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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 19th, 2018, 1:37 pm
onyxhotel08 wrote:I love the flumes and would hate to see them go. I even enjoyed SWF till the very end...rip
I don't think they will tackle any paint jobs later in the season. American Eagle maybe but nothing else...they can't have a ride like Superman down in the peak of the season....

Well of course they can't it's a big crowd blazer. Even though it's not one of those good flying coasters like Tatsu or Manta, the nearest one like it is in Great Adventure so yeah.
Lightning Rod is closed again! Oh well until next time.

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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on April 19th, 2018, 6:04 pm
coasterfanatic wrote:Since the flumes are getting painted, that pretty much confirms there place at Great America for several more years


Agreed! I'm shocked to be honest. I thought for sure Loggers Run and Yankee Clipper would be on the chopping block within the next few seasons. I was wrong!
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 19th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Two days before opening day :D . Hopefully the crowds aren't horrendous like on Columbus Day, if so once we get in we are heading out :lol: .
Lightning Rod is closed again! Oh well until next time.

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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 19th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Last Call is back too!

https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/s ... l-festival

Not as extensive as last year, but still Last Call! :D

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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 19th, 2018, 9:04 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Last Call is back too!

https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/s ... l-festival

Not as extensive as last year, but still Last Call! :D

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True last fall cheer before being covered completely in snow and watching the lights all around during HITP.
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Postby hoju74 on April 20th, 2018, 8:52 am
Can't wait for Sunday. Weather looks to be great this weekend too :D
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Postby coasterfanatic on April 20th, 2018, 12:47 pm
We figured Last Call would be back.

It's only two weekends instead of three, but that's probably because of HITP.

Good to see that they extended the hours. Last Call was 12-6 last year. Now 12-8 this year!!

Glad it's back!
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 20th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Since they'll have HITP, isn't "Last Call" kind of a misnomer??
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Postby coasterfanatic on April 21st, 2018, 2:05 pm
Not really.

Last Call will be the last time the park is in full operation. We already know that not everything will be open for HITP, so Last Call will the last opportunity to go to Great America to experience all the rides and coasters.

So it technically still fits.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on April 21st, 2018, 6:10 pm
coasterfanatic wrote:Since the flumes are getting painted, that pretty much confirms there place at Great America for several more years


I really didn't doubt it too much because popularity of water rides in the regular park are Roaring Rapids and the Flumes. The dud is Buccaneer Battle. The ride is only for 5 hours a day for goodness sakes. What I tell people is for the people that want a new coaster, and the flumes are the answer to your big coaster, than where are you going to put another new flume or water ride in the park? BB is just not cutting it. It's a flop. Maybe, they might copy the other Great America though (getting a Raptor) with moving those toddler rides elsewhere (that are in Hometown Park - They really could fit in so many spots in the park.), and putting it in the Battle spot also. Again though, so many enthusiasts always want that big / gigantic coaster, and not necessarily a small Raptor layout.

In my opinion though, they do somewhat copy that other Great America (even though they are different chains). They had a Vekoma Invertigo in that spot, and the Great America over here had a Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang. Great America over there gets a big wooden coaster (GCI I think), and than the Great America over here gets a bigger wooden coaster (RMC). They even have like an Iron Wolf over there.

For Superman, I would think the park thinks what in the world are you enthusiasts talking about? Seriously, sometimes that coaster looks like it does not need to be repainted whatsoever, and sometimes it does. I noticed it's based on the sunlight. I forget right now if it's really sunny, it looks faded, or if it's dark outside, it looks faded. It's one or the other. It might be if it's darker outside (I'm not talking about pitch black), but not nighttime.... So, I think that's your answer as to why they don't paint it yet. I also think that it's so far away from the midway as compared to other coasters so people don't examine it as much.
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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on April 21st, 2018, 6:21 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:
coasterfanatic wrote:Since the flumes are getting painted, that pretty much confirms there place at Great America for several more years


I really didn't doubt it too much because popularity of water rides in the regular park are Roaring Rapids and the Flumes. The dud is Buccaneer Battle. The ride is only for 5 hours a day for goodness sakes. What I tell people is for the people that want a new coaster, and the flumes are the answer to your big coaster, than where are you going to put another new flume or water ride in the park? BB is just not cutting it. It's a flop. Maybe, they might copy the other Great America though (getting a Raptor) with moving those toddler rides elsewhere (that are in Hometown Park - They really could fit in so many spots in the park.), and putting it in the Battle spot also. Again though, so many enthusiasts always want that big / gigantic coaster, and not necessarily a small Raptor layout.

In my opinion though, they do somewhat copy that other Great America (even though they are different chains). They had a Vekoma Invertigo in that spot, and the Great America over here had a Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang. Great America over there gets a big wooden coaster (GCI I think), and than the Great America over here gets a bigger wooden coaster (RMC). They even have like an Iron Wolf over there.


Agreed! Buccaneer Battle needs to go! It's a massive waste of space, and they might as well just copy what California's Great America did with the RMC Raptor! Deja Vu might have had mechanical problems, but replacing it with Buccaneer Battle was stupid! How many times have you heard someone say "I can't wait to go to Great America and ride Buccaneer Battle"? lol
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 21st, 2018, 8:04 pm
SFGAMNUT9302 wrote:
Ilovthevu' wrote:
coasterfanatic wrote:Since the flumes are getting painted, that pretty much confirms there place at Great America for several more years


I really didn't doubt it too much because popularity of water rides in the regular park are Roaring Rapids and the Flumes. The dud is Buccaneer Battle. The ride is only for 5 hours a day for goodness sakes. What I tell people is for the people that want a new coaster, and the flumes are the answer to your big coaster, than where are you going to put another new flume or water ride in the park? BB is just not cutting it. It's a flop. Maybe, they might copy the other Great America though (getting a Raptor) with moving those toddler rides elsewhere (that are in Hometown Park - They really could fit in so many spots in the park.), and putting it in the Battle spot also. Again though, so many enthusiasts always want that big / gigantic coaster, and not necessarily a small Raptor layout.

In my opinion though, they do somewhat copy that other Great America (even though they are different chains). They had a Vekoma Invertigo in that spot, and the Great America over here had a Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang. Great America over there gets a big wooden coaster (GCI I think), and than the Great America over here gets a bigger wooden coaster (RMC). They even have like an Iron Wolf over there.


Agreed! Buccaneer Battle needs to go! It's a massive waste of space, and they might as well just copy what California's Great America did with the RMC Raptor! Deja Vu might have had mechanical problems, but replacing it with Buccaneer Battle was stupid! How many times have you heard someone say "I can't wait to go to Great America and ride Buccaneer Battle"? lol

Yeah I know no one likes BB but Six Flags is on their spending spree days. If you want a Raptor or a big coaster like a dive coaster in BB's place put it in the Wish List forum,this is a forum for Minor Updates not huge updates or wishes. I notice that the food operations are really bad in opening day, AE and Viper have new track in some places and that the attendance was medium(for me).
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 21st, 2018, 8:28 pm
Ctrl + v from the other thread...

-Big Lou's is still under development, and is going where Buffet Le Grande was.
-The curb between the parking lot and metal detectors has been replaced with some asphalt and yellow poles(looks really nice!)
-A large chunk of the back lot is being repaved
-Seems like a lot of the coaster stations/queue lines have been powerwashed
-Eagle Blue is being retracked in the big helix(yay!)
-Eagle Red and Viper received very minor bits of retrack(literally 5 foot segments every so often. Doesn't change the ride very much)
-Sprint Experience isn't up yet
-A lot of the test seats have been removed/aren't out yet
-HITP ad with physical props is next to Sky Trek Tower
-There is a LOT of ads encouraging people to get membership. Even moreso at the food locations
-Six Below in Southwest Territory has more than just ice cream- they also have milkshakes(including 'to the max' ones that include an encrusted rim of the cup, an ice cream bar, whipped cream, and a whole lot of other stuff)
-Seems like a lot of the games have been replaced/swapped around
-Hangover is huge. You really can't get a sense of how big it is until you're right next to it.
-Camp Cartoon removed its physical characters. The pics from last week pretty much cover everything.
-Whizzer looks nice with the new paint
-Flumes have new paint, but it's not really noticable
-Firehouse Pizza is now Firehouse Snacks, but it was closed

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Postby Tardis1972 on April 23rd, 2018, 12:19 pm
So Bedrock Boulder Roller hasn't been removed from the park yet? I could of sworn when I was at the Saturday I saw it.
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Postby hook13 on April 23rd, 2018, 12:21 pm
Noticed ads, mainly in bathrooms, for season game pass, said "play all year"...seemed to be something other than that booklet they are selling at games this year (20 for 50 value in games)....the ad also said to check at passholder services, which had a huge line. Anybody have the details on this? The people at midway games had no idea and tried to sell the booklet-
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Postby astucks18 on April 23rd, 2018, 1:13 pm
Tardis1972 wrote:So Bedrock Boulder Roller hasn't been removed from the park yet? I could of sworn when I was at the Saturday I saw it.
Yes it is sbno at the moment

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Postby SFGAmFan12 on April 23rd, 2018, 3:19 pm
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Tardis1972 wrote:So Bedrock Boulder Roller hasn't been removed from the park yet? I could of sworn when I was at the Saturday I saw it.
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I don’t know what Bedrock Boulder Roller is...I only know of RedRock Boulder Roller. /s

The retheming to be generic is crazy especially when the rides are identical to how they were (I am looking at you, Crazy Bus). The amount of time and money put into the petty little changes to not infringe the copyright is downright silly and a waste of money to me. Pay the fee or don’t go that route to begin with. Same goes with Kidzopolis/Wiggles World and Thomas Town at other parks. I enjoy that most Cedar Fair parks have committed and stuck with Snoopy. I wish that our park would expand on Looney Toons again and go full force with them. They are fun, timeless, and don’t make the park look generic and cheap.
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Postby Eagle04 on April 23rd, 2018, 5:10 pm
Tardis1972 wrote:So Bedrock Boulder Roller hasn't been removed from the park yet? I could of sworn when I was at the Saturday I saw it.


The cars were swapped out.
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Postby astucks18 on April 23rd, 2018, 5:19 pm
Honestly, I bet they only spent 50 bucks "retheming" the area. And Boulder roller isn't getting taken out because of liscensing, but instead because it was a unnecessary maintenance nightmare. It went down all the time because the motor is scrap.

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Postby RollingCoasting on April 23rd, 2018, 6:41 pm
https://twitter.com/SFGreat_America/sta ... 7496374274

Probably nothing exciting, but take it as you will
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Postby MrsTaxi on April 23rd, 2018, 8:14 pm
Anyone else notice the activity behind Pictorium? Metal barriers and a huge dirt pile. Noticed it from smoking area by Sky Trek
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Postby RollingCoasting on April 23rd, 2018, 8:37 pm
I heard it's being demolished this week
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Postby Ilovthevu' on April 23rd, 2018, 11:38 pm
*About the Pictorium area, what I noticed is that while waiting in line for the Hometown Fun Machine, their is a lot of nothing - open space - in back of the Hometown Fun Machine. They must have taken away so many trees in that area. Before, you could barely see stuff through the trees. It probably has to do something with 2019.

*Whirligig has new (I think they are LED) lights. It has red, blue, green, and white. Haven't seen blue lights on this ride for a LONG time - ever since they went to orange, yellow.

*I don't know if I'm dreaming or not, but the Dark Knight seems to have new blue - side wheels - at least one car. I just never knew they made blue wheels for ANY coaster, so that's why I'm confused.

*Triple Play has a new magnetic exit gate. Think Fiddler's Fling.

*Ricochet has new LED lights (I think they are LED) on each car. I don't remember them last year, but maybe they were replaced last year. Most people probably don't care because it's a not a coaster, or nothing new. So, whatever.

*Not that important, but what I noticed is that gone are the metal blue and red gates right before security. They now have these permanent / just silver poles, and they have ropes attached to these poles. I think it's because of some people complaining about them tripping on the gates even though I don't really think it happens that much. You go through the switchbacks like you did before, but they are are different than the metal gates.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 24th, 2018, 7:25 am
Ilovthevu' wrote:*About the Pictorium area, what I noticed is that while waiting in line for the Hometown Fun Machine, their is a lot of nothing - open space - in back of the Hometown Fun Machine. They must have taken away so many trees in that area. Before, you could barely see stuff through the trees. It probably has to do something with 2019.

*Whirligig has new (I think they are LED) lights. It has red, blue, green, and white. Haven't seen blue lights on this ride for a LONG time - ever since they went to orange, yellow.

*I don't know if I'm dreaming or not, but the Dark Knight seems to have new blue - side wheels - at least one car. I just never knew they made blue wheels for ANY coaster, so that's why I'm confused.

*Triple Play has a new magnetic exit gate. Think Fiddler's Fling.

*Ricochet has new LED lights (I think they are LED) on each car. I don't remember them last year, but maybe they were replaced last year. Most people probably don't care because it's a not a coaster, or nothing new. So, whatever.

*Not that important, but what I noticed is that gone are the metal blue and red gates right before security. They now have these permanent / just silver poles, and they have ropes attached to these poles. I think it's because of some people complaining about them tripping on the gates even though I don't really think it happens that much. You go through the switchbacks like you did before, but they are are different than the metal gates.

New lights on rides nice. As of the Pictorium being demolished I think it's time we made our predictions for 2019. I'm going to try to make a new thread and get approved. This may be something BIG or it can be something small. Knowing from the past additions I think we can get a big attraction. If you guys agree quote this comment and say something with the words"I agree".
Lightning Rod is closed again! Oh well until next time.

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 24th, 2018, 7:51 am
RollingCoasting wrote:https://twitter.com/SFGreat_America/status/988537587496374274

Probably nothing exciting, but take it as you will


I have no clue what that could mean. Like you said, probably nothing exciting.
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