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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby VinTheAttendant » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:58 am

I'll echo DoinItForTheFame's thoughts on Wonder Woman. Amazing ride and might just be the best coaster in the park. I was lucky enough to get both a front seat and back seat ride, and back is the clear winner if only for that first drop. I definitely wouldn't mind seeing more Raptors pop up. The rest of my visit to SFFT was also excellent. This is a great park and San Antonio is lucky to have it (and SeaWorld...and ZDT's not too far away...)

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:29 pm

went to the park yesterday to exchange our Season Pass renewals (+ the upgrades) I had bought during the Labor Day flash sale.

gorgeous day, but the park was absolutely packed (they were also doing some membership special event too. . tho it wasn't BAFF or BAF cheaper. . so I can only imagine what Friday or Sunday looked like crowd wise).

park was slammed with families with younger kids - which is a good thing in the long run, even if it made the lines for Roadrunner and Bugs Bunny rapids extend out past queue entrances (so we bypassed both, as we'll ride them when there isn't an hour wait).
very strange in that Roadrunner had an Hour wait? next door Iron Rattler was a walk on. (yeah.. I rode it a couple of times).

odd that several attractions near the haunts close down lines at 5pm (including Pandemonium, and Gully Washer). .but I suppose they have to flush the queue lines so those spaces can be used for exit lines from the haunts.

Although everything was operating, we saw a couple of cases where almost 1/2 a rides capacity was down - Spinsanity had only 4 of the 7 cars operating, the other 3 were locked off. Hustler had multiple pool balls locked off, and Fireball was running with a few seats blocked off. Even Wonder Woman, which was running all 3 trains - as opposed to only 1 train a couple of weeks ago. . . even tho 2 of the trains had several seats blocked off. . still, it was nice they were trying to increase capacity).

Iron Rattler was running two trains, but the camera wasn't working, so no photo for me :( (I was hoping to use my new Photo pass. . but we used it for Wonder Woman, and for entrance pics. . so still got some pics I'll post later)

I'll likely have a small TR report up in the next few weeks, although we didn't actually go thru any of the haunts as the lines were simply too prohibitive for Nick to stand that long in line (we stayed until ~8pm).

the park only got more packed as it got later, and the fog effects thruout the park once it hit 6pm, made it look eerily spooky, so good on them for that.


Anyways. . the point of posting now was to talk about the "coffin challenge". . .oh my.
I thought it was silly, but dumb, when they announced it. . but seeing it in person at Fiesta?

The most idiotic thing I think I've seen, purely based on the execution of it.
It was set up in front of the stepts to train station in Crackaxle - so the train could only be boarded in the German section for a full circuit of the park.

ok, I GET that we're in Texas, and it's hot. . . but really? the coffins are open at the top. and Fiesta brought out tents to shade the participants from the sun. (which wouldn't be an issue if the lids were closed, would it?).
I mean. . they were laying there with sunglasses on, and water/food available on top of the coffin lids (we saw one contestant reach up and take a drink of water and grab some chips. . guess the rule is they can't sit up? ) but they all also had earphones in, and several were playing on phones -- which to be fair, the Emcee took away from them 20 minutes later as we were walking by.

but really? open lids, you can have your phone, and shaded by a tent? easy to do. it sounded like they had a LOT of applicants, but I can think of way better use of my time than this easy challenge, especially since i'd expect all 8 are gonna succeed, and the 300 will have to be split. whoop de do, they get to keep the coffin. . . oh well, maybe they are super Halloween fans and wanted a coffin decoration.

anyways. . I thought it was idiotic. . but lots of folks did gather around to look at them. here's a picture of it.
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby Mrlittle » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:33 pm

I actually know someone who did the coffin challenge. All 8 won a 2019 season pass, a T-shirt, the coffin they were in and $300 each. But yeah I rather do a million other things then lay in a coffin for 30 hours.
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:53 pm

^^ What's the deal with all the signs and stuff below those 2 contestants' names? The first two (closest) coffins? :?r
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:07 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:^^ What's the deal with all the signs and stuff below those 2 contestants' names? The first two (closest) coffins? :?r


those are stickers from a local (San Antonio) radio station.

no idea why those two have them. .maybe they were sponsored by the station? or won their spot thru the station?

EDIT: I noticed the one with the most stickers also has stickers inside for "the Billy Madison Show". . and a quick google, shows the guy in that coffin is one of the show members.

so there ya go. . they got one of the open spots for a show bit. .which I guess is why he appears to have wiring going into the coffin so he could report. (based on the pic on the coffin, it's the guy on the left)

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wonder if the one next to him also with stickers is someone from the show too
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:10 pm

Mrlittle wrote: But yeah I rather do a million other things then lay in a coffin for 30 hours.


EXACTLY.


I had already bought my pass anyways, and the "coffins" appear to have been made by the Six Flags special effects crew. . so they aren't like an expensive one you'd get from a funeral home.

nice to hear they got $300 each. . .but that's what? $10 an hour? not worth it to me.

glad they got more than I thought they did tho, even though an easy taslk. Still think the "open top" coffins are idiotic and not hard to do at all.
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:17 pm

This is all NOT what I was thinking of, when they first announced..."thirty hours in a coffin."

These people all got it too easy. I say ~~~ CLOSE - THOSE - LIDS! :evil:

EDIT: Maybe in the last three hours, and besides closing the lids, cut off all their social media connections/power.

That'll get some real screams I betcha. :devil:

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby TPCrazy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:26 pm

Here's something the park doesn't explicitly tell you: Pandemonium closes early due to the queue line becoming a haunt maze. The park doesn't say when the ride closes during the day and the employees at the entrance claimed it was closed for the season when it really wasn't. I missed out on the credit yesterday and am admittedly a bit bummed out. I still had a great time, I'm just a bit annoyed that neither the website nor the app gives this information.

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby DaMarkSta » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:34 pm

Good to know Pandemonium closes early, I'm visiting this upcoming weekend and wouldn't have known about that. Just hoping the rain stays away, but not looking too promising.

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:26 pm

DaMarkSta wrote:Good to know Pandemonium closes early, I'm visiting this upcoming weekend and wouldn't have known about that. Just hoping the rain stays away, but not looking too promising.


I actually mentioned it in my brief trip report.

Gully Washer (renamed Blood Bayou, and the river dyed Red) ALSO closes early, since they also use that queue for Haunt.

there is a haunt by Roadrunner Express too. . but we didn't go by there after 5, so not sure if they closed off RoadRunner or not. . but the haunt is right there off of the main queue, so it wouldn't surprise me if they did shut it down too.
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