Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:41 am

Well I havent gotten back to SFA since it was built (despite living in Fredericksburg VA the last 4 years)..........................shucks.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby steamedturtle » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:41 am

boldikus wrote:1.6 million riders over 6 seasons? LMAO Nitro does that in like 6 months.


It says MORE than 1.6 million... Maybe they just wanted to be really, really, really, really conservative. :lmao:

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:41 am

Highridin wrote:Tell you one thing. Everyone's nuts are going to be happy. SFA young ones rejoice, you'll actually be able to have kids when you grow up.


I know what you mean, I won't be screaming "ouch! my balls" on the break run again (I did that once)

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:42 am

I actually never had problems with the restraints. As long as you put some distance between your bottom and the bicycle seat and actually stand up during the ride, your children should be fine ;)
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:26 am

boldikus wrote:1.6 million riders over 6 seasons?


Jesus Christ. That's stunningly bad. :lol:

Millennium Force operated from the second week of May until the last week of October and it did over 1.6 million riders last year alone. Six Flags America operated from late March / early to April to early January (though 4 of the 6 years, late October) and it did less over 6 f*cking years. So it averaged less than 266,000 riders a season.

Honestly the thing must have averaged like 170 riders an hour. I wouldn't be surprised if more people rode the f*cking carousel. :lol:

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:30 am

Glad they're holding off until September to close it. I'll get my chance to say goodbye to Iron Wolf after all.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:39 am

LOL bye Felicia! You won't be missed, by me at least! :b
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby alilstronger » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:21 am

steamedturtle wrote:Here's the press release...

https://www.sixflags.com/america/newsroom/apocalypse-ends-six-flags-america

THE APOCALYPSE ENDS AT SIX FLAGS AMERICA

UPPER MARLBORO, MD — August 16, 2018 — Six Flags America, DC’s Thrill Capital, today announced that its stand-up coaster, Apocalypse: The Last Stand will close forever on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Apocalypse has reigned as the only stand-up roller coaster in Maryland and since its 2012 debut, has given more than 1.6 million rides. Set among thematic elements that included a plane crash, fiery explosions and macabre zombies, the coaster features two high-speed inversions and numerous twists, turns and drops.

“Our wheels are always turning when it comes to new and innovative thrills and attractions to bring to the park,” says Park President Rick Howarth. “The end is near but saying good-bye to Apocalypse will allow us to bring an all-new thrilling experience to our guests in 2019.”

Guests will be able to say their final farewells to Apocalypse on September 8 with special ride times offered to Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite Members and members of American Coaster Enthusiasts.


This line - “Our wheels are always turning when it comes to new and innovative thrills and attractions to bring to the park,” says Park President Rick Howarth

Where are these new innovative thrills and attractions in this park? That is the part that sticks out to me the most.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Rayj » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:32 am

I know six flags likes to be cheap, but this is not a good idea. The layout already sucks, so just adding floorless trains will make it slightly average. I bet you that you will still bang your head after the corkscrew. The GP aren’t stupid and I do think it will be mixed feelings when they find out it’s not actually a new ride, but happy there is no more standing.

Also, if they’re gonna add floorless change, they will have to retheme it if they are saying it’s a new ride. The area that it’s in (Chesapeake) is a very vague theme, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this is some random theme, like Firebird.

Overall, a rmc raptor would be a great choice in its spot and I hope that happens instead.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby MisterBrow » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:35 am

Close the coaster, make the gift shop a coke freestyle refill station, use the theming for a FF maze. Boom. Under budget and improved the park.
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