Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Joker Review!

THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster
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Let me just start this by saying that when I went to the park yesterday, I wasn't really expecting to ride Joker, but low and behold, it did open about halfway through the day. The problem that shut them all down must not have been nearly as big of a deal as they thought. Anyway, my family and I waited about an hour and ten minutes. I really like the whole circus tent part of the queue, but the long lines toward Roaring Rapids are awful in the sun. It would be nice to see a canopy, but that probably won't happen. When we got to the merge point, we picked green because it had a noticeably shorter wait. After boarding, I quickly realized that I much prefer B&M's vests over S&S's, but it is nice that they don't lock like X Flight. The ride itself is a ton of fun. I love the spinning as it feels very natural, unlike King Chaos. I got 2 full spins and almost got a third, but didn't get all the way around. Something I was really worried about was the length, but it feels complete, and I don't know how much more spinning people can take. Joker is a very welcome addition to the park, even if I don't rank it quite as high as other people. It is an awesome ride and I really hope to get some more laps on it Thursday.

Joker
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Park Rankings After Riding Joker

American Eagle
Raging Bull
Viper
Goliath
X-Flight
Batman
Joker
Whizzer 
Demon
Superman
V2
Dark Knight
Little Dipper
Sprocket Rocket

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Restaurant Spotlight - Macho Nacho

Alright, here is my second Restaurant Spotlight and I thought it would be appropriate to look at one of Great America's newest locations - Macho Nacho. As many of you know, this location is in the food court and was formerly a Cold Stone Creamery. It is really great that the park decided to remove a restaurant that could not be used by Dining Pass holders and replace it with one that can be used by them.
Menu Items:
Asada/Carnitas Tacos - These meals are pretty much the same same with the obvious exception of the type of meat. They are two tacos covered in cilantro and onion and then comes with a side of chips and your choice of red or green salsa. I really enjoyed my Asada Tacos and you can check out a full review of them HERE!
Pollo Tacos - Instead of the cilantro and onion, the Pollo Tacos are topped pico de gallo. I personally think it is odd tht they would choose one meal that is different than the others, but I still look forward tp trying them all!
Chips and Guacamole/Salsa - I am not sure how the guacamole is, but because the salsa comes with the taco meals, I did have the opportunity to try it. Neither of the salsas are very spicy at all and the chips provided a nice crunch which complimented the tacos quite nicely.
Rice - I have not tried nor even seen the rice yet so I cannot help you with this one. I hope to try it later so I can update this page.
Beans - Someone in front of me ordered the beans and they did not look very appealing. They looked nasty and I don't think I'll be trying this one. From others, I have heard that they don't taste like anything at all and were really a waste of a snack. Do yourself a favor and get the frozen lemonade from Sticky Fingers instead!

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Food Review - Frozen Lemonade (Lemon)

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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