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Postby chicagoperson on February 6th, 2019, 2:07 pm
JackGlass wrote:wow! They're slowly but surely turning Great America into the Magic Mountain of the Midwest! Can't wait until this opens!


I would prefer it to be known as Cedar Points primary competitor, even though its a bit of a long shot lol
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Postby RCTClassic on February 6th, 2019, 5:05 pm
chicagoperson wrote:
JackGlass wrote:wow! They're slowly but surely turning Great America into the Magic Mountain of the Midwest! Can't wait until this opens!


I would prefer it to be known as Cedar Points primary competitor, even though its a bit of a long shot lol



Way more than a long shot. CP is a destination. With the hotels, the lake, jetskis, parasailing....not to mention the roller coasters, or the fact that they have more rides than anyone. CP main competition is Kings Island, but really destinations not named disney....like Busch Gardens.
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Postby RobSFGAm on February 8th, 2019, 1:09 pm
This is from Friday 2/8/2019 @ 11 AM and as you can see...track is on the structure now!
The structure for the end of the ride and some of the track are already in place. I do not believe that they were working today (very cold 4 degrees out) which is understandable.
Just wanted to share.
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Postby JT2002 on February 8th, 2019, 2:32 pm
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on February 8th, 2019, 4:34 pm
This ride will totally intimidate anyone walking up to the front entrance!
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on February 8th, 2019, 4:37 pm
^ Absolutely! I hope it has a good “roar” to it.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on February 8th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Also, I didn't realize how far it goes into Hurricane Harbor.
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Postby RBullFan97 on February 8th, 2019, 6:01 pm
It really is beautiful watching a new coaster be constructed. Maxx Force will be such a dynamic addition to the skyline.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on February 8th, 2019, 7:06 pm
https://youtu.be/YDsDEQJ7l38 This video has some nice footage of the progress made. Also a press conference with Tess!

Tess mentioned an element where the ride goes under the service road. Doesn't it only go under the train?
Edit: My apologies, she said Scenic Railway, not service road :lol:
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on February 9th, 2019, 2:18 pm
I’m estimating the dive loop at around 120’ tall. Does that sound reasonable?
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on February 9th, 2019, 3:17 pm
SaveTheWAVE wrote:I’m estimating the dive loop at around 120’ tall. Does that sound reasonable?


Yes, that sounds pretty reasonable to me.

Amusement Insiders posted a video with some cool construction shots and announcing there will be an exclusive construction tour in a few weeks. They said to ask questions in the comments that anyone has for the park so I thought I'd share the video here :) It looks like this ride will go up very soon!!
https://youtu.be/di6ChKyfLEA
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Postby RobSFGAm on February 9th, 2019, 5:43 pm
This weeks construction video update I shot is now up:
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Postby RBullFan97 on February 11th, 2019, 8:18 am
https://youtu.be/MRTRN-ujeF8

Marcus Leshock posted this construction update on his YouTube channel today. The most interesting thing is that Hank Salemi said that Maxx Force should open in "the early part of [their] operating season", so hopefully that means by Memorial Day Weekend.
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Postby UWW-10 on February 12th, 2019, 8:54 am
^ I don't see them opening this ride any sooner than Memorial Day Weekend, even if it was done and ready to go.
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Postby gottastrata33 on February 13th, 2019, 7:52 pm
I think He’s saying construction will be done in the earlier part of the year/season, not that it’ll open. I’m always waiting, with each new ride, that it’ll actually open opening day but it never happens.
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on February 13th, 2019, 9:16 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:I think He’s saying construction will be done in the earlier part of the year/season, not that it’ll open. I’m always waiting, with each new ride, that it’ll actually open opening day but it never happens.

It'll most likely have a few days in mid May for workers, then a day or two for members then season passes holders then open up not to mention a T-shirt event like they did with hangover and joker
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Postby Falcon on February 14th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Fingers crossed they recruit members of the public for the commercial shoot. I was in the one for Goliath and it was a blast!
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Postby sfgamnut17 on February 14th, 2019, 6:37 pm
I might be able to get photos of Maxx Force tommorow... so fingers crossed!

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on February 14th, 2019, 6:55 pm
I follow the Maxx Force hashtag and found this picture. Kinda shows the size of the last element. Looks like they finally secured and finished off the support structure!

Thanks to whoever this is :lol:
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on February 15th, 2019, 12:21 am
Double post, in the interview Marcus Leshock did with Hank Salemi, Hank says the ride is about 70 seconds. I tried listening close to hear if he said 7 second (which seems like the obvious choice) or 70 seconds. I know the ride isn't that long, but maybe on the launch there will be some prelaunch audio which could add to the experience.
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Postby sfgamnut17 on February 15th, 2019, 12:28 am
SFGAM_Hog wrote:Double post, in the interview Marcus Leshock did with Hank Salemi, Hank says the ride is about 70 seconds. I tried listening close to hear if he said 7 second (which seems like the obvious choice) or 70 seconds. I know the ride isn't that long, but maybe on the launch there will be some prelaunch audio which could add to the experience.
It's possible, but knowing Six Flags they probably won't keep it running for long.

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Postby coasterlove on February 15th, 2019, 1:17 am
It definitely sounded like he said 70 seconds. That's probably the time between launches. I actually wouldn't want it to do some sort of prelaunch audio or other time consuming effect that would only lower capacity. Realistically, the ride is probably about 20-25 seconds, well short of 70 seconds but at least longer than 7 seconds which would be terrible no matter how exciting that 7 seconds was.
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Postby gottastrata33 on February 15th, 2019, 2:45 am
They’re counting waiting to launch & brake run then cause we’ve all seen the povs, renderings, recreations etc & this thing will be around 25sec
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Postby hoju74 on February 15th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Does anyone know what the height restriction for Maxx Force will be ? Has it been announced ?
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Postby staticshadows on February 15th, 2019, 1:21 pm
hoju74 wrote:Does anyone know what the height restriction for Maxx Force will be ? Has it been announced ?

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