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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:22 am

I really wonder if they're referring to the event at the lodge. I don't see the event working at Great Escape at all.

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Postby livai » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:27 am

In my opinion it can work very well,
But did they do it years ago?
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:31 am

Yup, and it didn't work.

This park has a different demographic than every other park in the chain. Nobody lives there and it relies almost entirely on tourists. That's great in the summer, but impractical in the winter. I really think that page is referring to the Holiday at the Lodge event.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:06 am

That page just links to a general SF HITP page but when you click on Great Escape page not found, same as with Great America. All the other links take you to each parks respective HITP page.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:20 am

I'm all for more Holidays in the Park, but like coasterbill said, the park's location truly makes this a seasonal park. I mean there's Albany nearby, but SFNE is within driving distance of Albany too.
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:24 am

Holy crap! How did I not see Great America?

This doesn't seem to be a general park list as La Ronde isn't on it so that's a pretty big deal. I still feel like they're referring to Holiday at the Lodge for Great Escape, but we'll see.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Greatescapelover » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:43 pm

https://www.sixflags.com/greatescape/store/season-passes

More HITP clues: All the season passes got updated to say "Includes park admission to Holiday in the Park," and I double checked the parks without HITP to see if it was just a generic season pass spiel, but the non-HITP parks don't mention it, so I'm guessing HITP 2.0 is happening :)

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:31 pm

coasterbill wrote:Yup, and it didn't work.

This park has a different demographic than every other park in the chain. Nobody lives there and it relies almost entirely on tourists. That's great in the summer, but impractical in the winter. I really think that page is referring to the Holiday at the Lodge event.


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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby RollingCoasting » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:53 pm

Greatescapelover wrote:I double checked the parks without HITP to see if it was just a generic season pass spiel, but the non-HITP parks don't mention it, so I'm guessing HITP 2.0 is happening :)


SFGAm doesn't have HITP and our season pass page says the same thing:

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Greatescapelover » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 pm

RollingCoasting wrote:
Greatescapelover wrote:I double checked the parks without HITP to see if it was just a generic season pass spiel, but the non-HITP parks don't mention it, so I'm guessing HITP 2.0 is happening :)


SFGAm doesn't have HITP and our season pass page says the same thing:

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Right but Great Escape and Great America were the 2 parks that popped up on the HITP home page, and were then quickly removed; so it makes even more sense now that Great Escape and Great America are probably getting HITP now that it's listed on both their season passes.

Edit: Ah, okay yeah poor wording by me in my original post. All the parks have it except La Ronde, Mexico, GE, and GAm, so La Ronde and Mexico were the parks I was referring to. But yeah, my point still stands that it makes sense now that GE and GAm will get it.

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