "Rhythm & Grooves", we did not even know about this show until late in the day so we will definitely check it out next visit.

 

Could Splashwater Falls be on the way out? This ride has been SBNO for months now. On this visit we observed the water cannon stations on the bridge have been removed. The ride just looks dirty and very un-maintained. If this theory is correct, perhaps this would be a good spot for a Giant Discovery (pendulum), and it could be DC themed too since it is between the DC Super Friends area and Metropolis. There is more than enough room there.

 

Twisted Cyclone has received more theming pieces. There are three new small signs on the lift hill and several boat 'wrecks' have been added to the area. I still cannot get over how amazing this ride is.

 

The TEXAS Locomotive was in service today. From the looks of things, this was the engine that caught fire awhile back. There were charred areas on the smoke stack plus a small tarp covering something on it, but the engine was in service.

 

It is nice to see the park investing in all these small projects and sprucing things up a bit.

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^We got ALOT of rain yesterday and I got stuck out there in it - yes I went to the park 2 days in a row. Lmao So I'm sure that's why there was so much mud. I doubt they we're able to do any construction today because of yesterday's monsoon like weather.

 

I was told by a team member that Splash Waterfalls is indeed on it's way out. She didn't give me any details as to what they're putting there but it's definitely getting removed sometime soon. Chances are good that the 2019 addition will be placed there. We just have to wait till August to find out what that is.

 

I was also told that the park will be using the rear area of the parking lot to expand. This excited me because the old Deja Vu area is down near there... Could we possibly be seeing a decent sized coaster addition down there soon? I sure hope so!

 

I forgot to mention in my last Trip Report that Mist Fans have been installed in all four corners of Twisted Cyclones queue as well as inside the station. They weren't plugged up yet but they are there! So heat relief is on the way folks!

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A lot of interesting stuff happening at SFOG for the unknown upcoming 2019 attraction. (please be a flat ride) A lot of mystery over by Splashwater Falls, this ride hasn't been in operation for a while now leaving it to wonder if this is the next ride to go? It could also be possible that SFOG could expand toward the parking lot near the Deja Vu area behind Gotham because that area is "NEVER" used. (except for trolleys) And for that construction by the Goliath queue area, i'm thinking possibly a restaurant or maybe they are just renovating that area. Heck, maybe SFOG will surprise us all with a HH expansion. Oh well, we will find out soon enough in August.

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That Splashwater Falls rumor I feel like has been around for a while now. I remember it seeming kinda run down when I visited a few years ago.

 

I know these are obvious Six Flags choices but I could see a giant frisbee or free spin going there... themed to Wonder Woman like SFM? since SFOG has like 9 Joker themed rides already? Either would be awesome for this park.

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I know this is random but do any rides at SFOG have station music? I know this isn't an important concept to talk about but it is just around curiosity. (Goliath has station music, sprite soda commercial ads)

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I know this is random but do any rides at SFOG have station music? I know this isn't an important concept to talk about but it is just around curiosity. (Goliath has station music, sprite soda commercial ads)

 

Batman The Ride has music from the Dark Knight movies playing in the station and queue but I liked the old Danny Elfman music better (they played the old music back in the day when I worked at the park). The Twisted Cyclone area plays old classics that fit the theme of the area but that's about it. The Metropolis Park area (home of Superman and Justice League BFM) also plays Superman themed music including the original score.

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The world needs less of these unthemed splash boat rides so I'm on board.

 

They're basically just impostor log flumes that get you wet like a rapids ride. Basically the worst kind of dry park water ride imaginable unless they have noteworthy theming or a double down or something

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The world needs less of these unthemed splash boat rides so I'm on board.

 

They're basically just impostor log flumes that get you wet like a rapids ride. Basically the worst kind of dry park water ride imaginable unless they have noteworthy theming or a double down or something

 

Not to mention they take up quite a bit of space with their splash pools and everything. I think removing Perilous Plunge was one of the best decision Knott's ever made. Unless they're water coasters (like at SeaWorld) or highly themed (BGW), I've never cared for the rides.

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