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Postby CoasterRiderSC on July 3rd, 2017, 11:14 am
Coaster Justin wrote:From Screamscape.com about My Great America

2019- While the park is releasing various hints regarding 2018's new attraction, We've heard rumors that 2019 will be something for the waterpark with minor attractions in 2020 and 2021.

2022- According to a source of mine, The park has chosen this year for their next major coaster. All I know is that it's not an Intamin as recent news stories (Falcon's Fury, Shoot the Rapids, Inferno, Splash Canyon) have scared the park President from adding any of their attractions.

Future- I've heard from more than a few people that the park is conducting surveys on classic rides and if there's any they don't need, Which makes me think that some classic rides (Carousel, Sky Trek Tower, Whizzer, Demon, Ricochet, Sky Whirl, Yankee Clipper, Loggers Run, Rue Le Dodge, Whirligigs, Scenic Railway, Antique Cars) might be on the chopping block in the near future.


Sky Whirl has been gone since 2000 .....
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on July 3rd, 2017, 12:18 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
Coaster Justin wrote:From Screamscape.com about My Great America

2019- While the park is releasing various hints regarding 2018's new attraction, We've heard rumors that 2019 will be something for the waterpark with minor attractions in 2020 and 2021.

2022- According to a source of mine, The park has chosen this year for their next major coaster. All I know is that it's not an Intamin as recent news stories (Falcon's Fury, Shoot the Rapids, Inferno, Splash Canyon) have scared the park President from adding any of their attractions.

Future- I've heard from more than a few people that the park is conducting surveys on classic rides and if there's any they don't need, Which makes me think that some classic rides (Carousel, Sky Trek Tower, Whizzer, Demon, Ricochet, Sky Whirl, Yankee Clipper, Loggers Run, Rue Le Dodge, Whirligigs, Scenic Railway, Antique Cars) might be on the chopping block in the near future.


Sky Whirl has been gone since 2000 .....

Justin has his own version of SFGAm. In his scenario, He buys the park back in the 90s, and makes different decisions than what actually happened. This post shows if Screamscape reported on his version of the park.

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Postby CoasterRiderSC on July 3rd, 2017, 1:36 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
Coaster Justin wrote:From Screamscape.com about My Great America

2019- While the park is releasing various hints regarding 2018's new attraction, We've heard rumors that 2019 will be something for the waterpark with minor attractions in 2020 and 2021.

2022- According to a source of mine, The park has chosen this year for their next major coaster. All I know is that it's not an Intamin as recent news stories (Falcon's Fury, Shoot the Rapids, Inferno, Splash Canyon) have scared the park President from adding any of their attractions.

Future- I've heard from more than a few people that the park is conducting surveys on classic rides and if there's any they don't need, Which makes me think that some classic rides (Carousel, Sky Trek Tower, Whizzer, Demon, Ricochet, Sky Whirl, Yankee Clipper, Loggers Run, Rue Le Dodge, Whirligigs, Scenic Railway, Antique Cars) might be on the chopping block in the near future.


Sky Whirl has been gone since 2000 .....

Justin has his own version of SFGAm. In his scenario, He buys the park back in the 90s, and makes different decisions than what actually happened. This post shows if Screamscape reported on his version of the park.

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Cam, Thanks for straightening me out!! I forgot what thread I was reading :oops:
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Without Flash Pass - 41 rides 8/19/2016 (Coasters After Dark)

With Platinum Flash Pass - 51 rides 7/15/2016

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Postby Coaster Justin on July 3rd, 2017, 2:55 pm
Sorry to confuse everyone. Edited to prevent confusion
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Postby Coaster Justin on September 1st, 2017, 12:09 am
My Official Announcement regarding my 2018 addition:

Great America will take guests to a new ride in 2018. The historic amusement park has announced plans for a new roller coaster for next summer named Silver Flash. Located in County Fair, Silver Flash will treat riders to inversions, airtime hills, and terrain-hugging elements that have never been experienced on a Great America roller coaster. The ride is being built by Mack Rides of Germany and will join the park's other Mack ride, Pirate Beach.

The trains on Silver Flash are also very unique. For one, there are four of them, more than many roller coasters, leading to a very high capacity for the ride. The restraints on the ride utilize a lap bar that comes down from above, which sounds similar to the Over the Shoulder Restraints featured on many coasters, but the restraints do not cover the shoulders. This restraint style represents modern thrills as well as only lighting the 124 foot Vertical Loop to enhance the already thrilling ride.

The ride begins with a slow turn to build suspense for the ride, and all the suspense releases in one thrilling climax- a 0-65 mph launch in an incredibly short 2.5 seconds. The launch is achieved through Linear Synchronous Motors and is one of Mack's fastest roller coasters they've built.

The riders blast out of the factory and into the light, racing down the track, through a rock wall, and into the first element, a large, turn that climbs to 124 feet 8 inches and leaves its riders dangling at 90 degrees before racing back down. This leads to the first inversion of four- a forceful 124 foot vertical loop. From there, the train will hug the terrain as it twists and banks around hairpin turns with quick but smooth changes in direction. Throughout the 2-minute, 30-second ride, passengers will also experience several “airtime-filled hills,” three more inversions, spiral curves, and two dark tunnels that will leave them in awe as they reach speeds of over 60 mph!

In addition to this, The ride will be the only one of it's kind in North America to offer both forward and backward facing seats while it launches and loops. Offering 2 very different ride experiences.

Situated on several acres around 2015's Extreme Eagle roller coaster, 2017's Professor Fizz's and Opening Day's Fiddler's Fling, Silver Flash will be Great America's 13th coaster, offering more than 7 and a half miles of coaster track. Silver Flash will cost over $25 million to build, making it one of the single largest investments in the park’s history. Since acquiring the park in 1996, Justin and his team have added or converted nine roller coasters, 26 rides, and one of the largest waterparks in America with over 35 rides and slides. While that is a large investment, The park has said they're already planning something larger.

“We listened and our guests kept telling us they wanted a launched coaster. Silver Flash represents a new brand of roller coaster,” said Justin., Park President of Great America. "Silver Flash is the only one of it's kind in North America. It is only right that it be built at Great America.”

The rides name and theme are another throwback to classic Riverview. Along with Aladdin's Castle, Strat O Stat, and Comet, Silver Flash will fit in and carry over 1,500 riders an hour. The ride's main highlight is a nearly 125ft vertical loop, One of the tallest inversions in the Midwest. The ride will be only the second launch coaster in the parks history. "We expect over five million riders this year alone" Says Justin.

At the end of the 2017 season, Iron Wolf will be removed from the park. The ride and park will close in October just before the Second Annual Holiday Event. The final ride will include two train full of Chicago Wolves teammates. "We hate to see rides removed but when you don't have alot of room left, you have to remove to add. We would like to thank the over 20 million riders that have ridden the Wolf." Park officials have not announced what will happen to Iron Wolf.

Regarding the height, Justin said "The park will take advantage of the height ceiling of 125 feet by making the ride a few inches shorter. By being just under that ceiling we can avoid the meeting and approvals from the village of Gurnee, Saving time and money" says Justin. "We're pretty good at that. We haven't had to get approval for anything since 2008's Comet."

While Iron Wolf will be removed, the ride’s station and most of the queue line will be reused for Silver Flash. Throughout the winter and spring of 2017, construction crews prepared and made marks for Silver Flash, even before the park opened for the season. Speculation grew throughout the summer as to what Great America was planning for the future. Up until this time, SFGAmWorld.com- the official Great America fansite, has only teased the public and worldwide audience of coaster enthusiasts about the latest happenings at the site.

Guests who crave fun and excitement can ride Silver Flash when Great America opens for the 2018 season in April. (Guests must be at least 52 inches tall to ride.)

“As a coaster enthusiast, I can’t wait to ride Silver Flash,” stated Jerry Willard, president of American Coaster Enthusiasts, a worldwide club of coaster enthusiasts. “I believe Silver Flash will delight its riders with many surprising elements, including its compact layout and incredible inversions.”

Guests will be able to follow the construction progress of Silver Flash at the park’s Web site, GreatAmericaThemePark.com. Exclusive webcams will help keep thrill-seekers up-to-date on the happenings at the ride site throughout the construction process.


Don't forget to come by for Food & Fun Fall Festival, New Haunted Houses for this years Great aSCAREica and Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with our Second annual Great aMERRYca Winter Event.
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Postby Viper 88 on September 13th, 2017, 9:49 am
This is Alot different than my dream park thread I should revive it I started it and got extremely busy and haven't gone back to it in ages I really should.
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Postby Coaster Justin on October 12th, 2017, 4:35 am
Viper 88 wrote:This is Alot different than my dream park thread I should revive it I started it and got extremely busy and haven't gone back to it in ages I really should.


Would love to hear it.


Great aSCAREica 2017 Lineup (Details Coming Soon as I'm sick)

Great aSCAREica is Held from September 29th to November 5th
• Haunted House- HospiTROLL (Southwest Territory Arcade)
• Haunted House- Princess Of Pain’s Terror Island (Picnic Grove House) (Wonder Woman Ripoff)
• Haunted House- Nikki & Missy’s Mansion Of Mayhem (Games Gallery Arcade) (From Last Year)
• Haunted House- Medusa’s Misery (Southwest Amphitheater VR) (From 2002)
• Walk Through- Werewolf Woods (Roaring Rapids)
• Walk Through- Kingdom Of the Apes (Picnic Grove Walk Through) (Kong Skull Island Ripoff)
• Walk Through- City Of A Thousand Tortures (Hawaiian Waves)
• Simulator- Dracula 4D (Pictorium)
• Parade- The Jack O’ Lantern League
• Show- Party at the Graveyard (Grand Music Hall)
• Show- Torturous Tricks (Theatre Royale)


Buy Your 2018 Passes and Save $20 Per Pass, After GREAT aSCAREica (Excluding Dining Pass), Prices go up
Individual Season Passes (1-2) are $124.00
Family Season Passes (3+) are $100.00 Each
Season Dining Passes are $95.00
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Postby Coaster Justin on November 6th, 2017, 6:50 pm
Update:

Trudy's Sweet Shop will be updated, renovated and renamed "Carol's Confectionery"
Mardi Gras Recording Studios is gutted and becomes "Bayou Boutique" (A Gift shop)
Antique Photorium in Yankee Harbor will be converted into a Gift shop named "Lighthouse Landing"
Pretzel Stand in Yukon Territory will become "Lil' Orbits" selling Fresh Hot Mini Donuts
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Postby Coaster Justin on November 7th, 2017, 4:27 am
Great aMERRYca's Attraction List

From November 24th to January 1st

New This Year
Screaming Sleigh (Witch Doctor VR)
Kringle’s Factory (Professor Fizz Overhaul)
Lights Drive Thru (Antique Cars)- Great America Raceway
Ice Age- Mammoth Christmas (Simulator)- In The Pictorium
The 12 Cats Of Christmas (Pet Show)- In Theater Royale


Returning
Carousel Skating (Ice Skating) [*]- Entrance area
Snowball Fight Zone (Snowball area)- Southwest Action Theater area
Santa Trek Tower (Lights)
Lucky’s Mini America (Model Train)- Mooseburger Lodge area
Presents Of Fun (Parade)
Santa’s Wacky Elves (Show)- Grand Music Hall
Karaoke Carolers (Show)- Snowshoe Saloon
Winter Wonderland Express (Train Ride)
Reindeer Ranch (Petting Zoo) [*]- Picnic Grove
Santa’s Landing (Meet & Greet) [*]- Loggers Run station
Frosty’s Igloo (Meet & Greet) [*]- Yankee Clipper station
Moose Tracks (Walk Through)- Picnic Grove
Hawaiian Holiday (Walk Through)- Hurricane Harbor

[*] Upcharge attraction with 90% going to various charities
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