Well, in an effort to make up for my obvious lack-of-updates for the past few months, I skipped down to the park and decided to shoot a “mini-Update” before departing tomorrow for the TPR Midwest Trip. It’s really
short, but I hope you enjoy it regardless!
The first matter of business, I suppose, would be a “Sell Out Pt. 2” update. As I mentioned in my last update, SFMM has been absolutely plastered
with advertisements and such, in an effort to pick up spare change like a ride op at FreeFall.
They’ve added yellow ‘footprints’, as to suggest for passers-by to attempt the various “Starbursts Poses”.
But despite this addition and the use of the parks recently re-vamped TV system to push advertisements, my personal favorite would have to be Dejavu’s horrible “Heinz” advertisements.
From here, the ride still appears to carry some dignity….
…but it begins to lose it when Heinz greets you at the entrance…
…and tells really crappy jokes!...
…And the crew is sporting sexy Heinz hats and “shake it up!” pins!... (appropriate for a Vekoma!)
…and tells you to conclude your “Dejavu experience” by smothering crappy SFMM food with lots and lots of ketchup!
In other news…
They now offer an “all you can drink” promotion, with $15 souvenir cups.
The new smoking area near Tatsu has “opened” up.
Peekaboo…I see you!
And then finally, the last order of business, way back in March I showed some pictures of the then-recently repainted Ninja and of how sexy it is. I also said that I had learned of what the next ride to be repainted is…
…that’s right. Superman is slated to be the next ride to be repainted, most likely this fall. But no, it wont be painted white, grey, or anything that resembles it’s current scheme.
Test-paint samples, as seen from Goliath.
That’s right—Superman is supposed to be repainted the traditional “Superman” colors, the colors of Six Flag’s other Superman rides. I personally don’t know how to feel about this. It should be “interesting”, I suppose—but I rather just see the ride removed all-together!
I wouldn’t expect to see the Falls back until at least 2008.
Well, that’s it for your mini-Update! I hope you enjoyed it! I’m off for the Midwest now! See you all later!