Tips for SFWoA(8/16/01)?

Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:20 PM
I was wondering if anyone had any tips or suggustions for me to have the best trip possible at SFWoA? I'll be at the park this Thursday, August 16 all day and was hoping to you WoA fanatics would have something for me to make the trip easier and hopefully get around to all 10 coasters and get a chance to see the Wildlife side and possibly some of the shows. Here's some extra questions and comments so you might help me decide.

-my last trip to "SFO" was a Saturday last June which was very crowded and *none* of the woodies were in operation
-is there certain times I should go to each coaster?
-should I get a Fast pass?
-Anything(besides coasters) must see?/must miss aka waste of time?(including shows/attractions)
-Any seating suggustions(especially to lesser rough rides on the woodies) for the coasters?
-Any discounts?
-Anything else?

Thanks ahead of time for your help and hopefully I won't regret taking it over a trip to Dollywood which I usually have an excellent time at. :)

PKI 2002- "The Rollercoast is Toast!"
Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:36 PM
I wasn't real happy with FAstPass at SFWOA (but it did work well for me at SFGAM) so I might be inclined to skip it if I was going back to the park. If you don't get FastPass, you may want to pay attention to when FastPass is allowed on S:UE and X-Flight (each has 2 one hour blocks in which FastPass can be used on them, depending on which FastPass you choose) and avoid those coasters at that time so you don't have to contend with the fastpassers cutting in front of you.

As far as what not to miss, I guess it depends on what you like. I saw the Dolphin, the Pet, and the Walrus show at the former Seaworld side and enjoyed all 3 but I guess it depends on if you like those kind of shows or not. We really liked the 3D thing too.

Have fun!
Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:41 PM
Thanks for your help Catherine. I'm still thinking about whether or not the Fastpass is for me. I would like to see most of their shows and I do like the animal ones in particular. A couple more questions came to mind.

-Are the weekday/Thursday lines bad?
-Is the Bermuda Triangle, Batman, and Pirates shows worth seeing?

Thanks again!

PKI 2002- "The Rollercoast is Toast!"
Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:58 PM
I have gone to the park after work the past two Friday nights and the park does not seem crowded at all so I think Thursday will be good.

Definitely hit X Flight first and Big Dipper afterwards since they are pretty close.

Then go back towards Villain and give that a spin and maybe Batman.

Lunch Break - go to Wild Life side for larger variety of foods. This would be a good time to synchronize your watch with shows. Some of my recommendations: Batman Water Thrill Spectacular, Pirates 4D, and All Star Pets (Dolphin show is decent as well but I'd rather see one of the above three over it). The Bermuda Triangle simulator is a big waste of time.

Once digested and seen a few shows, go back and ride some rides. Just a note - it will be faster to walk over than to catch one of the boats over to the other side.

Water Wars, located on the Life side by Happy Harbor, is a very fun way to cool off for a nominal charge. It's where you launch water balloons at your opponent.

I would suggest skipping Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall (freefall) if it is running and Deer Park Plunge (log flume).

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