lesson learned NEVER GO TO FRIGHT FEST!
I made my way down to SFMM on Sunday hoping to beet the Saturday crowd. It was just my friend Jay and I. Well no luck. We arrived around 9am and parking wasn’t too bad. The ticket lines, however, were over an hour and a half. We had to pay a guy $15 to let us cut the line.
We first made are way over to X no later than 9:40 and the line was over 2 hours. We waited even though we had ridden it before. We were really hoping that Flashback would be open because it’s the only ride we have not ridden. Of course it was closed.
After X we went to Viper. It was about 11:30 and the line was 3 hours. We passed. Scream was our next stop. 2 hour lines but we waited. For lunch we stopped at a burger place. It was a 15 minute line there!
The Fright Fest was good but we mostly went for the rides (they were mobbed). Superman was next on our list and it was about a 1 ½ hour wait. It was about 4 when we got off of it.
We were looking for one more good ride to end the day with. That ride was Goliath! The line was over 3 hours but it's one of our favorite rides (Jay wanted to go on X again but the line was over 4 hours). It was 7:45 when we got off. We decided it was time to go home. We’ve never seen the park so mobbed!
Lesson learned: NEVER GO TO FRIGHT FEST!
That took me a whopping 30 seconds to use spell check and an additional two minutes to edit it. It's really not that hard and certainly not that much to ask.
*** Edited 10/19/2005 5:15:15 AM UTC by UBRhino***
As for the crowd and lack of capacity at the park, I'm really not suprised.
Huh? Please use proper spelling and grammar. Complete sentences would be nice, too.
I am beginning to worry. I don't have kids but if I did I would consider teaching them at home.
Anyway, I didn't realize I could actually pay someone to "cut" in front of them. I will remember that next time instead of buying a Qbot. ;-) Actually I would accept $15 for someone to cut in front of me! At least they are paying for their rudeness and disrespect.
Does SFMM have Qbots? I never noticed.
*** Edited 10/19/2005 10:57:02 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Tina: I wonder the same thing about grammar. My girlfriends kid goes to a private school and I've seen the reports he writes. In a word, terrible. He gave the same excuse: No spell check, no Word, yadda yadda yadda.
I questioned his english teacher about this. Her response was weak: Have you tried teaching these kids?
I said, 'no, isn't that your job?' which of course leads to: I don't get paid enough for this... I told her to quit.
*** Edited 10/19/2005 12:51:34 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***
Great Lakes Brewery Patron...
*** Edited 10/19/2005 1:11:52 PM UTC by onceler***
The second grade would have about 800 kids in it (most over the age of 12) but at least we wouldn't be letting people skate past without learning anything.
Edited for typos. *** Edited 10/19/2005 2:27:59 PM UTC by a_hoffman50***
Ok to get on topic here:
I wonder about this. The two Six Flags parks in the probably biggest drawing regions had issues with long lines during the last weekend. Could it be a combination of the special events (Fright Fest) and recent weather. I know on the east coast we had about 10 days of rain and then the past weekend got real nice. I know because I spent the previous weekend getting soaked at Phoenix Phall Phunfest that the crowd that day seemed non existent compared to the previous year. Then Saturday, a very nice weather day, SFGAdv was slammed with people.
Best plan I would think for these days is to get there for opening ride the coasters early since the crowd seems to pick up as the day goes on. Then at night do the Fright Fest stuff even though those lines will be long also. Also if the park has a fastlane/Q-bot system I definitely recommend using it. Since as the day moves on the crowds do pick up. I know at GAdv the Hayride is part of the Q-Bot ride list but the other Fright Fest attractions are not. Just go and plan on being in lines and pick your times to do things.
edit for poor typing skills *** Edited 10/19/2005 2:47:47 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***