SFEG help needed...

Saturday, July 29, 2006 2:56 PM
rollergator's avatar We're taking two GP with us to Denver over Labor Day...needless to say, they don't have season passes. (How people can SURVIVE without a SF season pass is beyond me, but that's another thread, LOL).

Does anyone have anything good as far as discounts for SFEG, and, what the heck, Lakeside? TiA! :)

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 4:44 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar You mean you haven't dragged them to SFOG yet this year? Why not?! ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 4:50 PM
kpjb's avatar When I was in Denver a month or so ago, they would give you $29.99 admission on up to six tickets with any gasoline receipt at 6FEG. (This meant I needed a duplicate receipt for my expense account ensuing much complication and misunderstanding of the cash register buttons at the Conoco.)

You can easily get in and out of Lakeside for $20 without any discounts... it's cheaper during the week for a ride all day pass, though, if that's the way you're going to go.

*** Edited 7/29/2006 8:52:18 PM UTC by kpjb***


Hi

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 5:54 PM

Does anyone have anything good as far as discounts for SFEG?

Don't go! That's the best way to save money. SFEG has probably the worst coaster collection of any park I've visited.


Prowler. Opens May,2 2009.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 7:16 PM
You can save $10 if you buy the tickets online, or if you go to a King Soopers grocery store, you can buy tickets there for $22.49 (weekday) or $29 (weekend). I'd check with the store first, because it seems that some only sell season passes. But that's probably the best deal you'll find, especially since you won't have to wait in line.

"Would you like to buy a photo of you boys enjoying the Line Ride?"

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 7:59 PM
rollergator's avatar ^^ LOL! Never been, knew this was likely my last chance...I *am* going.

From what I understand, I'll probably only take two laps on the woodie, and I *know* one lap on the flyer will be WAY more than plenty. Hehe, Do I get the credit if I'm lucky enough to be evac'd from the mid-course?... ;) Looking at the park's line-up, can't help but being reminded of Wild Adventures....yikes!

Lakeside is POP only during weekdays? Interesting...and helpful. Thanks, kpjb!

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 8:11 PM
kpjb's avatar No, it's POP all the time, but the pass is cheaper on weekends.

They also do use a ticket system, though, so if you just want a couple coaster laps go that way. $2 per ride if I remember correctly.


Hi

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 8:16 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I'm looking forward to my first Volare. :)

Anyone know if the Cyclone is back up and running? Apparently it had a mishap recently.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 8:24 PM
Whatever you do don't go to Lakeside directly after SFEG. Both Flying Coaster and Mind Eraser beat me to the point where I was about to collaspe. The exhaustion of Elitch's and being drugged up trying to cure the pain kept me from really enjoying Lakeside.

Prowler. Opens May,2 2009.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 8:48 PM
rollergator's avatar

Acoustic Viscosity said:I'm looking forward to my first Volare.

Muwahahahaha! You'll get over that feeling soon enough...

Then again, that other lunatic from the midwest thought Tomb Raider at PCW was "a really cool ride", so maybe I should stop predicting? ;)

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 10:18 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Hey, don't put me in the same group as Iggy. Oh wait; nevermind. ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:15 PM
SFEG is the only SF park that I know of that you can take advantage of parking at a meter instead of paying to park in the SF lot. The caveat is that you have to go on a Sunday, when the meters are free. Otherwise you'll have to make a few trips to the car over the course of the day.

My favorite coaster at SFEG is an Arrow. I think that says a lot.

Say hello to the Wild Chipmunk for me. I love that mouse.


Yeah is Good!
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Sunday, July 30, 2006 4:49 PM
Robocoaster's avatar Anyone seen EG's late-night pyrotechnic show, and is it any good?

Gator, sounds like we should drink a few beers before riding, so we can numb the pain...

Any suggestions on the best way to cre-ho the other coasters in the area?


They Live. We Sleep.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006 9:03 PM
Just to avoid confusion, Cyclone and Wild Chipmunk are at Lakeside Park.

Lakeside is quite inexpensive and offers both POP and pay per ride. It lacks really new rides but has some vintage older rides including the two coasters mentioned above. It appears best after dark with its beautiful lighting.

The ride-all-day pass is cheaper at Lakeside on weekdays because the park is just open for the evening. The weekend pass cost a bit more because the park is open for the entire day. *** Edited 7/31/2006 1:09:46 AM UTC by Arthur Bahl***


Arthur Bahl

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Sunday, July 30, 2006 10:35 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar On my last visit over 10 years ago, Wild Chipmunk was my very first mouse coaster--it scared me. Looking forward to seeing how it holds up, some 15 mice later.

We'll definitely be doing Lakeside at night.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Sunday, July 30, 2006 10:58 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

rollergator said:

Muwahahahaha! You'll get over that feeling soon enough...

Then again, that other lunatic from the midwest thought Tomb Raider at PCW was "a really cool ride", so maybe I should stop predicting?


Iggy is definitely on crack. ;) You couldn't PAY me to ride that again! OUCH!

-Tina

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Monday, July 31, 2006 2:21 AM
Hey, cool I get talked about over "here" also. What a wonderful world I live in. What's wrong with the Volare's? It's just a flying wild mouse! Right?

Bill you just don't know how to ride them. ;)

Iggy


The Golden Rule - Try it once and if you don't like you don't have to go on again!
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Monday, July 31, 2006 9:30 AM

Robocoaster said:
Anyone seen EG's late-night pyrotechnic show, and is it any good?

Gator, sounds like we should drink a few beers before riding, so we can numb the pain...

Any suggestions on the best way to cre-ho the other coasters in the area?


The pyrotechnic show is worth seeing, if your going to be there late anyways...


"Here's my ten cence, my two cence is free"-Eminem
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Monday, July 31, 2006 10:32 AM
rollergator's avatar

Iggy ACE said:What's wrong with the Volare's? It's just a flying wild mouse! Right? Bill you just don't know how to ride them.

Riding HC5 last week, I heard a *GP* guy behind me laghing about how HORRIBLE the ride was...his friend said "you just have to know HOW to ride it".

I immediately flashed back to conversations about Herc, and Sonny, and the pre-mod Premiers, and every other ride where someone said "you just have to know how to ride it". GOOD rides, you just ride...

I'm looking forward to Lakeside more... ;)

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Monday, July 31, 2006 1:34 PM
Funny, I'm driving up to the two main Denver parks in a couple weeks before school starts. We're taking the long way home from Frontier City. ;)

From what I gather, we can do both parks in the same day? That would make it a lot easier and save us some money.

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