Six Flags Employees
Six Flags America always seems to be forgotten. The last new coaster that they opened up was Batwing in 2001, Apocalypse doesn’t count since it has been open for 20 years at Six Flags Great America. While the park doesn’t have many great rides there is one thing that really surprised me when I visited in May. The staff was excellent, up there with the Busch Gardens parks.
While waiting outside the gates for the park to open the employees had fun interacting with the guests. At Superman: Ride of Steel the ride operator let me ride twice in the back row, I didn’t even have to leave the station. All throughout the day the staff was this good.
I went to Six Flags Great Adventure a few days later and the staff was also really good. Not quite as awesome as Six Flags America but still much better that I expected. The Nitro operators were especially exiting.
I was beginning to think that Six Flags might have changed, then I went to Six Flags New England. Bizarro was running two trains but it might as well have been running one. They wouldn’t start checking your restraints until the other train was on the brake run. Then it took them another full minute to check them.
The ride operators for Batman-The Dark Knight, a B&M floorless coaster, wouldn’t let us sit in the front seat even when we said that we would wait for it. After paying the admission to the parks and waiting in line in the sun, guests should be allowed to request their own row.
I just wanted to write this to congratulate Six Flags America, the forgotten park, on their excellent guest service. On the other hand though, Six Flags New England, the park with an award-winning steel coaster, had some of the worst employees at any park that I’ve ever been to.
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