Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:56 am
prozach626 wrote: I'm curious if Six Flags is satisfied with the outcome.
TNT wrote:Second, ABC changed the design of the Tourbillion between the prototype and the construction of the models Six Flags purchased. The original ran using hydraulic motors to move the ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings of the ride. This gave the prototype more torque allowing it to flip more like the animation. The ones Six Flags purchased use 3 phase motors which have less torque which prevents the ride from flipping as easily.
prozach626 wrote:Most of my peers 'like' roller coasters. But, being so close to SFStl they don't know what a good park is. Also, our most modern ride is 20 years old. More than that, the focus of our peers is elsewhere. My friends are raising families and they don't have much spare time. Going to a place filled with rowdy teens and large crowds isn't appealing to them. Even the people our age without kids would much rather spend a relaxing evening having a couple drinks on their patios, going out somewhere nice for dinner, or if they're feeling adventurous, going to a baseball or hockey game.
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:05 am
jamesk25 wrote:I wonder if any park in the US would install the hydraulic version, I guess cost is the reason Six Flags used 3 phase motors.
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:07 am
jamesk25 wrote:Six Flags Corp. is not doing enough in our area to attract more people outside of the city, the lack of the "big" attraction definitely hurts.
jamesk25 wrote:And crowds and long lines is why I despise going to the park during the summer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:20 am
yawetag wrote:jamesk25 wrote:Six Flags Corp. is not doing enough in our area to attract more people outside of the city, the lack of the "big" attraction definitely hurts.jamesk25 wrote:And crowds and long lines is why I despise going to the park during the summer
How can you argue that SF isn't doing enough to attract more people, then complain about more people being in the park?
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:44 am
yawetag wrote: How can you argue that SF isn't doing enough to attract more people, then complain about more people being in the park?
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:47 am
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:57 am
jamesk25 wrote:Now I argue that SFStL is mostly a one and done for a while park for many traveling, most enthusiasts are not willing to make the trek to our park if it is not already in the path of their next park (like SDC or HW). I also think that SF corp. is still not doing enough outside of the city to really promote the park, like for instance I live 2hrs outside of the park and the only billboards I ever see is for Holiday World.
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:32 am
jamesk25 wrote:The crowds are mainly coming from people in the city and surrounding metro, and the crowds are only really bad in the summer because school is out and the park is cheap to get in. The beginning months heading into June are never really crowded if you have to wait in line it is mostly around 15-30m unless it is a Saturday/holiday, and Holiday in the Park I have yet to see a 15+ wait in line on any ride.
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:29 am
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:42 pm