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Postby tribar on August 3rd, 2018, 12:18 pm
SaveTheWAVE wrote:The only coasters I could see being open are B: TR, as its layout is the most “downhill” in the park, and V2. However, if there were more coasters open during HITP, how would that affect the maintenance schedule of the rides that remain open?


I can't see V2 running in the winter.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 3rd, 2018, 1:59 pm
To me, if I was in charge of the park, I would keep V2 open. You aren't going to have a lot of coasters open during the winter. I know V2 takes a lot of maintenance during the off-season, but than you push that ride's opening later than in April 2019 (maybe middle of May 2019 than). It's makes more sense to shut down some other coaster that is going to valley in the winter, and start that off-season "early". The 3 I can think of are Goliath, Raging Bull, and American Eagle. At least 1 of those should start an early off-season instead of V2 because it just makes more sense.

I am expecting all Huss Rides to be closed during this thing too. Ricochet problems in November of last year. Triple Play at St. Nick's Village closed in December. Kings Island doesn't open up their Troika. So, probably Revolution, and Condor would also be shut down.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 3rd, 2018, 3:26 pm
I can't see V2 open in the winter for whatever reason. Just doesn't seem like the ride that can operate in conditions like that...has a tougher time running in optical conditions, can't imagine if the conditions are drastic like in the winter.
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Postby RBullFan97 on August 3rd, 2018, 3:51 pm
I don't know much about the maintenance side of rides and I won't act like I do, but I want Great America to be cautious with what rides they open during this event. Chicago winters can be brutal and I don't want any of the rides to develop any severe problems because of this. Only open the ride if for sure it'll be able to handle the weather.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 3rd, 2018, 11:39 pm
^ I like your thought that makes sense. Not that I do not believe that, but have there been past experiences with rides/coasters suffering extensive downtime and or severe problems due to cold weather? Outside of SFGAm?
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on August 10th, 2018, 2:39 pm
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:I just had an epic idea of what the park could do. As you know every one knows that Terror Twister Two gives a legendary ride during Fright Fest but we won't be able to enjoy it anymore at the end of Fright Fest. Well I had the idea instead of removing the effects, you should keep them and instead of being Halloween themed you should have it Christmas themed. Don't shut off the lights at the beginning just put some Christmas lights at the beginning so it wouldn't scare children as much as it would. That's my idea that I'll totally share with the park.



I love this idea!! Maybe have a way for fake "snow" to fall?
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 10th, 2018, 3:35 pm
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:I just had an epic idea of what the park could do. As you know every one knows that Terror Twister Two gives a legendary ride during Fright Fest but we won't be able to enjoy it anymore at the end of Fright Fest. Well I had the idea instead of removing the effects, you should keep them and instead of being Halloween themed you should have it Christmas themed. Don't shut off the lights at the beginning just put some Christmas lights at the beginning so it wouldn't scare children as much as it would. That's my idea that I'll totally share with the park.


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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on August 10th, 2018, 5:55 pm
^ Good, if my parents allow me I'll send a letter to the park but I'll need signatures to show how many people love this idea

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Postby B&MGuy35 on August 15th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Apparently just this part of the park is already celebrating Christmas!

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Postby JackGlass on August 16th, 2018, 1:47 am
Photo credits to JiggidyNDG. This actually looks really good. From his other photos it looks like they might be doing some work to the deck in Yukon Territory too. Glad they're putting money into some upkeep, getting guests into the park is half the battle, making a good impression and getting them to return is the other half.
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