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I plan to visit the area at the end of March / beginning of April and so will visit SFoT for the first time. Any tips and tricks about the park would be appreciated (I can spend the full day there I think), and I'll probably grab a room at the hotels across the street. Also, I may take a quick trip up to Sandy Lake to ride the old-school pretzel (I'm a fan of such things), but that's kind of it for the Dallas area, right? I have a Six Flags gold pass, so I'll aim for early entry and head over to Texas Giant first, I guess. Anything that gets hideous lines that I should knock out fast?

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Nitro’s description says that too. Six Flags is just dumb.

Looks like Aquaman has been delayed until 2022...... 

Speaking of typos, they did spell Mack wrong too

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I plan to visit the area at the end of March / beginning of April and so will visit SFoT for the first time. Any tips and tricks about the park would be appreciated (I can spend the full day there I think), and I'll probably grab a room at the hotels across the street. Also, I may take a quick trip up to Sandy Lake to ride the old-school pretzel (I'm a fan of such things), but that's kind of it for the Dallas area, right? I have a Six Flags gold pass, so I'll aim for early entry and head over to Texas Giant first, I guess. Anything that gets hideous lines that I should knock out fast?

Get there eeeeaaarly, run straight to Giant, and then Titan, since you are in the hood already. After that, hit Justice League Battle For Metropolis. Cross your fingers and toes that it is working. Then Freeze and Batman. Then Superman and Shock Wave.

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Get there eeeeaaarly, run straight to Giant, and then Titan, since you are in the hood already. After that, hit Justice League Battle For Metropolis. Cross your fingers and toes that it is working. Then Freeze and Batman. Then Superman and Shock Wave.

Thanks! Early won't be a issue. And no problem skipping Titan or Batman since SFMM is my home park (not a coaster count guy). I've got my sights La Vibora as well (although I'm not expecting much).

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Get there eeeeaaarly, run straight to Giant, and then Titan, since you are in the hood already. After that, hit Justice League Battle For Metropolis. Cross your fingers and toes that it is working. Then Freeze and Batman. Then Superman and Shock Wave.

Thanks! Early won't be a issue. And no problem skipping Titan or Batman since SFMM is my home park (not a coaster count guy). I've got my sights La Vibora as well (although I'm not expecting much).

 

um. . . no. . but sorta.

 

La Vibora FIRST. . always first (take a left from main entrance).

 

*ALWAYS* a line, and *ALWAYS* moves glacially. . if you want to ride La Vibora?. . ride it FIRST. Then continue in that direction to hit Titan and Giant.

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*ALWAYS* a line, and *ALWAYS* moves glacially. . if you want to ride La Vibora?. . ride it FIRST. Then continue in that direction to hit Titan and Giant.

 

Thanks for the tip! I assumed that La Vibora wouldn't draw as much of a crowd. I'll try and knock it out early before it gets too packed.

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*ALWAYS* a line, and *ALWAYS* moves glacially. . if you want to ride La Vibora?. . ride it FIRST. Then continue in that direction to hit Titan and Giant.

 

Thanks for the tip! I assumed that La Vibora wouldn't draw as much of a crowd due. I'll try and knock it out early before it gets too packed.

 

you'll pass right by it on the way to Giant anyways. . if it's open, knock it out early.

 

that and Skyscreamer always seem to get the longest lines. . unfortunately.

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Does anybody know if Riddler Revenge will be open at the start of April?

 

They recently sent out an email and in the email it said their new attractions would "Open later this season." So I'd assume April is probably a little early. Maybe mid to late May, or even early June. (I mean, it is Six Flags after all.)

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*ALWAYS* a line, and *ALWAYS* moves glacially. . if you want to ride La Vibora?. . ride it FIRST. Then continue in that direction to hit Titan and Giant.

 

Thanks for the tip! I assumed that La Vibora wouldn't draw as much of a crowd. I'll try and knock it out early before it gets too packed.

LaVibora's line is always long and slow. If you are into that ride (it hurts me). If you are by yourself, it has a single rider line.

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LaVibora's line is always long and slow. If you are into that ride (it hurts me). If you are by yourself, it has a single rider line.

 

I probably will be going solo, so single-rider lines will be a must (La Vibora, Justice League, and Pandemonium are the only ones that seem to have SR, right?). I just read that there's some WWF thing happening down the street that same weekend, so the park will most likely be jammed and all the local hotels have cranked their rates up four times the standard rate. If I make it my goal to get in early with my gold pass, I'll haul ass to Giant, then make my way over to Shockwave and Mr. Freeze, the rest I can just play by ear. I've managed to get a terrifying looking hotel a couple of miles away, so if needed, I could duck out for a break and then head back until closing.

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LaVibora's line is always long and slow. If you are into that ride (it hurts me). If you are by yourself, it has a single rider line.

 

I probably will be going solo, so single-rider lines will be a must (La Vibora, Justice League, and Pandemonium are the only ones that seem to have SR, right?). I just read that there's some WWF thing happening down the street that same weekend, so the park will most likely be jammed and all the local hotels have cranked their rates up four times the standard rate. If I make it my goal to get in early with my gold pass, I'll haul A$$ to Giant, then make my way over to Shockwave and Mr. Freeze, the rest I can just play by ear. I've managed to get a terrifying looking hotel a couple of miles away, so if needed, I could duck out for a break and then head back until closing.

Superman Tower of Power also has a single rider line

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Superman Tower of Power also has a single rider line

Thanks for the tips. There are a few rides that I really don't mind skipping if the place gets too packed. Also, since I'll be staying right around the corner and my flight doesn't leave until 5pm on Sunday, I could probably do the gold pass early opening thing on both Saturday and Sunday if needed. Even with hideous WWF Fest nearby, I'm sure it'll all work out.

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I'm sure this has been stated in this thread already, but is Riddler Revenge a Zamperla Giant Discovery like Black Widow at Kennywood. That is by far my favorite model and honestly will be a deciding factor on if I try to get back out to SFOT this summer.

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So rumors are swirling that SFMM is getting a Dive Machine, and now SDC might be getting one too. How many coasters can B&M produce in a year? Does that mean SFOT is not getting a Wing Coaster? Maybe we are going to be getting the T-Rex Coaster from RMC. Some things to consider.

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So rumors are swirling that SFMM is getting a Dive Machine, and now SDC might be getting one too. How many coasters can B&M produce in a year? Does that mean SFOT is not getting a Wing Coaster? Maybe we are going to be getting the T-Rex Coaster from RMC. Some things to consider.

 

I'm really hoping for that Wing Coaster. I won't be that upset with getting to be the 1st park to have a T-Rex Coaster from RMC though. If we can get something that's like Lightning Run at Kentucky Kingdom out of that T-Rex coaster, I would be happy.

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Six Flags Announces Virtual Reality Roller Coasters at 9 US Parks!

 

Six Flags is bringing ground-breaking experiences to nine parks:

 

- Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas

- Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia

- The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain

- Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis

- Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape

- Goliath at La Ronde

- SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

- SUPERMAN The Ride at Six Flags New England

- SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America

 

Six Flags is bringing ground-breaking experiences to nine parks — North America's first Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coasters, using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. Enjoy thrills like never before as some of our most popular coasters will be equipped to allow you to wear Samsung Gear VR headsets and feel the heart-pumping adrenaline of steep drops, inverted loops and powerful twists and turns as gyros, accelerometers and proximity sensors synchronize all of the action in an incredibly realistic 360-degree virtual reality world.

 

Whether you're soaring through Metropolis on our SUPERMAN Virtual Reality Coasters or co-piloting a fighter jet on The New Revolution, this remarkable technology is a definite game-changer. The headsets allow guests 13 and older to enter a virtual world with high-resolution imagery and 360-degree views that synchronize to the action of the coaster in a totally new, one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Six Flags and Samsung Partner to Launch First Virtual Reality Roller Coasters in North America

 

Samsung is “Official Technology Partner” at Six Flags Theme Parks Nationwide

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, and New York City — March 3, 2016 — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced a broad marketing partnership which appoints Samsung as the “Official Technology Partner” of the world’s largest regional theme park company. The partnership includes the debut of ground-breaking experiences coming to nine Six Flags parks—North America’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coasters, using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus.

 

In partnership with Samsung, Six Flags is taking its signature brand of thrills to the next level and beyond in fully immersive, virtual riding experiences using Samsung Gear VR. Some of Six Flags’ most popular coasters will be equipped to allow riders wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets to feel the heart-pumping adrenaline of steep drops, inverted loops and powerful twists and turns as gyros, accelerometers and proximity sensors synchronize all of the action in an incredibly realistic 360-degree virtual reality world.

 

“This remarkable technology is a definite game-changer for theme park rides and represents everything our brand stands for—delivering the most thrilling and innovative rides and attractions in the world,” said John Duffey, Six Flags President and CEO. “With the addition of these virtual reality coasters, Six Flags will be introducing more than double the number of new coasters and rides than we did in 2015, and more than any year in the last decade. Innovation is part of our DNA, and news in every park every year is driving higher guest satisfaction and building strong momentum for our company."

 

“What makes this partnership so compelling for consumers and the broader tech industry alike is that both companies are committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible - and bringing a VR coaster to life is certainly a new and thrilling proposition,” said Marc Mathieu, chief marketing officer at Samsung Electronics America. “Now, people can be immersed into a totally new universe while riding a roller coaster, powered by Samsung Gear VR virtual reality devices.

 

This transforms the modern roller coaster into a totally new, one of a kind sensorial experience - powered by technology. We are excited to work with the premier brand in theme parks to bring Samsung’s VR technology to nine Six Flags locations across the U.S.”

 

Samsung Gear VR – designed to accelerate virtual reality into the mainstream – provides an untethered, fully-immersive experience with 360-degree content for an extremely high quality mobile VR experience. Built to work with Samsung’s Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note5, the Gear VR headset utilizes each device’s super AMOLED display to provide the color, clarity and performance needed for an amazing virtual reality experience.

 

About the VR Roller Coaster Experiences

Six Flags and Samsung will launch the new VR Roller Coasters beginning this month and into the summer, totaling nine coasters across the U.S. On the six New Revolution Virtual Reality Coasters, riders are transported to a futuristic battle to save planet earth from an alien invasion. Riders are the co-pilots in their own fighter jets as they strap in for air-to-air combat. Taking in the view around them, riders will see other aircraft in an underground secret bunker. As the aircraft moves to a landing pad, it begins to launch its thruster engines, lifting the craft straight up through the roof. During the ascent, riders can test fire their weapons using the world’s first-ever interactive gameplay technology on a roller coaster. As riders clear the roof, they realize they are on top of a skyscraper and about to launch off the edge of the building diving straight down on the first drop of the ride. The aircraft races through the city until reaching the edge of the skyline where riders see the mother ship hovering above. The mother ship is heavily protected by drones and the mission is to get past the drones, fire on the mother ship and destroy it. This elite fighter squadron experience will make its debut on the following six roller coasters:

 

 Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, opening March 10 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview;

 Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia outside of Atlanta, opening March 12 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview;

 The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain near Los Angeles, opening March 26 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview;

 Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka;

 Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape in Lake George, New York and

 Goliath at La Ronde in Montreal.

 

On Six Flags’ three new SUPERMAN Virtual Reality Coasters, once riders take their seats and fasten the headsets, they will be fully immersed in the 360-degree comic-book world of Metropolis. Guests will be taken on a leisurely (or so they think) tour of the city of Metropolis, courtesy of Lex Corp Sky Tours. Just after departing the station riders encounter Lex Luthor who uses an anti-gravity gun along with his army of Lex Bots to create chaos throughout the city with cars, taxis and buses floating in mid-air around the rider’s vehicle. As the Lexbots continue shooting at the vehicle, SUPERMAN uses heat vison to destroy the anti-gravity gun, causing all objects to suddenly fall, including the train as it takes the first giant drop of the roller coaster. Riders then soar alongside SUPERMAN as he battles the evil Lexbots

 

through hairpin twists and turns, loops, dips and dives before ultimately defeating Lex and the Lexbots, and returning safely back into the station. This amazing adventure will debut on these Superman-branded coasters:

 

 SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio;

 SUPERMAN The Ride at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts; and

 SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

 

For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/virtualrealitycoasters and www.samsung.com/gearvr.

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I'm shocked they are not charging for the VR headset. I thought that would help with the line flow. Shockwave has a decent area on the exit side of the station to set up a return, cleaning area for the VR headsets but Superman at SFFT exit is cramped. I'm guessing they will grab it from you before you get off the ride? This is going to cause longer waits.

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So....which ride will it be?

 

Shockwave maybe??. . .

 

. . .Six Flags is bringing ground-breaking experiences to nine parks:

 

- Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas. . .

 

Hmmm, guess my guess was correct after all.

 

Also, this sounds like a unique experience and I can't wait to head down to SFOT to try it out this summer.

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^ You don't need one.

 

The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster will be open for technical rehearsals exclusively for Season Pass Holders and Members during Spring Break, March 10-20.
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