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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:35:14 AM »
Last weekend was the last day of Frontier City's operation for the 2018 season.  Also the last weekend Wild Kitty would operate at the park.  I don't know if the park is going to sell the Wild Kitty or scrap it.  There is no telling with that coaster.  I was able to ride the coaster with the Oklahoma Coaster Club and park employees after the park closed for the season.  The club rode first before we had to leave the park.  It was nice some of the folks in the club said how they rode the coaster when their kids were younger. Some of the kids in the club now upper teens and early 20's reflected on how it was their first coaster.   Nice to have a nostalgia ride even though it's a lackluster kids coaster.   I'm looking forward to seeing what Six Flags does with that section of the park.  It's not a small investment I heard it was in the ball park of a 12 million dollar remodel of that section of the park.  I would rather seen them spend 12 million dollars on a nice new coaster.  I do understand they decided to use this money to give the kids section a complete makeover.   Which I bet it increases their birthday party rentals.  The area is going to have a brand new Kids coaster a Zamperla family Gravity coaster, There will be one ride relocated the Airplanes The other two rides will be brand new  A kids Ferris Wheel instead of the Caddo Lake Barge which will stay at SFOT.  The hopping frogs.  All the play structures and existing rides Toms Toms swings, The tea cups,  Rio Grande will receive new looks to the rides.  Rumor the Rio Grande mini train will have a expanded track.  The whole area is getting a makeover.  Plus it will have meet and greet characters that the attractions will be based off in Timbertown.  Great Escape has a Timbertown. My guesses they are going to model this section like the one at Great Escape. 

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Other Parks / Frontier City's very First Holiday in the Park opening night
« on: November 25, 2018, 10:43:00 PM »
Friday I attended opening night of Frontier City's very first Christmas event, "Holiday in the Park".  The original name was going to be called " A Frontier Christmas".  Six Flag's came in this past summer. Decided to change it to be inline with the rest of the company parks.  Opening night wasn't very busy most all rides were walk on or longest wait may have been 5 minutes.   So the park was slow enough that you can actually sit in and enjoy the lights and decorations.  I was very impressed for the park very first event. Especially how much work went into the park in 3 weeks from tearing down Fright Fest and setting up for Holiday in the park.  I was very impressed.  Don't expect Silver Dollar City it is not that established and elaborate.  You can expect a very nice overall impression of what the park did  and it is very impressive for it's very first year.

The park did close down a section of the park Renegade Road which eliminates some of their attractions like the Gunfighters stadium, Sidewinder, Gunslinger, Go-Karts, Renegade Rapids.  They block it off with a temporary Wooden fence except the ends by Best of the West and the Starlight Amphitheater entrance.  They have a barricade they can remove if they have to for vehicles when the park is closed.   naturally all the water ride attractions are now closed just because  Oklahoma can get down right chilly in the evenings. 
 
The lighted displays they have throughout the park is absolute amazing.   As you walk down into main street there is a show that runs every half hour where the buildings are synchronized to the music and fake snow is blasted from the roof tops.  The Train ride is nothing very special it takes you back along the closed section of the park in a area the now call the North Pole.  It is lighted displays Wire lighted canopys and the Tunnel is lined in white lights.  This is in the closed section of the park.  They have one station so they can keep the line moving for the train.   There is other attractions you can take in the lights like the Ferris Wheel where you can get a overall view of the park.  Other attractions with great views.  Diamond Back station, Soaring Eagle will take you gliding over the dancing lights of main street and Brain Drain where you can look at the lights upside down.  All of the attractions are decked out for christmas. I like what they have done with the  roller coaster signs they decorated them.  My favorite Easter egg at the park is Quick Draw!  The ride was decorated inside and out and as you ride they have Christmas Music Playing.  the small touches like that make the park extra special.   

The shows!   It's Frontier City so a long tradition of the park you normally get is both Gunfight shows and Magic shows.  Both have been a staple at the park since the park existed.  Well A gun fight show just doesn't fit with Christmas so the park eliminated that show for Holiday in the Park.   They do have a magic show and the showtimes are 5:30pm and 7:30 pm.  Their main Christmas show will not start until December 1st those shows will run about every hour.  Roaming the park is Carolers who are dressed in Old West / Victorian clothing. There is no set area of the park they will be they just roam around the park.   I like that they are very interactive with guests will allow you to join them in caroling and will take photos with you.  Of course you can't forget Santa he has his own little house built inside Ft. Frontier.  The pizza parlour has been turned into letters to Santa and custom cookie decorating with Mrs. Clause.    That is it for entertainment. The park is only open 4 hours of the day. You have a lot to take in with all the Photo op areas around the park.  They have some really good photo op areas spread all through out the park.   

The park does have Holiday games one is a paint ball shooting gallery where you shoot Grinch and all those Scrooge type characters you find in pop culture.  Another game I saw was a holiday grab bag game. 

They did add those Holiday foods you would find at the other Six Flag Parks.  Bread Bowls , Holiday Funnel cakes etc.  They also have S'more kits and Hot chocolate served to you in a Holiday in the Park Christmas park. 

That is my brief review of Frontier City and hope to see you soon at the park.

 

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: November 15, 2018, 09:48:21 PM »
Kurt  I will be there next Friday opening day.  I'll keep a eye out for you and say Hello.   Okiebenz I say get both but it is not my money.  Just nice if you have the Six Flags Pass.  depending where you live there is nearby Six Flag parks.   Less then a week and opening of the very first Holiday in the Park at Frontier City opens up to the public. I will be there without bells on but I'm ready for this Season long Holiday event. 

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: November 07, 2018, 06:03:33 PM »
The passholder announcements came out today in email. I'm more excited for Holiday in the park.  This past summer I was talking with one of the managers about the Christmas event. During that time I was told Wildcat  Silver Bullet, and Tumbleweed would be closed during the holiday event. The email I received today says Wildcat will be open for Holiday in the park.  This coaster is dynamic at night. One of the best night riding coasters.  Also in those announcements they stated the parks historic main street will be a show in itself.  There will be a 50 foot (5 story) Christmas Tree.  That will have it's own show that will be choreographed with the lights on Main Street for the tree lighting.   They are inviting church and civic groups to perform throughout the park.  Also they released some of the seasonal food offerings. Like Hot bread bowls Chili etc.  Seasonal treats From special funnel cakes, Holiday Cookies, Candy Apples, roasted nuts and Peppermint Fudge.  Santa's village etc.  most offering you find at other Six Flag Holiday in the Park events around the country.  Like the s'mores and Hot Chocolate.  Can you imagine flying over the 5 story Christmas Tree on Soaring Eagle.  Flying over the Christmas Lights.  no information on the shows.  I did here from significant sources that they will have a Christmas theme magic show.  That there may be a Christmas Themed gunfight show.  I'm getting excited to see what this park looks like for Christmas.  It's a smallpark so won't take millions and millions of lights to make an impact.  After reading that pass holder email I'm excited to check out this event.  Will post photos of my visit. 

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:31:24 PM »
Okiebenz I have the Gold Level and dining plan at Frontier City.  I will upgrade to a higher level because of all the benefits that are offered at other parks.   I like SDC I do plan on getting a pass just because my wife and I  we   like their seasonal events.   Right now myself I plan on upgrading come January when FC will offer the upgrades.  Right now I pay 17 a month because I have both the Gold Membership that gives me access to all Six Flag parks.  The premium dining membership that was offered when I got my Gold membership.  The two together is 17 a month.  FC is now open 10 months of the year. with it now closing the first weekend of January.    There is rumors that it may open as early as March to coincide with Spring Break.   With the premium dining membership. I get lunch, dinner and snack.  I do visit Over Texas atleast 4 times a year.  Either St. Louis or Fiesta once a year.  Fiesta Texas will be open year around.   

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:45:23 AM »
Jay I don’t know but I feel it was successful I also know people here in OKC who got one or the other they wanted to check out Holiday In the Park and Fright Fest.  Saturday I went to the park and when I went to get my dining vouchers I waited in a long line. I was talking to a guy he got the membership for him his daughter. He hasn’t been to the park in over 10 years. With OKC proximity to Six Flags Over Texas. People here said what the heck I can take a weekend or day trip visit Over Texas. I feel this is a win win situation. People who were cautious this year I will think take advantage of the flash sale next year.

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: September 08, 2018, 09:07:16 PM »
Swoosh you're silly...Thanks!     Today I was at the park they confirmed what rides will be removed from Timber Town.  They did it in a fun way.  here is images of the headstones.   

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 30, 2018, 06:38:00 PM »
Hello everyone let me clear some things up I spoke with somebody from the park.  I'm excited and Shave The Whales no worries on some of your concerns.

The entire kids area is being touched everysingle attraction.  The rides being removed are the flying Dragons which didn't fit the park.  The Indian Canoes which I understand are an operation nightmare and the current Wild Kitty Coaster.  The new rides are all Zamperla rides.   The new kiddie coaster is a brand new Zamperla Family Gravity coaster.  The planes will I assume go where the Flying Dragons are located.  The Frogs will go where the outdoor area of the petting zoo.  The petting zoo which comes and goes will not be back next season maybe in the future in the indoor area.  The Barge which is the only used ride is coming from Six Flags Over Texas that will replace the canoes.  The whole area is getting a refresh every single corner.  The buildings are staying.  The area was called "Paul Bunyans Timber Town"  Paul Bunyan is being dropped and it will be just known as Timber Town.   

I'm excited for it because that area has not been touched since 1997 when the area opened up to the public.   It was showing it's age.   The new ride names are


 This is from the media press release

Frankie’s Mine Train, a family coaster as wild as the West itself;
Billy’s Frog Hopper, a fully interactive jumping ride that will take families up, down, and all-around;
Rocky's Ranger Planes, a classic spinning ride that will take kids to new heights, and;
Sheldon’s Sea Adventure, an innovative family ride combining a unique blend of rocking and whirling motions.


I also from the press release looked up the new Park President(GM) looks like he is from Six Flags Over Georgia.  His name is  Trevor Leonard. 

WildCat is not going anywhere it is staying for years to come   Also if you have noticed their website the will be open for two straight weeks the last week in December and the first week of January.  They also tacked the Black Friday Weekend for Holiday in the Park. 

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 30, 2018, 04:48:04 AM »
Well,  You have too start somewhere in the park.  Why not the kids area.  It's going to be changed they better keep the little buildings!!  That is all I'm saying. 

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 25, 2018, 07:05:08 AM »
Swoosh it won't be called that this year to much money spent on material for this year.  Maybe next year which I can believe because Six Flags is too busy catering to being "Politically Correct".  That is one reason I didn't like the Frontier City going back under Six Flags management.  One reason why I like Silver Dollar City they don't hide who they are if you don't like it then don't go too their park.

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:58:59 PM »
They just announced Holiday in the Park is coming to FC

I don't see anywhere online about "Holiday in the Park"  They announced last season " A Frontier Christmas". I looked at FC website and that has not changed to HITP. 

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 22, 2018, 04:06:11 PM »
I learned that with Six Flags if the park is not doing any type of teasing then they are not getting anything Spectacular.  That Six Flag Parks will start doing teases online and in the park if it is something large for the park.

 With Frontier City and the newly aquired parks Six Flags has to spend a lot of money to upgrade the computer systems  etc. Change all the operating expenditures. They took over management in June. So there was not enough time for them really get a large attraction.  My guesses and that is because of the timeline it will be a smaller family attraction. Maybe a drop tower or some other type of smaller ride.  Additional things They will do maybe  ride updates something like repaint Silver Bullet do a updated like they did at Magic Mountain with Revolution.  Diamond Back has the station roof that is sitting in the boneyard maybe the will spruce up its' station.  Stuff like that to the park.  Next season do something that will make Oklahoman's happy.   That is my prediction.

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 19, 2018, 10:58:44 PM »

1958 when the park was created one of the Display features they have at the park till this day. That is Boothill Cemetery. Today I noticed the sign was missing from the fake Graveyard. I later learned that it was removed because it was racially offensive by the title "Boothill Cemetery". Mainly the term "Boothill" the park removed the sign because you know Six Flags they don't want to be the center of attention and or any controversy. "Boothill" which in the history of the term and has NO ties whatsoever with being racist or offensive. Here is the definition found online.

"Boot Hill, or Boothill, is the name for any number of cemeteries, chiefly in the American West. During the 19th century it was a common name for the burial grounds of gunfighters, or those who "died with their boots on".

My feeling I think the park should stand their ground and put the sign back up there is nothing offensive about the title of the cemetery. That has been part of the park since 1958. 60 years I think the sign needs to go back up maybe they should do a online poll if it stays or if goes. I don't know all I know there is nothing offensive about "Boothill"

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Other Parks / Re: Frontier City Developments
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:45:03 PM »
I was at the park today they have been working on Fright Fest.  One is a new photo op area called Shelter 28. I'm thinking it may have live actors the way it is done up.  The scare zone that is normally constructed in Wildcats infield is much larger they added a lookout tower to the scare zone.  Also a Zombie Hunt Paint Ball game was added to one of the game sections. Another sign Fright Fest is coming they did a Six Flags thing and dyed one of the pools in the park Blood Red. Here is photos I took today. 

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