Anybody? Seriously, Anybody?Six Flags America: I'm I seriously the only person on this site who has actually set foot in SFA (six flags america, for people who have no clue what im talking about)?!
From Eli KatzmanI live close to SFA, about 20 minutes, and I take it well. I USUALLY have fun, I like the coasters, i just have a good time, other people or not. But, its sort of hard to do things different everytime I go because no one else has been there. Have you people actually heard about it besides from me? I bet some of you dont even notice it on the Six flags site. If you have ANY THOUGHT WHATSOEVER, PLEASE RESPOND. Sri, im just in a grump mood. But yes, I mean every word i said.
Posted April 10, 2008 at 4:07 PM
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From Rhys EvansYeah, I've been there. Not bad... not great. "Roar" is probably my favorite there (but it's better in California... I think it's the exact same track, but in CA, it's right up next to the crowds in the front of the park, in MD it's hidden out in the middle someplace. However when I was there, two coasters including Superman were closed. Slow day, let's close some coasters. Typical 6 flags. (Talk about being grumpy).
Posted April 10, 2008 at 7:54 PM
From Danny MelilloI went once while in DC. 'm the guy who stuck up for The Jokers Jinx lol. Batwing is so great. Penguin's Blizzard River sucks. SROS isn't as good as SFNE's
Posted April 11, 2008 at 4:43 AM
From Lawrence SmithI live about 10 minutes away & visit the park quite frenquently. My favorite coasters are Roar & Superman. I also usually hit up the waterpark section quite often. I usually have a good time I go and the season pass is quite cheap compared to the other six flags parks!
Posted April 11, 2008 at 5:10 AM
From Eli KatzmanDanny, who stuck up for Joker's jinx? I said it sucked. Yes, Penguin BLizzard River is the worst (ride) possible. I haven't been on the superman at SFNE, but I'm really glad six flags put it in SFA. And, I totally agree that Batwing is awesome. You probably don't like S:ROS as much as me because you have ridden the exact same TYPE of coaster, just supposebly better.
Posted April 11, 2008 at 2:44 PM
Lawrence, how come you never told me?! Yep, I have a season pass, also. I'm counting down for the first day, and right now its 15. Are you going opening day, also? Sorry, I'm just glad someone else actually lives near the park.
For people who haven't been there (and hopefully plan for it, even though its not the best park), you might be a little disappointed after you return home, but thats only if you have ridden a coaster like it somewhere else. Take for example, my joker's jinx story. I rode FoF at KD before that, and jj sucked! So, if you rode superman at SFNE, than you probably wont think that good about this one. If you have ridden the one at DL (i haven't), then I would like you to compare. You wont think that good of batwing if you have ridden stealth at any of its past locations (its currently @ Carowinds [i think]), or any other duplicate with different colors and name. Get what I'm trying to get out? wow, i used "get" 2 times.
From Danny MelilloI stuck up for JJ. I consider it a slightly more thrilling/less themed version of RNRC. I liked the launch, tight loops, and short waits. Most of the good rides are in one section, I went straight for Twoface and then I think did all the rides there and left.
Posted April 11, 2008 at 7:21 PM
From Donna Tolliver-WalkerI'd like to go, it's a toss-up between visiting there for the first time or making another trip to KD. We'll probably do one or the other this year, but only after we get tired of BGE (and that may take a while, since we've already been there 4 times and they've only been open a few weeks, and we just keep wanting to go back).
Posted April 11, 2008 at 8:03 PM
But I grew up with SFOG and I never thought Six Flags was as bad as claimed. Even when I was a kid, and that was a long time ago!, people in Chattanooga, TN would debate Opryland vs. SFOG and claim Opryland was this clean, family park (which it was) and SFOG was for "rough necks." I never saw SFOG as being that bad, just not especially themed, but clean enough and not wildly overpriced and a good time.
So I feel at least some love for Six Flags, though I may feel differently if I see it with much older eyes. Last time I was at SFOG was probably in the late 1980's! Though I did visit White Water, which I thought was a great water park, a bit later than that.
From Eli KatzmanDanny, whats that coaster? RNRC? Sorry, I'm just not very good at figuring out initials. For me, whenever the lines are long in the park, jj has short lines. Whenever all of the rides have about 3-10 minute waits, that has a 40 minute wait. It's pretty odd.
Posted April 12, 2008 at 6:31 AM
Donna, if you wanna catch Dominator, go to KD. If you wanna finaly experiance Goliath, go to SFOG. If you could go to SFA without a choice, I would go. But, if you have those choices, i would wait it out a year and then hope for a new coaster! Last one was something like 6 years ago! G-d, that makes me so angry! they installed a new body slide at the water park, but no coaster.
I NEVER visit water parks if there is a theme park. Last year, at the Boardwalk at HP, I totally ignored it even though HP finally got a waterpark. I just went right by it to get to stormrunner (awesome!). So, I don't even care if they add in the best water ride of all time at SFA, but if they install a kiddie coaster over the water park, ill do it. Like i said in another one of my "articles", i said i only go to theme parks for the adventure.
From Justin SpistoI would go there, It's still a park were I can get credits.
Posted April 12, 2008 at 3:44 PM
From Lawrence SmithEli, I thought you knew that I live so close to the park. I have mentioned it several times in some of my previous posts. And yes, I will be there opening day! Let's meet up that day & ride some coasters together. I'm going to e-mail you my contact info buddy!
Posted April 14, 2008 at 6:52 AM
From Eli KatzmanOH... are you dan on myspace? i don't have a myspace, if you were wondering. Um, i have a little situation, though... email me again and i'll tell you... Oh, and opening day, i'm gonna be with my brother. And i MAY have heard you say you were close to SFA... I either didn't read it well, and even if i did remember, i don't think anybody ELSE goes to SFA... or atleast i didn't know that when i put it out (the article).
Posted April 14, 2008 at 2:43 PM
From Lawrence SmithHey Eli, no I'm not Dan on myspace. Actually I don't have a myspace account. I just sent you an e-mail. And yeah, I live about ten minutes away from the park.
Posted April 15, 2008 at 4:55 AM
From Eli KatzmanUh lawrence, I don't think it can work out. Something happened personally. Also, something happened to my email where I can't send something back, so we'll just have to talk on TPI. Sorry about this whole mess.
Posted April 15, 2008 at 1:43 PM
From Lawrence SmithIt's cool man. I'm sorry that you are going through personal issues but it's still a pleasure meeting a fellow coaster enthusiast.
Posted April 15, 2008 at 7:30 PM
From Eli KatzmanWell, its not exactly issues, but i'll still be there in 10 days. Its just hard to explain. But, I'll be with my brother, and I'm really talkitave on coasters for some reason. So, maybe we'll meet up on a coaster. Me and my brother are sorta short (pretty short) and we each have buzz cuts. We will most likely be in the back most of the day (on superman AND roar). On batwing, we refuse to ride anywhere but the front, so you can also find us there. Hopefully we'll meet up!
Posted April 16, 2008 at 12:59 PM
From Eli KatzmanOh, yeah, lawerance, you might be suprised about our size (like height wise, like I already said), and I always where this tye-die (redish-orgie-yellow) shirt and baggy red shorts for good luck. For some reason, I wore that outfit once, and then the next time I went to an amusement park, I noticed I had the same thing on. When I do have it on, I usually catch the "short" lines.
Posted April 17, 2008 at 12:23 PM
From Eli Katzmanhopefully, see ya there
Posted April 18, 2008 at 7:55 PM
From Lawrence SmithOkay, I just renewed my season pass online. They started a new process this year where they send you a season pass in the mail (I'm assuming if you were a season pass holder from last year). It included instructions on how to go online, pay your renewal fee, & your done. It's so much easier than waiting in line to have it processed. I'll be there Saturday to pick up my coupon book & check out a few rides!
Posted April 23, 2008 at 4:01 AM
From Eli KatzmanActually, this is my first year (with the season pass). I used to go about 3 times a year, but for some reason, I'm more pumped now, so i got a season pass. I just checked the weather for saturday, and its supposed to have t-showers (35 %chance) and then later LIGHT rain. I think that's pretty awesome, because most of the time, weather.com is wrong with the t-storm stuff. So, hopefully the rain is too light to close the rides, and any amount of rain (or percipitation of any other kind) keeps crowds away from theme parks. Just so you know, I'll be there (in the outfit i already said [baggy red shorts and a tye-dye yellow & red shirt}. I'm short if you didn't catch that) no matter what. Even if the whole day is rained out.
Posted April 23, 2008 at 7:33 PM
From Lawrence SmithI'll be there when the park opens. I'll see if I run into you Eli.
Posted April 24, 2008 at 4:39 AM
From Eli KatzmanOk. I still hope it rains lightly, though. Do you know what cloths you're going to wear? That would help us know.
Posted April 24, 2008 at 1:48 PM
From Lawrence SmithActually I don't know what I'm gonna wear. Depends on the weather.
Posted April 25, 2008 at 4:08 AM
This discussion has been archived, and is not accepting additional responses.
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Readers' Top Themed Rides
Top Roller Coasters
Top Theme Park Shows
Features, News and Advice
2013 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2012 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2011 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2010 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2009 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2008 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2007 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2006 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2005 Blog PostsDec.
2004-2005Staff column archive