Are there any stagedies as to ohow to ride all the roller coasters in a short aount of time... also, what other thrill rides are must rides if time allows.
any general help on all 3 parks is very much appriciated.
SFA - Batwing tends to have pretty bad capacity, as does Two-face so I'd hit 'em first. S:RoS, if it's running two trains, has pretty decent capacity, so I'd save it for later. On the other hand, Batwing and S:RoS tend to have mechanical problems every now and again, so if you haven't ridden them, it might be best to get the credits early...
BGW - Umm...all the coasters have good capcity and there's only four of them, so it shouldn't be a problem. Escape from Pompei is also awesome. I highly recommend it. The flume is also quite good, as is the rapids ride. Heck, just do everything. ;) Also make sure you take some time to just wander around the park and enjoy it. There's great great great atmosphere and it's a real shame to spend the whole day scurrying from coaster to coaster without realizing how beautiful the park really is.
Follow the general rules though:
Low capacity rides early. Start with the back of the park. When you enter the park, head towards the right, rather than the left.
I also tend to save credit whoring for the end of the day when the GP have all gotten their one ride. Lines for old loopers and such absolutely die around dinner time, even if they were packed during the day. You should be able to do in 45 min. in the evening what would take 3+ hrs. during the mid-afternoon.
If XLC is out to the sign, or even past it, and running 2 or 3 trains, and they're letting 8 people enter the queue after each launch go for it, it won't take long.
Drop Zone is a 15 min wait MAX with the queue totally full out to the height check station.
SFA your best advice is above my post, however keep in mind if you have $10 extra you can buy fastlane tix (5) and ride all the major coasters w/ little or no wait.
Does SFA not have the same Q-bot system and SFoG and other six flags?
The Scooby at opening thing worked well. However, Volcano's lines were longest first thing in the morning during our visit (last Tuesday, the 15th). We waited about 25 minutes when we hit the ride right after Scooby. Later in the afternoon Volcano was down to 5 or 10 minutes.
Might have just been the day we were there (and I suspect it was for as many times as I've heard the "hit Volcano early" advice), but I wish I'd have headed back to Hypersonic first - especially with the one train operation and 4 minute intervals :(
At Kings Dominion, make sure you wait for the front on Volcano and H:XLC. The line for the front on Volcano does not take long, and it is worth it for H:XLC. If you like wood, Grizzly makes an excellent night time marathon. A night ride on Volcano is awesome, but you may have to invest in a long line to get one.
My only advice for Roar is this:if you want a smooth ride then try to get the black train....the teal train provides a much rougher experience at least from what I've had so far this season.
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