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Postby Goku1910 on March 9th, 2018, 3:07 pm
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Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:There really hasn't been anything. No repaints as far as I can see, no visible construction, nothing.

Ride training should start within the next few weeks, though. I'll tell you guys when I see anything


No superman repaint, if i'm not mistaken it hasn't been repainted since it opened and that's 15 years ago



Could this mean Superman is leaving the park soon??


Um, no. The park has showed no sign of a possible removal of Superman.
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Postby Goku1910 on March 9th, 2018, 3:07 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
CoasterNick3157 wrote:
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:There really hasn't been anything. No repaints as far as I can see, no visible construction, nothing.

Ride training should start within the next few weeks, though. I'll tell you guys when I see anything


No superman repaint, if i'm not mistaken it hasn't been repainted since it opened and that's 15 years ago



Could this mean Superman is leaving the park soon??


Um, no. The park has showed no sign of a possible removal of Superman.
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Postby RollingCoasting on March 10th, 2018, 3:54 pm
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 11th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Sorry for the lack of pictures, but Sky Trek Tower has been lowered!
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Postby MrsTaxi on March 11th, 2018, 9:03 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Sorry for the lack of pictures, but Sky Trek Tower has been lowered!



Yeah! Are the cars on Giant Drop yet?
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Postby CoasterMike on March 11th, 2018, 9:04 pm
I am currently a ride Operations team member at the park. This year will be my 3rd season at the park. I have been told by my supervisor, that the park isn’t going to repaint any other ride(s) until they are done repainting American Eagle. This year on American Eagle, they are repainting the airtime hills leading out to the helix and leading back to the station. The helix is going to take 2 years to repaint. So it’s going to be at least 2 more years before we see any other major ride get repainted (Superman,V2 assuming they don’t get removed before then). I operated American Eagle last year, and will be this year, so I know this as a fact.
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Postby Coaster Justin on March 11th, 2018, 9:13 pm
CoasterMike wrote:I am currently a ride Operations team member at the park. This year will be my 3rd season at the park. I have been told by my supervisor, that the park isn’t going to repaint any other ride(s) until they are done repainting American Eagle. This year on American Eagle, they are repainting the airtime hills leading out to the helix and leading back to the station. The helix is going to take 2 years to repaint. So it’s going to be at least 2 more years before we see any other major ride get repainted (Superman,V2 assuming they don’t get removed before then).



I thought Eagle's Lift looked pretty good today. Hope they also retrack the helix's before the station.
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Postby RBullFan97 on March 11th, 2018, 9:54 pm
CoasterMike wrote:I am currently a ride Operations team member at the park. This year will be my 3rd season at the park. I have been told by my supervisor, that the park isn’t going to repaint any other ride(s) until they are done repainting American Eagle. This year on American Eagle, they are repainting the airtime hills leading out to the helix and leading back to the station. The helix is going to take 2 years to repaint. So it’s going to be at least 2 more years before we see any other major ride get repainted (Superman,V2 assuming they don’t get removed before then).


So Eagle's repaint will be done by the ride's 40th anniversary (2021). Even if the job takes 5 seasons to complete, it'll be worth it. The difference between the painted and unpainted sections is striking.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 11th, 2018, 9:55 pm
Nope, but I'd assume they're going on soon.
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Postby CoasterMike on March 11th, 2018, 10:27 pm
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CoasterMike wrote:I am currently a ride Operations team member at the park. This year will be my 3rd season at the park. I have been told by my supervisor, that the park isn’t going to repaint any other ride(s) until they are done repainting American Eagle. This year on American Eagle, they are repainting the airtime hills leading out to the helix and leading back to the station. The helix is going to take 2 years to repaint. So it’s going to be at least 2 more years before we see any other major ride get repainted (Superman,V2 assuming they don’t get removed before then).


So Eagle's repaint will be done by the ride's 40th anniversary (2021). Even if the job takes 5 seasons to complete, it'll be worth it. The difference between the painted and unpainted sections is striking.


Yeah the entire repaint project is going to take 5 years. In 2016, they repainted the station, storage/transfer areas and the brake run. In 2017 they repainted the Lift and drop. Forgot to mention I operated American Eagle last year, and will this year, so I know this for a fact.
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Postby astucks18 on March 12th, 2018, 10:57 am
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Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Sorry for the lack of pictures, but Sky Trek Tower has been lowered!



Yeah! Are the cars on Giant Drop yet?
No they wont be on until the end of march/early april

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Postby Wisco Woody on March 12th, 2018, 8:21 pm
RBullFan97 wrote:
CoasterMike wrote:I am currently a ride Operations team member at the park. This year will be my 3rd season at the park. I have been told by my supervisor, that the park isn’t going to repaint any other ride(s) until they are done repainting American Eagle. This year on American Eagle, they are repainting the airtime hills leading out to the helix and leading back to the station. The helix is going to take 2 years to repaint. So it’s going to be at least 2 more years before we see any other major ride get repainted (Superman,V2 assuming they don’t get removed before then).


So Eagle's repaint will be done by the ride's 40th anniversary (2021). Even if the job takes 5 seasons to complete, it'll be worth it. The difference between the painted and unpainted sections is striking.


Eagle needs a lot more than just a repaint. If they're not going to give it the Twisted Colossus style RMC treatment, they should at least have GCI or Intamin do the extensive retracking and layout improvement that GCI did for Ghostrider at Knotts and Legend at Holiday World. The Blue side has become boring and terribly rough and needs an improved return trip with better airtime hills.
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Postby Coaster Justin on March 13th, 2018, 2:26 am
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RBullFan97 wrote:
CoasterMike wrote:I am currently a ride Operations team member at the park. This year will be my 3rd season at the park. I have been told by my supervisor, that the park isn’t going to repaint any other ride(s) until they are done repainting American Eagle. This year on American Eagle, they are repainting the airtime hills leading out to the helix and leading back to the station. The helix is going to take 2 years to repaint. So it’s going to be at least 2 more years before we see any other major ride get repainted (Superman,V2 assuming they don’t get removed before then).


So Eagle's repaint will be done by the ride's 40th anniversary (2021). Even if the job takes 5 seasons to complete, it'll be worth it. The difference between the painted and unpainted sections is striking.


Eagle needs a lot more than just a repaint. If they're not going to give it the Twisted Colossus style RMC treatment, they should at least have GCI or Intamin do the extensive retracking and layout improvement that GCI did for Ghostrider at Knotts and Legend at Holiday World. The Blue side has become boring and terribly rough and needs an improved return trip with better airtime hills.


Or at least the helix's before the station
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Postby RBullFan97 on March 13th, 2018, 6:57 am
Wisco Woody wrote:
RBullFan97 wrote:
CoasterMike wrote:I am currently a ride Operations team member at the park. This year will be my 3rd season at the park. I have been told by my supervisor, that the park isn’t going to repaint any other ride(s) until they are done repainting American Eagle. This year on American Eagle, they are repainting the airtime hills leading out to the helix and leading back to the station. The helix is going to take 2 years to repaint. So it’s going to be at least 2 more years before we see any other major ride get repainted (Superman,V2 assuming they don’t get removed before then).


So Eagle's repaint will be done by the ride's 40th anniversary (2021). Even if the job takes 5 seasons to complete, it'll be worth it. The difference between the painted and unpainted sections is striking.


Eagle needs a lot more than just a repaint. If they're not going to give it the Twisted Colossus style RMC treatment, they should at least have GCI or Intamin do the extensive retracking and layout improvement that GCI did for Ghostrider at Knotts and Legend at Holiday World. The Blue side has become boring and terribly rough and needs an improved return trip with better airtime hills.

Oh yeah, I agree. I was never denying that Eagle needs a lot more work than just a repaint. I was just saying that at the bare minimum the repaint is a nice touch for the ride.
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Postby RobSFGAm on March 13th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Not sure if this was mentioned before...
While driving by SFGAm yesterday (3/12) on Washington Street, I noticed some new signs the I thought were No trespassing, but as I slowed down a little it looks like they are putting up some "Drone No Fly Zone" signs along the chain link fence ever 3-4 sections.
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Postby coasterkidd100 on March 14th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Not sure if this was brought up before but according to someone I know that works in the rides department has shared that Bedrock Boulder Roller is no longer at the park.
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Postby MrsTaxi on March 14th, 2018, 4:44 pm
coasterkidd100 wrote:Not sure if this was brought up before but according to someone I know that works in the rides department has shared that Bedrock Boulder Roller is no longer at the park.


My source said the same thing.
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Postby great america fan on March 14th, 2018, 6:55 pm
coasterkidd100 wrote:Not sure if this was brought up before but according to someone I know that works in the rides department has shared that Bedrock Boulder Roller is no longer at the park.

It's off the website as well... another old Astroworld ride bites the dust.
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Postby MrsTaxi on March 14th, 2018, 7:37 pm
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coasterkidd100 wrote:Not sure if this was brought up before but according to someone I know that works in the rides department has shared that Bedrock Boulder Roller is no longer at the park.

It's off the website as well... another old Astroworld ride bites the dust.


Wow...I had no idea it was from Astroworld!
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Postby great america fan on March 14th, 2018, 10:40 pm
I don't know if this is related but the park sent out this survey yesterday.
https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisoryp ... a2018&cid=
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Postby Coaster Justin on March 14th, 2018, 10:51 pm
great america fan wrote:I don't know if this is related but the park sent out this survey yesterday.
https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisoryp ... a2018&cid=



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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on March 15th, 2018, 7:38 am
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

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Postby Coaster Justin on March 15th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Interesting. But I don't like the idea of $30 a ride.
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Postby RBullFan97 on March 15th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Coaster Justin wrote:Interesting. But I don't like the idea of $30 a ride.

Yeah, that question threw me off a bit. Hopefully that's one of those things that stays in the "idea phase."

Also, I know that survey was probably chain wide, but with the removal of Bedrock Boulder Roller and that recent kids area survey, Camp Cartoon is beginning to look ready for a revamp come 2019, but of course we'll have to wait and see.
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Postby coasterfanatic on March 15th, 2018, 11:38 pm
From the rumblings that I hear, Camp Cartoon could be rethemed as early as this season.

Six Flags no longer has the licensing rights for Camp Cartoon/Flinstones, etc
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