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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:38 am

Does anyone know what's going on with the Comet?

The Alpine Bobsled being temproarily closed isn't a shock in the least bit from recent reports.
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:26 am

After hitting several six flags parks and playing with the app, I learned that the wait times and ride status for the most part is not accurate.
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Postby coasterbill » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:31 am

I find that it generally is except for the Texas Parks where they absolutely, 100% don't give a sh*t. :lol:

Maybe Great Escape is the same way, but it would be crazy for a ride with prolonged downtime to be posting as open... especially since the wait time has been fluctuating a little bit the last few days.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:40 am

^ Thanks! I didn't realize Queue Times cared about Great Escape :lol:
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:58 pm

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The most I'll give Ednor is that it has a nice entrance and looks good on the water. But it's a terribly rough ride. Steamin' Demon is far better.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:17 pm

I'll be at the park a week from Tuesday for my first time. Any tips for a first time visitor? And someone please tell me Comet is open. That's pretty much the whole reason we're making a little detour on our way to New England parks.
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:52 pm

bluestreak wrote:I'll be at the park a week from Tuesday for my first time. Any tips for a first time visitor? And someone please tell me Comet is open. That's pretty much the whole reason we're making a little detour on our way to New England parks.


I just rode Comet 5 times in a row before closing tonight so I can confirm it was open and running well.

The Alpine Bobsled was closed due to "incliment weather" even though there was no rain all day.

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In other news, they're now the self-proclaimed cleanest park in NY and friendliest park in the Northeast. Not sure how Six Flags New England feels about that last one considering they were a Golden Ticket runner up in that category recently. :lol:

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby John Peck » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:10 am

The noise coming off of Go Carts is a lot, too. A good Wild Mouse would even make a fine replacement for Alpine Bobsleds though that area is such a huge space if Bobsled and the Go Carts were to be removed, but I don't think Six Flags are as eager to remove their Carts as Cedar Fair are. (I think CF have 3 left)

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:28 am

Six Flags was pushing an all-season go kart pass for $30 and they seemed pretty busy, so I can't see them leaving.

I just hope when the inevitable Bobsled removal happens that they get a new coaster.
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