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Postby Coaster Justin on March 17th, 2018, 12:06 am
SixFlags_Fan wrote:What do you guys think could go in the place where Boulder Roller stood if it's this season or the next?



Maybe the Mystery Machine and a Teacup with Water where Mystery Machine was? Or Bouncer relocated
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Postby anewman35 on March 17th, 2018, 12:14 am
SixFlags_Fan wrote:What do you guys think could go in the place where Boulder Roller stood if it's this season or the next?


I bet they still have the Buzzy Bees or Jester's Wild Ride hanging around. But I think it would be more likely that the spot just sits empty until they do a revamp of the whole area.
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Postby Coaster Justin on March 17th, 2018, 6:54 am
anewman35 wrote:
SixFlags_Fan wrote:What do you guys think could go in the place where Boulder Roller stood if it's this season or the next?


I bet they still have the Buzzy Bees or Jester's Wild Ride hanging around. But I think it would be more likely that the spot just sits empty until they do a revamp of the whole area.



I don't think Jesters would fit, But I'd be fine with it than Buzzy Bees
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Postby CoasterMike on March 17th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Nothing is going to replace Boulder Roller, and that Jester’s Wild Ride won’t ever come back. Yeah
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 17th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Just saying, I wouldn't leak that kind of info from a supervisor. You don't want them to lose their job now, would you?

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Postby coasterjoy on March 17th, 2018, 9:35 pm
Whizzer Whiz Kid wrote:Just got this one as well. Most of it is very open ended about favorite roller coasters. https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisoryp ... e2018&cid=%%cid%%&e%40&utm_source=surveyemails&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:&utm_campaign=2017-12%20New%20Ride%20Planning%20Survey%20wave%203

Happy survey taking!


Thank you for posting this survey!!! It asked me if I would spend $5 to ride my ideal ride, not $30 thankfully!


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Postby RollingCoasting on March 17th, 2018, 10:54 pm
RollingCoasting wrote:by RollingCoasting on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Heard through the grapevine that the park is pushing opening weekend up to April 14th, with private events the week before. (Not yet confirmed though)

Looking forward to another great season!



Found out that this rumor was 100% false, sorry for posting it. Advocate Day is supposedly April 14th though
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Postby MrsTaxi on March 17th, 2018, 11:15 pm
RollingCoasting wrote:
RollingCoasting wrote:by RollingCoasting on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Heard through the grapevine that the park is pushing opening weekend up to April 14th, with private events the week before. (Not yet confirmed though)

Looking forward to another great season!



Found out that this rumor was 100% false, sorry for posting it. Advocate Day is supposedly April 14th though


Advocate Day is April 14th...correct.
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Postby RBullFan97 on March 19th, 2018, 9:25 pm
https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/s ... s-festival

We have dates for the Mardi Gras festival. July 28 - August 12. Not a whole lot of information but still worth mentioning.
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Postby Eagle04 on March 20th, 2018, 12:10 pm
As far as the kids areas go I would love to see a Looney Tunes layover done to one of the areas with a meet and greet area near the walkway.

My one wish is that they would remove the splash pad and playground from kidsopolis. Those areas are too small for Great America and I purposely avoid the area because of the trouble and meltdowns it leads to because of the over crowding.
It's like a mall play area on a busy Saturday, nothing pleasurable can come of it.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on March 22nd, 2018, 1:13 pm
Eagle04 wrote:As far as the kids areas go I would love to see a Looney Tunes layover done to one of the areas with a meet and greet area near the walkway.

My one wish is that they would remove the splash pad and playground from kidsopolis. Those areas are too small for Great America and I purposely avoid the area because of the trouble and meltdowns it leads to because of the over crowding.
It's like a mall play area on a busy Saturday, nothing pleasurable can come of it.


This is funny! I don't care for that area either. We can go to a playground near our house instead :)
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Postby DejaVu2001 on March 24th, 2018, 7:50 am
Park hours are now posted through July. Weekends and 4th Fest only for 10:00pm closings.
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Postby Goku1910 on March 24th, 2018, 12:34 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
Eagle04 wrote:As far as the kids areas go I would love to see a Looney Tunes layover done to one of the areas with a meet and greet area near the walkway.

My one wish is that they would remove the splash pad and playground from kidsopolis. Those areas are too small for Great America and I purposely avoid the area because of the trouble and meltdowns it leads to because of the over crowding.
It's like a mall play area on a busy Saturday, nothing pleasurable can come of it.


This is funny! I don't care for that area either. We can go to a playground near our house instead :)


Kidzopolis in general needs to go and get a remodel/retheme.
It'd be even better if they killed off the tent and stage to open it up.
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Postby DejaVu2001 on March 24th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Not even a blizzard can (permanently) destroy that tent. :lol:
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Postby Goku1910 on March 24th, 2018, 8:35 pm
DejaVu2001 wrote:Not even a blizzard can (permanently) destroy that tent. :lol:


The only way that thing comes down is willingly...so...never.
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Postby staticshadows on March 26th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Six Flags presentation to the Gurnee Village Board:
https://youtu.be/F92aVBhCGZo?t=2777

Highlights:
-The Joker was the most impactful of any new capital introduction in all of Six Flags over the last two years. It was a homerun for Six Flags.
-Mardi Gras Festival was a big success at parks that hosted it last year.
-The park believes they will set an inverted hang-time record with Mardi Gras Hangover.
-New restaurant in Orleans Place: Big Lou's Italian Beef in the former Bourbon Street location.
-Park security upgrades and new cameras.

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180326/six-flags-great-america-upgrades-park-security
In addition to building new rides and attractions for guests this upcoming season, Six Flags Great America has invested in the safety and security of its park, a top official said last week.

John Krajnak, the park's director of marketing, said the park is adding new barricades to the front gate and installing additional cameras through the park and on ride platforms.

"It's an older infrastructure so it's always important to keep up with the safety of it," Krajnak said. "Security is always our top priority for sure."
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 26th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Just FYI to those who don't know, "Bourbon Street" is the cool zone in Orleans Place that was once Buffet Le Grand. Glad to see it getting some love!

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 26th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Just FYI to those who don't know, "Bourbon Street" is the cool zone in Orleans Place that was once Buffet Le Grand. Glad to see it getting some love!

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Great to see a new restaurant and options in the park!
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Postby RBullFan97 on March 26th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Just FYI to those who don't know, "Bourbon Street" is the cool zone in Orleans Place that was once Buffet Le Grand. Glad to see it getting some love!

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Postby MrsTaxi on March 26th, 2018, 9:46 pm
staticshadows wrote:Six Flags presentation to the Gurnee Village Board:
https://youtu.be/F92aVBhCGZo?t=2777

Highlights:
-The Joker was the most impactful of any new capital introduction in all of Six Flags over the last two years. It was a homerun for Six Flags.
-Mardi Gras Festival was a big success at parks that hosted it last year.
-The park believes they will set an inverted hang-time record with Mardi Gras Hangover.
-New restaurant in Orleans Place: Big Lou's Italian Beef in the former Bourbon Street location.
-Park security upgrades and new cameras.

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180326/six-flags-great-america-upgrades-park-security
In addition to building new rides and attractions for guests this upcoming season, Six Flags Great America has invested in the safety and security of its park, a top official said last week.

John Krajnak, the park's director of marketing, said the park is adding new barricades to the front gate and installing additional cameras through the park and on ride platforms.

"It's an older infrastructure so it's always important to keep up with the safety of it," Krajnak said. "Security is always our top priority for sure."


Great find! The Italian beef sandwiches are delicious! Looking forward to the new upgrades.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on March 27th, 2018, 9:19 am
staticshadows wrote:Six Flags presentation to the Gurnee Village Board:
https://youtu.be/F92aVBhCGZo?t=2777

Highlights:
-The Joker was the most impactful of any new capital introduction in all of Six Flags over the last two years. It was a homerun for Six Flags.



I'm having a hard time understanding how Joker was so impactful??
Unless Six Flags can somehow measure how much more incremental revenue it earned or people came to the park based on the addition of the Joker?

For me (and seemingly others on here) the novelty of the Joker wore off quickly.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on March 27th, 2018, 10:39 am
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
staticshadows wrote:Six Flags presentation to the Gurnee Village Board:
https://youtu.be/F92aVBhCGZo?t=2777

Highlights:
-The Joker was the most impactful of any new capital introduction in all of Six Flags over the last two years. It was a homerun for Six Flags.



I'm having a hard time understanding how Joker was so impactful??
Unless Six Flags can somehow measure how much more incremental revenue it earned or people came to the park based on the addition of the Joker?

For me (and seemingly others on here) the novelty of the Joker wore off quickly.


Well, the Joker was probably very impactful because the GP around here hasn't had the experience of spinning and flipping upside down over and over like the Joker delivers. That's why the public went crazy over it. I enjoyed it a lot because every ride is going to be a little different every time.
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on March 27th, 2018, 11:13 am
Hopefully Big Lou's will be on the dining plan. :D
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Postby astucks18 on March 27th, 2018, 12:13 pm
I think they base it on the ratio of how much they payed in correlation to the revenue it helped create. It might have brought so much people in but it was a cheaper ride, that brought in a good amout of people. Goliath or Xflight might have brought in way mote people but they were also ~3x the pricetag.

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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 27th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Increase in revenue and attendance are the two big ways to determine that

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