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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:27 am
by thrillrider
Some of the line is outdoors, some is inside. The line was not bad when we were there, so it was mostly indoor waiting for us. I can see the outdoor line being brutal on a hot day.

It gets very hot here durring the day. This is the only park I have been to that has air conditioning in an outdoor line besides Disney.

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:05 pm
by LiftThrill
coasterbill wrote:Does Runaway Mountain have an air conditioned queue? If so, maybe we'll save that for later and love every second of standing in it. If not, never-mind. :lol:


It's about 50/50. The first half of the queue is outdoor (albeit shaded) switchbacks but most of the time on slow days the queue is only out to the indoor section which has air conditioning that works most of the time. The station and ride have great air conditioning and most of the queue is either shaded, indoors, or air conditioned.

Luckily, the whole park is pretty well shaded (especially the Texas/Spain side) except the Gotham section. Fortunately, Mr. Freeze has a comfortable (indoor, mostly cold) queue, but Batman's queue is long and like standing in an oven.

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:46 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
thrillrider wrote:This is the only park I have been to that has air conditioning in an outdoor line besides Disney.

What do you mean by this? Are we talking misting fans?

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:57 pm
by thrillrider
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
thrillrider wrote:This is the only park I have been to that has air conditioning in an outdoor line besides Disney.

What do you mean by this? Are we talking misting fans?


Look at my 3rd picture I just posted. They have air conditioning in the outside line for the scrambler.

I also remember that there were quite a few misting fans in the Gotham city area.

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:16 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Oh those are air conditioning vents? How weird.

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:33 pm
by LiftThrill
There are also misting fans everywhere, especially over by ShockWave. Great stuff when it's so hot.

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:41 pm
by bert425
Bill. . I literally had all the above info typed up earlier today (including noting that Runaway Mountain is half indoor and the outdoor section is pretty well shaded). . .LOL. . but my phone wouldn't let me post it from the airport (s) . . . Buffalo early, then Orlando in afternoon.

finally back home and on my computer, before conking out after an intense few days in Ontario.

anyways. . .I'd recommend against the drink bottle, or doing any soda, as that will dehydrate you quick in the Texas heat. . and trust me, it's going to be BRUTAL.

I'd suggest buying a Dasani Water, early, then just keep the cap and refill it frequently from water fountains thruout the day.

as noted, La Vibora has terrible thruput (tho it does have a single rider line). . but I'd still recommend doing that first, as those seats get HOT in the sun and later in the afternoon, it can be painful to sit in the hot cars.

if you can handle it, what I would do, is wear a very light long-sleeve shirt. That will help immensely with sunburn prevention, as well as help keep you cool (just look at lawn guys, they pretty much all work in the heat in long sleeves) :)

have fun, SFoT is a great park.

no SFFT this trip tho?

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:24 pm
by Canobie Coaster
I had 100 degree heat when I visited last year, but at least it was a dry heat as opposed to the humid heat of the East. 100 degrees is still dang hot, but at least it isn't sticky. As long as you keep drinking (water) and wear sunscreen, it's manageable.

As for the ride order, I don't blame you one bit for hitting the New Texas Giant first. I'd suggest hitting the flume after since it's nearby in Spain and I imagine it will generate a long line on such a hot day. La Vibora is the coaster that gets the worst wait, but it does have a single rider line if the line becomes too long.

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:06 am
by DoinItForTheFame
Arthur_Seaton wrote:I actually screwed up when I was there and walked in through the exit (I didn't know that the ride was exempt from fastpass)


It hasn't always been this way. Runaway Mountain was on Flash Pass for the longest time. (2017 is the first year I remember it being off.)

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:10 pm
by Sportsdude360
Latest pics of Harley!! Possibility of opening by next week!