Fearanoia at SF parks

Monday, October 21, 2002 2:19 PM

I would like to know how Fearanoia is being played at the different SF parks accross the counry and how popular it has been(I know many of the SF parks doing different things).

Here is how it works at Six Flags St. Louis:

There are 3 ways to win Fearanoia at Six Flags St. Louis. At Six Flags St. Louis you get a fairly large tag that has to be worn at all times(on the wrist or belt loop). The tag contains the words DEAD or LIVE on it, along with the Fearanoia logo and the bottom portion of the tag tears off(where you write your name, address and phone #). Both sections of the tag have the same number on them(like 06804)

There are 9 different ways to get a "tag" of the letters in DEAD or LIVE. The ways to get tagged are:

#1 - challenge a body tagger(in lime green vests) to LIVE or DIE challenge(what you do I don't know)
#2 - body tagger may just tag you DEAD and tag a letter in the word DEAD on your tag
#3 - get LIVE tag if you score more than 40,000 on Scooby Doo Ghostblasters...
#4 - see a show in the Palace and then get a tag after the show
#5 - at Old Chicago games(play game of some type?)
#6 - Hollywood Store in Backlot by Batman: The Ride, (play a card game here, win=LIVE tag, loss=DEAD tag)
#7 - Axis Chemical games(play game of some type?)
#8 - Dragon's Wing/Go Karts ticket counter(play a game of some type?)
#9 - Pick life/death token from trolls scattered throughout the park

If you get a tag and don't complete either of the words LIVE or DEAD and your number is picked then you win a single one-day ticket.
If you complete the DEAD line of the tag(lose 4 challenges) and your number is picked then you win two one-day tickets.
Finally, if you complete the LIVE line of the tag(4 wins) and your number is picked then you win a season pass for 2003.

Fearanoia is limited to 4,000 here and there are 100 winners chosen nightly. It seems to be very popular here at Six Flags St. Louis.

*** This post was edited by SFZIP on 10/21/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by SFZIP on 10/21/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by SFZIP on 10/21/2002. ***

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Monday, October 21, 2002 3:10 PM
Fearanoia at SFGAm is played like a Raffle, they draw numbers every hour and there are usually 8 winners nightly.

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Monday, October 21, 2002 3:16 PM
I think the one at SFEG is similar to the SF. St. Louis. I know it has something to do with tag. I say just chill in the arcade for a while or something.
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Monday, October 21, 2002 3:43 PM
SFWoA Fearnoia is a haunted house with MANY live bugs, rats, etc.

SF Wyandot Lake Fearnoia is pretty much the same thing with a raffle at the end of the night.

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Monday, October 21, 2002 4:43 PM

SFA's is much different. You get a little card that you have to have stamped at three different places in the park. Not a very difficult thing. But there are three "Coronors" who are roaming around the park. If they catch you (and they know the players by a stripe of red face paint on your cheek) they take your picture and you are eliminated from the game. If you manage to get the three stamps and not get caught, your card gets put in a drawing for a 2003 season pass.

Little known fact though, you can be put into a drawing WITHOUT playing the game. You just have to mail in an entry (sorry, dont remember the address, but it is listed in the "Official Rules").

I got all the stamps, but wasnt around for the drawing (winners need not be present). Dont know how many cards were pulled.

lata, jeremy

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Monday, October 21, 2002 5:00 PM
I get to be a body tagger at SFEG. Basically the way it works is the players get a "marathon" number to wear on their clothes. They assume they are alive, although they could already be dead or invincible. Then they walk around and us bodytaggers come up to them and ring a little cowbell and tell them they are dead. Then we write down their numbers and turn them in at 9. At 9:30 there is a ceremony and the winning numbers are shown, I believe there are 50 winners each night. The fun part is when people see you and they run away, they really do fear us and they are paranoid we will tag them. They really freak out when they see taggers running rides. And RDuck, you can't chill in the arcade cuz the guys in there can be taggers, too.

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Monday, October 21, 2002 5:43 PM
Well pooh...
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Monday, October 21, 2002 6:06 PM

well I guess I'll be seeing this firsthand at SFA this weekend when I show up there,of course I don't plan on playing the game though.

Body taggers as ride ops? man that's a sure fire way to clear out a station full of peeps,just might mean more rides for me.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2002 5:00 AM

At SFOG Fearanoia works as follows:

1) "Toe Tags" are handed out at stations inside the park where the rules are explained. There are two segments to the tag - both of which have an ID number. A string is there for you you loop onto a button or belt loop where it will be "always visible."

2) During the day, "Taggers" throughout the park (but very few due to staffing cuts) can ask for your tag and remove the bottom section. At that point, you're "out" but can use the top portion of the tag to return for free on October 31.

3) If you survive the day, at 30 minutes prior to closing you can drop your bottom section into a drum. Then there is a random drawing for fabulous gifts and prizes.

4) If your number is drawn, you go to the stage and pick from one of a dozen tombstones. Behind the tombstone is a prize - from t-shirts to family season passes for 2003. Supposively on Halloween the prizes will be very big and include airline tickets and other "high-ticket" items.

5) If your number isn't drawn you still have a free return visit on Halloween night.

Seems very, very popular - which just goes to show that people will do anything for free stuff.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2002 9:08 AM

I actually played SFA's version on it's second night. 2Hostyl explained the general idea, but on the night that I played, there were only two "coroners". In typical SF fashion, the people responsible for running the game had little clue what they were doing. The stampers didn't know where to stamp the card, nor did they understand when the game was supposed to start. You were supposed to turn in your card at a specific location between 8:30 and 9:00...of course they didn't have anyone there until 8:45. Hopefully, they have those things figured out by now.

The worst thing was that they didn't enforce the rules. You had to keep the red "symbol" painted on your face during the entire game...if you washed it off, you were to be disqualified (That's how the "coroners" knew who was playing the game). Well, I was present at the drawing of the winner and the winner had no tag on her face.

Batwing Fan SFA,

One of the safer places to be was actually in a ride station. We only ever saw one "coroner" during the entire game (he didn't see us though) and he was stategically placed in a high traffic area between two of the stamp stations.

Sean

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Tuesday, October 22, 2002 9:19 AM
Expain to me again what is to stop somebody from picking up their tag on the way into the park, then heading to the traditional second stop (restroom), ditching the tag into their pocket, then at the end of the nght non-chalantly putting the tag back on seconds before they deposit the bottom half into the prize hopper?

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Tuesday, October 22, 2002 11:16 AM
C Dave, probably not a damn thing. But if any of the other versions have similar "official rules" as the SFA version, then one need not even PLAY the game to win as you could just mail in a 3X5 card to enter.

You all *DO* of course realize that this is just a ploy for SF Inc to get your name and home/email address for marketing purposes right? Since they have all that "excess debt" I would not be suprised if they sold the info to make a quick buck. Giving away a couple of season passes is a drop in the bucket to them. And if you come into the park (even on their dime) likely you'll buy something. You certainly wont *cost* them anything by being there :)
lata, jeremy

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Tuesday, October 22, 2002 11:27 AM

Fearanoia is a lame haunted house at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.

I think the rats have died since the opening weekend.. the cage where they once were active stood still.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2002 1:41 PM
I am trying it on Saturday and I hope I win.

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-Sean

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:21 AM
at sfdl all you did was get a number (this is the way i understand it) and you stick it on your arm, its like a marathon number sticker (yes i wanted one of these for my collection, but i was not going to stand at guest services for like an hour to get one , which is where i believe they were being handed out) and if one of the zombies rips the number off you, you are out of whatever drawing they are having (something like that, im sure im missing something), i didnt play the game at the park, too busy riding rides
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