SFA July 28th - Hope after allSix Flags America: I had a splendid day at Six Flags America on Saturday. The lines weren't that long, the weather was a little hot but the pools cooled me off and it looks like the park is beginning to shape up.
From Joe JacksonWow! I was at Six Flags America on Saturday 7/28 and let me tell you they are beginning to get their act together. I think it might be the first time I have ever seen every ride open in the park at the same time and I don't think I saw one ride down all day.
Posted July 31, 2007 at 10:27 PM
My wife, son and I started out on Superman the ride was running smooth, I came pretty far out of my seat on one of the hills and then the bunny hops back in the station really threw me. From there we took a flight on Batwing and Joker's Jinx is just incredible. The launch was breathtaking.
After we finished with Gotham City, we went over to Roar. Much smoother than my last visit in early June, I think they replaced some of the wheels or coaster track. Then from there we rode the Wild One. The guy operating the ride mentioned something about it being 90(?) years old or something. Funny, I thought she was running like a freshly born mare.
Of course there were a few things they still need to work on like doing something to improve the energy of the employees, smoking was a problem etc... Small things that I'm sure will get better in time.
However, this time last year the bottom had fallen out and things weren't looking good. A big improvement over last year. If this trend continues, I might actually buy a season pass instead of getting discount tickets.
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From Lawrence SmithI agree with you Joe. SFA is my homepark & I was amazed at the changes they are making. Hopefully, they will continue to improve. I'm glad you & your family had a good time.
Posted August 1, 2007 at 3:55 AM
From Adrienne McDonaldI'm glad y'all had a great time. Is that particular park hard to get to since it's near D.C. I just wondered. Thanx!
Posted August 1, 2007 at 11:44 PM
From Lawrence SmithActually, the park is easily accessible. It's right off of I-95 and also our Metro system (public transportation) has a bus system that takes you right to the front door.
Posted August 2, 2007 at 3:50 AM
From Joe JacksonIt's not hard to get to at all. Like Lawrence mentioned, there is a bus that drops you off just outside the gates along the main road. Of course, driving in Washington D.C. always has challenges, but the park is pretty convenient. It sits along MD 214 (four lane divided highway) between U.S. 301 and I-95. It's about a 30 minute drive from Baltimore and 15-20 minutes from Downtown D.C.
Posted August 2, 2007 at 5:14 AM
From Dustin KernI meant to post a trip report from my trip up there but just haven't had the time yet. I totally agree with everything that was said. It really looks like Six Flags is getting their acts together from my trip. The only complaint that I have about Six Flags America is that all of their coasters are pretty far apart and on paths that don't loop back into the park.
Posted August 2, 2007 at 7:46 PM
From Lawrence SmithDustin, I do agree. You will have to do quite a bit of backtracking when visiting this park. Luckily, it's not as big as some of the other parks I have visited. And I'll gladly sacrafice some extra steps for some additional coasters. I remember when the park was first Wild World with only one roller coaster (Wild One). Then it became Adventure World, & now Six Flags. So I appreciate the improvements & additional coasters throughout the years. I have fond memerioes of the earlier years of the park when it was really crappy (shall I say Phyton coaster)! Anyone remember that one? There were at least 150 steps you had to WALK UP for about a 30 second ride then WALK BACK down those stairs to exit. LOL!!! Needless to say, this ride was always a walk-on at the old Adventure World!
Posted August 3, 2007 at 3:16 AM
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