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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Mrlittle » Thu May 29, 2014 9:00 pm

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Good news, the latest report from SFOT guests indicate that while the mandatory test-seat fitting is still in required for everyone who wants to ride The Texas Giant, they have stopped with the grouping and safety speeches. People just jump in the seat, a loud buzzer goes off if you fit and you are waived on into the main queue area, which has speed things up significantly. Up in the station, the picture is also good… everyone jumps in their seats, ride ops come back to put down and check each lapbar and off you go. No crazy stapling or double checks of the entire train for belt then lapbar, just a fairly smooth operation.


So glad the system that clearly had a capacity issue was changed. It really made no sense the way they had it set up. I'm okay with them making us try the seat as that will probably also go away. At least the line will keep moving. I sent them a strong opinion on the system in the survey they send out after you visit the park. I wonder if they read it.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:18 am

Maybe they can buy another one or two test seats from Gerstlauer and charge extra money for an exclusive line to enter the station. (Gosh why am I becoming so greedy?)

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby BrandonR » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:36 pm

Just got back from the park. Two ride ops were stationed at the seat but said nothing to me or my girlfriend about needing to test it out, so we blew right by it. Had about a 10 minute wait and got on. Operations weren't as bad as people had been saying they were, maybe we were lucky?

Freeze was also a walk-on around 1. Batman's line, however, was all the way to the first tunnel. I think they were only running one train.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Linders » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:31 pm

We went today and aside from it being toasty, it was darn near perfect visit. All the coasters were up and running and we walked onto all but Batman. Dispatch was so slow I was ready to eat my boiled brain before they got us back to the loading platform. I don't think they realize how stifling hot it is in the holding area of the station, just after the ride is over. People get tired of waiting and start clicking their seat belts. If they'd just install a big fan, it wouldn't be so miserable.
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At Texas Giant, you could see the barricades by the entry and an employee at the entrance, but no stopping to warm the test seat. In fact, we walked right up and straight to a train. Same for Titan, Freeze, and Shock Wave. Overall a great visit, and a perfect way to celebrate the last day of school!!

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby samisthabomb » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:54 pm

Going to the park tomorrow with some friends from work. I haven't been since last year. In fact, the last time I went was on the day of the NTAG accident. So it's been awhile... will post a report when I get home!
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby historyfreak92 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:16 am

Also this month! I be coming here with my Favorite Uncle after San Antonio!

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby djboss302 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:10 pm

I don't know if this has been posted here already, but SFOT recently announced on their Twitter page that Batman will be running backwards in July.

Twitter announcement: https://twitter.com/SixFlagsOverTX/status/477586920424214529
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby CPSFMMCW » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:02 pm

Dang it. So does that mean that if i'm going in end of June it's not gonna be open? Man that sucks. Missing a credit. Maybe it will be testing, and I will be lucky enough to get a few shots of it!
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby CPSFMMCW » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:38 am

Does this park have bins to put items in on the station, or do you have to pay for a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo?
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Mrlittle » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:58 am

CPSFMMCW wrote:Does this park have bins to put items in on the station, or do you have to pay for a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo?


Yes they have bins to put your stuff at the stations.
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