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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:30 pm

I just hope this whole thing gets settled soon. It was an unfortunate accident that needs to just be settled and done with.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby lazaruslou » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:27 pm

lazaruslou wrote:Is anyone going to opening day on March 1st? I went to opening day at SeaWorld on February 1st and it was most awesome. I'll be here for opening day also.


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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:09 pm

lazaruslou wrote:
lazaruslou wrote:Is anyone going to opening day on March 1st? I went to opening day at SeaWorld on February 1st and it was most awesome. I'll be here for opening day also.


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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Linders » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:37 pm

And of course opening weekend comes with bad weather on Sunday, meaning everyone is going to cram in Saturday, when the weather is nice. Rrrr. Last year's opening day was cool and cloudy and a light crowd. We had a great time.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:04 pm

_koppen wrote:
This will probably mean no more Gerstlauer rides in Six Flags park for quite some time, which is a shame really.

I'm not sure that will be the case. I'd say this:
Jew wrote:It will end up being settled, so this is all just standard legal wrangling.

and this:
chadster wrote:This is nothing more than a standard legal maneuver, even Gerstlauer admits to that, who will also be counter suing the park along the same lines.

...are spot on. I remember an incident from around the time I was first learning about coasters/the amusement industry; a train on SFNE's Superman:RoS wasn't entirely stopped in the brake run and collided with the other train while it was still in the station. I googled it and found Riders in 2001 Superman accident sue Six Flags, Six Flags sues Intamin. We've seen Intamin coasters built at Six Flags parks since this happened, and we're seeing new Drop Tower installations even after the Superman:ToP accident at SFKK.

Btw, here is a great look into the technical aspects behind the SFNE incident for anyone interested.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:27 pm

^ I think Intamin and Gerstlauer is different. If Six Flags is looking for record breaker, Intamin is the right choice. But for Gerstlauer, there are Maurer, S&S, Mack and Zierer providing rides at roughly the same price. Sure that Gerstlauer made Takabisha and Smiler, I can still see Mack winning the marketing competition for capacity and quality.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:12 am

gerstlaueringvar wrote:^ I think Intamin and Gerstlauer is different. If Six Flags is looking for record breaker, Intamin is the right choice. But for Gerstlauer, there are Maurer, S&S, Mack and Zierer providing rides at roughly the same price. Sure that Gerstlauer made Takabisha and Smiler, I can still see Mack winning the marketing competition for capacity and quality.

With the way Six Flags markets their rides, I have no doubt that they would find a way to successfully sell (or at least make an attempt to sell) a hand dryer in a bathroom as some sort of "w0rld's first!!111eleventy!1!1st!". If they want something built, unless there is something blatantly wrong, I can't see them passing on the lowest bidder. If that happens to be Gerstlauer, then so be it.
I don't work in the amusement industry (so this is all just my speculation), but I see it happen regularly in the field I do work in.
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Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby chadster » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:36 am

Well it's opening day for the 2014 season and the biggest change I've seen is in the form of new uniforms. Gone are the bright yellow and worn out looking shirts and in are nice Six Flags blue shirts.

I'll live post from the park, because I have the technology for it, so let's see what all I can find in the next few hours that's changed since January

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Gold Pass Entry is ready to go, instead of 15 minute early entry, this year it's 10. Since the rides typically don't open until park opening time, it's not really a big deal.
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The new play structure is coming along
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Midway is looking good
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No more takis! At least not here...

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Gate left open on purpose? Let's hope so, it's a welcome shortcut
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And my traditional first rider of the season, five years running!
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It's the loudest of the batman production run but it's still the best of the lot!
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The park is rolling out new food options this year.
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Trying to be like Chipotle?
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Look ma, no seat belts!
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Would you like to re-ride? Why yes, yes I would :)
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His holiness is still riding fine
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Ok, time to head somewhere else...
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Why hello sexy
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No shortage of riders, just loooong dispatch times
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But it's worth it
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For you map whores, needed something to do while waiting in line for Texas Giant, which just so happens to have the longest line in the park.
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So after an hour waiting for Giant, yes it was worth it but they seriously needed four people on load. I'm told they made an effort but it didn't quite work out
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Meanwhile over at Titan a year long project has completed

It's the ride photo booth and gift shop
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So let's look inside
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Guess what day it is....Guess what day it is
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Ride my ass off? If it'll help reduce it's size I guess I can
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The Intamin thingy was under weather but the ship was sailing
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Before heading over to the new for 2014 Bugsboomtown or whatever it's called, I checked out Runaway minus the ride sign that disappeared last year and hasn't yet returned.
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And now for the progress on Bugs Bunny Boomtown

The first thing you'll notice is the character meet and greet gone and replaced with nice cool concrete. Mmmmm concrete

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Over at the play structure

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And from the other side

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You'll also notice part of the train missing, think that was used for first aide or lost kids or something

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And more
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The land behind Aquaman was cleared for rides
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And one final look at the new kiddie park
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In case you were curious
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I knew I'd find some Takis!!!
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Well that's it from opening day, hope you enjoyed this trip report brought to you by tapatalk and the iPhone 5. When you want it done right, easy, and hassle free, do it with the iPhone.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:21 am

Great pics.

the theatre is looking sad tho. . they could have at least painted it!
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby chadster » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:08 pm

That's all folks, post up what ya think!

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