Six Flags America Tips...

Monday, August 20, 2001 8:58 PM
My Mom and Dad are considering going to Six Flags America before school start. (Terrible, I know)  I was hoping some of you could help me get some tips for going to SFA.  Here are some Questions:

1.  What Coaster should I go to first upon Arrival? (Probably Batwing)

2. If I couldn't ride one Coaster which one should it be? (My guess:  The Joker's Jinx, just like FoF)

3.  What Flat Rides are good? 

4.  What time does the park open and close during the week?

5.  Which day is the park least crowded on? 

6.  Any Other Helpful Tips! ;)


Thanks in Advanced!  It'll be greatly appreciated!

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Monday, August 20, 2001 9:02 PM
If I were you, I would go STRAIGHT for Batwing. I haven't been to SFA, but if it were me, I would go right to Batwing once the park opens in the morning.

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Monday, August 20, 2001 9:10 PM
1. Sometimes Batwing is not open at the same time that the park opens. Sometimes Batwing opens at noon or 1:00. If Batwing is open then head straight toward Batwing, (whixh is at the back of the park) but if Batwing is not open then head toward Superman: Ride of Steel.

2. If you can't ride one coaster... then I would not ride Mind Eraser. The Vekoma SLC is old and very bumpy. My head hurts just thinking about the ride. I don't see any reason why you won't be able to hit every coaster in the park in half a day. Even on the weekends... the lines are short...... except for Batwing.... which could be 2-3 hours wait.

3. I can't think of too many good flat rides... but ride Tower of Doom and Iron Eagle.

4. I do not know what time the park opens and closes at. Why don't you look at the sixflags website at  That will give you the times of the park for the month of August.

5. The park would be least crowded during the middle of the week such as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you hit the park on any of those days.... you should be able to ride all of the coasters in less than half a day there. Six Flags America is a pretty small Six Flags park and is easy to cover in a short amount of time.

That's all I can say...... have a great time and Batwing and Superman: ROS are amazing rides. Batwing is great fun and Superman: ROS is full of airtime. The third hill.... which is after the first helix gives AMAZING airtime!!!! Also... if you can.... get a ride on Superman: ROS at night in the pitch black..... it is awesome. You will love those two world class coasters... have a blast!


Monday, August 20, 2001 9:17 PM
1) I have a little routine that I do when I go to SFA. I hit all the rides in a sequence that will waste the least time walking. Here is the order:

- Batwing
- Superman
- Joker's Jinx
- Roar
- Mind Eraser
- (go get fastpass tickets at front entrance)
- Two Face
- Wild One
- Tower of Doom
- Iron Eagle

At that point, your fastpass tickets should start kicking in.

2) If you absolutely had to skip one, I would say Joker's Jinx. Depending on how well you do pain, this could be the best choice. If not that, then Mind Eraser. It's an SLC so you can probably ride a clone elsewhere.

3) Iron Eagle, Tower of Doom, the ones near Mind Eraser.

4) It could depend on when you go. Just check out and it's got a calender with times right on the front page.

5) Simply put, weekdays are least busy. You may also want to consider that there might be fewer workers to operate the rides so I'll leave that call up to you.

6) FASTPASS... use it! It's free and you can get up to for passes on most of the coasters. You can pick them up at the gift shop near the front gates. There's a big sign pointing to the building. You can't really miss it.

Hope you have a really great time!

Joshua Wilcox
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Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

Tuesday, August 21, 2001 6:52 AM
Hey RCTFan, long time no post!

Anyway, there should be no reason that you couldnt ride all the coasters. PERIOD! I've been there plenty of times on Saturdays even an have been able to ride all the coasters in less than half a day.

The biggest things to keep in mind though are to
1) Get your tickets before you go! Go to like a AAA office or (I think) a Safeway grocery store. The lines for tickets are always off the hook.

2) Enter through the season pass line. It's all the way to your right at the main gate. When there is no line over there, they will scan regular tickets with no problem.

3) Go to the back of the park upon entry. Most everyone will stop @ Two Face and Wild One because they are easy to see from the front of the park.
When you get to the back of the park you have two options, Batwing and S:ROS. Now, if the line for S:ROS is not out of the station, and they are running two trains, my suggestion is to keep re-riding S:ROS until the line extends away from the station. I've done this and have gotten four or five rides in under an hour. Then go and sacrifice yourself to the god of slow moving lines and (the most likely running only one train Batwing).

You of course could go to Batwing first and *maybe* have a shorter wait, but would lose out on the S:ROS quick re-rides. Your choice though.

4) ROAR and Joker's Jinx almost never have lines. 'Nuff said

5) Iron Eagle, Rodeo, Typhoon SeaCoaster (opens @ noon), Tilt-a-Whirl, and Krypton Comet are good non-coaster rides. Avoid the Cyclone (scrambler) at all costs. The ride absolutely SUCKS!

6) Go to the Wild West Stunt Show. Seriously, the show is really good. I've watched it a few times and I still laugh at it.

That's about all I have to say about that!
"Nobody writes about the planes that land." Steve Salerno Washington Times 7-10-01

Tuesday, August 21, 2001 8:28 AM

Just curious -- what's wrong with their scrambler? Too slow?


Tuesday, August 21, 2001 11:37 AM
beyond slow. Turtles copulate faster than that scrambler spins. I'm a big fan of scramblers, always have been and this was the first one that I wanted to get off of. SFA runs several of its 'carnie' rides too slow. On the roundup, I actually had to hold my self up against the wall to keep from losing my balance. Compare that to Holiday World where I was able to just lean prone against the wall. The tilt a whirl is about the only one there that is alright, and thats mostly because you can control the spinning (to some extent) yourself.

"Nobody writes about the planes that land." Steve Salerno Washington Times 7-10-01

Tuesday, August 21, 2001 12:03 PM
Wow, that is slow! Sounds like a pretty boring ride.
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 4:02 PM
Don't forget Typhoon Seacoaster.  While not the worlds most thrilling ride, it is fun and different.  Also, if at all possible ride SROS after dark.  It gets pitch black back there on cloudy nights, and the ride in the dark is fantastic.
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 6:35 PM
My favorite flat ride (when open) is The Rodeo. Huss can sure make an intense flat ride. Definitely hit Batwing first. That way if it breaks down (which it might), you've ridden it. By the way, this is great advice for any park that has a new attraction. Superman and Joker's Jinx are in the vicinity, so ride them next. The rest is up to you.

Batwing-Bow Down

Wednesday, August 22, 2001 12:11 PM
Thanks to Everyone who Replied! I'm going TOMORROW! JOY! Maybe I'll see someone. ;) I'll be wearing all blue. Britches Blue Shirt. Please keep Replying!

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