What do you think of SF OVER TEXAS?

Friday, March 14, 2003 5:04 PM
What do you think of the very first Six Flags Park in Arlington, TX?

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Friday, March 14, 2003 5:21 PM

It's one of my favorite parks! It has plenty of great coasters (mainly Texas Giant, that's the best one)!
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Friday, March 14, 2003 5:39 PM
PLT: Your sig really doesn't need to be in all caps, does it?

Coastergoose: Dig up some old trip reports. I'm sure you'll get all/more than the info. you need/want.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 6:06 PM
I liked it, although I hear Mr. Freeze is down, and that's a big bummer. There are still plenty of other coasters to enjoy, including the first mine train and Runaway Mountain—Premier Rides first coaster. The flat-ride selection is hurting however.
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Friday, March 14, 2003 6:22 PM
Not one of my favorite parks, although it is the park I visit the most. Although the coaster count is high, without Mr. Freeze there isn't a coaster there in my Top 10. Titan is a good coaster but not my cup of tea for a hyper, B:TR is well a B:TR (not bad, but been there, done that), the Giant is so tempermental that it could be considered to be bi-polar, and when its bad its really bad. The best coaster in the park was built in 1978 and is Shockwave.

Beyond the coasters, the park is incredibly crowded on the weekends, and 90 minute to 2 hour waits in the Texas heat aren't the best. Getting lunch usually requires a wait the same as some of the coasters.

All that said I will probably visit the park about 10 times the year, and enjoy myself almost every time. It's just that comparatively I rather be at a lot of other parks.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 7:15 PM
I haven't been their but I've been to Great Adventure. I've seen pictures of Over Texas and it seems like Great Adventure is way better. I'll stick with great adventure until I go. Maybe I'll change my mine.
*** This post was edited by Derrick Whitsett 3/15/2003 3:38:06 PM ***
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Friday, March 14, 2003 7:35 PM
Dude, that is a very ignorant comment.

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 8:17 AM
I went there yesterday. Superman looks fantastic.

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 8:41 AM
I wish I could visit that park. Its the first Six flags park and the rides look like their in good condition. I only been to Sfgadv's.
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Saturday, March 15, 2003 9:03 AM
Great Adventure was a good park, but it kind of pisses me off how Six Flags is only trying to improve that park and SFMM every damn year, while sometimes ingnoring parks like SFKK and SFA.

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 9:27 AM
It's all about attendance and revenue. SFMM and SFGadv are probably two of their highest money makers, along with SFGam. The reason they don't expand on SFKK is there isn't that much space to begin with, and it's not popular. With SFA, I wouldn't say that park is being ignored. After looking at SFA's recent additions-1998 Roar, 1999 Joker's Jinx and Two Face, 2000 Superman Ride of Steel, and 2001 Batwing. This year SFA's getting a new water ride, so don't tell us they're being ignored.

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 10:11 AM
Ok, my bad on SFA.

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 11:34 AM
Also, SFKK is getting a new (to them) shuttle looper, so they aren't being heavily ignored, but then again I'll agree they don't necessarily get much. I attribute that to height restrictions and space.

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Track Record: 164
Favorite Wood: Phoenix at Knoebels
Favorite Steel: Millennium Force at Cedar Point

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Saturday, March 15, 2003 2:29 PM
Along with the coasters added at Six Flags America, don't forget about the flats including: a) The Rodeo (Breakdance), b) The Octopus (ELP Poylp) c) Krypton Comet (Chaos) d) Penguin's Polar Express (Chance Alpine Bobs). One year off does not make a park "ignored".
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Sunday, March 16, 2003 6:45 AM
Okay, so SFA isn't getting ignored. I got in on the first post regarding my comment.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 8:20 AM
Ok, let me just put it this way. It makes me really appreciate SFGAm. I'm not saying that it's a bad park but it's not one of my favorites. Sure, Titan is awesome as is Batman and Mr. Freeze (When it's working). I really did not like the Texas Giant too much. Shockwave is pretty cool but I find that it isn't worth the walk back there just to go on it. Judge Roy Scream is a little boring. Pretty dirty park, not the best layout, ect.

Not to start any big argument but I'd rather go to a SF park like SFMW than SFoT.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 8:56 AM
Pretty dirty? Magic Mountain and Great Adventure are filthy compared to Over Texas. Though I haven't been to Great America, maybe that's kept cleanest of all? I doubt it.
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Sunday, March 16, 2003 9:10 AM
Umm it's not so much as SFA or some of the others being totally ignored but it's more about the quality of some of the rides they have been getting.

It's always SFGRADV or SFMM getting the "better rides" (cough all the B&M's cough cough) while most of the other parks get the average to mediocre coasters & it isn't entirely about which park makes the most money that warrents weather or not they get a B&M,under that logic it's the smaller parks then that deserve them as an attendance booster & not the big parks at all,BTW Roar doesn't count as a ride added by SF,it was planned at least a year in advance well before anyone at premiere parks was aware of a merger with SF so premiere ,not SF built the ride for AW in 98.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 9:29 AM

Blink3020 said:
Ok, let me just put it this way. It makes me really appreciate SFGAm. I'm not saying that it's a bad park but it's not one of my favorites. Sure, Titan is awesome as is Batman and Mr. Freeze (When it's working). I really did not like the Texas Giant too much. Shockwave is pretty cool but I find that it isn't worth the walk back there just to go on it. Judge Roy Scream is a little boring. Pretty dirty park, not the best layout, ect.

Not to start any big argument but I'd rather go to a SF park like SFMW than SFoT.

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Dirty???

Crappy Layout???

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 10:27 AM
BATWING FAN SFA said:

Roar doesn't count as a ride added by SF,it was planned at least a year in advance well before anyone at premiere parks was aware of a merger with SF so premiere ,not SF built the ride for AW in 98.

I think it's time for a little history lesson: Premier bought Six Flags, not vice versa. Yes, they later changed their name to Six Flags for greater brand-name recognition, but the Premier parks that were later "flagged" are under the same management as before the merger. Nothing has changed but the name. Therefore, Roar was planned by the same people who oversaw its installation. They were simply calling themselves Premier at one phase, and Six Flags at the next.

About the quality of rides at the non-major Six Flags parks... Hello! Look at the rides SF had put in its minor parks (especially yours!). Two Roars, three Superman: Ride of Steel rides, two flying dutchmen (hey, they were supposed to be really cool), three huge floorless rides, the first impulse, and a very highly-rated (for a stand-up) stand-up ride. Few, if any, of these rides could have been built in these parks were it not for the extra cash generated by the larger parks. I do admit, SF seems to have been slowing down adding major rides to these parks in recent years. But there's a reason for that, I'll bet: These are small, regional parks, and I highly doubt that the huge new rides pulled anything like the attendance figures they wanted. So, I say: Be glad SF tried to give you something nice in the first place, and be happy with it for as long as it's what you've got. Looking at SF's track record, it doesn't seem to me you'll be disapointed when they do decide to put in something new at your park.

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