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Well I think it's safe to say that construction has finally started on SFOG newest addition for 2019, Pandemonium. I drove over to the old lickskillet entrance parking lot where the go-karts are located hoping something has started for the ride's construction and I can now confirm there is construction happening. The little building where Thomas' friends would be inside of in the back of whistlestop where the old Thomas Town train would travel around along the tracks is gone, and I think all or most of the train tracks is gone as well as I saw a bobcat machine in that area. So yes, Pandemonium is going in that area as I also saw signs that said "Construction Zone, Hard hats required." on the wood fence blocking the front entrance of whistlestop from the skybuckets.

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Finally found a weekend with no rain so we spent a full day at Holiday! Park was well attended; ride lines were very short except for Justice League with about a 45 minute wait.

 

Curiously, the Joker (Larson Loop) was closed with the ride vehicle removed. This ride had been getting very loud so it was probably due for a rehab. Also - the railroad was not operating. The coaches were in Marthasville station but the locomotive was nowhere to be seen. I doubt this is rehab though as the Ride to the North Pole is a HitP staple attraction. With the General still damaged to a fire early in the season, the Texas has been doing all the heavy lifting most of this year. Hopefully it will be back in service for my final visits of the year the next couple weeks.

 

All in all it was a great day to visit!

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FINALLY some nice weather! It was a chilly but sunny day - perfect!

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Ummm....something is missing

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Did you check to see if the Joker coaster train was on the transfer track?

Turns out that when I went to go check out the Pandemonium construction in the old lickskillet entrance parking lot, the yellow train and purple track that would travel along the loop was in that parking lot behind the go-karts. What is going on with that ride?

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Did you check to see if the Joker coaster train was on the transfer track?

 

Hopefully I don’t offend anyone but they are certainly welcome to remove it

This is almost certainly a rehab job. Hopefully they will replace the LED lighting package - it looks really bad now.

It is doubtful this ride will be removed anytime soon. The space it occupies does not lend itself well to anything much larger. The only possibility would be if the Axis Arena were to be removed for a new attraction but that too is highly unlikely.

 

In other news, in the email newsletter they send, they reference opening day for the 2019 season in early March, which is the norm. I am actually surprised the park does not consider opening for a couple weekends before the Super Bowl, when nearly a million visitors will be in town, only 12 miles away.

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^ Unusual to hear about the Joker downtime, especially after it was down for most of the season. And then the park teased us with a few weeks of operation towards the beginning of fall. Maybe they thought they fixed the problem, but upon daily operation again found that they were initially wrong????

 

I still haven't even ridden this attraction at my own home park yet. I went on one of these Larson loopers at Kemah Boardwalk a few years back so never felt the need. They were fine rides, and certainly feel less confining than the old Fireball loopers that had cages. To me, they still feel more claustrophobic than the former looping starship, or an inverted looper like Aero 360 at Kennywood.

 

Next year will not be a Six Flags year for me, so I hope to catch up with this park after our cross-country RV trip in a few years.

 

Peach out ATL.

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So I've never really looked into SF memberships before, but next year I plan to hit up several starting with SFOG in April. Would there be any potential complications with buying a membership through SFOG even though I live in Oklahoma? It will be my first stop so I will activate and pick up the passes there. After the initial visit, there's no reason I would have to go back there, right? Doesn't look like you can get a membership through FC, and SFOT is difficult to get to from Tulsa, so I'm hoping I can grab the pass at SFOG and go.

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Would there be any potential complications with buying a membership through SFOG even though I live in Oklahoma?

 

No. Your plan is totally fine.

Aren't there some benefits that can only be used at the "home" park?

 

I grabbed a membership in New England and there was some reason I changed it to Georgia (took some effort to get it cancelled/refunded so I could buy with SFOG as home park).

 

May not matter to Shavethewhales, but they should be aware of it.

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I guess it's a moot point. I've been trying to two days now to get the website to load so I can buy a membership before the new year's deal expires, but nothing is working. I've tried multiple computers and browsers and even called technical support who were no help. Pretty frustrating. I'm inclined to just re-route to a different set of parks for this year since I have so many to get to anyway. Nothing like spending hours just to try to give someone else money.

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^Right...

 

We have used all of our membership bennifits at multiple six flags parks without issues.

 

Like Bill mentioned, maybe the dinning plan if it's not the chain wide dinning plan. Possibly may have an issue getting your yearly refillable cup as well but not sure.

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Aren't there some benefits that can only be used at the "home" park?

 

I don't think so. Maybe if you want a dining plan for only your home park it might be an issue (maybe?) but otherwise I can't imagine there being any issues.

 

May have been the bring a friend discounts, which I intended to use. But there was some reason I needed to switch.

 

I also noticed the prices vary across parks.

Memberships at SFOG are cheaper than SFNE.

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I've been trying to two days now to get the website to load so I can buy a membership before the new year's deal expires, but nothing is working.

 

Seems to be working now.

 

I got to the checkout page to enter payment info. That was w/ Chrome on my phone.

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Holy crap, I figured it out. After trying every browser and phone and running through all the settings/adblocker options on each to figure out if something was blocking it, you know what the problem was? My internet provider apparently. I turned off wifi on my phone and it went through just fine.

 

I don't know why Cox internet would be blocking part of a six flags application, but there you have it in case anyone else is having a similar issue.

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So thanks to reading this thread I was able to make a purchase for hockey tickets online through a program called flash seats. I was trying to buy the tickets on my phone with data and it wouldn't work. I thought of this thread and turned WiFi on and boom! It worked.

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The website says opening weekend is March 9-10. I may be in the area the following week, but the website doesn’t show anything about the operating schedule. I’m assuming they’ll be open the next week, but if I buy a pass with the sale and they’re not open I’d be a bit boned. Can I rely on them being open?

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The website says opening weekend is March 9-10. I may be in the area the following week, but the website doesn’t show anything about the operating schedule. I’m assuming they’ll be open the next week, but if I buy a pass with the sale and they’re not open I’d be a bit boned. Can I rely on them being open?

Once opening weekend occurs they will be open all weekends after that. I have never known the park to open for the season and then skip weekend(s) after that unless, of course the weather man decides to interfere. The park will release the 2019 schedule soon. Since today was the last operating day of the 2018 season, it will generally take a few weeks to reset everything for the upcoming season.

 

If you visit in March, let me know and maybe we can meet up!

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The website says opening weekend is March 9-10. I may be in the area the following week, but the website doesn’t show anything about the operating schedule. I’m assuming they’ll be open the next week, but if I buy a pass with the sale and they’re not open I’d be a bit boned. Can I rely on them being open?

Once opening weekend occurs they will be open all weekends after that. I have never known the park to open for the season and then skip weekend(s) after that unless, of course the weather man decides to interfere. The park will release the 2019 schedule soon. Since today was the last operating day of the 2018 season, it will generally take a few weeks to reset everything for the upcoming season.

 

If you visit in March, let me know and maybe we can meet up!

 

Yeah - unless there is a freak snowstorm or monsoon - they'll be open every weekend until Spring Break (when they open all week.)

 

It's my home park and a great place- enjoy your visit!

 

David

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Made my final visit on the final day of the season yesterday. This was the first nice weather weekend in nearly a month and the crowds reflected it. Anyway...now that January 7th is here, it is Six Flags' New Year's Day! The 2019 season officially begins today, which may matter little here in GA but counts in the few SF parks that are year round, most notably the purple cups are now dead.

 

Anyway...looking forward to the new themed area - ScreamPunk District, as well as the new Giant Discovery. It will be interesting to see the progress made when the park reopens. Only 8 closed weekends between now and opening day!

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Could this be the last time we see this sign? It is in rough shape, and the area might become Screampunk District....

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Anyone care to guess where in the park this creepy light fixture is located?

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One last look...it was a great Holiday in the Park season!

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