Danrarbc wrote:The quality of Chop Six is at least equal to Panda (although the SFSL Panda gave me food poisoning so I'm probably more against it than most).
Maybe Chop Six varies from park-to-park but the Chop Six at Six Flags America is stunningly bad. I have no idea how you can make lo mein suck even if you drench it in soy sauce but they pulled it off. I'm convinced that Chop Six is painted cardboard in the shape of Chinese food. Even by Six Flags standards it's horrible.
Panda Express is perfectly "okay" middle-of-the-road American Chinese food which at a Six Flags park generally makes it one of your best options if you don't mind paying a bit for better food instead of settling for crap with (depending on the time of year) an endless line just because it's on the dining plan.
Not sure if this is like other Six Flags, but the line at Panda Express is shorter than other places, but it's also a place where you can get drink refills, and you have to go to the register to do it. So the line to order your food is always short, but then to pay takes forever as you wait behind the drink refill people.
So last week I ventured on quite the park trip journey. I went from 90* weather in Orlando at BGT, Universal, and SeaWorld to 30* weather at Silver Dollar City. Kind of weird to be doing amusement parks days apart with over 60* temperature differences. Crowds were light in Florida, Universal a tad heavier than the other 2. Silver Dollar City was dead as hell, but it didn't matter because barely any rides were open due to how cold it was, so no Time Traveler . It makes me wonder with how cold it has been if HITP at SFSTL will do good this year. If it stays cold, crowds will be far less. Anyway, I posted a trip report of BGT, here's the link... http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=53855&start=7910
Yeah, the way November has gone the park probably isn't going to be as lucky as it was last year with mild to great weather. I remember one Saturday last December (I think it was December, may of been late November) it was like 60 degrees and the place was as crowded as I've ever seen. Lots of trip reports the following Monday as well, as it seemed everyone local that posts on this board attended that evening. Anyways, I don't see many of those nights with how cold and snowy its been already.
Hopefully the operating rides hold up ok. Last few years it seemed like it didn't really turn cold like this consistently until around Christmas, at the tail end of the operating dates.
^This is St. Louis, Bill and it's 11 o'clock right now. Everyone in the Midwest has the winter weather predicted identical to a frozen scene from the movie The Day After Tomorrow. We can't predict what the weather will be like on Thanksgiving, but for some reason everyone knows what the weather will be like from now to the end of March. No worries, because by 5 o'clock, everyone will be up in arms about global warming, again.
January: "It's so cold outside! I can tolerate the heat, but I can't tolerate the cold." February: "This winter seems like it has lasted forever." March: "We didn't get much snow this winter. Not like we used to when I was a kid ." April: "Wow! It's 30 degrees one day and 70 degrees the next! Yesterday I was in a tee shirt, but today I'm wearing a coat!" May: "Boy! We skipped Spring and went straight to Summer!" June: "It's so hot outside! I can tolerate the cold, but I can't tolerate the heat." July: "It's so muggy today! I don't mind the heat, but it's the humidity that makes it so miserable!" August: "All of my grass is dead. If we don't get some rain, we're going to be in trouble!" September: "I sure wish it would stop raining so much!" October: "Boy! We skipped fall and went straight to winter!" November: "I can't believe it's so cold this early in the year! I heard it's going to be a bad winter!" December: "It hasn't been this cold in years!"
I guess you can't blame anyone, because sadly there isn't much else to talk about in this region. I guess I'd rather hear all of the cliche comments about the weather than hear everyone talk about Cardinals Baseball or deer hunting. My Snapchat is cluttered with pictures of smiling faces posed next to dead animals.
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