Home Depot & Six Flags Offer Free Kids Workshop

Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:29 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Hehe. Great description, Lori. :)
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:56 PM
I say yesterday on television the Six Flags season pass after a wrestling promotion. They were supposed to be at a mall, and they say Six Flags season pass for sale.
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 5:31 PM
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. :)
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:06 PM
I see it now...I take preflux over the Home Depot to build it...but like everything else, he won't be tall enough to ride it.

Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 12:22 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Just bumping this one back up to remind anyone who is interested that it's this Saturday. I almost forgot. :)
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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 1:19 PM
Since I don't have any kids or know anyone with kids, I'm planning to drop by late and see if they have any extra kits left over at the end. Are these kind of things usually crowded?
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 1:22 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Thanks Gonch. I DID forget. ;)
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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 1:49 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Thrillerman - no idea. Never been to one before.

Tina - you're welcome. :)


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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 3:40 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ ROFL....*this* is the "Gonch level" of service! If anyone wants to get an understanding of what Excellence in Customer Service is all about....this is the guy to emulate. ;)

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 3:47 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar But you pay a premium for my service. ;)
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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 4:00 PM
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***
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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 4:03 PM
rollergator's avatar

Lord Gonchar said:But you pay a premium for my service.

Of COURSE! Costs more to PROVIDE this level of service.... :)

Only you can decide if this exceptional level of customer service is worth it TO YOU....if it is, fine, pay up and the bellhop will be around to collect your luggage.

If not, fine too, but don't complain to management about having to schlepp your bags up three flights of stairs... ;)
*** Edited 4/4/2007 8:03:48 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 4:03 PM
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.
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Saturday, April 7, 2007 9:55 AM
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***

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Saturday, April 7, 2007 11:26 AM
We just got back as well. I took my daughters, ages 6 and 9. We were the first ones there.

I was pretty impressed with it, even if they DID have to use Six Flag stickers on it! :)

The lady running the show even let me take a kit home with me!

Took some pictures while I was there that you can view at the following address:

http://bwware.phanfare.com/album/251219

I would like to thank the original poster for pointing me in the right direction! I would have never known about the event had I not seen this thread!

Bill

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Saturday, April 7, 2007 11:38 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Just got back as well. Good stuff. The kids are buzzing about it.
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Saturday, April 7, 2007 4:48 PM
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.

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Saturday, April 7, 2007 6:26 PM
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!!!!!!
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Saturday, April 7, 2007 10:35 PM
Yeah, even at our location they were extremely cool about everything. Unfortunately, I was having so much fun working my kids on their cars, I forgot to ask for my own kit.
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Saturday, April 7, 2007 10:45 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

thrillerman1 said:
Now this is the type of promotion SF needs to be involved with...

Indeed. Not only are my kids already asking when we can use the free tickets, but they're also wanting to know when they can go back to Home Depot and build something else.


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