This trip report was of when Goliath was wrapping up with the lift problem. However, Sky Trek Tower was stuck for two hours the previous day. Inspectors were brought in and rode it several times before reopening it within the week.
The Cabin was still in the air and clearly off the ground from the night before.
I was first in line for security. However, Being early didn't pay off this time. This was because a major storm rolled in for the first 3 hours off park operation. Rides weren't even testing and doing the necessary AM's to open them, all because of the imposing weather.
I walked to Goliath and found Orange Train on the Transfer Track. ( The track that holds trains overnight or when they're not in use in general.) At the time, I thought that Goliath would reopen later with One Train Operation. I would later find out that weather delayed this literally by a day and it was one that I didn't visit Six Flags Great America. I go three days in a row hoping to catch it get it's first riders after the incident and on the fourth, it opens when I'm not there! So frustrating.
Anyways, the weather also made me do stuff that I don't normally do. This included spending five dollars and playing Time Crisis III, which is still my favorite in the series.
The rain was relentless so I got a refill at Angelo's and watched the Television monitors for about a half hour. By this time it was one o'clock and nothing had opened, and I met up with some of my friends at JB's in Southwest Territory.
After finished a plate of loaded nachos, the weather had cleared and rides started reopening. I got some decent pictures of V2's first ride of the day, which was at 1:30 PM. I find it funny just typing that.
Coming back around towards the front of the park, Superman still hadn't opened.
The lines were nonexistent, so I spent more time riding than taking pictures. However, I did get some while having lunch at the County Fair Foodcourt.
Moose Burger Lodge was closed so I got my burger at the food court.
I took the train round trip from County Fair.
Crossing in between Orleans Place and Mardi Gras.
Roaring Rapids still had a decent line, especially considering that it rained for three hours straight.
Now approaching Goliath.
This sign has been here since 2009 trying to get riders on Buccaneer Battle, however it still doesn't get any longer than a ten minutes wait.
The train gives the best view of Goliath without actually having to ride it.
I'm no mechanic, but the chain on the lift hill was looking better.
I'm not sure if it's because Goliath was originally set to open the same day, if it was due to low staffing, or what but the sign was left unattended.
V2 had a station wait so I went for a ride. I had also gone on many more rides than those pictured but I didn't always take the time to actually document everything.
For dinner, I had the Orange Chicken with Fried Rice. The refill is Orange Fanta and I got Cotton Candy as a snack. If it hasn't been obvious up to this point, I have season dining.
I would've loved to stay but I had to go. Obviously Sky Trek Tower was still closed but I hadn't gotten any closeup shots. So I got some on my way out.
In Conclusion: Weekdays are great for visits to Six Flags, especially when weather scares people off. While there are risks to visiting parks, they're still safer than driving or riding in a car, and both are risks I'm willing to take.