Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:28 pm
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:04 pm
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Theming : Nearly nonexistent. The signs for some rides are fancifully done, but overall Six Flags is a well-themed park by comparison.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Food: They really need to step it up. We tried to buy a funnel cake at a stand that sells just one thing: funnel cakes. I was told they were out of funnel cakes, and it would be 20 minutes before they would make anymore. What’s worse, I was told this by all three people working at the stand. All of them telling me that no one was making funnel cakes—meanwhile no one was making funnel cakes. We didn’t attempt to buy any other food there.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Operations: All the ride operations were atrociously slow. They were only running one train on every coaster, and only two ride ops in each station, except for Diamond Mine Run had only one. No one was in a hurry to dispatch anything, and it seemed like it was several minutes between being seated and actually having someone come around to check the restraints. If it weren’t for the very short lines, the waits would have been horrendous. The guy running Diamond Mine Run was really good though; he got the kids on and off really quick by himself.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Waterpark: Had I not been to Splashin’ Safari just a couple of months ago, I’d say this was the best I had been to. It certainly far exceeds anything we have in Missouri. One of the really cool things about it is that there is an area for little kids right next to each slide complex. That made it really easy for me to take my oldest daughter on the big slides while my wife stayed with the younger ones.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Water rides: We didn’t ride Old No. 2; it seemed like the only ride that was gaining any type of line at all. Plummet Summit was very good, though; I do like that style of flume.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Flats: Dr. Dean’s Rocket Machine was fun; can’t really go wrong with an S&S Doubleshot. The other two big flats (yes, only 3) were not for me; much too much spinning involved. The pirate ship was okay, and the carousel was nice. Nothing looked like it was falling apart, at least; there just weren’t a whole lot of rides.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Arkansas Twister – Closed for the whole day. They were doing some re-tracking and replacing supports in the final turnaround. I don’t have any pictures, because the only place to see it is from Seven Falls’ tower, and each time I was up there I didn’t have my camera, since I was about to go down a waterslide.
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Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:32 am
Shavethewhales wrote:The Herschends were never involved with this property though. They were involved in a short-lived joint venture to build White Water Bay (as well as three other White Water brand waterparks in Texas, Atlanta, and Branson). I could understand the confusion though, lately Frontier City has been copy-cating Silver Dollar City on a few key elements, such as creating their own singing saloon show
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:36 pm
Shavethewhales wrote:Every time Frontier City gets mentioned I make a point of pointing out just how much work has been done on the place in the last ten years. If you haven't been since the Six Flags days, it may be worth a visit. There isn't much new ride-wise, and the coaster selection is sub-par, but the park itself is truly on the upswing. They've basically rebuilt the entire place - a huge amount of work has gone into overhauling all of the infrastructure and operations. Back when Six Flags sold the place off it was a dying property that was considered a joke by the city, but now it is routinely packed out and is quickly becoming more and more popular.
The Herschends were never involved with this property though. They were involved in a short-lived joint venture to build White Water Bay (as well as three other White Water brand waterparks in Texas, Atlanta, and Branson). I could understand the confusion though, lately Frontier City has been copy-cating Silver Dollar City on a few key elements, such as creating their own singing saloon show!
Diamondback, like so many coasters, is polarizing. You can't ride it too many times, and your mileage may vary based on body parameters, but I find it enjoyable. Sit in the right seats and you get some crazy ejector air.
Big things are on the way for this park, I can feel it. They bought up most of that old RV park last year I believe.... I think they're working on buying the old hotel sites as well so they can push back the parking lot and give themselves more room for the park.