A question for SFA experts

Monday, May 28, 2001 11:07 AM
This upcoming sunday i will be going to SFA for a day as part of a vacation and need to know what my plan of attack should be. What coasters should i hit first and which have the longest line, what size of crowds should be expected. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated as i have never been to this park before. Also which restaurants are good.
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Monday, May 28, 2001 3:06 PM
Ok, you should go to SROS first and try to ride this as many times as possible. You can get there at 9:30 for the prime time if you have a season pass only to ride SROS. The lines are usually longer for this in the afternoon. Then I would suggest catching a ride on Joker's Jinx. After that go over to Two-Face because the lines for that can get very long because it has slow loading times. Then catch a ride on the Wild One. Then go over to Roar and then to Mind Eraser. As for the crowds, I have gone there the past 6 Sundays in a row and most of the rides have been walk-ons.

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Take flight on Batwing in 2001
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Monday, May 28, 2001 7:42 PM
Eric i have a season pass for Six flags great america does that do me any good to get the rides you talked about on sros, what time should we be in the park? How would you rate the rides on a scale of 1-10.
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Monday, May 28, 2001 10:28 PM
I don't know if I call myself an expert on SFA but I do spend a lot of time there so here I go. I would definitely head for S:ROS first thing, but Roar is on the way (if you head left at the theatre) so you might as well ride it too. I agree also about riding Joker's Jinx. You're going to have to pass it on the way to S:ROS. Next I agree to head to Two Face and Wild One which are right next to each other. Last catch a ride on Mind Eraser or just ride Roar again which you'll pass on your way back to Mind Eraser.
Scorecard according to your numbers:
S:ROS 10 (incredible airtime, steep drop)
Roar 10 (GCI masterpiece)
Two Face 9 (would've been 10 if it were faster loading)
Wild One 8 (classic 1917 woodie)
Joker's Jinx 5 (launch is cool and coaster is intense, but has headbanging)
Mind Eraser 4 (too much headbanging sometimes, but still has some thrilling moments)
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:01 AM
first off check the board to see what rides are open,second haul tail to superman,a front seat ride is a must to start the day,then ride wichever seat has the shortest line.tips for joker's jinx. ride up front, if you like your coasters rough then by all means head for the back seat, you won't be dissappointed.for wild one and roar the lines are'nt usually too long two face however is a different story,it takes forever to load and the station platform is too narrow. mind eraser isn't too bad,I only ride the red train however,seeing as how I almost fell out of the blue train in 99,the resraint wasn't locked tight enough.as for ride ratings here goes,

superman ride of steel: a perfect 10 the best coaster in the park(till batwing opens at least) roar:another perfect 10 it's my flat out favorite woodie!wild one:i'd give it an 81/2(recent reprofiling of this ride has lowered my rating,it's just not the same as it once was especially on the turn around)mind eraser:an 8(I'd rather ride a b&m inverted though)joker's jinx:5(too severe)two face: 4(wait time too long)
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 1:42 PM
Thanks for the info, any idea what type of crowd to expect or how long the lines for the coasters might be?
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 6:29 PM
A lot of the crowd depends on the weather. This past Sunday with threatening weather it was very light with SROS and Two Face the only coasters with any line at all by the time I left at 1:30. In addition to the coasters, don't miss Typhoon Sea Coaster. Call the park number listed on the web site to find out if your season pass from another Six Flags park will get you in for Prime Time at 9:30. That will give you an hour of riding SROS under ERT conditions before the rest of the park opens.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 7:22 PM
Crowds have been very light. But I expect that will change when Batwing opens. I just saw the first commercial exclusively dedicated to the ride so the hype is building. And to their credit the commerical does say "Coming Soon".
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