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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:49 am

I've yet to ride a Skyscreamer. I just cant get up the nerve. And on top of that, I'm not sure I can handle the spinning.

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Postby boldikus » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:30 am

They're definitely a little unnerving, and I don't even have a fear of heights, though out of the three I've done SFNE's was the worst for the intimidation factor, but the ride itself was short. Spinning always bothers me on rides but not star flyers or windseekers. You should give it a try, you might like it and you won't know that until you get up the courage to just do it!

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Postby yodelo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:49 pm

Quick question - I'm a Gold Season Pass Holder. How much does it cost to get into the haunted houses? What if my friend isn't a pass holder?

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Postby alilstronger » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:25 am

Went to the park Saturday for the opening of Fright Fest. Only stayed until about 7 PM. Once the sun started going down it got crowded fast. Plus people were being real extra - running (knocking into people) and screaming making a scene just because the haunts were walking by them. I can not stand that.

We skipped all shows and haunted houses. They just are not that good.

The park looked good, I just feel like it was decorated more. Great Adventure always looks amazing. Wish we could look like that. Wonder Woman had a huge line all day so we skipped it. It looks amazing back there though - it really filled that hole well.

Batwing was down all day - it did do some testing though.

This was only my second visit this season and I was very surprised to see Superman running two trains all day. Even when there was less then a train wait most of the day. Usually, this had a much longer line.

Joker was running great. Still not as good as Poltergeist - I like that layout more.

We chose Roar as our first ride. It was running a little smoother. However, it broke down while we were in the break run and the employees failed to come tell us. After about 15 minutes they finally came and said it was down. This was of course after maintenance was already working on the ride.

Rode ME in the front. Dang, this thing has gotten really rough since last year. Also, why run only one train when it clearly had a line. There was an easy 15-20 minute wait most of the day and this was before the crowd came for the night activities.

Skipped WO. The line was too long (entire station was full) and it was only using one train but had both on the track when I was over there.

I LOVE RC. Is there a way for them to alter the cars to make them spin more or less? Last year our car barely spun and this year every car was whipping around the entire time it was released to spin. Also, this had about a 20-25 minute wait all day.

I still think they need two people working Rodeo or at least get someone who is going to hustle. The guy that was running the ride released the restraints in a weird formation. He released ours then went to a completely different arm to release more people and kept doing that until everyone was released. I've never seen them do that before. Also, I wish they would make the cycle a little more aggressive. I've been on some crazy dances who spin like crazy.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Thexmashooker » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:49 pm

Hello all!

Newbie to the forum here. Have lurked but never posted. So here is the short of it. This is my home park. Haven't been in since about 1995 due to gaining a lot of weight. This summer I finally had enough and started to drop the weight. I have missed my roller coasters way to long. 30 pounds down now and me and the family have been to GrAdv twice this month. I choose that because many of their coasters are B & M and I've heard they are more fat friendly.

So far I haven't had a problem with fitting on any ride except Batman the ride. Lucky for me they had a test seat and I was able to check before I embarrassed myself.

OTSR's scare me because my chest is still measuring at 53 1/2 inches. So I try to stay away from them.

So I just went to SFA on Saturday night for FF. Had a fun time and was able to fit on some roller coasters like Roar, WO RC. I'm still to worried to try ones like ME and Apocalypse.

So here is my first question. Roar....I've read on here that its much smoother than before. Now I rode in the middle because of the lines, but woah, that has to be the roughest coaster I've ever ridden. That says a lot since I remember the days of riding ME before the cushions were installed. Is there a trick to this ride? Ride in the front or back My neck was hurting so bad after this ride lol

What happened to this park? All the workers look miserable. They are so slow and there is no enthusiasm. The smell of marijuana through the park was a bit over- whelming. At ME, the operator was actually texting on her phone. At one point she announced the floor was going down and the girl checking the restraints had to yell because she was only halfway through with checking everyone.

This park is so close to me, but it saddens me that my family refers to it as Ghetto Flags.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:06 pm

First off . . . welcome to the forum.

I can relate in that a. I avoided parks for a long time because of my weight issues and b. SFA is my home park as well

As for Roar . . . . I always aim for the very front or very back row. (at least, in my opinion) the middle rows do get a little bumpy.

Mind Eraser . . . . well, it's a Vekoma SLC so . . . yeah it can get bumpy as well (now if ME got new trains from Premier Rides . . . . )

Apocalypse . . . . front row

As for the overall park atmosphere . . . . well, I can't explain.

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Postby cal1br3tto » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:02 pm

^^^I don't know what the deal is with Ragin' Cajun, but it was freakin' awesome at SFGAm! Probably my favorite spinning mouse. Not sure about consistency (rode it, like, twice), but when it spun, it spun!
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Highridin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:32 pm

Thexmashooker wrote:Hello all!

Newbie to the forum here. Have lurked but never posted. So here is the short of it. This is my home park. Haven't been in since about 1995 due to gaining a lot of weight. This summer I finally had enough and started to drop the weight. I have missed my roller coasters way to long. 30 pounds down now and me and the family have been to GrAdv twice this month. I choose that because many of their coasters are B & M and I've heard they are more fat friendly.

So far I haven't had a problem with fitting on any ride except Batman the ride. Lucky for me they had a test seat and I was able to check before I embarrassed myself.

OTSR's scare me because my chest is still measuring at 53 1/2 inches. So I try to stay away from them.

So I just went to SFA on Saturday night for FF. Had a fun time and was able to fit on some roller coasters like Roar, WO RC. I'm still to worried to try ones like ME and Apocalypse.

So here is my first question. Roar....I've read on here that its much smoother than before. Now I rode in the middle because of the lines, but woah, that has to be the roughest coaster I've ever ridden. That says a lot since I remember the days of riding ME before the cushions were installed. Is there a trick to this ride? Ride in the front or back My neck was hurting so bad after this ride lol

What happened to this park? All the workers look miserable. They are so slow and there is no enthusiasm. The smell of marijuana through the park was a bit over- whelming. At ME, the operator was actually texting on her phone. At one point she announced the floor was going down and the girl checking the restraints had to yell because she was only halfway through with checking everyone.

This park is so close to me, but it saddens me that my family refers to it as Ghetto Flags.


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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Thexmashooker » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:41 pm

Jason Maier wrote:First off . . . welcome to the forum.

I can relate in that a. I avoided parks for a long time because of my weight issues and b. SFA is my home park as well

As for Roar . . . . I always aim for the very front or very back row. (at least, in my opinion) the middle rows do get a little bumpy.

Mind Eraser . . . . well, it's a Vekoma SLC so . . . yeah it can get bumpy as well (now if ME got new trains from Premier Rides . . . . )

Apocalypse . . . . front row

As for the overall park atmosphere . . . . well, I can't explain.


Thank ya Jason.

My family and I still enjoyed our experience, just wish there was a little more enthusiasm.

Next time I will try the front and the back of Roar.

Apocalypse will be saved until next year due to the chest, but I will keep in mind to get in the front. I remember years ago that ME had seat belt extensions for the bigger guest. Of course that was back when I didn't need it. I asked the girl if they still had them, but she said no. Its ok, just gives me something to keep working for.

Plus, I really want to get on WW but with my weight, I'm to scared lol.

We should be going back to SFGADV for their FF. The last 2 times we've went, I've stayed away from El Toro due to hearing how many people take the walk of shame. I will have to get up the courage to sit in the tester seat. I'm hoping since I fit on Roar and the WO, it won't be an issue. AND I still get to ride Bizzaro at least.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Thexmashooker » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:47 pm

Highridin wrote:
Thexmashooker wrote:Hello all!

Newbie to the forum here. Have lurked but never posted. So here is the short of it. This is my home park. Haven't been in since about 1995 due to gaining a lot of weight. This summer I finally had enough and started to drop the weight. I have missed my roller coasters way to long. 30 pounds down now and me and the family have been to GrAdv twice this month. I choose that because many of their coasters are B & M and I've heard they are more fat friendly.

So far I haven't had a problem with fitting on any ride except Batman the ride. Lucky for me they had a test seat and I was able to check before I embarrassed myself.

OTSR's scare me because my chest is still measuring at 53 1/2 inches. So I try to stay away from them.

So I just went to SFA on Saturday night for FF. Had a fun time and was able to fit on some roller coasters like Roar, WO RC. I'm still to worried to try ones like ME and Apocalypse.

So here is my first question. Roar....I've read on here that its much smoother than before. Now I rode in the middle because of the lines, but woah, that has to be the roughest coaster I've ever ridden. That says a lot since I remember the days of riding ME before the cushions were installed. Is there a trick to this ride? Ride in the front or back My neck was hurting so bad after this ride lol

What happened to this park? All the workers look miserable. They are so slow and there is no enthusiasm. The smell of marijuana through the park was a bit over- whelming. At ME, the operator was actually texting on her phone. At one point she announced the floor was going down and the girl checking the restraints had to yell because she was only halfway through with checking everyone.

This park is so close to me, but it saddens me that my family refers to it as Ghetto Flags.


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