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Photo TR: Derek, Nicole, and James do SFNE

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:59 pm
by DerekRx
Being up in Albany this past weekend, the original plan was to hit up The Great Escape. However, we decided to change our plans and hit up SFNE instead, as James (Canobie Fan) agreed that it wouldn't be too unbearably crowded this early in the season. Nicole had never been to the park before, so I wanted to get her on Superman as well as some of the other good coasters like Cyclone, I guess that's it. But yeah, she needed the credits and they had a lot. Plus I assumed the weather would be hot and they have a pretty cool looking waterpark, and I need me some Nicole in bikini action. :br :b (Sadly, it was only in the lower 70s, so that didn't happen :cry: )

Getting to the park at opening (actually earlier but guests can't understand that you only pay the guy at the parking toll, not ask him all your questions for the day), we ran right to Superman, and our plan to hit all the coasters before any sort of crowd appeared would have worked wonderfully...if the employees at the park moved even remotely as fast as turtles. However, the majority of them in the whole park were so slow with checking restraints and dispatching trains that I think some were actually moving backwards.

With one train operations on the woodies, extreme stapling on everything, smokers in the queues, linejumpers, inability to use Qbot properly, and a general ho-hum attitude from the employees, it definitely felt like the old Six Flags New England I loathed so much. I'm glad to see Great Adventure improving last year and this, but New England pretty much stayed where I've always known it to be, even back in its Riverside days. We'll see how Great Adventure is doing soon enough, onto the pics from this wonderful day.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:13 pm
by easytoremember
Ha. I had never been on a George Forman before I went to SFNE, and once on it, I was thinking the exact same thing. WHY?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:14 pm
by ginzo
Only with such slow operations and extreme stapling to the point that the lapbar is entangled in your intestines, it kinda moved down a little in my rankings

I've been getting a ton of stapling this year. Are operators trained to do this nonsense? It's like they're told to jump up and down on the restraints until the rider gets internal bleeding. On my first Maverick ride yesterday they checked the restraints 3 times, and pushed mine down further each time.

What's the point of this anyway? Stapling isn't any safer than putting the bar down to the correct position. It just hurts more.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:22 pm
by BarryH
Great photos!

Too bad about James' injury. :(

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:38 pm
by Meteornotes
Thanks for the report. Sorry you had such a sucky day. Good to know I don't need to go up there again if that's how they're going to run the place. Looks like "Clean Safe Fun" is really taking hold. Keep up the good work, Six Flags!


PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:47 pm
by 307
Dude we were thinking "No way can this George Foreman Grill be that bad, everyone is just a bunch of wusses!"


I mean


PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:29 pm
by CycloneMan
The same thing happened to me on Mind Eraser at Six Flags America!

-Dainan "VEKOMA IS EVIL :vekoma: " Rafferty

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:54 pm
by funkybadger
Thanks for the nice TR guys! Saves us from having to post pics since we were just there Friday. Though I must say that Rich's photos of Catwoman looked a bit more pornographic than Derek's if that's possible. Ride of Steel was incredible, but Dark Knight definitely had some of the worst-but-so-easily-solved-if-you-aren't-a-moron capacity issues I've ever seen.

Six Flags Great Adventure was good this evening though. We even got 5 (oh yes, FIVE!!!) rides on El Toro, including two rides in a row and the last ride of the night. Wow. Just ... WOW!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:01 pm
by Wes
S:ROS needs a paint's almost the color of Mind Eraser from the looks of those pictures. Maybe they'll give it a solid rehab over the winter. It's a shame to let a steel coaster as amazing as Superman degrade in quality.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:09 pm
by Canobie Fan
Yay bloody ear photo! ::|

And for you lamers like me.. Here is a video of Cyclone stuck ::)