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  1. Justice League: Battle for Metropolis to Debut in 2017 at SFGA

    The vehicles are pre-designed products from Oceaneering - it's actually called the EVO 6 because of it's 6 seats, which is the cost-effective version of their larger EVOLUTION ride vehicles (7, 8, and 12 passenger options) https://www.oceaneering.com/entertainment_systems/entertainment-ride-systems/
  2. The State of the Park Going Forward

    They are currently in year 2 of the 3 year plan to repave the lot. A lot of it has already been paved.
  3. Misc GA Mumblings

    They've had these occasionally throughout the years. I think they do actually have them now somewhere, or at least they were there towards the first half of the year. I want to say there's one by the lockers next to the Coke Freestyle building.
  4. Fright Fest 2017

    They give you another physical card (which is actually better quality than the season pass card) and they write the last 4 digits of your season pass number on it. When you enter the line for a maze, the guard makes sure the number on the maze pass matches your season pass. (I'm not sure if they let you use the app for that, but I've seen a guest they do)
  5. prosthetics and riding rides

    Lap bars require full legs to work properly and safely. That's just the physics behind what keeps you secure. Each ride is different, each park is different. I believe there's generally no laws about this besides that the park must follow the manufacturer's guidelines, otherwise they'd be undoubtedly liable in the case of an accident. So the ride manufacturer will make these requirements for each ride. Sometimes parks strengthen them more. The concern with prosthetics is that they could come loose and fly off, injuring someone or something. For this reason, most parks require prosthetics to be taken off for the ride, and then the normal body requirements are in effect from there. I know a few parks have started allowing prosthetics as long as they are certified by their manufacturer to withstand a certain level of g-forces, but I don't remember which parks. (Not Six Flags) One thing Six Flags (and Great Adventure specifically) helped pilot is a restraint system for B&M coasters that allows more people with certain disabilities to be able to ride. The tough part about this is avoiding discrimination lawsuits, so employees really can't approach a guest about this issue unless the employee is 110% sure they have a prosthetic. A lot of people sneak onto rides when they know they aren't allowed to be (most commonly with missing the height requirement), so the "I've been riding coasters all day" statement is very common, but completely meaningless.
  6. Misc GA Mumblings

    I've brought one every visit for a few years now. Even one that's a pretty large & metal 10,000 mAh battery.
  7. Miscellaneous Mumblings

    I think it has to be a coaster. Maybe something like Wooden Warrior or Roar-O-Saurus.
  8. The State of the Park Going Forward

    I thought the height restriction is from Derry Township, not the state of PA.
  9. Fright Fest 2017

    This is simple supply and demand. The demand is so high during Fright Fest that they can charge this much and still get swarms of customers. It's definitely expensive for a regular family of four paying full price for all single-day items, but honestly there's almost no reason to not take advantage of all the season passes, options, and sales. If you buy everything at its cheapest, you can get a gold season pass for $66, premium dining pass for $80, and the season express maze pass for $40. So for just $186, you get the following for an entire year (or more if you include 2017): Unlimited admission to all Six Flags parks Free parking at all Six Flags parks Free lunch, dinner, and snack every day at all Six Flags parks Unlimited refills of soda/drinks at all Six Flags park Unlimited access to all mazes/trails during Fright Fest at Great Adventure, PLUS you skip the line. A similar pass+add-ons for Cedar Fair is $300-$400 per person. Even at current prices, the Six Flags option is $223, still less than Cedar Fair, and a much better choice than wasting money on a single day ticket.
  10. Are you on the Advisory Panel?

  11. Misc GA Mumblings

    One other article said it was a boom truck, but I think I also saw "scissor lift." If I had to guess based on the articles' wording and the vehicles regularly used in the park for decorating, I think it was a boom lift. No idea how, though.
  12. Lost features on rides

    I miss the ending song on Bizarro. The rest of the audio was ok if you could even hear it, but I still sing it in my head when entering the brake run. THAT JUST HAPPENED......BIZARRO NUMBER ONE.....BIZARRO! BIZARRO! BIZARRO!
  13. Fright Fest 2017

  14. El Toro wins Best Wooden Coaster Golden Ticket 2017

    It's definitely a strange phenomenon, but one factor I can think of, especially for wooden coasters, is how the coasters age. The top three are usually El Toro, Phoenix, and Boulder Dash. While BD was probably great in years past, it was unbearably rough when I rode it 2 years ago. Phoenix is great, but it's also no El Toro. While Toro has roughened up a bit, it's still better than its close competitors. Boulder Dash just recently had a decent rehab, so maybe that will improve its ranking. It usually takes a year or two to see changes in ranking from when a change in the ride takes place. Sidenote, the only other time El Toro won the GTA was in 2012.
  15. Fright Fest 2017

    They're only closed (for a private event) this Friday. They're open every Friday after that for FF, including Sept. 22nd and 29th. It's legitimately the only Friday they're closed until the end of FF.