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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Sportsdude360 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:00 pm

Just came back from the park, managed one ride on Texas Skyscreamer before it closed due to high winds. This I fear will become a recurring problem for TS. I took the pics below whilst waiting to ride. The ride itself was niether scary nor thrilling I'm sad to say. Again, the ride closed for the remainder of the day right after I got off. The only thing that keeps TS from being a total letdown is it's sheer size. A shorter Skyscreamer wouldn't even be worth a 30 minute wait let alone the two hours I spent in line for TS. The view from that high up is certainly nothing to sneeze at and at night time I'm sure TS will prove much more enjoyable with all the city lights on.

Having ridden Windseeker at CP I guess I was hoping for a bit more from this ride. Although, to be fair, I wasn't all that impessed with Windseeker either.
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In line for Texas Skyscreamer.
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A bit closer now.
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Happy riders boarding the 400ft Skyscreamer.
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The TS rider staging area. You will be asked to stand on either a red or blue circle.
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Sadly, these guests are waiting for a ride on the Texas Skyscreamer that will never come.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby SFOverTexasFan » Tue May 28, 2013 12:50 am

Wow, I can NOT believe you didn't like Texas Skyscreamer. I guess everyone has their own opinion. I on the other hand loved it.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Aceattack52 » Tue May 28, 2013 4:51 am

Sportsdude360 wrote:Just came back from the park, managed one ride on Texas Skyscreamer before it closed due to high winds.

Wait, did you ride it or did you operate it? Your lack of nouns is confusing me.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby simaticable » Tue May 28, 2013 5:27 am

Aceattack52 wrote:
Sportsdude360 wrote:Just came back from the park, managed one ride on Texas Skyscreamer before it closed due to high winds.

Wait, did you ride it or did you operate it? Your lack of nouns is confusing me.

He was able to get one ride on TSS before the winds closed the ride.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Sportsdude360 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:54 am

^Thanks!

SFOverTexasFan wrote:Wow, I can NOT believe you didn't like Texas Skyscreamer. I guess everyone has their own opinion. I on the other hand loved it.


Sorry, but the one ride I had was a total bore fest. I could have gone to sleep on this thing. Furthermore, the ride has to close the minute the wind picks up. I fear investing in TSS may turn out to be a colossal mistake for SFOT.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue May 28, 2013 7:58 am

SFOverTexasFan wrote:Wow, I can NOT believe you didn't like Texas Skyscreamer. I guess everyone has their own opinion. I on the other hand loved it.


Not everyone is going to enjoy a ride like Sky Screamer. They're kind of a "family" thrill ride (like Windseekers, but a bit more unnerving). Personally, I think they're fun, but I have no touble believing that someone else might not like them.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby angrynerdjosh » Tue May 28, 2013 9:06 am

On my way back from San Antonio I took i30 by six flags. There was lightning so no rides were running. We were going to go back Sunday but my wife and I weren't feeling great. I'm disappointed I'll have to wait a few more weeks for TSS

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Sportsdude360 » Tue May 28, 2013 11:09 am

^^ To be honest, the little kids seemed to be loving TSS. Most of the adults I saw coming off the ride seemed sort of "meh" about it. Personally, I want to take a night time ride on TSS and see how that is.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Tue May 28, 2013 12:53 pm

Looks like a good general addition to the park. They aren't anything incredible, but one that high will definitely make me a little bit nervous.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby RoCo » Tue May 28, 2013 1:00 pm

Rode a 150-foot-tall version at SFDK. Managed to not soil my Underoos, but only just barely. The odds I'll ever ride this are about 1 in several hundred million. But it does look great!
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