The story doesn't mention if the kit comes with only one train... or with a little trash barrel that can be placed across the entrance when the coaster isn't running because the park is understaffed that day. :)
Anyone find more info on Home Depot's website. I can't find anything that you get a free ticket a Six Flags park. I even did a search on google, and the article listed above is the only reference about getting a free ticket. Anyone call Home Depot to confirm this? *** Edited 4/4/2007 8:01:47 PM UTC by Mtbiker99***
I called our Home Depot last night and asked about how many kids show up. She told me it depends on weather,if holidays fall on the particular weekend or the project. She said last month they had about 40 kids.
I just got back from Home Depot. It only took about an hour. They hand you the wooden roller coaster kit, and you go to the side to build it with your child. The coupon they give you is for a free child admission good until June 30th 2007. Unfortunately, my newphew is 10 years old, and needs a regular ticket (he is over 54") .
*** Edited 4/7/2007 1:56:30 PM UTC by Mtbiker99***
Also went this morning with our kids, and another enthusiast family we know. The kids had so much fun with the building of their cars. At our location they really went all out. Each kid who was a first-timer got a kids-size HD apron, a certificate, and a pin for their apron that said they did that project.
I know that probably went the same for all locations, but the y brought in the Red Cross, the fire dept., McGruff the crime dog, cooked out hot dogs, had bagels, Krispy Kreme, Donatos pizza, and had little gift bags for the kids to take home.
Actually it seemed like a lot, but I guess in the end SF will be the big winners when those coupons start getting redeemed. But still, it was a fun idea, and we'll prbably go back again for other classes.
Now this is the type of promotion SF needs to be involved with and not so much that kind in the ATL from Thursday, but I digress.
Since I don't have any kids of my own but do have nephews and nieces in that age range, I decided to see if HD had any extra kits Uncle Mark could give the kids next time I pay a visit. I showed up about the time it was winding down. The HD employees were extremely cool about it and gave me the kits, stickers, coaster pins, HD kids workshop aprons, completion certificates, and coupons for SF...in other words the whole kit and caboodle. Of course I even got an extra one for me. ;) Now where's my hammer?
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!