I personally have only been to one Six Flags and had an Okay experience. The park was SFWoA was impressed by the collection of rides but felt That the staff could use some improving. Any way I would give the park a 8/10 what do you think is the best run Six Flags Theme Park, the Worst?
It will all come down to an opinion. Just recently there was a trip report from Magic Mountain that wasn't negative at all. I had nothing but good times at SFWoA, but before SF sold it off, many would argue that it was the worst run park in the chain.
Although i have been to a lot of amusement parks the only Six Flags i have been to is SFGAm and personally i think it is a very well run park with the excpetion of the food and deja vu which I had to visit the park 10x before i could ride it once. Otherwise the park has exceptional rides (coasters and flat) and the park is generally kept clean. Also I think the park staff is pretty good. Overall I would give SFGAm a 9/10. *** Edited 1/30/2005 8:36:28 PM UTC by MAGXL200***
I can't say I've had The Day From Hell at any SF park I've attended...and I've been to many of them people wail about.
I've done SFKK twice and enjoyed it each time. I had more fun at SFWOA than I had at CP the preceding day during the CPlaya 100 and the same was true of SFMM despite doing KBF the day before. I hit every SFStl coaster in half a day and my faves repeatedly. I can see how some of them could be much more aggravating on less lucky days then mine, but otherwise? They were all good by me.
EDIT: Wait, wait. SFEG rates a 'meh' for Half-Pipe and the shuttle's downtime, Twister flat-out snorefulness and The Beating Coaster...well, you already know. I'd have to rank it lowest as a park overall.
But the most annoying long-wait, slow-line, colorful-folk-in-line SF kinda days I've had were all at one park...SFGAM. Probably because I've been there most often.
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I live in central texas half way between SFoT and SFFT and about 3 1/2 hours from SFAW. We visit SFFT the most because of several reasons but mainly because of how well it is managed. The park is usually very clean and the shows are the best I have experienced in any SF park. SFAW is completely opposite of SFFT---they could use much improvement!! SFoT is okay most of the time.
Hmm..SFOT, but I guess I'm a bit biased. Those of you who haven't been to SFOT in the last couple years should come back. We're really working hard to improve. Anyhow, thats not what this thread is about so I'll shut up.
Fiesta Texas is a nice park but the rides are poorly run as well as a lot of other departments. (don't try to file a guest complaint, they dont care.)
MAGXL200 said: Although i have been to a lot of amusement parks the only Six Flags i have been to is SFGAm and personally i think it is a very well run park with the excpetion of the food
Did you try Crazy Buffalo Saloon? they have good food there. the eat inside resurants like Crazy Buffalo and Mooseburger seem to have the good food and the ones where you eat outside seem to have crummy food.
SFGAM is a well run park. I have been to SFKK and it is like night and day. I have been their twice and the security people don't seem to care how long the line is to get in, or about if people are getting screened when they come in. one train operations on all coasters including Chang (which absolutley has no theming) and all the lines are long. half the flats are old or not operating. the workers seem bored and did not care.
Every eating place I went to in SFGAM was grosser than gross. If they were normal eating establishments outside the park, I think they would have been shut down. In fact, I still think they should have been shut down. And they had a couple coasters closed all day when I was there. Aside from that, it is a pretty good park.
Iv'e been to SFOT, SFAW and SFOG and my home park is SFNO..Of all the parks I have been to SFAW and SFOG I have had the bets times , Ride availability, Customer Appreciation and food services..SFNO is by far left in the dirt last.. Ride Operations and Ride Operators Cordiallity to customers needs a lot of focused attention..Maybe we can improve in the future but after the Budgit cuts and park hour changes looks like another 2004 season.... *** Edited 1/31/2005 1:46:29 AM UTC by CrazyB***
I've only been to two Six Flags parks - Magic Mountain and Worlds of Adventure and the latter is by far worse in many categories. Though Magic Mountain has very little to no flat-rides, WoA had a tough time opening more than 95% of theirs (and I visited in August, which I believe is peak season).
I've been to 3 SFI parks, and my opinions are much different than others.
My first time to Six Flags was SFGAm in 1999 (Year of the Bull). Aside from heat and crowds (I never factor either in on my rating of a park), I was very underwhelmed, as was the group of friends I was with, they'd never beent to a Six Flags either. Sure, the rides were good, but everything except the area where Viper and Raging Bull were located was not very appealing to the eyes. Every building looked like it hadn't been painted since the Marriott days, and the coasters looked the same for the most part. The ops and the security guards were mostly not friendly, though we did have a few really good experiences. I left the park (as did my friends) feeling very "so what? Lets go back to Carowinds".
In 2001, SFA was my next park. It was overly clean, everything looked like it had been painted recently (except mind eraser), the staff was friendly, and the only wait was a 2 hour line for Batwing (Year of the Bat, btw). I loved SFA, can't wait to go back.
Last summer, I went to SFKK. I had been turned off to the park before I even got there by bad reviews, and when I got into Louisville, the place looked like a dump, and so did the area around the park. Though it does need painting, and I was only there for about 2 or so hours, I had a great time. Some of the ride ops were 'meh', some were really good. Only bad ones were Greeze and T2, really. The park was clean, and everything but Quake was running, so aside from painting and a few attitude adjustments, I'd rate it pretty decent.
So I didn't have a good time at one of the most loved SF parks (I really want to get back to re-evaluate), and had a blast at one of the least loved (and can't wait to go back, hopefully this summer).