Monday, July 28, 2008

SFGAm Trip Report

I have some thoughts and pictures from my visit to Six Flags Great America from this past Sunday the 27th

THOUGHTS

- Holy shit was it crowded. I got to the park at 10:10 and already lines for The Dark Knight Coaster were 2 hours and Superman Ultimate Flight was 1.5. Lines didn't get any shorter all day long, crowds were nuts. V2 had a full queue with the full emergency line filled. Raging Bull was steady at an hour. The waterpark was at capacity and had a massive line.

- It didn't take me long before I realizied that I had to options: Buy the $27 Dollar FlashPass or have a miserable day. I bought the pass.

- I saw the parks big 'Show Stoppin' musical stage show. Pretty worthless with the exception of watching the hotties dance around the stage.

- Every ride in the park was operating, which was very good to see.
- I rode The Dark Knight twice, I still enjoy the ride. Preshow is cool and as a wild mouse its a good one.

- The Pretzel Loop on Superman might be the most intense move on a coaster ever.

- The Planet Earth 3D show had beautiful visuals on the giant screen, but not great 3D.

- American Eagle is highly underrated.

- I think there was a show, sometimes multiple shows (most crappy) on every stage in the park, which is nice to see.

- Lunch was complete price gouging, $14 dollars for philly, fries and drink. Fuckin Six Flags.

- The souvenir shop had some pretty sweet shirts I picked 2 up, cause I just needed more coaster shirts.

PICTURES
Psh, Way to totally rip off my name six flags
Enjoyment Pose: Stand In Shower & Prepare For Deepthroat
$14 & Mediocre
Crowds Were Large
NO CHANCE IN HELL I Would Wait In That Line In The Heat
I Woulda Bought This One, But I Don't Like Tall Girls.
I Did Buy This One.
Its odd seeing disney stuff in a non disney park. One souvenir stand was selling Wall-E, Cars, Hannah Montannah and High School Musical merch.

3 comments:

The Coaster Critic said...

Nice trip report. I've heard good things about American Eagle, why was it better than you expected? Did you get a chance to ride the B&M stand-up? My trip to SFGAM was cut short by rain that closed most rides down. At least I got to ride Viper. I thought it was an exceptionally good woodie. What'd you think?

Pat McCabe said...

American Eagle is always better then I expect because I always throw it in there with the rest of the dual tracked 'classic' woodies: Collosus, Rolling Thunder, Rebel Yell & Racer and I think eagle is far superior to those.

I didn't ride the B&M Standup on this trip Iron Wolf, mostly because I really really don't like that ride, in my opinion it might be the worst coaster on the planet.

I like Viper a lot, fun ride and the lines for it aren't normally bad.

Tim Kretschmann said...

Iron Wold is in fact the worst roller coaster in the world and I agree that the Eagle is underrated. It has good speed and air time and always delivers a fun ride.