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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterdude5 » Sat May 12, 2012 12:04 pm

I'm at the park now and the wait has consistently been 45 minutes to an hour. An overflow queue is ready to go but I don't think it's been used yet.

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Postby noyzz » Sat May 12, 2012 12:16 pm

Can't wait to ride this beast!

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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Sat May 12, 2012 2:55 pm

I rode X-Flight earlier today, and it greatly exceeded my expectations. The forces are strong, although very tolerable, and the ride is flat out fun. Everything about this ride is great for its own reason, with the inverted drop and key hole being my favorite parts. The barrel roll takes a seemingly long time to maneuver, and is one of my favorite inversions. The ride is also one of the smoothest I've ridden. Overall, I'd say that this is my 2-4 favorite coaster at the park.

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Postby ImmelMatt » Sat May 12, 2012 4:18 pm

Going next weekend. Can not wait :b
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Postby Commando » Sat May 12, 2012 8:08 pm

Ya I rode it 4 times today in all different parts of the train and its just flat out fun. Good forces in the front and back with great hang time in the middle. I personally think the best seat is front row on the right wing, because you are literally hanging upside for the majority of the first drop and you get to see that control tower coming right at you. Plus you get a good look at all of the brakes and friction wheels. I think Six Flags has a winner.

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Postby attack7 » Sat May 12, 2012 8:20 pm

I got a good 10 rides in on morning ERT today. Got to try both sides in front and back.

Visuals from the front seat are great on both sides. Forces are fun in the back (although I prefer the right side to the left).

Operators were great today... friendly, nice, and efficient, even while training.

Overall, loved it!

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Postby Jerrykoala2112 » Sat May 12, 2012 8:50 pm

Hello, my name is Jeremie, and after experience X-Flight for the first time today, I approve of it.
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Postby Jojo19799 » Sat May 12, 2012 9:21 pm

Ok, I will admit that I was a Wild Eagle fan girl before even riding X Flight. Now that I've rode X Flight, I'd like to take back everything negative I've ever said about it. At first I didn't think it would live up to my expectations like Wild Eagle did. Boy was I wrong! It exceeded my expectations and honestly I like it better than Wild Eagle.
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Postby liftsifter » Sat May 12, 2012 9:23 pm

Looks like I was right about Wild Eagle < X-Flight! :)

X-Flight truly is a phenomenal coaster and as Hank put it, "was well overdue."
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Postby Jojo19799 » Sat May 12, 2012 9:31 pm

liftsifter wrote:Looks like I was right about Wild Eagle < X-Flight! :)

X-Flight truly is a phenomenal coaster and as Hank put it, "was well overdue."


I personally stayed out of this whole Wild Eagle vs X Flight thing until now and I don't think I ever agreed with you until my last post. I still love Wild Eagle for many reasons, like the drop and loop. I guess I'm a bit traditional when it comes to coasters and prefer loops and drops. However, what gives X Flight that edge is the forces along with all the inversions and fly-throughs. Both are very solid rides and work well for the parks. I do agree that X Flight was long overdue. I think it's going to give Raging Bull tough competition as being the "most popular" ride in the park.
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