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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby chadster » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:15 pm

Hola Amigos! Senor Chadster is here with your 2015 Opening Day report! Lots of changes going on at the park and I have to say they are ALL positive!

* The front gate is much more organized using a switchback type queue to enter. No longer do you have to worry about getting in the 'wrong' line nor do you have to worry about people cutting in front of you. At the end of the queue they have a person directing you to the next available line. We were inside the park in a flash even with a hundred people in front of us.

*All staff that we encountered were friendly, upbeat, and motivated, its really refreshing to see.

*Two new restaurants and a Jelly Belly store debuted, more on those in the photos belows

*A welcome but subtle operational change has happened, no more 5-4-3-2-1 countdowns, instead it's been shortened to 3-2-1, also Superman no longer has a 3 person much check you routine, instead one checks, and off you go, greatly improving dispatch times. In fact most of the day the line was a one shot wait!

*Justice League is coming along nicely with the facade going in!

*Roaring Rapids was testing much of the day!

*Both flumes were open!

*With the start of spring break as the parks opening day there were some minor hiccups such as Mr. Freeze not being quite ready to go today (weather played a huge role in that) but all in all the park looked nice and we had a great time!
Ready for photos?! I thought so. Enjoy and be sure to share and comment!
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Here are the new switchbacks for the front entry, it may look silly, but it sure has cut down on the frustrations of years past!
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Hi Six Flags, it's so good to see you again!
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Wait, is this different?
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This I know for sure is different, new for 2015, the Jelly Belly Store!
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All things Jelly Belly, you can even mix your own bag of beans!
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Aquaman looks awesome in his new colors!
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See, he's all cheery and such
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That moment before you get wet
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Why hello there Justice League
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You're coming along nicely, new facade going in!
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Dirt and stuff
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Wave guys!
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Meanwhile
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This guy doesn't look amused. Where is that gymnast photo when you need it?
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The sky's were screaming
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This is like my favorite shot of batman
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This would be a close second
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But you can't beat screaming faces photos!
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No! Don't runaway!
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Ohhh, Mr. Freeze giving it the ol' college try. It's ok kids, he'll be up and running soon.
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Toot! Toot!
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Hey, wait, I told you not to runaway! Get back here!
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Anywho, time for some views from the top of the oil thingy
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It's so nice to be back to six cars.
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Not to mention she's running like a top!
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Don't worry, Superman's got your backs!
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Why hello Anton.
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How's it goin?
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Still treating people to crazy airtime?
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Well that's cool, see you next time Anton.
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Judge got some major retracking this year. 1st Drop, 2nd Drop, and the drop after the turn. So smooth now. Kudos to Six Flags,
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La Vibrator was a bit cranky today.
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Hey, I can be artsy too
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But I can also be non-artsy. RMC still rocks btw.
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Time to drop to ground level.
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O'Reilly Auto is the new proud sponsor of the Chap cars.
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A ride that's doesn't get much love. Next time you visit, head to the rodeo, but not right after that funnel cake.
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Obligatory Coke Freestyle photo.
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Over the river and through the woods...
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Holy Crap!!!! BOTH FLUMES ARE OPEN!!
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Wooo Hooo!
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Rare Flume 1 and NTAG shot! I really hope they keep them both open this season!
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You know what they say...Once you go black...
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New for this year, healthy eating!
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The menu looks great and pricing reasonable
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Yup, you look like a nutty horse alright
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Hey, it's my people!
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Stupid Drought. I miss the waterfall.
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Damn that's high.
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Judge's sign looks all fresh and whatnot.
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Hi guys, enjoy the new wood!
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12 flags over Texas
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Fly Batwing, fly fly high.
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Another new eatery this year, funnel cakes got the boot. It only made since as there was another funnel cake place within eye shot.
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And like the healthy place, the menu here looks good too.
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Upcoming concerts in case you want to go. Speaking of going...
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Its time to hop this shiny (new?!?!) tram and go home.

The weather was great, the staff were great, and I had a great time. Loving the changes all around, can't wait to see what else they have in store this season!
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:23 pm

Thanks for the photos! Glad to see the park making some great improvements. You made me even more excited for my trip down there!!
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Jaykethekid » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:12 pm

I was really shocked by judge Roy scream, it was so smooth.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby chadster » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:26 pm

Almost forgot, small bags and drink cups are allowed on The Mine Train, Log Flume, and Runaway Mountain further increasing dispatch times. Hearing more rides may be allowing this now as well.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby aCoasterStory » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:07 pm

Are they still doing any of the mandatory test seat checks for NTaG or other silliness they introduced last year?
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby chadster » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:15 pm

The mandatory test seating stopped sometime last summer

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:32 pm

Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

What was the deal with the 5 car train for NTAG? When did it start/end and how long did it last?
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby MagnumFreak25 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:38 pm

I think they took out "The Accident" car when they needed to use it again, and took it out of the other train to even it out.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:41 pm

Thanks for the photos! I'm looking forward to checking out the new Justice League ride and finally riding Judge Roy Scream. When I was there for a TPR Bash event a few years back, near closing time, we were one train from boarding Roy Scream when someone puked on the train--and we had to rush off to an ERT session on Shockwave.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby chadster » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:52 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

What was the deal with the 5 car train for NTAG? When did it start/end and how long did it last?

Thanks!

A few weeks after the red train came back from rehab/quarantine (Sept/Oct) an issue developed that would have required extended downtime for one of the two trains that were running at the time. In an effort to keep two train operation(the third train was out for its annual) and capacity, the errant car was removed resulting in shorter trains.

There were many rumors surrounding why the trains were shortened, however they were just that, rumors.

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