Heading to Chi town

Tuesday, July 22, 2003 7:51 PM
Me and my Girl freind have decided that it was time for me to escape work (SFSTL, 45 to 60 hours a week). So we decided on Chicago.
-My question is how much is there Lo-Q system
-How crowded does the park get on Mondays and tuesday in late July (figures would be nice on attendence :) )
-Whats the flow of people usally in the morning?
-Do the crowds drop towards evening.
-How much is the employee discount.
-And is there anything else I need to know. This will be my third trip in like 10 or so years.

-Are sport bottle refills 1.07$

Thanks

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:13 PM
SFGAm has no Lo-Q they have the fastlane punch card I think they are $30 this year for 5 trips to the front, but dont quote me.

Mon and Tues usually arent bad days to go to the park, but remember it is still July.

The flow in the morning is to one ride: Superman, after that the crowds split and either head to Yankee Harbor and Batman and V2 or to Southwest Territory and Raging Bull and Viper.

There is signifigantly less people later in the day.

Dont know about the employee discount. Make sure you get on Superman, Raging Bull, Viper and Batman (the original) they are easily the best rides in the park.

If there is ever a time you see people on Deja Vu, get over there pronto (even if it means leaving another line) this sucker hasnt been open much of its 3 seasons and is quite likely to shut down due to a maintence problem soon after it opens, be sure you ride it as soon as you see people.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:49 PM
He answered most of it but I think its $15 for the fastlane, and you get to use it on 4 rides. Also, more than one person can use it. You can use on of the 4 for a ride and your gf can use another on the same card for the same ride. So for both of you, one can get you both towards the front on 2 rides.

The attendance insnt bad on those days but I'd assume Tuesday would be better. The atendance is light in the morning, but if you dont hit S:UF right away, you can get short lines on other rides like Raging Bull, V2, and Batman.

It does die down at night, but lines can still be ling around 8 o'clock or so.

Im not sure on the refills but I think its more htan $1.07.

Like ouchdown said, if you see Deja Vu running, GO TO IT!!!! It hasnt operated all year, the trian was spotted only a few days ago, and its starting to test. I'm not sure if it'll be open when you go, but it very well could be.

Since you got 2 days. Dont rush so much. You have to do Raging Bull more than one and the line moves fast when it has a 3 train operation.

Have Fun!!

Oh, the food is OUTRAGIOUSLY expenisve.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 9:18 PM
I aint to worried about the food prices, my discount should be good. And besdies I can jsut eat at the employee cafitiera. And I love raging bull its one of the reason I am return back to the park. Its funny back in 1999, I didnt want to wait the 45 min. line for Rageing Bull. My dad coerced me to go and I did 3 months later I started my obsession.

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Nurse - Mr. Hill I have diagnosed Bobby with ADD.
Mr. Hill - Then why has no one ever noticed this before?
Nurse - Mr. Hill very few people have access to the pamphlets I have.
Nurse - Here take one.
King of the Hill

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 3:05 AM
Yes, Fastlane is $15 for 4 punches. You cannot use it on Superman or Viper so you might wanna hit these as early as possible. We went last Friday and the crowds were manageable. Waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for Superman about 1pm. Raging Bull had about a 25 minute wait but we used Fastpass on this and only waited 5-10 minutes each time for it. Also used Fastpass for Whizzer so we only ended up waiting 5 minutes. Whizzer's line looked to be 30-45 minutes most of the day.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 4:27 AM
We went for two days last August, and it seemed the rides available for fastpass changed daily. They have a sign listing the rides available that day for fastpass.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 6:23 AM
Thanks for responding to my thread about SFSTL. I got a lot of good input there. There are just a few things I would mention in addition to what has already been mentioned.

Most important is that the park is open til 10PM and crowds usually die down before this. In my opinion, late at night is the best time to ride. Exception being Superman as the line is always long for that. It seems to be the best bet to get in line for that at park opening.

The Fastlane passes are good only on the day you purchase them so don't buy them for both days on the first day (they rotate the rides that use Fastlane and the colors of the cards). They sell a limited number of Fastlane passes but somehow they usually are still selling them into the later part of the day? If there is rain in the forecast don't bother with the Fastlane unless you see that you will be needing it.

Refills are definitely $.99 plus tax so yes they are $1.07.

Definitely take your girlfreind on the Whizzer, it's a definite "Date Coaster"

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