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Post by ansle » Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:48:18


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> > > > > smaller. But, they are claiming the theme park will be the largest

> > > > > theme park after the merge, so I guess that's a good promotional

> > > > > angle, too.

> > > > It doesn't matter what they claim.   The problem with SFNJ isn't the gate entrance, it's the rides not being open when the park does.    I took my family years ago and haven't been back since.    Already told everyone why a bunch of times.   KK wasn't operating, El Toro didn't open until noon, and all the other rides were not operating when the park opened.   It's like the start time for the employees is the same as the park opening, and that's when they test the rides.   Only one train on Superman.   Like they're doing everyone a favor by even being there.  The attendance figures prove what I'm saying, SFNJ fell off the list, below 2.7 million.  

> > > > But let's look at the bigger picture.   What city would you fly into in 2 years?    

> > > > Los Angeles (SFMM), Austin Texas (SFoT, SFFT), or Newark (SFNJ)?  

> > > > Notice I don't say next year.    Why?   Because you can't expect the ride to be open unless it's CP and a B&M coaster.  Once again, SF doesn't care if the ride is delayed, and the A-listers and web masters don't call the parks on it.    

> > > > Honestly for me, it's probably going to be Texas, 2 parks plus a visit to Schlitterbahn.

> > > You're big mistake there is flying in Newark!  Fly into Philly, or even Baltimore, and hit Hershey/Knoebels/Dorney/SFGAd and shore parks, Morey's will have a new woodie by then as well.  That is a hell of a good combo of parks.  You can hit SFA too.  Or, you could fly into NYC, or Hartford Ct., and do SFGAD, Coney, Rye, Quassy, Lake Compounce, and SFNE.  Another good bunch of parks...  If you goto Texas you get less.  LA is a good choice if there's anyting new there for you.

> > > Ted

> > Right, we flew in Philly the last time.    Newark is more expensive, but closer to SFNJ.     If I do another trip that way, I'll fly into Harrisburg (MDT) and make the Hershey area the base.   They have buses that go from their hotels to the park.   It makes the stay feel like a resort, which it is.   Philly is also good since it's a major airport in the middle, could do that as well.        

> > I'm flying to Hartford Sunday to visit LC and SFNE.    

> > I think SF is getting better about opening rides because I *** about it so much.    From what I hear, the suits read this stuff.  They say I'm only one, but others must think the same, because SFNJ dropped off the attendance report, going below 2.7 million visitors.       And I keep talking about the early rides at CP.    SF tries to make their parks look like resorts, but they've got no onsite hotels, and don't have any early rides except at SFoG.  

> > SFMM - Run to X, what happens, wait 15 minutes while slow dads catch up and cut the line joining their kids.   I'd say something but then it would ruin my day.  It's not fair to those who are first in line.  Have X open when the people jog up to the ride.    

> > SFNJ - ?   Haven't been back in a few years, don't know if the rides are running when the park opens.   May go next year, but Hershey will be the base, not the SFNJ area.

> If Newark is closer, it's not by much.  They are probably both around an hour away.

It is about 60 miles from Philly airport to SFGAd, it is actually very close.
Ted
 
 
 

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Post by skiguy77 » Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:56:40

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> > > > > > smaller. But, they are claiming the theme park will be the largest

> > > > > > theme park after the merge, so I guess that's a good promotional

> > > > > > angle, too.

> > > > > It doesn't matter what they claim.   The problem with SFNJ isn't the gate entrance, it's the rides not being open when the park does.    I took my family years ago and haven't been back since.    Already told everyone why a bunch of times.   KK wasn't operating, El Toro didn't open until noon, and all the other rides were not operating when the park opened.   It's like the start time for the employees is the same as the park opening, and that's when they test the rides.   Only one train on Superman.   Like they're doing everyone a favor by even being there.  The attendance figures prove what I'm saying, SFNJ fell off the list, below 2.7 million.  

> > > > > But let's look at the bigger picture.   What city would you fly into in 2 years?    

> > > > > Los Angeles (SFMM), Austin Texas (SFoT, SFFT), or Newark (SFNJ)?  

> > > > > Notice I don't say next year.    Why?   Because you can't expect the ride to be open unless it's CP and a B&M coaster.  Once again, SF doesn't care if the ride is delayed, and the A-listers and web masters don't call the parks on it.    

> > > > > Honestly for me, it's probably going to be Texas, 2 parks plus a visit to Schlitterbahn.

> > > > You're big mistake there is flying in Newark!  Fly into Philly, or even Baltimore, and hit Hershey/Knoebels/Dorney/SFGAd and shore parks, Morey's will have a new woodie by then as well.  That is a hell of a good combo of parks.  You can hit SFA too.  Or, you could fly into NYC, or Hartford Ct., and do SFGAD, Coney, Rye, Quassy, Lake Compounce, and SFNE.  Another good bunch of parks...  If you goto Texas you get less.  LA is a good choice if there's anyting new there for you.

> > > > Ted

> > > Right, we flew in Philly the last time.    Newark is more expensive, but closer to SFNJ.     If I do another trip that way, I'll fly into Harrisburg (MDT) and make the Hershey area the base.   They have buses that go from their hotels to the park.   It makes the stay feel like a resort, which it is.   Philly is also good since it's a major airport in the middle, could do that as well.        

> > > I'm flying to Hartford Sunday to visit LC and SFNE.    

> > > I think SF is getting better about opening rides because I *** about it so much.    From what I hear, the suits read this stuff.  They say I'm only one, but others must think the same, because SFNJ dropped off the attendance report, going below 2.7 million visitors.       And I keep talking about the early rides at CP.    SF tries to make their parks look like resorts, but they've got no onsite hotels, and don't have any early rides except at SFoG.  

> > > SFMM - Run to X, what happens, wait 15 minutes while slow dads catch up and cut the line joining their kids.   I'd say something but then it would ruin my day.  It's not fair to those who are first in line.  Have X open when the people jog up to the ride.    

> > > SFNJ - ?   Haven't been back in a few years, don't know if the rides are running when the park opens.   May go next year, but Hershey will be the base, not the SFNJ area.

> > If Newark is closer, it's not by much.  They are probably both around an hour away.

> It is about 60 miles from Philly airport to SFGAd, it is actually very close.

> Ted

Just got back from Hartford, going to write up a full TR, but for now, I'll talk about the early entry policy at SFNE since I mentioned that in my posts up above.

They let season passholders in 1 hour early, at 09:30am to ride Bizzaro.    Everyone else had to wait until 10am.   Then they make everyone wait in front of the looney tunes theater in the middle.   Once again, only season pass holders can go down to Bizzaro.   This frustrated me because they have a line for Discover card members to get in early, but BFD if you get stuck again.  
At 10:30am, everyone was let in, and when we made it to Bizzaro, the guards were there to walk everyone down to the ride.  

So I'd say SF read my messages about early entry, and decided to make it for season pass holders only.    The Discover card entrance lane is useless.

Got a front seat ride on Bizzaro and a back seat ride.  

Quick TR:   The left side of the park has all the rides that a low capacity.  People were waiting 1 hour for Goliath (Deja Vu from SFMM).    They have Medussa on this side, along with Cyclone (only 1 train running).   It broke down and we said forget this.  So the thrill ride tour at SFNE is Bizzaro, Mind Eraser, Batman, Scream tower, and then wait and hour for Goliath.      

It comes down to the over all experience of the park again, not the review of each ride as most people write.    The entire left side of the park is crowded, those rides are low capacity.   The right side of the park is stuff most people have done, with Bizzaro being the best ride in the back.  

I think that's why MF took over the top spot from Bizzaro, the over all ride experience of the park.    More to come.    

 
 
 

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Post by David H.--REMOVE » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 02:05:34

On Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:56:40 -0700 (PDT), skiguy777

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>Just got back from Hartford, going to write up a full TR, but for now, I'll talk about the early entry policy at SFNE since I mentioned that in my posts up above.

>They let season passholders in 1 hour early, at 09:30am to ride Bizzaro.    Everyone else had to wait until 10am.   Then they make everyone wait in front of the looney tunes theater in the middle.   Once again, only season pass holders can go down to Bizzaro.   This frustrated me because they have a line for Discover card members to get in early, but BFD if you get stuck again.  
>At 10:30am, everyone was let in, and when we made it to Bizzaro, the guards were there to walk everyone down to the ride.  

>So I'd say SF read my messages about early entry, and decided to make it for season pass holders only.    The Discover card entrance lane is useless.

>Got a front seat ride on Bizzaro and a back seat ride.  

>Quick TR:   The left side of the park has all the rides that a low capacity.  People were waiting 1 hour for Goliath (Deja Vu from SFMM).    They have Medussa on this side, along with Cyclone (only 1 train running).   It broke down and we said forget this.  So the thrill ride tour at SFNE is Bizzaro, Mind Eraser, Batman, Scream tower, and then wait and hour for Goliath.      

>It comes down to the over all experience of the park again, not the review of each ride as most people write.    The entire left side of the park is crowded, those rides are low capacity.   The right side of the park is stuff most people have done, with Bizzaro being the best ride in the back.  

>I think that's why MF took over the top spot from Bizzaro, the over all ride experience of the park.    More to come.    

SFNE is all about Bizarro and the water park.  And Thunderbolt when it's
running well.  Batman's pretty decent, too Cyclone used to be great, but a
year after they changed to PTC trains, which ripped apart the track, they
started braking the hell out of it.

They do have a world class water park, though, which is getting bigger and
better next year.

I think it's funny that you missed out on an hour of exclusive early time
because you were too cheap to buy a Six Flags season pass!

What's funniest about your post is that out of the tens of millions of
visitors they get each year in the chain that you think that they changed
their policies because of your e-mails!  LOL!

And then you couldn't take advantage of the change, too!

 "With the first link, a chain is forged.  The first speech censured,
 the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
 all irrevocably."  -Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
                     "The Drumhead", _Star Trek: The Next Generation_

 
 
 

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Post by skiguy77 » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:12:12

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> What's funniest about your post is that out of the tens of millions of

> visitors they get each year in the chain that you think that they changed

> their policies because of your e-mails!  LOL!

> And then you couldn't take advantage of the change, too!

I didn't know the early policy at the park.   That's why my trip reports talk about this stuff instead of the rides.   At SFMM and SFoG, there is a Discover card entrance, and once into the park, everyone can go on a couple rides early.

SFMM - Run to X, get a ride, continue on to Tatsu.
SFoG - Georgia Schorcher and Cyclone, continue to Goliath.  

I figured the same thing would happen at SFNE but it didn't.    Everything worked out, I did get a front and back seat ride on Bizzaro.     And I've ridden Goliath when it was Deja-Vu at SFMM.    So the rides on the left side of the park (when looking at the map) were no big deal (low capacity).  

There's basically two thrill ride tours at SFNE depending on what you want to hit.    Go to Bizarro first, then continue to the right side (Batman), or come back to Goliath (which has the longest wait in the park since it's "new") and do the low capacity stuff.   Or do the water park, which did look good.   I'm sure if you're a local, you'd mix things up.    

A Que bot would have worked in this situation, but we usually don't stay the entire day.   We go for a few hours in the morning, and then leave.   Once the park is at capacity, I get tired of dodging the people in the walk ways.  

The season pass would of helped, but not much, and now we know how it works at SFNE.   Wonder if they made the same change at SFoG and SFMM?