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Postby Coaster Justin on May 17th, 2017, 6:28 am
gottastrata33 wrote:I think a water park expansion & family coaster is pretty major...



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Postby Jodon on May 17th, 2017, 8:31 am
Whizzer Whiz Kid wrote:Could be wrong, but I believe it has been 40,000 since the park opened in 1976.


According to a park manager who was escorting a musical group I was chaperoning, the park will hit 45-50k on a nice Saturday in Fright Fest. He also said that FF is consistently their busiest time of the year.
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Postby doubleb on May 17th, 2017, 9:52 am
gottastrata33 wrote:I think a water park expansion & family coaster is pretty major...


S&S Twisted Looper or Skywarp. SF never gives any park back to back real coasters. Parks have got a coaster and then a super loop and SF claims that's a coaster.
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Postby great america fan on May 17th, 2017, 11:11 am
doubleb wrote:
gottastrata33 wrote:I think a water park expansion & family coaster is pretty major...


S&S Twisted Looper or Skywarp. SF never gives any park back to back real coasters. Parks have got a coaster and then a super loop and SF claims that's a coaster.

look at magic mountin.
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Postby doubleb on May 17th, 2017, 11:22 am
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doubleb wrote:
gottastrata33 wrote:I think a water park expansion & family coaster is pretty major...


S&S Twisted Looper or Skywarp. SF never gives any park back to back real coasters. Parks have got a coaster and then a super loop and SF claims that's a coaster.

look at magic mountin.


They haven't gotten back to back real coasters since long before the bankruptcy. The out of control spending is what put SF in trouble back in the early 2000's when they built X2, Nitro, 2 V2's, Titan, and Batwing all in 1 yr and the previous year they built Golaith, Flashback, 2 Superman the Ride(hypers), Superman Krypton(hyper), Boss, a Batman Invert and Medusa.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 17th, 2017, 7:03 pm
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Looks like Gurnee got a new website. Slightly easier to navigate for when speculation season rolls around
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Postby gottastrata33 on May 18th, 2017, 1:45 am
I honestly was just makin it up but that's would I want the park to get haha. However I really do have an "itch" on the water park addition/expansion. It just makes sense.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 19th, 2017, 5:42 pm
Lobster's entrance(and the rest of the structure) got a nice new coat of paintImage

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Postby great america fan on May 19th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Lobster's entrance(and the rest of the structure) got a nice new coat of paintImage

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Honestly looks sweet
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Postby gottastrata33 on May 20th, 2017, 5:08 pm
I agree. It looks sharp. Not at all what I expected.
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Postby anewman35 on May 21st, 2017, 2:58 pm
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Postby dlmtechnology on May 21st, 2017, 5:45 pm


So is this replacing the Discover entrance, a separate entrance, or a combo GoodiscoverrWill entrance?

Can we move FlashPass purchasing to outside the park so I can schedule Park entry time?
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Postby anewman35 on May 21st, 2017, 6:01 pm
dlmtechnology wrote:


So is this replacing the Discover entrance, a separate entrance, or a combo GoodiscoverrWill entrance?


It's​ on the right side of the gate, where they've sometimes had Gold Pass entry. The Discover entrance (which I haven't seen used this year, has anybody?) is/was on the left side.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 21st, 2017, 6:35 pm
-Food is being handed out when leaving the park again, today was Takis
-Scenic Railway was testing
-Both of Eagle Blue's trains are on the track, one in the station and the other on the brake run

Also heres a pic of The Lobster progress
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on May 22nd, 2017, 7:48 am
I am a big fan of the paint job. Can't wait to ride with my one friend who worships the lobster :lol:
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Postby staticshadows on May 22nd, 2017, 10:16 am
Picture of JWR's former spot.
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Postby benneluke on May 22nd, 2017, 11:54 am
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Lobster's entrance(and the rest of the structure) got a nice new coat of paintImage

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Very slick. Now they just need to trim back all of that foliage so we can see it in action!
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Postby anewman35 on May 22nd, 2017, 1:05 pm
staticshadows wrote:Picture of JWR's former spot.
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I meant to take a picture of that yesterday too. It seems obvious that SOMETHING is happening there, either the return of JWR or a drink stand or something. Something like that obviously wouldn't happen by this weekend, but you'd they'd at least want to block off the area in a way that looks a little nicer than a huge chain link fence...
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Postby gottastrata33 on May 23rd, 2017, 12:08 pm
To me it looked obvious that Jesters was returning but I'm told there are no plans to put it back. Which honestly stinks cause it's a perfect opening to put it back. It's as if it didn't even really need to leave haha
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 23rd, 2017, 12:18 pm
Yeah, to add to this, they planted grass over the old JWR location, so I doubt it's returning

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Postby staticshadows on May 23rd, 2017, 12:55 pm
Hopefully we get some new flat rides in the next few years. I wonder if they will trade JWR back to Zamperla for a discount on another ride, ship it off to Six Flags America with V2, or just scrap it. Nearmap captured JWR (circled in orange) and Orbit (circled in green) near the employee lot.
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Postby anewman35 on May 23rd, 2017, 6:22 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Yeah, to add to this, they planted grass over the old JWR location, so I doubt it's returning

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Hmm. I wonder if that's just a temporary thing to look good for the media for the weekend? If they always planned on just having grass, why was it left as dirt over last weekend? And of course the curb cut and that pipe (or whatever it is) that's sticking up. I'd be kind of shocked if they don't do something with that spot besides grass, but we shall see.
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Postby Viper 88 on May 23rd, 2017, 9:48 pm
Maybe if they got rid of that sf outfitters and did some creative landscaping they could put in a waltzer and call it Harley Quinns Spinsanity. Maybe move Jokers intonthe tent by Eagle? Replace Revy with a bigger version. Get rid of Chaos and add a Fireball?
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 23rd, 2017, 10:12 pm
^But here's the thing, the park turned SF Outfitters into the new Ride Info Center, so I doubt it'll be going any time soon.

The thing about Jester's is that the ride was manufactured with the Jester Head on the car, so it'd probably be better to just get a new model instead of renovating a used one from 2004. I doubt it' ever returning to the park.

While I want a Giant Discovery, I don't think there's enough space where Revy is. It'd have to knock down the gift shop, and probably some other stuff around it.

As for the Super Loops, I'm 90% sure that SF's contract with Larson expired, so don't expect any more from them.
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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on May 24th, 2017, 4:39 am
If V2 heads to Six Flags America, they might just ship Jesters Wild Ride out there so it can be in their Mardi Gras themed area. Six Flags America has pretty much become our official hand me down park, so it wouldn't shock me in the least, lol
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