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P.. 420: Pirates of Speelunker Cave announced for 2022!

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So what do you say we put the why is ShockWave down questions to rest. It's officially down for needed maintenance. No need to keep asking why or when it will re-open as parks never release the reason why a ride is down. Rest assured that it will not reopen until until the needed maintenance is completed, which won't be anytime soon. Should the park release an expected reopen date it will be posted here.

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Shockwave still down today.

 

The AC in the Mr. Freeze queue is either out or hardly working. It's hotter than being outside and I find it ironic that Batman, a ride themed with underground city tunnels is much cooler than a themed ice cream factory.

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^Went to the park today was packed. Batman was backed nearly to the start of the queue One thing that SFoT has more than any Six Flags park, real customer service. Just had to give recognition for that. Mr Freeze A/C is fixed.

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I took 4 kids with me to SFOT, on Tuesday (June 25th). I noticed upon parking that the park was filling in a lot for a Tuesday, but was relieved to see it was mostly day care groups and they weren't interested in our kinda rides. Still, noticing the crowd building I schlepped my crew straight over to the NTG, to catch that before the line and Texas summer temps got insane. It was closed. So, we high tailed it to Titan. It was practically walk on, but the Sidewinder was closed (my oldest son and his gf won't ride the Titan but love Sidewinder). We started getting a theme going. Pandemonium, closed. Shock Wave, closed. Judge Roy, closed (not that I minded that so much, it's a beating), Superman Tower, closed. Texas Sky Screamer, closed. That's just naming a few. Thankfully, our Gotham rides were still running, so I was able to get on Mr. Freeze. It became evident that the lines were getting bigger and bigger for these rides (because that's all there is for us thrill seekers), and the temps higher and higher. So, we opted out of the hour long wait for Batman the Ride, because it simply isn't worth that long of a wait in the heat. Nobody could tell us why all of those big named rides were not running and if they were going to be open later in the day. So, we bolted at around 2pm. I was shocked at how many rides at one time, especially popular ones were closed. I was glad that we are season pass holders. I would have been highly ticked if we had paid $35-$50 a head to get in, only to have those rides closed. We will be back, and for the record, we did have fun even if we couldn't ride some of our favorites.

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^Went to the park today was packed. Batman was backed nearly to the start of the queue One thing that SFoT has more than any Six Flags park, long A$$ lines

 

Fixed

 

That is why I avoid SFOT like the plague on weekends. I can think of a million things more enjoyable than standing in long a$$ lines in the 95+ degree heat, like shopping for groceries at the local big box store I won't mention the name of. Kudos to you for trudging through it. My kids know better than to ask me to go on a weekend. I hate lines, especially if I am melting..

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I took 4 kids with me to SFOT, on Tuesday (June 25th). I noticed upon parking that the park was filling in a lot for a Tuesday, but was relieved to see it was mostly day care groups and they weren't interested in our kinda rides. Still, noticing the crowd building I schlepped my crew straight over to the NTAG, to catch that before the line and Texas summer temps got insane. It was closed. So, we high tailed it to Titan. It was practically walk on, but the Sidewinder was closed (my oldest son and his gf won't ride the Titan but love Sidewinder). We started getting a theme going. Pandemonium, closed. Shock Wave, closed. Judge Roy, closed (not that I minded that so much, it's a beating), Superman Tower, closed. Texas Sky Screamer, closed. That's just naming a few. Thankfully, our Gotham rides were still running, so I was able to get on Mr. Freeze. It became evident that the lines were getting bigger and bigger for these rides (because that's all there is for us thrill seekers), and the temps higher and higher. So, we opted out of the hour long wait for Batman the Ride, because it simply isn't worth that long of a wait in the heat. Nobody could tell us why all of those big named rides were not running and if they were going to be open later in the day. So, we bolted at around 2pm. I was shocked at how many rides at one time, especially popular ones were closed. I was glad that we are season pass holders. I would have been highly ticked if we had paid $35-$50 a head to get in, only to have those rides closed. We will be back, and for the record, we did have fun even if we couldn't ride some of our favorites.

 

Yeah, I was out there on Tuesday as well. Too bad about all those rides being closed. But Gold Pass holders could get free refills on slurpees all day long with a special coupon they give you at the parking gate. Great way to beat the heat.

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I took 4 kids with me to SFOT, on Tuesday (June 25th). I noticed upon parking that the park was filling in a lot for a Tuesday, but was relieved to see it was mostly day care groups and they weren't interested in our kinda rides. Still, noticing the crowd building I schlepped my crew straight over to the NTAG, to catch that before the line and Texas summer temps got insane. It was closed. So, we high tailed it to Titan. It was practically walk on, but the Sidewinder was closed (my oldest son and his gf won't ride the Titan but love Sidewinder). We started getting a theme going. Pandemonium, closed. Shock Wave, closed. Judge Roy, closed (not that I minded that so much, it's a beating), Superman Tower, closed. Texas Sky Screamer, closed. That's just naming a few. Thankfully, our Gotham rides were still running, so I was able to get on Mr. Freeze. It became evident that the lines were getting bigger and bigger for these rides (because that's all there is for us thrill seekers), and the temps higher and higher. So, we opted out of the hour long wait for Batman the Ride, because it simply isn't worth that long of a wait in the heat. Nobody could tell us why all of those big named rides were not running and if they were going to be open later in the day. So, we bolted at around 2pm. I was shocked at how many rides at one time, especially popular ones were closed. I was glad that we are season pass holders. I would have been highly ticked if we had paid $35-$50 a head to get in, only to have those rides closed. We will be back, and for the record, we did have fun even if we couldn't ride some of our favorites.

 

Yeah, I was out there on Tuesday as well. Too bad about all those rides being closed. But Gold Pass holders could get free refills on slurpees all day long with a special coupon they give you at the parking gate. Great way to beat the heat.

Most Rides were closed due to very high winds, other than Shockwave and Giant

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I was thinking about going this friday but wihtout an ETA on the shockwave's return I can't come back. it's not worth the drive if i can't ride my favorite SFoT coaster

 

NTAG and TSS are more than worth the drive down.

 

 

My son is only 44" so the shockwave is a big part of our trip. This is the first month I haven't gone in a long time.

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Yeah, I was out there on Tuesday as well. Too bad about all those rides being closed. But Gold Pass holders could get free refills on slurpees all day long with a special coupon they give you at the parking gate. Great way to beat the heat.

 

That's pretty awesome! Have other parks ever done that before?

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From ScreamScape:

The latest word from SFOT sources is that whatever took Shockwave down, broke at least 2-3 weeks ago. Current park guests may notice that only one train remains on the rails. According to the rumor mill a train may have thrown a wheel or broke a wheel assembly. If true the broken section then scraped along the rails, possibly causing track damage along the way until it skidded to a stop. Either way, whatever is damaged and needs repair will require special custom parts to be manufactured, which will take a long time. Bottom line… unfortunately it looks like Shockwave is most likely closed for the rest of the season.

 

Sad news for the Shockwave.

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Yeah, I was out there on Tuesday as well. Too bad about all those rides being closed. But Gold Pass holders could get free refills on slurpees all day long with a special coupon they give you at the parking gate. Great way to beat the heat.

 

That's pretty awesome! Have other parks ever done that before?

 

I have no idea about other parks. This is the first time it's been done at SFOT, to my knowledge.

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