Six Flags Great America Questions!

Wednesday, August 13, 2003 6:35 PM
Long Time no thread my fellow buzzers i just have a few questions about the park because im visiting tommorow.

1. Hows Deja Vu running and what time does it open? I truley would Love to ride this beutiful eyesore for the first time tommorow hopefuly my dream would come true.

2. How have the lines been for S:UF and what can i expect on a Thursday? I want to experiance the flying coaster for all its worth.

3. How has the park staff been as far as friedliness this season? Last season i had a couple run ins with some fairly nasty employees.

And lastly...............

4. Hows the food been? Last year i remember getting food poisning from some of the pizza or fries that i ate have there been any complaints?

I would be happy if my fellow brothers and sisters in the congregation of "Buzzing" would help me out thanks.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 7:04 PM
1. Deja Vu has been a workhorse over the last few weeks. Usually opens around 11-- 12 at latest. Has been staying open until close like the other coasters.

2. Around an hour

3. Employees are fine

4. Food is pretty good

Hope that helps

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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 7:17 PM
Deja Vu can still open before 11. On occasion it has opened around 10:30.

The lines can be over an hour sometimes, but if you hit it first thing when the park opens, it can be around 30-40 min. You can get there around 9:30 and get one of the first trains, and still be able to make it to the bridge for the other parts of the park to open.

Like it says above, the employees are fine. Haven't a really rude or mean op this season. I only encountered slow ops on some of the flats.

The food is good but very expensive.

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Top 5 SFGAm Coasters: 1) Deja Vu, 2) Raging Bull, 3) V2, 4) Batman: The Ride, 5)AE Blue
*** This post was edited by SFGAMan 8/13/2003 11:18:55 PM ***

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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 7:23 PM
If you feel you got food poisoning when you visited due to the park's food, why would you bother eating there? I would suggest packing some food in your car or hitting one of the many restaurants found near the park or by Gurnee Mills.

If you do decide to eat in the park, I would suggest the saloon in Southwest Territory. For $11.95 they have an all you can eat buffet. The food is pretty decent. Also in SWT is the Fajitas restaurant located by Raging Bull and Giant Drop. For $5.99 you get a huge beef or chicken fajita which is actually more like a huge burrito.

Buy a sport cup for $5.99 and you get refills for 99 cents.

Employees for the most part are friendly but of course you will run into some not so great employees. This can be said at most parks. Capacity is good on the coasters. Deja-Vu has been running pretty consistently since it opened the end of July. The wait for S:UF will look insane but as Kevin stated, its roughly around an hour unless you opt for the front row.

Have fun.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 9:24 PM
Even with full queues, the wait for SUF is an hour. If you opt for the front, your can add on an extra 45 minutes or so.

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Corey
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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 9:28 PM
Yes, SUFs lines at first can look very intimidating but don't worry about it. The lines are nothing. Everything else has been hit on so that's all I really have to say.

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Don't Fight It, Ride It, RAGING BULL!!!!!!- Six Flags Great America

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 2:14 PM
I didn't feel like starting another thread with same title so I have a question which ride would you reccomend heading to first, becuase I'm most excited about Raging Bull since I've been to SFOG so it really doesn't matter when we ride S:UF.

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Top 3: 1. Top Thrill Dragster 2. Millennium Force 3. Magnum XL200

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 2:44 PM
If you go right there, there shouldn't be much of a wait for bull. Most go to Superman first. But, RB isussually less than hour if three trains are running.

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Millenium Force!

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Friday, August 15, 2003 2:24 PM
I would head straigt for Raging Bull and stand in the line, even if the line looks out of the queue. I was kind of fooled on Monday, the line was out of the queue when I first got there, but that was because they weren't using the overflow queue, so I skipped the ride. Went back later and they were using the overflow queue which made my ride even longer, then the ride went down for about 15 minutes.

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Friday, August 15, 2003 2:50 PM
I am going to jump in here too, and ask a questions. I thought that if you had a Season Pass, you got 10-15% off all the food in the park. A great attendant at WoA told me in May when she saw my pass in my wallet as I was paying for food. So... I showed the attendant at GAm and they just looked at me with a puzzled face. Can someone clear it up for me?

By tthe way... Viper has became my number one woodie after the trip. Don't miss it! (Sorry HW)

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Friday, August 15, 2003 3:47 PM

Neuski said:
I am going to jump in here too, and ask a questions. I thought that if you had a Season Pass, you got 10-15% off all the food in the park. A great attendant at WoA told me in May when she saw my pass in my wallet as I was paying for food. So... I showed the attendant at GAm and they just looked at me with a puzzled face. Can someone clear it up for me?

By tthe way... Viper has became my number one woodie after the trip. Don't miss it! (Sorry HW)


This puzzles me too. When visiting SFWOA or SFStl, a SF season's pass from any SF park saves you 10% at almost all restaurants and shops. However at SFGAm, they do not offer any discounts for SF season's pass holders.

Obviously, this policy must be set by the idvidual parks themselves and so it is at the indivual park's discretion to offer discounts for season pass holders. Not so obvious to me is why all parks in the chain would not offer it, because after all, I would think that it would have an overall positive effect on revenue. I say this because the savings would tend to make pass holders feel a little better about spending money in the park. I guess they must figure that pass holders will spend the same amount of money if they save 10% or not.

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Friday, August 15, 2003 4:54 PM
SFGAm offers its Season Pass holders a coupon packet good on discounts for food, games, merchandise, and admission for friends/family.
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Friday, August 15, 2003 5:04 PM

chiatrain said:
SFGAm offers its Season Pass holders a coupon packet good on discounts for food, games, merchandise, and admission for friends/family.

SFGAm does offer the coupons when you process your season's pass, however so do the other parks.

The coupon's offered by the various parks are vary similar. IE bring a friend for 1/2 off on selected days, bring a freind for free on selected days, % off at certain restaurants and / or % off at certain gift shops.

In addition to offering similar discount coupons SFWOA & SFStl are able to offer 10% off to pass holders, with no coupon necessary, at all times at almost all food & merchandise locations.
*** This post was edited by HardRider 8/15/2003 9:06:39 PM ***

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 6:04 AM
HardRider:

Thank you for clearing it all up. So Ohio and St. Louis are the only ones you know of? I was so ready to knock off a couple bucks from my bugers and fries, I guess I'll just have to use it closer to home.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 6:21 AM
SFNO does the discounts as well.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 7:07 AM
I'm not sure which other parks may offer the % off discounts for passholders - I just know that SFGAm doesn't offer them.
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Saturday, August 16, 2003 7:19 AM
Because SFGAm want's to squeeze every $$$ out of us here. Why should they give the Season Pass Holders ANY breaks or discounts. We have made them one of the biggest parks in the chain. THEY DONT NEED TO GIVE US ANY DISCOUNTS.

One of these days that additute will back fire on them...

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 7:29 AM
I think the "attitude" is all on your end, buddy. Season Pass holders are offered a discount on admission. If I had to pay general admission prices every time I went, I wouldn't be able to go 13 some times a year.

And your logic is wrong. Season Pass holders did not make SFGAm one of the biggest parks in the chain-- the general admission customers did.
*** This post was edited by JoNoJ27 8/16/2003 11:30:05 AM ***

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 8:01 AM
As stated earlier the park gives no general discounts to season pass holders and takes them for granted!!!
As for food it is medicore at best and you would do much better to leave the park and eat at a Rest. where the food will be much better and far cheaper!!!!
If you do go to RB first thing in the morning you should be able to ride it several times with little to no waits.
I havent had any trouble with any of ther employee's. Hopefully the ones you deal with will speak english and if your expectations arent hikgh you should be ok.
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Saturday, August 16, 2003 2:11 PM
Thank you BOB at least someone here shares my feelings. After visiting the other parks and see what they offer there SP holders, I feel slighted. Why do the other parks offer the SP holders specials and not SFGAm? Grant it, most of the GP doesn't know this, however for us that do I think that we are treated second rate compaired to other parks.

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