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Postby Living_Dead » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:19 pm

Yeah, I live in South Bay, but on the news it showed a lot of Vallejo suffering from the fire, I don't think Six Flags is as much in danger as the homes not too far away from the Ferry. Seeing the bridge surrounded by flames is insane. The smell of smoke in the south bay is incredible, my heart goes out to everyone affected.

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Postby jray21 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:45 pm

It's been a while since I got to SFDK, so I'm going to definitely be making a trip for the holiday event. I'm glad the parking lot is finally completed, it's been a nightmare parking there this past summer.
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Postby coasterbill » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:59 am

What's the story with the parking lot? I haven't been following it but the parking situation at this place sucks IIRC.
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Postby scooterdoug » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:23 am

^They built shade structures with solar panels on top. So, now a large percentage (more than half?) of the lot offers shaded parking, and the park gets solar power to boot. It was a pain during construction, as they directed everyone to the fairgrounds parking lot. The construction is done, so their regular parking lot is back in effect. But, yeah, it's still a long walk from the parking lot to the main gates.
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Postby coasterbill » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:37 am

Awesome! It's great to see more parks using solar power.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:22 am

Last year, the lot had barely any lights and it was quite a hike to the entrance. It's almost as if they put all their coasters in the old parking lot. :lol:

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Postby Animal » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:05 pm

Has any construction started for Sierra Sidewinder? Has anyone figured out where in the park the ride is going?

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Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:19 pm

Animal wrote:Has any construction started for Sierra Sidewinder? Has anyone figured out where in the park the ride is going?

I didn't see any construction when I visited on December 20 but we also didn't get to go to the back of the park which is where I'm guessing it's going to be.

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Postby jray21 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:30 pm

Animal wrote:Has any construction started for Sierra Sidewinder? Has anyone figured out where in the park the ride is going?


I went a couple of weeks ago for Holiday in the Park. It's going in where the elephants used to be.
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