Saturday, May 20, 2017

Food Review - Frozen Lemonade (Original)

On my most recent trip to the park, I had the delicious Frozen Lemonade from Sticky Fingers in County Fair. The location is by Goliath and Fiddler's Fling. Anyway, of everything that you can get on the Dining Pass for a snack, this has to be my favorite. I have now tried both the Blue Raspberry and the Original Lemon and while I like the Blue Raspberry one better, the Lemon is still excellent. You get a giant plastic cup full of it and it is very refreshing, especially on a hot day. I cannot recommend this enough and think it may be hard to try the rest of the snacks if I keep craving this. Overall, the Frozen Lemonade is a great choice and my mouth is watering a little just thinking about it!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Food Review! - Asada (Steak) Tacos

Here it is! The original intention of this blog is finally here! I had the opportunity to eat Macho Nacho on its first day of operation. Out of the three taco options, I chose the Steak Tacos which is two soft shell tacos topped with cilantro and onions. It comes with tortilla chips and then comes with your choice of red or green salsa. I chose the red as I wasn't up to be disgusted by the green.

Anyway, I was very pleasantly surprised by the tacos. It was very nice to see them dicing fresh onions and cilantro in the back. The steak was really tasty and seemed to be a pretty good quality. That was all wrapped in two tortillas. The chips were a nice side that you can't get anywhere else and the red salsa was really good. Te salsa was not as spicy as I would have liked it, but that is fine.

On to the negatives. The tacos themselves were pretty dry and really could have used pico de gallo like the chicken tacos come with. It would also be nice if they offered a few more things to top the tacos with like cheese or sour cream. Also, it would be nice to see the chips a little warmer. I had my meal pretty late at night, so they may be warmer earlier in the day, but they should try to keep it constant.

Overall, this was a great addition to the lineup of Great America's food choices and I look forward to trying the other options at Macho Nacho throughout the year.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Restaurant Spotlight - Whizzer Coke

One of my original plans for this site included reviewing restaurants so here we go. I am starting with the Whizzer Coke Kiosk as it was one of the only things open during the Glow Run.
Menu Items:
Popcorn Bucket - This is really good deal if you like a lot of popcorn and it is very nice that you can use your Dining Pass snack to refill the bucket. Six Flags has pretty decent popcorn and you can get it pretty much anywhere.
Bavarian Pretzel - Six Flags made major changes in their pretzels and supposedly (haven't tried it yet) much better and softer than the last few years.
ICEE - This replaced Slurpee and it appears that they have quite the selection of flavors. I am very interested in the Souvenir Bottle and would probably get one of the refills were a buck cheaper.
Fill the Thrill Bottles - I have always been a huge fan of the refillable bottles and Six Flags really does this right. Unlike Cedar Fair, they always have drink bottle holders and are allowed in line. Also, they are a great deal as three large drinks just about pay for the red cup.
History:
This location was previously home to Whizzer Pretzel, a location that served pretty much the same things as this new Coke Kiosk, but was getting old and when they refreshed the area by adding Strutters, they added this as well.

Just a quick spotlight this week as I wait until I visit the park next on Mother's Day!

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Six Flags Great America Superhero Glow Run - 4/28/17

Here is my trip report from the Superhero Glow Run on April 28th. We got to the park and they had everyone park their cars in overflow/back lot. Just thought this was odd. We got in and the park looked slammed, but everyone was crammed into Carousel Plaza and Hometown Square. I was practically runner 4000, I think I was 3980 ish. Anyway, we checked in and got our capes and glow powder and were ready to go. The park started releasing runners around 7:20 and race was on. We started right next to Viper and ran out the service road by Justice League, back around Eagle in the "secret" entrance. through some of the parking lot, and did a loop through Hurricane Harbor. Then we ran through more parking lot, and then back through the employee parking lot and boneyard. This was probably my favorite part as I got to see Orbit, Splashwater Falls boats, Roaring Rapids rafts, Jester, Fright Fest Props, the greenhouses, etc.. After that, we ran up under Goliath and back into the park. The bridges separating the sections all had strobe lights, lasers, and fog machines. After going through the rest of the park, we ended back in Hometown Square. Overall, it was an awesome experience and I really hope they do it again next year.
On to the after party. Starting around 8:15, everything in Southwest Territory opened. Before the masses had finished walking in, I got on Bull, which was only running one train for the first hour, and Viper. After that, most queues were pretty full and we headed back to Hometown Square for the Foam and Dance party. After we had enough of that, I headed back to check the lines. Both Bull and Viper still had around half hour lines and Giant Drop was a cycle wait. I still had quite a bit of time so I re-rode Drop six more times. By this time, it was about 10:15 so I headed over to Viper. To my surprise I walked into an empty station and the crew was killing it. No line and no stacking! They were checking so fast that they had to wait for the train before it to clear the turnaround by the station. And holy cow was Viper hauling! They did some retracking over the off season and Viper is running great! Finished off the night re-riding Viper until the park closed at 11.
On to the pictures... (Sorry most of them are bad quality as I was running)
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Everyone gathered in Hometown Square
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This glow powder was freaking everywhere
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Starting line by Viper
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Picture looking up under Eagle
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More Eagle
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One more
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Okay, I lied, one more
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From the outside. Note how many people are still together.
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This is an awful picture, but it shows the only thing in HH that has water already.
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Tons of train parts
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Jester just sitting there
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Orbit's cars. Didn't see the boom.
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Inside one of the bridges
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Ran right by Capone's
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Nice night picture of Bull
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They did end up putting the second train on, but why not start with both?
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Bull has these new photo kiosks that look pretty nice

Overall, it was a fantastic trip and well worth it! 

Scorecard:
Bull - 1
Drop - 7
Viper - 6

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

More New Menu Items!

In a recent news article released by Six Flags Great America (FOUND HERE), they said that along with tacos, Macho Nacho will also have Mac & Cheese Boats.
"New Menu Items: Tacos and Mac & Cheese Bites
Enjoy new flavors at our taco location. This new dining spot features your choice of seasoned steak, carnitas, or chicken tacos, loaded on corn tortillas with cilantro, onion, and lime. You can also order agua de Jamaica and Horchata. Additionally, try our new mac & cheese chicken boats. Three boats made out of chicken are stuffed with creamy mac and cheese, bacon, and pico de gallo."
It appears that this must be what the park posted on their SnapChat earlier this year. It is great to see the park adding new menu options, but why aren't they on the Dining Pass? That looks like some really good food that I won't get to try. Macho Nacho is turning out to have a really strong regular menu!

Enjoy your day at the park tomorrow!

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