Six Flags Over Texas- Single Rider Policy

Friday, August 3, 2018 11:45 PM

I never have an issue going to parks by myself. I've been to Sea World 5 times this year already because I stay across the street for work. I've swung by Cedar Point on my drive to work for a ride on SV when it first opened.

I pop in my earbuds, listen to appropriate albums for the venue, ("Oceanic" by ISIS is my go-to at SW, for obvious reasons) and no one even cares. And even if they did, I certainly don't.

Only time I ever got funny looks was when I went to KBF the week Hangtime opened, but that's because it was National Junior High Line Jumping Day and I was the only adult in the queue.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:59 AM

There's a competition for line jumping?

Saturday, August 4, 2018 9:59 AM

I do remember the policy when I was there in '95 & '96. The "witness" argument makes perfect sense, with the way society has gotten with lawsuits. It's sad when a park's name and reputation can be smeared because idiot riders think they are better than everyone else and the rules don't apply to them.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 11:40 AM

Ken P said:
Then I got paired with 3 little kids on the wild mouse because ops were insisting on groups of 4.

I agree with your other complaints, but this is standard practice (and should be IMO) in a number of parks.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 12:54 PM

Agreed on that one. Nothing more frustrating while waiting in line for a mouse than seeing cars go out with 2 people over and over and over again.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 1:24 PM

Some parks don't allow 4 riders per car. Ragin Cajun at SFA only allows 3 adults per car and Dorney only allows 2 teenagers or adults per car.

Paisley said:

If we're talking a bout a scrambler that's the same as the one at Cedar Point the thought of being refused a ride on a scrambler for being alone, as an adult, is one of the most absurd things I've heard of.

Yes, it's a traditional scrambler.

Last edited by YoshiFan, Saturday, August 4, 2018 1:40 PM
Saturday, August 4, 2018 6:39 PM

Trackmaster has possibly had the misfortune of encountering one of my co-workers at a park. A few years back, my boss is asking me on a Monday morning what I did that weekend. It would have been either Coasting for Kids or the Disaster Transport last ride event, so I start to talk about driving down to CP for that, which I had done solo. This co-worker walking by overhears it, and steps in to tell his story, which I've now heard several times.

He took his kids to CP one time but must have had an odd number of people. The odd person out ended up being paired with someone they didn't know. So as he puts it rather bluntly, the "nerdy geeks" who go to parks by themselves are a bunch of losers and a member of his group having to sit next to someone they didn't know ruined their entire day.

As for the wild mouse, I fully understand the capacity issue on most days. This particular day in August just happened to be the first day of school for half of the SLC area, so the park was dead beyond belief. Not quite Geauga Lake 2007 dead, but practically empty.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:03 PM

Thanks for making this topic.

My wife had a business trip in Dallas that I tagged along with and I went to SFOT while she was at work. I couldn't believe that they didn't have any signage for this rule. The first time I got moved I waited extra rides just to get a backseat ride on New Texas Giant. The operator asked me if I would change seats with the larger people in front of me. I assumed maybe the back row had a larger seat so I didn't mind switching.

Then the next ride I went on was La Vibora, had no problems riding in the back of that as it is only a single seat. Rode Pandamonium and The Joker solo without anybody else in the car, but when I got to Batman they finally told me you can't ride in the back by yourself. This completely surprised me, having gone to a bunch of Six Flags parks and never coming across this policy before.

Next I went to ride Judge Roy Scream and there were only two other people waiting to get on in the front so I sat second to last row to avoid a issue. They ended up moving me all the way up front and moving the people in front to row 2. I couldn't believe it, didn't make any sense to me.

Then when I went to ride Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast, I just asked the operator. Which seat can I sit in? Had no idea what they considered the front or the back of the train.

Very stupid policy. If it was a insurance issue I would think it would be the same for all the parks??

If it was a insurance reason, Batman has on-ride video during the ride so wouldn't that be better then any eyewitness account on that ride?

I was at a loss my whole trip trying to make sense of the rule. Since it seemed like they could only apply it to some rides and not others.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 11:47 PM

CoasterDude316 said:

Then when I went to ride Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast, I just asked the operator. Which seat can I sit in? Had no idea what they considered the front or the back of the train.

+1 for this alone.


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