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Old 03-06-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens Williamsburg are much better parks. Busch Gardens is very clean and well done with a great staff. yes Six Flags is not what it used to be but it is pretty much all there is around these parts. If you are willing to drive about 4 hours check out Dollywood in Pigeon Forge and Carowinds in Charlotte. Very nice parks. Cleaner than SFOG. Carowinds just addes the tallest coaster in the world and Dollywood is just a very attractive park with its mountain setting, but SFOG probably has a better collection of coasters.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:59 PM
 
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I would go one time to see for yourself, but if you've been to other good parks, this one lacks. They do have some nice coasters. However, the lines are very long with nothing in between to kill time and keep you from noticing that you are shriveling in the extreme heat and humidity. Few stores, nothing interesting to look at. It's a wasted opportunity for 6Flags to make money on drinks, etc, so you know someone over there doesn't' have his thinking cap on.

You stand in line for 1.5 hours, ride for 3 minutes, repeat. We used to go with the home-school crowd, and would only get to 6 rides in 10 hours. Multiple rides would be closed.

It is very hot in the summer, and there are few places to get a drink. Last time I took my family, we waited in line for 25 minutes at the only place open at one end of the park, behind only a few people, just to be told they were out of ice cream. We were nearly collapsed by the time we got our drinks from the 3-4 cashiers dealing with one small line. There was a problem with every order. Be sure to bring your own water bottle and keep it filled.

There are no street signs to match the map they give out. So, if you like maps to plan your moves, good luck. What looks like a small back alley is actually that main avenue shown on the map. Very unprofessional place, with very little thought to anything besides the rides. But if you go on a day when all the kiddies are in school, and not a high traffic day, you will have a much better time, and even enjoy yourselves. Don't wait for summer.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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I never really liked Six Flags but I am from Ohio and we went to Cedar Point multiple times per summer when I was a kid and Cedar Point is one of the best amusement parks in the world so I was spoiled a bit on amusement parks. Six Flags was like a carnival or fair or something in comparison so I never liked going there and just sent my kid with groups of other kids via camps and field trips.

But I think for an afternoon of something to do it isn't a bad place. Just not my kind of amusement park.
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