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Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:55 pm
by bert425
Went to the park yesterday, 3/24/19 and had a wonderful time.

figured it would be either slammed or dead, as it was the last day of "Spring Break" (they had been open daily the whole week).

started out overcast, and turned into a gorgeous day by about 3pm, but by then folks were already in the park or not. Ended up not being too crowded.

mostly will be photos this report, since I found a new spot to take pics from (under the flume near Lone Star Lil's exit), so got some interesting angles I'd not seen before.

I also made sure to get pics of the still nearly empty Bugs Whitewater Rapids queue, when walking thru. SO ODD that this, and Roadrunner Express are missing most of the Looney Tunes characters (that the rides are named after), tho the LT characters (including Pepe Le Pew, and Marvin Martian) were out and about in the park. so it's not a case of them phasing the characters out.

but here's what I posted yesterday in the SFFT thread:

bert425 wrote:took a visit to Fiesta today, and had a great time (Pepe LePew, and Marvin Martian were both out and about!).

I'll have a report up in the next couple of days, but some take-aways:

-- the fingerprint scanners are not being utilized at the front gates. they are now covered up with tarp, and they scan your Pass/membership with what looked like an iPad, then took a picture to tie face to the card.

I asked the staffer if they are no longer going to use fingerprints at all, and she said she thinks the scanners are going to be removed in the next few weeks. I asked if it was due to that "Mother didn't give consent for her child's fingerprint" lawsuit, and she said if she had to guess? that's the likely reason.

-- Chop Six is not open yet, but it looks like it's getting close. I suspect it will be open in the next week or so.

- apparently a change for 2019, but I JUST noticed it on this visit: Icees are now considered an option for "snack"
(so won't be standing in long A$$ lines at Johnny Rockets for shakes any more).

- they soft opened both the Train & Gully Washer, neither was planned to be back up until April from the maintenance
(I'm wondering if they opened those because Superman was down - was talking to a "Super"visor (LOL) at the ride entrance and he told me that it went down yesterday and they had fixed it but it was not opening today because they had to wait for an inspection. I told *him* Gully Washer was open, and he was surprised, but I showed him a pic I took of folks on it). Hurricane Force 5 was also down for some reason. With Hustler down for refurb, Whirlygig still in pieces for the retheme, and Joker not built yet?. . guess they needed to get more rides open ASAP)

everything else was operating.

(and the repaint on the Hustler "pool table" looks fantastic. no pool balls in sight, but the table, looked great.


anyways, on to pics:

Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:12 pm
by Nrthwnd
Great shots of your afternoon, Bert! <sighs> Wishing Playland(PNE) was like THIS as a home park, heh.

Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:13 pm
by bert425
Nrthwnd wrote:Great shots of your afternoon, Bert! <sighs> Wishing Playland(PNE) was like THIS as a home park, heh.


it looks like i'm photoshopped in, in the pics at the end.

LOL

Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:15 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Isn't technology wonderful? :lol:

Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:20 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Great report! Fiesta Texas is the shining example of what a Six Flags park can be.

Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:23 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ This, and I would like to add Six Flags:Mexico, too. Whatta great SF park, that was. :airtime:

HA! Just realized the Mexico park and this one (and the other SF:Texas park) would make
a great (pardon) Six Flags:Tex-Mex Tour? :smile:

EDIT: Start in Arlington, fly to Mexico(City), then fly back to San Antonio. :airtime:

I have nothing to do, in 2020 or 2021.

Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:29 pm
by michaellynn4
Looks like you had a great time! Still bummed that I missed out on Wonder Woman by about a week, but just an excuse to come back at some point. Just got to come up with some other excuse to travel for work!

Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:00 pm
by bert425
michaellynn4 wrote:Looks like you had a great time! Still bummed that I missed out on Wonder Woman by about a week, but just an excuse to come back at some point. Just got to come up with some other excuse to travel for work!


:nina:

you'll have Joker, Pirates, Refurbed Carousel, re-painted Hustler, and re-themed Swings as a reason to come back too :)

Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:45 am
by bert425
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Great report! Fiesta Texas is the shining example of what a Six Flags park can be.


even with multiple rides out (and Superman closed all day), it was still a great visit.

they even have started putting in some of the live shows, before the "summer" daily openings.

I stopped in Los Festivales to watch part of the 80's "icons" band. They were pretty good, tho for someone performing Madonna, I was surprised to hear a song that was from the 2000's ("Hung Up") since she was dressed as 80's "boy toy" Madonna. . but I guess as long as she stayed in character. . .LOL

Re: bert goes to Texas Theme Parks (mega thread)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:30 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Yeah, I don't really expect any Six Flags park to be at 100% this early in the season. And lol at Madonna.... Six Flags always seems to treat shows as an afterthought anyway, so I'm just impressed they got that much right.