Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:16 AM
Hey guys, I am heading to SFGadv in about two weeks and was wondering about a few things.
I am going on a Weds. or Thurs. so how will the lines be?
I am mainly interested in The Chiller, SUF, Medusa, Nitro, and Gasm. I would like to hit everything though.
Has the Batman side reopened yet on Chiller or is it still down?
Where can I get coupons?
What is a good plan for getting the most out of the day?
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:23 AM
Last I heard, the Batman side of Chiller was not operational. For all your other questions, refer to this thread
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:58 AM
Crowds at SFGAdv tend to be a little unpredictable during the summer because if there is a concert that day or a special event that brings in a large group, it could be crowded on a Tuesday or Wednesday. As a general rule, if you avoid weekends and visit in the middle of the week, lines shouldn't be too bad -- probably 30-45 minutes longest wait.
I also haven't seen Batman's side of the Chiller open at all, but you can hope for the best. All the other rides SHOULD be open. Call the park if you want to be absolutely sure.
The best coupon you can get is the Coca-Cola can with a buy-one-get-one-free ticket.
My personal favorite plan for tackling the park is to hit Superman first (assuming it's open), then catch GASM right next door, and hit all the other rides in the boardwalk area. Then head towards Frontier Adventures and hit Medusa, Rolling Thunder, Viper (if it's open), and that section of the park. Be sure not to miss Rodeo Stampede! Once you're done there, head across the lakefront and go hit the other side of the park by Movie Town and Fantasy Forest. This section of the park, in my opinion, is the best part of the park, and lines tend to move pretty quickly over here. But that's just my opinion.
Have a good time!
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 9:54 AM
Ok was there last weekend and the best way to maximize your time if you got the money is the gold qbot since it kills the lines on all coasters to 1/4 the current wait ($40 for first person/$20 each additional) Dave specified is to hit the Boardwalk area first since SUF gets a long line as the day moves on...watch your head on GASM since it has a serious head rattle on the OTSR... then go to the Frontier area and if you walk a loop you can hit Rolling Thunder, Viper (again Bad head rattler, pun intended) and Medusa. Then Head over through Lakefront and hit Skull Mountain if you want then Into Movie town for Nitro, Batman the Ride. The Chiller (Only Robin was open last saturday) and you covered it pretty well. ride waits with out the qbot were in the 2 hour range for the chiller and SUF and 90 mins for Nitro, Batman, and Medusa. The rest were less than an hour if not walkons due to the regular crowd knowing how rough GASM, RT and Viper can be.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 11:32 AM
The Batman track has been open this year. (I've ridden Chiller 9 times on Batman and 4 times on Robin so far.)
My plan of attack for the park is run to S:UF as soon as the park opens. After you do everything in the Boardwalk, head over to Movie Town, hitting Chiller (low capacity), then Stuntman's Freefall, BTR, and Nitro in that order. Finally, I would walk by the lake (riding Skull Mountain) to Frontier Adventures.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 11:56 AM
Also, try to get some pics of the upcoming construction area. :)
(Construction is going to be around Rolling Thuder in the Season Pass parking lot here and here.)
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 12:22 PM
I heard there's going to be a new coaster at SFGAd next year...you guys hear anything about it?
I wonder what it could be!
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 1:51 PM
Thanks for the help guys! I really didn't know about that Travel Tips thread because I've been away from the site for a bit, so hope this was okay.
I'm really excited about going and I really want to hit Nitro, SUF (my first B&M flyer), and Chiller. Do they usually run three trains on Medusa and Nitro? What about Viper and Gasm? Also, are the flats worth riding, and what about Skull Mt?
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 2:02 PM
Yes will, you can count on three trains on Medusa, Nitro and GASM. Viper runs 2? Skull Mountain is ho hum but you can hit it for credit.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 7:09 PM
I forgot to mention, be sure to ride Skull Mountain in the back car. I gives some good air on the first drop.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 10:36 PM
Skull mountain in the back has more air than any hill on Nitro, which is seriously weird.
I strongly disagree with everyone else and say Chiller first, especially if only one side is open. That ride has god awful capacity and with fast pass, it's even worse. S:UF may get a long line, but it runs 2 32 passenger trains. Chiller gets a long line and often runs 1 20 passenger train.
Friday, June 18, 2004 7:04 AM
i disagree about that...
nitro was giving serious air on june 12th i mean people were raving about the airtime as we went up the lift hill late in the day saying that they were riding it as many times as they could with the air it was giving.
maybe the ride ops were not stapling people down that day but i loved it. was wondering why people on here were calling it Nyquil cause it sure wasn't putting anyone to sleep that day.
Tip ride it later at night it really flys speed wise and air wise.