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Sfne Off Season Aerial Update!

Discussion in 'SFNE Discussion' started by DylanBIZARRO, Jan 22, 2017.

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Do you think VR on Mind Eraser is a good idea?

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  1. DylanBIZARRO

    DylanBIZARRO Forum Leader

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    DISCLAIMER: I DID NOT FLY OVER THE PROPERTY OF SIX FLAGS NEW ENGLAND.

    So today I met up with @BizarroAj outside of SFNE to fly my drone near the park and got some awesome aerial shots of the park. I did two flights, one from the backroad and one from a store lot. Also, I am using a new photo hosting site, Flickr, and I am uploading the photos at their original size, so it may take some time to load, and just like last year I zoomed in on some of the photos to point out certain things. Anyways, onto the photos!

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    The Joker Site.

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    So first of course lets look at the Joker site! Looking at the Joker site, you can see that they have the footers in which is awesome, hopefully soon vertical construction will start. They also have a small building built on the site, presumably having to do with the ride. Looking over to the right of the Joker site, it appears that they are building something there as well. Not sure what it is. Slingshot is still missing one of its towers, not sure what they are doing with it now.

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    Looking at this picture it is pretty much the same thing that SFNE posted.


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    Onto the back employee parking lot.

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    EDIT: Looking at the parking lot area you can see what appears to be a bunch of flower pots and cranes, and as someone has pointed out, light poles. There is something in the back next to the security building as well, but I am assuming they are not supports.



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    Here is another section of the lot. Here you can see the old water wheel, the cranes again, and in the back I think I see more Joker parts wrapped in pink plastic.


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    Ok, moving onto Supermans station.

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    I tried my best to get the drone close to the station while keeping away from the trees and Six Flag's property. All you can really see is that the VR containers are still there but they're of course empty, and if you look really closely, you can see that the blue fencing is still there, along with the water fountain and all that stuff. Hopefully they get rid of the fencing and return the previous layout of the station soon.

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    Here it is from another angle.

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    Moving onto Mind Eraser.

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    It seems nothing has changed from what I can see.

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    There is some big storage things outside of the station. Not sure if that was there earlier in the year or not.

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    And they have yet to clean up Bizarro....
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  2. DylanBIZARRO

    DylanBIZARRO Forum Leader

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    Ok now onto some other things. I had to make another post since I reached the 20 photos limit.

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    This is a shot of the maintenance building.

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    You can see one of superman's trains taken apart and covered, and if you look next to the front of the white truck that's next to the train pieces, you can spot the "Audio Boxes" or "VR boxes" or empty boxes that should not exist. Haha just not sure what to call them at this point. Maybe the two seats will return this year? Probably not....

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    For those who care like myself, Panda Express is still there at the moment so they have yet to change it to Chop Six. I'd rather have Chop Six since then it will be on the dining pass.


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    While I don't see it happening at our park, it doesn't seem like there is any activity going on at Scream, since there is a rumor about VR being implemented on the ride.

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    Some aerial shots of the park.

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    An aerial view of Bonzai Pipelines.

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    Doesn't look like there is anything new at Wicked Cyclone although I see a crane near the steps that lead to NESS and WiCy, and I see they are storing the Blizzard River rafts on Wicked Cyclones property.

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    That's about it! It looks like they are making nice progress on The Joker, but they have yet to clear out Superman's station, which hopefully they will do. They probably will do it more towards March, and for Mind Eraser, they may start doing that during the season to open for June like Superman. Anyways, thanks for looking! If you have any suggestions for next time then please let me know.
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  3. WickedCoasters

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    IMG_7578.JPG I Believe that the black tubes are for drainage... IMG_7575.JPG
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    What if the entrance to the joker is next to Batman? I noticed a small building that was built underneath Batman, which looks like a gift shop. I also have a feeling that the slingshot isn't being removed...

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  4. dschu

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    Those crates near ME were not there earlier. Also, why is Crime Wave still completely together? Great Photos!
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    I could see that! I think that'd be great, as they could make that area a mini Gotham City, as opposed to Joker, Tea Cups, ME, Batman. It could be Tea Cups, Mind Eraser, Gotham (Batman, Crime Wave, &Joker)
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  5. WiCy#1

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    In the future, can you you embed smaller sizes of the pictures, then link to the Flickr for people to check out the higher resolutions? It's taking way too longer to load on here. Great pics though!
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    IMG_7581.PNG I know this sounds dumb, but what if they were moving Slingshot over here? It looks like there's a lot of ground work going on right there, and it's kind of the same size as the slingshots foundation...
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  7. tge98

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    Wow the colors on superman really pop now. Way better than purple. And you have a really convincing point with the joker entrance. I think it'd make a lot of sense to have Joker's entrance right across from batman since you know they are foes.
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    Amazing pics! Seems like there is a lot of work being done in the south end. Joker's entrance is definitely going next to Crime Wave, looks like they have a gift shop up already.

    The new foundation by Mind Eraser is interesting, looks like they won't have the snack stand near Teacups to widen the path.

    Those boxes by Mind Eraser look very fresh... I highly doubt they would get new trains.. but it does look like there are 10 boxes and each looks like each could fit a car...

    Unsure is Slingshot is staying or moving, looks like it might be too close to Joker. The piece they have taken out seems temporary so maybe it will be staying there. Kinda seems like they will need more room between Joker and Slingshot for the paths and all though.
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  9. dschu

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    I honestly believe Mind Eraser is getting new trains. Call me crazy, but #BlueHawk
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    I think they are more likely to refurbish them... The removal of SWF, Joker, and moving/removing Slingshot, and maybe new trains, seems like a lot to do in one year...
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    If not new, I could see them being retrofitted with Vest Restraints.
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    Our Slingshot is a portable model, so I don't think it needs a foundation. I could be completely wrong though, as that spot does look like it would fit Slingshot perfectly.
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  13. BizarroAj

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    Awesome pics thanks for getting them. I think they are moving slingshot to that spot across from the teacups.
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    What's all the clearing below Superman in the expanded pic where the supports are. Awesome pics. Thanks for taking them!
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    Amazing pictures, so cool of you to get these and share them with us. Is it scary flying it over the river?

    The park looks so strange in the offseason, it looks big and small at the same time. And these aerial shots really show just how narrow the midway is between the south & Rockville. I don't like that it seems they are moving slingshot over to the other part of the midway, it's cutting into the only part of the midway that actually has a lot of room and that whole area will be so much more crowded now.

    Mind Eraser getting new trains seems very unlikely because they got new replacement restraints & seats for the 2015 season... but maybe the park did get more funding and they chose to really revive ME since it's likely getting VR.

    The entrance to Joker across from batman is going to be great. I'm really excited to see how beautiful this thing comes out.

    Also don't forget Looney Tunes bathroom is getting renovated too.

    I believe the land clearing in the employee lot behind Superman is probably just for more employee parking. Maybe it will get paved?

    Thanks for all the cool pictures!!

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