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Trip Report 4/12/17

04/13/17 at 05:39pm in Trip Report 4/12/17 (Latest Edit: 07/17/17 at 05:31pm by RollyCoaster.)
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(Feel free skip to the "Actual trip" tab 4 paragraphs down if you're like me and just want to get to the goods)

After hearing some pretty good things about Six Flags America so far for the 2017 season, I decided I would stop by the park for the first time in 2 years.

 Understand that the 2 years I hadn't been to the park wasn't because I don't like Six Flags America, but that Six Flags America doesn't like me.

History:

 To sum my historical experiences at the park up, they weren't ever good. Every visit my group would always have a problem that should never, ever, happen at an amusement park; thus, we agreed that 2 years was an appropriate time period to recooperate our bad image of the park.

Actual trip:

 I decided to split from my group and leave early from Six Flags Great Adventure (Fantastic park btw) to make the 3 hour drive to a park of fond memories, Six Flags America. Having awful experiences in prior years, I decided I was ready to give the park another shot. Enjoy my unbiased, honest, and annoyingly long report of Six Flags America.


Appearance:

 I've always loved the entrance to this Six Flags park, it does look nice. The rest of the park was very clean, and stayed that way throughout my visit. What appeared to be recently planted shrubs, flowers, and trees, looked beatiful underneath the blue sky.

Staff/service:

 For the most part, I had nothing but  semi-positive encounters with park staff. Majority of staff looked annoyingly bored, but managed to still show a smile now and then. I didn't have to deal with much service as I scanned my pass and walked in. I didn't have to worry about getting food; because, I simply don't have a desire to ever eat at this park again (I promised to not be bias but I wasn't risking another Toenail/fingernail hairband in my food incident).

Shows:

 I didn't watch any shows, as I planned to stay no longer than 6 hours at the park. Six Flags America did seem to have a plentiful selection of shows, and from my understanding, most are really solid shows. Next time I go I'll be sure to check them out!

Operations:

 Alright, this was ridiculas. Roars crew was doing a fantastic job, easily some of the fastest dispatches I've seen at an amusement park. The rest of the rides fell short, drastically. If anybody could help me out with how to add personal videos to a post, I would be glad to share one of many instances where the ride ops would just chat with one another. I blame this on the supervisors, though any ride op should know it doesn't take 11 minutes to dispatch a train.

Coasters:

 I would have ridden more if the dispatches weren't disastrous.

Roar ~ If there was one thing I missed about Six Flags was being able to ride Roar again! I absolutely love Roar, and that it still uses stock trains! I love the bumpy feel of the stock trains, and am glad she doesn't have Millinium Flyers. Still a pretty damn smooth woodie with a fun layout! 8/10

Apocalypse ~ Having ridden Green Lantern the day before, I'm proud to announce that Apocalypse runs like shit compared to it. Ouch! 3/10

Jokers Jinx ~ Good ride. I do prefer FOF however. 7/10

Mind Eraser ~ I don't hate SLC's, but the thought of wearing VR goggles on it caused me to pass it.

Superman ~ Disagree with me if you want, but I never was the biggest fan of this ride. I've done the one at Darien Lake as well, and would say Darien Lakes runs worse than this one. I just find it to be boring 7/10

Batwing ~ Was and still is my #1 favorite coaster at Six Flags America. Such a smooth, forcefull, Vekoma. 9/10

Ragin Cajun ~ Didn't want to do it by myself. Don't have enough confidence to walk into a family ride line to just ride by myself lol. I've done something similar in the past, I hate spinning coasters.

Wild One ~ Fantatic classic! One of the oldest still operating, while still providing a ride experience families can enjoy together. The double up is a great element. 7/10

(Please, respect my opinions as I would y'alls. Just because I like one ride more than another doesn't mean your opinion is wrong. That's why they are called opinions.)

 I didn't get to ride any flats as I tried to leave the park before the DC traffic kicked in. I'm far more impressed with my visit this go round apposed to the abomination of a park I once hated, and I mean hated. All parks have areas that need some work, and I'm glad to have seen Six Flags doing what they can to improve guest experience.

 Sure SFA isn't Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, or any other park relatively close to SFA, because SFA is it's own unique self. It's just different. I'd highly recommend anybody who's taken a similar strike against Six Flags America to open up to possibly revisit the place. A lot has changed!

Thanks for reading,

Levi

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Thanks given by:  Nicole, Glissade, MAZ, horsesboy, Jesy, Dylon
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