TR: Six Flags Over Texas.......March 14, 2003

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 2:01 PM
On Friday of the Six Flags Spring Breakout, I had two exams that would have kept in school until noon. When the clock struck twelve, my friend and I drove straight down to Six Flags over Texas in Arlington, Texas. We thought the park wouldn't have been too crowded. Boy was I wrong. As we drove into the parking lot, we unfortunetely discovered that everybody in Dallas/Fort Worth had the same idea as us.

Upon walking into the entrance, I flashed my renewed season pass to the clerk and my friend showed his certificate to process his. The process line alone was an hour long, but it was worth it. My pal got his pass processed and I got all the necessary coupon books.

At that time it was about two, five hours until closing time. We knew we could only hit about four or five rides with the long lines, so we went on one of the greatest roller coasters ever built: Titan. The line said to be two hours, but we didn't care. Next thing we know, the ride broke down, and half the people left the line. The ride reopened within the next half hour, and another half an hour until we were on. We chose the second last seat and, to my surprise, I got much liked airtime on the first drop. The helices are still as powerful as ever, and the floater hill still provides good airtime. My second favorite roller coaster. 10/10

At that point, we were very hungry, so we went over to Gator McGee's MoutainGrill, home to the best buffalo chicken wings in Arlington. Next to the restaurant is the indoor jet star type coaster Runaway Mountain. Even though the wait was an hour, it was still one of the shorter waits in the park. I really like this ride because it is fast and very powerful given the design. This ride was no exception. 7/10

We went over to Shockwave, which was usually a walk-on, but was plagued with a forty-five minute wait. Both of us decided the ride wasn't worth the wait.

We headed over to Mine Train, which I still think is one of the best Mine trains out there, besides Thunder Mountain. It can be both relaxing and very enjoyable at the same time. I got a great view of Superman from the ride. 7/10

It was an hour until closing time, and we could only hit one more ride. We decided The Texas Giant could wait until some other time and we would ride Batman. Also sporting an hour and a half wait, we reluctantly got in line. The design of the ride may be tried and true, but it is still one of the best forty five seconds in coaster history. 8/10

At seven, closing time, we agreed to come back on Monday to finish off the rest of the rides. Even though everything had a very long line, we still had a very fun time at one of the better Six Flags parks.

By the way, the S&S ride Superman is looking fantastic and I can't wait to ride this unbelivable monster.

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WHAT'S THE MATTER COLONEL SANDERS? CHICKEN!?

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 3:02 PM
Nice TR and it sounds like there's another SF park off to a great start! Are all the lines usually like this or is it just opening day getting so many people to the park? Any news on Mr. Freeze?

Thanks and have fun on Monday!

-Danny

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 3:06 PM
Lines are usually fairly low on the Spring Breakouts. So I was very disappointed.

But the good word in that Mr. Freeze can open very in the year!

.......next year.:(

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WHAT'S THE MATTER COLONEL SANDERS? CHICKEN!?

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Monday, March 17, 2003 6:00 AM
Also, I plan to ride the skycoaster sometime this week, so that'll be a blast.:)

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WHAT'S THE MATTER COLONEL SANDERS? CHICKEN!?

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:49 AM
It's a really crummy day today, so I'm going back to finish everything off.

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WHAT'S THE MATTER COLONEL SANDERS? CHICKEN!?

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:57 AM
An hour wait for Runaway Mountain?!? Ouch!

I think you made some typos in your comment about Mr. Freeze. Are you saying that it will open later in the year?

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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:58 AM
I don't think so. I asked Guest Relations and the said probably not until next year.

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WHAT'S THE MATTER COLONEL SANDERS? CHICKEN!?

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Friday, March 21, 2003 8:23 PM
You should have ridden Texas Giant. It was running great last week when I was there.
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Friday, March 21, 2003 8:42 PM
Freeze is scheduled to open in a few months...

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Saturday, March 22, 2003 9:49 PM
Looks like May during the week was the time to hit the park (that's when I was there last year). Runaway Moutain was a walk-on. Shockwave barely had a line also. Titan had less than a 20-minute wait. Not that I'm trying to rub it in or anything.
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