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Six Flags Great America: What to do need help on planning.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted July 18, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Any and all details on what I should do what to eat flash passes coasters ride/pass. My mom and brother won't be doing anything but my dad has a leg problem it locks up are some coasters tough or inaccessible to him he just has to move his leg to keep the muscles loose and thanks for the help.


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From Jeff Elliott
Posted July 19, 2012 at 7:52 AM
^ Andrew, I would love to help, but please explain your situation a little better so we can pinpoint advice a little better.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted July 19, 2012 at 8:10 AM
I just need to know some of the basics like what kind of flash pass (if any) should be good for my dad and I. Are there any coasters that are just pass or must ride? And my dad leg locks up. Basically he just has to be able to keep it somewhat loose (the muscles) and my brother (who isn't riding anything is a picky eater. What are the ideal places to eat normal food like hot dogs and hamburgers. Thanks.

From James Trexen
Posted July 19, 2012 at 9:13 AM
It's been a couple of years since my last Great America visit, but I always opt out of Demon. Everytime I rode it before, I nearly had to give up the rest of my day due to neck pains. And the Dark Knight, if you're looking for theme, great. But, if you're looking for thrills, not so much.

American Eagle and Raging Bull are absolute must do's for me.

As for eating, I've always opted to eat across the street for way less and better than what Six Flags gouges you for.

From N B
Posted July 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM
Raging Bull and Superman... although I like V2 and Batman as well. Skip the Dark Knight "coaster" unless the line is empty. The best part of that ride is the exit ramp.

I have bought Flash Pass the last six times I was there. For me, worth the money... but they get more expensive every year.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted July 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM
As the resident SFGA person on the site (LOL), here are my suggestions:

Depending on when you go, Flashpasses might be in order. However, please understand that flashpasses are around $25 a person. However, if you decide to go to Hurricane Harbor, I find the flashpass allows for more flexability


The food at SFGA is a bit weak, but there are a few tasty options. Mooseburger and Aunt Martha's are two of the better options there. The Farmer's market is also pretty good, but some of the food is hit or miss. Where SFGA get kudos from me is the "dessert". The funnel cakes, doughnuts, and cookies are very good! You can find these all in New Orleans place.

As for the rides (if I am understanding correctly) you are going to want to avoid Viper, Demon, Dark Knight, and the American Eagle because your legs are kinda pinned into the car. I would think Batman the ride would give him the most leg room along with X flight. I would try and see if you can get the rest of your family to go on the Dark Knight. Its not really that intense of a roller coaster. SFGA also has some great shows including Pop Fusion and Screams and Dreams in the Pictorium.

As for all theme parks, get there early!

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