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Postby great america fan on May 12th, 2017, 7:29 pm
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Some updates from today the bridge has also been extended
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on May 12th, 2017, 8:13 pm
Sad to see they took down the blueprints, but I love that Eagle poster so much I may or may not have bought it in postcard form already. :lol:
Will not be surprised when King Chaos closes on September 4th.

I feel dumb for thinking V2 was going to close.

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Postby great america fan on May 13th, 2017, 8:50 am
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Postby Maverick416 on May 14th, 2017, 12:58 am
Did anybody else apply for that commercial shoot their doing on Thursday? When do we hear back about it?
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 14th, 2017, 1:26 pm
^ I may be wrong, but I believe the deadline to enter was 5/11 and you would've heard back on 5/12

Looks like they found use for Jester's ride-op booth :lol:

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Postby great america fan on May 14th, 2017, 1:46 pm
I still wouldn't be surprised if jesters is brought back this season especially now since there's a jesters sized plot Image
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Postby Goku1910 on May 14th, 2017, 2:23 pm
I noticed this yesterday, the curb ends right there by the fence. Sure there's a reason for it.
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on May 14th, 2017, 7:52 pm
Don't think this has been posted, but Batman's giant cup holder think is gone and was replaced with the boxes with locks like most other rides. Also, Bull's test seat was missing today.
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Postby hook13 on May 15th, 2017, 10:18 am
Thanks for the waterpark feedback- I've been to both STL and GAM this year, but the waterparks will be new for us, and was hoping it wouldn't be too crowded and fun for the little guy. I prefer GAM, but liked some of the food options at STL this year (pulled pork nachos and buffet were good) , and their food service employees seem to be MUCH better prepared/trained for the season, at least on my visits so far. As far as toddler friendly, found SFGAM to be better, more rides, but my 2 year old disagrees....loves the bugs bunny castle playground at STL (who designs a playground with two exits BTW?) and he loves the little train...for some reason he's decided he is terrified of the zoom jets and most of the kiddie rides at GAM this spring- LOVED them in October at fright fest time-
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Postby staticshadows on May 16th, 2017, 2:04 pm
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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on May 16th, 2017, 5:37 pm
Nice work staticshadows! They probably will squeeze Jesters Wild Ride back into that plot of land!
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on May 16th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Bring a friend to Six Flags Great America for free any day between July 31 - August 15
Thank you for being our Pass Holder! Out of appreciation for your continued patronage, we’d like to offer you a special opportunity to bring a friend to the park between the dates listed above.

Present your valid 2017 Six Flags Great America Season Pass or Membership card at the turnstiles on one of the dates specified and receive one free general admission for a friend. You and your friend must enter the park turnstiles together when your Pass card is first scanned for the day. Only one free friend per Season Pass Holder. Admission cannot be sold and is valid only at Six Flags Great America.


RIP - BAFF and Read to Suckeed. That is going to be slammed. Those Saturdays may actually hit capacity.
Will not be surprised when King Chaos closes on September 4th.

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Postby momlovescoasters on May 16th, 2017, 9:18 pm
What do they consider capacity.....one million? Seriously, this is why I'll only go in the spring and early fall (or bad weather).
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on May 16th, 2017, 9:24 pm
Could be wrong, but I believe it has been 40,000 since the park opened in 1976.
Will not be surprised when King Chaos closes on September 4th.

I feel dumb for thinking V2 was going to close.

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Postby RollingCoasting on May 16th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Couple things

1. Guess I'm not going to the park for those 2 weeks, lol

2. BAFF AND the final days of Read to Succeed?? Either alone can cause the overflow lot to be 95% full, I can't wait to see what's going to happen here. I'd love to pull a lawn chair up on the opposite site of I-94 and watch people wait in the two hour traffic jam :lol:

One more thing to note: There is still MORE BAFF in August. (August 21st-August 25th) That's going to be a terrible month to visit the park, save for the weekdays without any free entry promotion, which is very few.
I swear if the park closes another one of our attractions in the July 31st-August 15th timeframe.. :evil:
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 16th, 2017, 11:26 pm
^Well to be fair, I doubt we're getting anything major next year, so I think all the rides are safe to the offseason.
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Postby gottastrata33 on May 17th, 2017, 12:53 am
I think a water park expansion & family coaster is pretty major...
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Postby MrsTaxi on May 17th, 2017, 2:16 am
gottastrata33 wrote:I think a water park expansion & family coaster is pretty major...


Rumor or inside info? :D
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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 great america fan on May 17th, 2017, 11:11 am
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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 RollingCoasting on May 17th, 2017, 7:03 pm
http://www.gurnee.il.us/home

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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