SFNE Next Wednesday, advice?

Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:48 PM
I am going to SFNE next Wednesday and I was wondering if you guys could help me out a little. First of all, is there anywhere I can get coupons like the ones for Six Flags Over Georgia I got at the welcome center for half off? Secondly, how reliable is SROS. This is the main reason I am going and will be really disappointed if its broken or something.

Also, what is the best order to do things in the park? I know I want to hit SROS, BDK, the woodies, the flats and S&S tower, and possibly the SLC and boomerang. That being said, how are the flat rides (in particular, Nightwing)?

Finally, what are the best seats on the coasters, flats? I really hope its not too crowded and I am going to try and get there at opening time. Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:56 PM
Ok. first of all get there early-VERY EARLY-at opening. go to S:ROS first and foremost(in the front or back). Then do the Nightwing(very good flat, my 2nd fav(1st is SWAT). Then you wanna hit Mind Eraser(SLC) and B:TDK. If the waterpark is open yet, run in and hit Toranado. Hands down my favorite waterslide(its a big funnel). Oh, and you need at least 2 people for a reg tube, but you can ride single with a blue, rented tube. then basically do whatever you want. Those rides I mentioned will probably have the longest lines so ride them first. The only thing that might ruin your day(which it shouldnt ruin your day no matter what) is excessively long lines and maybe an occasional mean guest or worker.

Have a good day!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:56 PM
Actually, I'm visiting for the first time in a long time on a similar date. It would be helpful to hear the answers to Willh51's questions.

Not to be a hassle, but I'm curious if the Vekoma Air-Jumper is worth doing. Also, I heard the Hurricane Harbor is free: is this true? I'd be interested in hitting Tornado.

On a side note, I have a brother who's 53" tall. He'd want to go on whatever rides he could. What in terms of thrill rides and coasters is available for him? I heard Ride of Steel has a 54" minimum height, which is a shame.

Ditto about major dissapointment should Superman be closed.

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Mike Anderson
*** This post was edited by MAnderson 7/16/2003 11:00:26 PM ***

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:59 PM
Yes, Hurricane Harbor is free, and Superman will almost definitly be open (maybe an occasional brakedown but no TTD brakedowns lol) What do you mean by the Vekoma air-jumper? If you mean Tornado the definitly hit it!

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If Milli Vanilli fell in the woods, would someone else make a sound ?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:02 PM
Actually, this is what I was talking about. Looks interesting, as does Nightwing.

On a side note, SFNE.com is a fantastic site.

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Mike Anderson
*** This post was edited by MAnderson 7/16/2003 11:02:41 PM ***

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:05 PM
I must say that Six Flags New England has one heck of a flat ride selection! How are the lines for these rides?
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:13 PM
Flats usually have no lines or 5 minute lines aside from Nightwing.

The Ride Guides have height requirements for all the rides listed.

In regards to the discount question. Go to a nearby convenience store and see if you can buy a single Coke can marked for a discount at SFNE.

Thanks for the compliment about the site. I'm glad it was helpful in your trip planning.


Edited to answer more questions.
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*** This post was edited by SFNE Freak 7/16/2003 11:21:42 PM ***

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:18 PM
Ah, the Timewarp, I haven't been to that side of the park in a long time. Anyways, Timewarp is a great ride.

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If Milli Vanilli fell in the woods, would someone else make a sound ?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:22 PM
This may seem a bit odd, but do you think any of you could describe the quickest way to Superman from the entrance? You've probably picked up that Superman's priority #1 on this trip, with everything else being an added bonus. Anyway, I heard something about excess speed going into the breakrun and closed off rows on some cars; should this effect my trip/waits at all?

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Mike Anderson

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:23 PM
Yeah, I really like SFNE.com too, I always look forward to updates and I pretty much decided to go to the park because the site made it look great!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:24 PM
I heard that the rows are now open again because the temperatures have cooled down a bit. I told my mom about why they do this and she said that "it doesn't sound safe." I just laughed!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:24 PM

MAnderson said:
This may seem a bit odd, but do you think any of you could describe the quickest way to Superman from the entrance? You've probably picked up that Superman's priority #1 on this trip, with everything else being an added bonus. Anyway, I heard something about excess speed going into the breakrun and closed off rows on some cars; should this effect my trip/waits at all?


If you get there at opening, you will be lead to Superman in an orderly manor (no running of the bulls). If not, just go straight and to the right of Looney Tunes Emporium and down the stairs into DC.

The closed rows should hold up your wait no more than 5 mins. with a 1 hr. line. (Just a guess)


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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:26 PM

Willh51 said:
Yeah, I really like SFNE.com too, I always look forward to updates and I pretty much decided to go to the park because the site made it look great!

I'll try my best to get my 40+ general park photos / new park photos section up before your visit to give you more of a preview.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:28 PM
Good deal. On a side note, SFNE Freak , your forums were helpful with all this information as well. Sorry to see them closed for a bit, though.

Any idea what kind of waits are the norm for a weekday? Sorry if that's not a kosher question around here.

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Mike Anderson

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:34 PM
The Air Jumper is fun, but doesn't offer an experience that's any different than the many other similar rides - Kamikaze's, Huss Ranger's, etc.

I heard they have a haunted swing there that you may want to check out.

The Chance Inverter over on the Batman: The Dark Knight side of things is moderately unique, but again, nothing too exciting.

Their Frisbee seemed tamer than the ride at Great Adventure. It also, apparently, can't hold a candle to its larger cousins.

In case you get to wondering as we did, the "flat ride in a box" at SFNE is a Chance Wipeout. Had we known that in advance, we wouldn't have waited quite so long for it.

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
May the Schwarz be with you.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:44 PM
Hmm...I usually go on Tuesdays. I'll give you my listings for my ride waits from July 8th.

S:RoS- 45 mins. for 2nd row.
B:DK- usually around 15-30 mins. max. Has gotten more attention due to moved HH entrance right next to it.
Cyclone- 10-20 minutes.
Mind Eraser- 20 minutes.
Flashback- 10 minutes.
Thunderbolt- 15-25 minutes.

Please note, I've increased these a little so I don't fudge up your trip if there's some event or tons of youth groups at the park the day you're there.

Chernabog: You're right Houdini's Great Escape is a Vekoma Mad House.

Funny story. The waiting room between the queue and the ride on Joker's Wild Card has "HA HA HA ha HA ha ha HA HA" written all over the walls. On my first ride I thought it was a joke and that was the ride. ;)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:50 PM
Those waits sounds reasonable, though it's going to be difficult adjusting from my standard Great Adventure way of thinking. It's odd. Nitro, easily the best ride in the park, rarely has a wait above fifteen minutes. I suppose that's due to monster capacity.

Maybe I'm a bit dense, but what exactly is a Haunted Swing?

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Mike Anderson
*** This post was edited by MAnderson 7/16/2003 11:51:46 PM ***

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:54 PM

MAnderson said:
Maybe I'm a bit dense, but what exactly is a Haunted Swing?

Its a ride where you sit in a room and it looks and feels like you're going upside down but you don't. There's one at SFGAdv.

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SFNE Central- Online Six Flags New England Resource
*** This post was edited by SFNE Freak 7/16/2003 11:55:34 PM ***

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:56 PM
Ohh. I didn't make the Houdini connection there. I was envisioning a Hallowswings sort of set up.

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Mike Anderson

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:28 PM

SFNE Freak said:
Chernabog: You're right Houdini's Great Escape is a Vekoma Mad House.

Another victim of the insipid humor and sarcasm black hole that is the internet. :)

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
May the Schwarz be with you.

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