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rj1972 last won the day on September 10 2018

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  1. rj1972

    Misc GA Mumblings

    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.
  2. rj1972

    Misc GA Mumblings

    Disney charges $20 a day for parking.
  3. rj1972

    Misc GA Mumblings

    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.
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    New for 2018 - Cyborg Spin

    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.
  5. 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.
  6. rj1972

    Flash Sale Extended through Sept. 9

    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???
  7. rj1972

    Flash Sale Extended through Sept. 9

    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.
  8. rj1972

    Flash Sale Extended through Sept. 9

    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.
  9. rj1972

    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    IMO, they really don’t capitalize on their animal park nearly enough. No other park in the NE has anything like it. I like the Dinosaur idea, or something to expand the Adventure Outpost with more animal theming. Of course we are talking about custom designed rides and attractions, which isn’t something SIX has the budget for, but it’s wishful thinking.
  10. rj1972

    New for 2019 - Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth!

    Yes, I believe this is to entice season pass holders to convert to memberships since season passes don't expire until the end of the year. You will have some season pass holders thinking that there is no need to purchase now since their season passes are valid through the end of 2018. This may hook some into converting to memberships, which is SIX's ultimate goal. As for me, I'll see my season pass through until the end of 2018, and forgo and type of pass or membership next year.
  11. I wonder if Nora made them wait twenty minutes like she generally does to they paying public before she opened the ride?
  12. It will be interesting to see what they do with membership pricing. I hope to goodness they don’t run a sale on them since prices are supposed to remain fairly stable on memberships. Plus, they sold more Diamond+ memberships than they expected. We alternate between Six Flags and Disney season passes, so whatever they do in a couple of weeks will have no bearing on us, as next year is a Disney year. However, I do still like to follow their Labor Day marketing splash.
  13. rj1972

    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    They over hype and market each new attraction. Look at El Diablo. You would have thought that this was some new amazing world record setting coaster when they made the announcement. It turned out to be a low budget attraction, and nothing more. With SIX, it’s all about quantity of attractions—not quality of attractions. I haven’t been to GA since June, given my frustration with the line at the Flash Pass headquarters. We will likely visit next week, but only time will tell what they install next year. Meanwhile my SIX stock is not exactly setting the world on fire.
  14. rj1972

    New for 2018 - Cyborg Spin

    Yes, I also saw that they were working on it today. When I went by they were tightening bolts and checking alignments. I just assumed that it was general maintenance after running it for a certain period of time to ensure structural integrity. Since I have not yet experienced the attraction, I pondered why they did not do the general maintenance between 10:30 PM and 10:30 AM when the park was closed. However, after seeing the photos you posted, I guess cyborg was out of commission waiting for a new motor. On a different note, I was a little disappointed that go fresh was not open today, as they have several new salads. Accordingly, it was a day of unhealthy carnival food for me. I also had a 35 minute wait picking up my flash pass again this morning. Still not real happy about that.
  15. rj1972

    New for 2018 - Cyborg Spin

    So, what kind of damage did the hoodlums do?