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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby MisterBrow » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:22 pm

If it is not hooked into regular water lines it makes sense. I think it had the waterless urinals. Push a button for water in the sink. Half sized Xcelerators. The overall small size, like a hallway, is just strange. I walked out thinking it was weird and the first thing my kids said was, "That is a weird bathroom."

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's there.
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Postby steamedturtle » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:35 pm

MisterBrow wrote:If it is not hooked into regular water lines it makes sense. I think it had the waterless urinals. Push a button for water in the sink. Half sized Xcelerators. The overall small size, like a hallway, is just strange. I walked out thinking it was weird and the first thing my kids said was, "That is a weird bathroom."

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's there.


All of that plus the faucets don't come out far enough so you have to like touch the sink to even get the water on your hands. Definitely weird.

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Postby Hershey_flags » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:16 pm

Wow, the struggles. I guess there isn’t anything else notable to talk about the park now so a slightly different restroom is the most interesting thing.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:19 pm

Visited the park today, had a pretty good time!

Ride notes:
-Batwing is running. Rode the front row, and it was actually a ton of fun, and while it was quite rattly, it wasn't all that rough or uncomfortable. I still consider this the most intense ride in the park.
-Superman was running well. Rode in front and 2nd row of the red train and both delivered quality rides.
-Wild One was absolutely flying! Pleasantly surprised at the intensity today.
-Rode RC before 11am to avoid the line that it rapidly develops. Brought on a couple friends and with our combined weight it really spun. Good fun.
-The drop tower is just as fun as I remember. Short, but quite satisfying.
-Whoever mentioned the scrambler runs fast was totally right. That may have been the best scrambler I've ridden. Do recommend if you have time.
-Roar was running fast but my one ride (2nd to back) was rough, and an uncomfortable seat/lapbar set-up didn't help. I enjoyed it, but others might not.
-Finally rode the train for the first time. Was pleasantly surprised. Decently large layout, and a few parts were quite pretty. You could also get good looks at the old apocalypse trains as well as the old Wild One buzz bar trains if you look in the right spot. I'd recommend if you have 10-15 min to kill. It is quite slow however, especially during the part inside the main park.

Operations notes:
-Everything I looked at but Batwing ran multiple trains. Dispatches overall were some of the best I've seen at this park. Not fantastic or anything, but fast enough to be acceptable.
-Wild One at one point sent a loaded train out before the last one hit the breaks!
-Batwing was still super slow operations, but it has been worse. On the bright side, they were doing a good job of stopping station crowding by only letting in a certain amount of people each train.
-Note for anyone wanting to ride the train: The train only runs at 15 minute intervals from 12pm-6pm on weekends between memorial weekend and labor day.

Other notes:
-Huge crowds, but the vast majority were there for Hurricane Harbor, so lines in the dry park were very reasonable as usual.
-Apparently 1pm is the best time to go to the Gotham City Food Court. No line, and reasonable wait time. Would not recommend later in the day though, since the food ops are normally quite frustrating.
-Turns out that if you bring your own water bottle to the park, food stand employees will fill it up with water for free (ice too if you ask). Very helpful.
-Was able to use my basic dining pass to get a lunch and snack with no difficulties.

Overall, good day! The park is on an upward climb.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:05 am

steamedturtle wrote:
MisterBrow wrote:If it is not hooked into regular water lines it makes sense. I think it had the waterless urinals. Push a button for water in the sink. Half sized Xcelerators. The overall small size, like a hallway, is just strange. I walked out thinking it was weird and the first thing my kids said was, "That is a weird bathroom."

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's there.


All of that plus the faucets don't come out far enough so you have to like touch the sink to even get the water on your hands. Definitely weird.


With all of the enthusiasm over new bathrooms, the Golden Tickets definitely need to add abundance and quality of bathrooms as a new annual award.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:09 pm

I visited on the 26th for the first time since 2016. A few notes:

1. I was disappointed to find Batwing closed. I guess I got unlucky since it supposedly opened a couple days later.
2. I'm pretty sure the blue train on Superman is about to fall apart. Obviously that's not true, but it sure felt like that.
3. Firebird is trash. I despised Apocalypse when I rode it in 2016, but aside from Firebird's amazing new paint scheme and theme, the ride is still terrible. I really do love the color scheme though. I would so much rather watch the ride. It's gorgeous.

Don't worry, I have a few positives to say as well:

1. Joker's Jinx is totally awesome. Why don't people talk about these rides more? I think it's my favorite coaster in the park to be honest. Front row is surprisingly intense and loads of fun.
2. Wild One is excellent. One of my favorite old-school, traditional woodies.
3. The clientele was much better this visit. When I came in 2016, I mostly wanted to leave because I found almost every person I came in contact with extremely irritating. Bouncing basketballs off of Roar's station, line jumping, several near-fights, terrible customer service, etc. This time was MUCH better around - both guests and employees.

I'm still not a big fan of this park, unfortunately, but Joker's Jinx, Superman, and Wild One are definitely rides worth riding. Unless they get an amazing new coaster, RMC Roar, or something large, I likely won't be back for several years. But my 2019 visit was definitely more enjoyable than my 2016 one, so I'm glad the park is slowly improving.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby djcoastermark » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:43 am

^ I always thought SFA was a nice local park, and I agree with you on your top 3 coasters in the park. Nice to hear the place seems to be improving. But, enough of that and onto the question of the new hotness there. Did you get to try the new bathrooms ? :-)

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:10 am

I think SFA is definitely a perfectly "adequate" park with its ride lineup and they keep adding rides. If the Zamperla Giant Discovery comes next year as is rumored that will be awesome. They will have a semi-strong flat collection with that thrown in.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby MisterBrow » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:20 am

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:
steamedturtle wrote:
MisterBrow wrote:If it is not hooked into regular water lines it makes sense. I think it had the waterless urinals. Push a button for water in the sink. Half sized Xcelerators. The overall small size, like a hallway, is just strange. I walked out thinking it was weird and the first thing my kids said was, "That is a weird bathroom."

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's there.


All of that plus the faucets don't come out far enough so you have to like touch the sink to even get the water on your hands. Definitely weird.


With all of the enthusiasm over new bathrooms, the Golden Tickets definitely need to add abundance and quality of bathrooms as a new annual award.



Can they RMC a bathroom? Maybe add VR?
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby DarkRideNick » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:27 pm

What SFA NEEDS next is a dark ride - they are the only "major" park in the DMV area without one!
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