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Postby coasterfanatic on October 7th, 2017, 1:18 pm
I was at the park yesterday.

It does not appear that King Chaos will be removed before the end of the operating season. It's a ride that likely doesn't take long to dismantle.

Progress has continued. The refurbished cars are on The Lobster complete with LEDs and the new orange look. The just need to put The Lobster on the top.

There's an outside chance that it maybe opens during November but I doubt that. They also replaced the fence along the outside of the ride. It's the same fence that they use for X Flight.
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Postby RollingCoasting on October 7th, 2017, 1:52 pm
Woah! Last time I was at the park (Sept. 17th) there were only 2 or 3 cars on... That much progress in >3 weeks makes me think it'll actually open by the end of the year :)
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on October 7th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Last time I was at the park(Oct. 1st) there were still only 2 or 3 cars on! This is some insane progress, wow! Props to the Maintenance team!
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on October 7th, 2017, 3:28 pm
It honestly seems like a waste at this point. Aren't there other things to do than put together a ride that hasn't run all season?
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Postby UWW-10 on October 8th, 2017, 10:03 am
^ Agreed...they must have intentions of opening it before season's end or they wouldn't be going through all the trouble to put it back together.
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Postby FParker185 on October 8th, 2017, 11:26 pm
Seems like a waste to pay the money to have it inspected by the state just to have it open a few weeks. Wish the park would say why it's taken so long to move a portable ride that should tear down in under a day and set up in a day and a half.

Speaking of portable rides, King Chaos should come down in a day or 2. I doubt they have the gondola transport trailer, but the rest folds up onto it's trailer pretty easily
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Postby coasterfanatic on October 9th, 2017, 1:39 pm
So you want the park to admit that they are lazy and really didn't make an effort to get The Lobster opened in a timely fashion? They would say that there were more important things to do. I agree that it should have been ready by early summer like originally stated but clearly they wanted to refurbish it again by changing the color scheme a bit.

We shall see what happens in the coming weeks!
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on October 9th, 2017, 5:51 pm
It's up!

There were also some people walking around the ride doing some minor inspections.Image

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Postby anewman35 on October 9th, 2017, 9:41 pm
FParker185 wrote:Seems like a waste to pay the money to have it inspected by the state just to have it open a few weeks. Wish the park would say why it's taken so long to move a portable ride that should tear down in under a day and set up in a day and a half.


If we were getting the park to explain things (which we never actually will), I'd be a lot more curious how they would justify having multiple dining locations closed yesterday during a busy Fright Fest weekend.
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Postby CoasterCale on October 10th, 2017, 1:40 pm
The head is back on, and they were testing the lap bars yesterday. Making sure they all came up when buzzed.
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Postby FParker185 on October 10th, 2017, 7:44 pm
it's possible besides the parks sheer laziness, could have been waiting on parts as well, though the ride is still in production by W. Schwarzkopf through Gerstlauer, the design has changed quite a bit and guessing some of the old parts are hard to find and have a long lead time
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Postby RollingCoasting on October 13th, 2017, 6:17 pm
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King Chaos deconstruction pics

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 3564742338

The Lobster is not open but construction looks to be complete. Maybe tomorrow?
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Postby RollingCoasting on October 15th, 2017, 9:40 pm
It looked like there were some water dummies behind The Lobster today. Stating the obvious here but I bet it'll test this week and open Friday.
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on October 15th, 2017, 10:29 pm
Lobster as of today...
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Postby RollingCoasting on October 20th, 2017, 10:01 am
The Lobster is finally open according to the ride status page

http://sfgamworld.com/rides/ridestatus.php

I give it 6 years before they take it out again.... :lol:

Also apparently Hometown Fun Machine is closed for the remainder of the season. Probably moved the crew to Lobster
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on October 20th, 2017, 12:14 pm
Can't say I'm surprised that Fun Machine is closed. Glad that I will finally get to ride Lobster today though
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Postby JaminOut on October 20th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Rode Lobster. Definitely has some force behind it. Didn’t ride it previously, so I have nothing to compare it to. More intense than HSM.


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Postby coasterjoy on October 20th, 2017, 7:47 pm
Did they close Hometown Fun Machine just to get a head start on taking it down for the season?


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Postby RollingCoasting on October 21st, 2017, 12:31 am
The video the park posted on Snapchat makes the cycle look a lot better than it was after the 2012 rehab. Can't wait to ride it on 10/31
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Postby Philmon on October 21st, 2017, 9:17 am
RollingCoasting wrote:The video the park posted on Snapchat makes the cycle look a lot better than it was after the 2012 rehab. Can't wait to ride it on 10/31

I can’t wait to ride today! I think it has a great new home. It looks more secluded.
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on October 21st, 2017, 10:22 am
coasterjoy wrote:Did they close Hometown Fun Machine just to get a head start on taking it down for the season?


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Hometown Fun Machine was open yesterday.
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Postby coasterjoy on October 21st, 2017, 7:33 pm
Whizzer Whiz Kid wrote:
coasterjoy wrote:Did they close Hometown Fun Machine just to get a head start on taking it down for the season?


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Hometown Fun Machine was open yesterday.


I see Sfgamworld changed the ride status today from what it had said yesterday. Thanks for the update


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Postby RollingCoasting on November 2nd, 2017, 7:45 am
2 updates:

- Last Call is now Bring a Friend for Free
- The park opens April 21st next year:
https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/s ... ng-weekend
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Postby anewman35 on November 2nd, 2017, 7:22 pm
RollingCoasting wrote:2 updates:

- Last Call is now Bring a Friend for Free
- The park opens April 21st next year:
https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/s ... ng-weekend


I believe that Bring A Friend Free for the Fall Fest is just for people who got 2018 passes during the Flash Sale, but I could be wrong.

As for opening day, remember that last year they added a "preview weekend" before opening day, so I wouldn't count on April 21st really being the first day.
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Postby onyxhotel08 on November 13th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Can someone tell me why King Chaos is being removed? It is a maintenance issue? Low ridership? The ride is not that old (not a 80's/90"s ride)...

I enjoyed it. Is it being moved to another park?
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