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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:54 am

dnn2031 wrote:I wasn't familiar with the Geauga Lake ride, but that is a very different scale to Corn Popper. Similar concept and both Huss, but I would imagine very little parts commonality. And definitely haven't seen it used for Fright Fest (or at the park, for that matter).


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Postby dnn2031 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:14 am

Call me proven corrected. Although if PARC was the one who bought it they probably shipped it somewhere else after they split ways. They grabbed anything they could on the way out like the fancier version of the OC Chopper bikes.

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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:26 am

dnn2031 wrote:Call me proven corrected. Although if PARC was the one who bought it they probably shipped it somewhere else after they split ways. They grabbed anything they could on the way out like the fancier version of the OC Chopper bikes.


There was a fancier version?

The article I read about the GL auction said it was PARC that was there so I guess they would take it with them as they "owned" it.

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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby rjr19 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:58 pm

At the park right now and it is PACKED. These are the times when it is flat out unacceptable to not have a second train on the coasters. RoS and Viper are easily an hour or more, Predator is like 45 minutes. To wait over an hour for a coaster SIMPLY because the park is too freakin’ cheap to maintain a second train is crazy. And for whoever it was saying that a lot of parks only run one train. What other park out there has an Intamin hyper that literally doesn’t even have a second train? None. It’s ridiculous and should get corrected ASAP.

Also, Skyscreamer STILL has 4 sets of seats closed, but they aren’t the same ones as the 4 that were mentioned a few days ago. Seriously? A brand new ride and the park is already flat out failing to maintain it? Give me a break.
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Postby Haymaker » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:57 pm

We get it... you hate the maintenance and think theyre cheap. Now shut the f**k up.

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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby rjr19 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:09 pm

Haymaker wrote:We get it... you hate the maintenance and think theyre cheap. Now shut the f**k up.


Well in the past i’d cut them some slack, but now with Six Flags’s large sums of money along with prices of everything jacked up this year (20 dollar parking, and don’t forget the line-slowing fast passes), there’s no excuse anymore, especially with larger attendance numbers than in years past.

I’ve never heard this many gp even starting to realize just how pathetic the park is lately. Every line you hear constant complaints from everybody about how often things are broken, or how slow the lines move here. They need to do something about it.
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:18 pm

rjr19 wrote:
Haymaker wrote:We get it... you hate the maintenance and think theyre cheap. Now shut the f**k up.


Well in the past i’d cut them some slack, but now with Six Flags’s large sums of money along with prices of everything jacked up this year (20 dollar parking, and don’t forget the line-slowing fast passes), there’s no excuse anymore, especially with larger attendance numbers than in years past.

I’ve never heard this many gp even starting to realize just how pathetic the park is lately. Every line you hear constant complaints from everybody about how often things are broken, or how slow the lines move here. They need to do something about it.


No, they don't. Darien Lake's core customer base doesn't have anywhere else to go, so the park will continue to suck, no matter how much money is behind it. Also, Six Flags doesn't own this place....they just operate it. There's a limit to how much they're willing to invest, which is what I called way back when the "return to Six Flags" was announced.

Obviously if the park is as busy as you say, that's good for them financially, not an indicator of people getting fed up and not going.

Besides, 45 minutes or an hour is not a "super long line."
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby rjr19 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:24 pm

Oh the joys of one train operations :?r
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And let’s not forget the empty car running each ride for all the non-existant fast pass people.
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:30 pm

rjr19 wrote:Oh the joys of one train operations :?r


You see how the switchbacks aren't in use in your first picture? When they're full, and the line still extends out the entrance, then you'll have a right to complain.

And screw you for making me contribute to making this thread longer.
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:52 pm

Mike240SX wrote:
rjr19 wrote:
Haymaker wrote:We get it... you hate the maintenance and think theyre cheap. Now shut the f**k up.


Well in the past i’d cut them some slack, but now with Six Flags’s large sums of money along with prices of everything jacked up this year (20 dollar parking, and don’t forget the line-slowing fast passes), there’s no excuse anymore, especially with larger attendance numbers than in years past.

I’ve never heard this many gp even starting to realize just how pathetic the park is lately. Every line you hear constant complaints from everybody about how often things are broken, or how slow the lines move here. They need to do something about it.


No, they don't. Darien Lake's core customer base doesn't have anywhere else to go, so the park will continue to suck, no matter how much money is behind it. Also, Six Flags doesn't own this place....they just operate it. There's a limit to how much they're willing to invest, which is what I called way back when the "return to Six Flags" was announced.

Obviously if the park is as busy as you say, that's good for them financially, not an indicator of people getting fed up and not going.

Besides, 45 minutes or an hour is not a "super long line."


La Ronde is not owned by Six Flags yet even that park manages to have two trains on their major coasters. Darien Lake has no excuse to have only one train on ROS and keep running the parts bin train they are using for Mind Eraser.
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