SFWoA! You'll want to READ This!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2002 11:15 AM

I want to start out by saying that I have always defended the park against all the bashing towards it. I have always said SFWoA is a good park with a great value. I purchased a season pass this year for $49.99 due to the extreme value. 3 worlds in one!! I live near Detroit and drive an hour past their nearest competitor to get to the park. I went to the park Saturday and Sunday over Labor Day weekend. I wanted to enjoy the waterpark before it closed for the season. However, after this trip I am very disappointed with the park. We got to the waterpark Saturday to find that the lazy river was closed, half the slides were closed and the entire kids section was closed. After being bummed about this, we decided to hit the rides. Another disappointment, most coasters were only running one train. Lines that should have been a 10 minute wait were over an hour wait due to this fact and unmotivated and slow ride operators. Sunday we decided to hit the waterpark hoping things were up and running. An even bigger disappointment, the only things running were two waterslides and the wavepool. Coasters were still the same, only 1 train. I was later informed that the park was expected 2.5 million visitors this year, and is ONLY at 1.1 million. I think this is a park with alot of potential, but is either poorly marketed or managed. What does everyone else think?

Tuesday, September 3, 2002 11:17 AM
You need only read through some SFWoA threads to see what others think of the park. They have run into some hard times this summer, much of it brought on by their own philosophies.
Tuesday, September 3, 2002 11:29 AM
I think they have staffing issues. As with many SF parks, the have all these elaborate rides (And boast about them too) and no one to run them. Their ride ops were also really young, really immature, and some of the young ladies were real biatches. I think they need to get the gerbil who is running the park ousted and hire a more proactive manager.


Tuesday, September 3, 2002 11:31 AM

hmmm....I was there there the same days and experienced no hour long waits. The longest line was 30 minutes for X-Flight. As for the water park I don't know.

Note to SFWoAStud21... It's not good to lie and bash a park in your first post.

"I waited 4 hours for X and all i got was this stupid t-shirt"
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 11:41 AM

Hurricane, perhaps he wasn't lying about the park; perhaps the rides had longer waits when Stud went on them. There have been other examples of people reporting, for the same day at the same park, different wait times. It also sounds like Stud has posted here before, notably in defense of SFWoA. I could be wrong, but that's what his post implied to me.

I agree that Six Flags needs to maintain their property better and somehow improve the quality of their staff - even if they have good spots of staff and bad spots of staff, it's typical that the bad experiences impact more significantly than the good experiences.

Tuesday, September 3, 2002 12:17 PM
I had a great time at WoA. Nice, short lines, no major coaster was down, except for S:UE, but that was the week all three midwest impulses suffered big downtime... The park was clean, staff was friendly, rides were great, and while Cedar Point is bigger, this place is still fun. And they sure do have a great collection of woodies.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 12:38 PM

This isn't a place we need to go... again...

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