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rj1972 last won the day on September 10 2018

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  1. Pulling out Congo River Rapids would be an absolute mistake. Yes, it's labor intense, but it was also the first installation of that concept in the U.S., and people still enjoy it.
  2. That definitely is impressive. We usually arrive early, as well, so as not to deal with the fiasco. However, even being among the first through the gates, the FP HQ is either not yet open, or there is already a line in front of us. There really needs to be a better system.
  3. Ugh! So maybe not as promising as I had hoped. I just find it ridiculous to have to stand in line for usually around 20 minutes in order obtain a device that makes your line waits shorter.
  4. OK, that's good news, as it was a mess last year.
  5. Quick question: We alternate years between Six Flags Season Passes and Disney Season Passes. We are slated to purchase Six Flags passes, dining passes, and all season flash passes during the Labor Day sale; however, we were curious if the park changed the location where members obtain their skip-a-line passes. Last year, we had waits that pushed 45 minutes at times at the Flash Pass Headquarters due to that facility being used for both Flash Pass and Skip-a-line members. If the dual use of the Flash Pass Headquarters has not changed, we may rethink Six Flags passes this year. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  6. While we didn't purchase Six passes this year (we alternate between Six and Disney), my preference would be for another Nitro style mega-coaster. I can take or leave loops and launches, but I like the speed of Nitro and El Toro. I'm just not sure that a $30M coaster is necessary from a business standpoint, given that attendance is stronger than every at GA.
  7. Nitro's lines were over 90 minutes Saturday evening, as well. My Flash Pass Platinum was rendering wait times approaching 20 minutes. Interestingly, the Justice League had lengthy waits. El Toro was all over the place, as that ride was going up and down most of the afternoon. I'm certainly glad to see the crowds coming out. SIX just needs to figure out how to generate those types of attendance numbers outside of Fright Fest with other high-interest special events.
  8. Disney charges $20 a day for parking.
  9. I have absolutely no basis for my comment, but I find it hard to believe that the economics makes sense to move El Diablo. This is not a high budget ride, and I would have to think that the cost of demantling, shipping, and re-installing El Diablo is just not worth it.
  10. I rode this for the first time today. It was interesting, but I sort of place it in the El Diablo category, as it was more hype than it deserved.
  11. In my humble opinion, this is one of their best attractions. Yes, it’s a cross between Disney’s Buzz Lightyear and Universals Spider-Man, but it’s great for any age group, and not just another off-the-shelf ride.
  12. Just out of curiosity, what is the $20 membership security deposit all about? Does Six Flags actually want the cards returned upon cancellation? Why on earth would they want them back? They are of no use if Six deactivates them???
  13. I’m looking forward to the next quarterly conference call to see how the conversion is going to memberships. From a purely subjective standpoint, I am seeing quite a few people sporting their membership lanyards, as if they just received their shiny new black American Express Centurion cards. I think the lanyards was a great marketing idea. My my only concern is Six’s offering of four different memberships, as well as the traditional season pass. Too many options can confuse the consumer. I also don’t like that they priced Diamond and Diamond Elite so low. I feel that Gold and Platinum are priced relatively well, but they could have demanded a much greater premium for the two Diamond memberships. These are monthly payment plans, which lessens the blow for customers wanting to aspire to something greater.
  14. On the last quarterly SIX conference call Jim indicated that they are really trying hard to steer customers towards memberships, as they generally represent a much longer customer commitment, and are more profitable for the company.
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