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Postby Ilovthevu' on May 12th, 2018, 8:57 pm
I know someone is going to complain, but whatever. Get over it. It's an update for the area of Gurnee.

Carnival at Gurnee Mills Mall till Sunday (May 13):
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Sizzler
Matterhorn (or called Wisdom Himalaya)
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 13th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Is the park not playing the Carousel song this season? I've stayed til closing twice so far this year (April 22nd and today) and didn't hear it either day. Not even the "May we have your attention please. SFGAm is now closed. We invite you to visit again soon" message that they play right before
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 13th, 2018, 8:16 pm
I've heard it this season. Not sure why it's not being played everywhere this time around.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on May 13th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Raging Bull NEEDS security guards at the end of the night. You have this certain family of enthusiasts that won't get off of the ride because they want the absolute last ride of the night. In my row I was in, there were 3 people in it (including me), and all of a sudden, my row is FULL (2 people got on - I didn't, because random people filled it which is NOT right!), and I can't get on the ride. This literally happens to no other ride other than Raging Bull. If people are in your row, you get up and get off of the ride, or you find an empty row. Not only is it the guests fault, but the employees need to be trained better. You can't just let people keep riding if rows have people in them.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 13th, 2018, 9:49 pm
^^ Hmmm, that's a bit odd that they aren't playing it consistently. I should mention I've exclusively visited the park on Sundays this year (Earlier closing time than other days) so maybe the music isn't synchronized to play at the same time every day or something? :? On a side note, the pop music is somehow more annoying this year. I'm pretty sure I heard Flo Rida's "My House" atleast 10 times today

Ilovthevu' wrote:You have this certain family of enthusiasts that won't get off of the ride because they want the absolute last ride of the night.


Sounds like The Raging Bull Lovers are back :lol:

That is pretty BS that you didn't get to ride. I would've definitely notified the ride ops about it. If someone is waiting for your row then you should get the hell up or find an open seat like you said. If they wanted the last train of the night so bad, they shouldn't have entered the line until the last 3 minutes before closing, or just loitered in the queue. Sucks that they screwed you over
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on May 13th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Music In The Parks ceremony was held in the Grand Music Hall, and I heard that inside the stage is set with different gears and a steampunk-like theme. Was this what the show last year included or is this for a show this year?
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 14th, 2018, 7:54 am
^ No the last show had a sci-fi theme. I think we are getting a bit of Screampunk District from SFMM :lol: .
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Postby Ilovthevu' on May 14th, 2018, 9:06 am
Train fire at Six Flags Over Georgia - might affect our train opening on time over here.

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlant ... /748458216
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Postby Ilovthevu' on May 14th, 2018, 11:08 am
RollingCoasting wrote:^^ Hmmm, that's a bit odd that they aren't playing it consistently. I should mention I've exclusively visited the park on Sundays this year (Earlier closing time than other days) so maybe the music isn't synchronized to play at the same time every day or something? :? On a side note, the pop music is somehow more annoying this year. I'm pretty sure I heard Flo Rida's "My House" atleast 10 times today


A family park, and they play Jennifer Nettles Sugar song:
"Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme something sweet
They want my sugar and spice and everything nice
And they’re begging for a taste of my CHERRY PIE". lol

The my house song sounds like they can do whatever they want. That's why they play it so much. It's their "house", and since they don't have a lot of competition except carnivals, they can do whatever they want.

Also, their website is wrong. Their calendar says that they are open on this Wednesday - the 16th, but on top of the homepage https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica , it says join us Thursday - Sunday.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 14th, 2018, 12:10 pm
^ Yeah and since it's their house they can give us whatever raise in passes and countless clones :lol: .
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Postby momlovescoasters on May 14th, 2018, 1:07 pm
When you click on the calendar from that park hours link it shows open Wednesday just like the app. I’m hoping the “Thursday-Sun” was a typo.
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Postby benneluke on May 14th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:Train fire at Six Flags Over Georgia - might affect our train opening on time over here.


I doubt it. It looks like the one in Georgia is a converted steam engine. Ours was built as a diesel locomotive and is basically a tractor. There is probably enough differences that ours wont be affected.
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Postby benneluke on May 14th, 2018, 4:22 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:I heard that inside the stage is set with different gears and a steampunk-like theme...


Rumor is, there's going to be a magic show this year. That would be sweet. I remember there was a magic show in the Theater Royale when I was a kid.
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Postby staticshadows on May 17th, 2018, 9:05 am
The 2017 Attendance Report is out, the park had a 3% increase over 2016. 3,039,000 visitors in 2017.

http://www.teaconnect.org/images/files/TEA_268_653730_180517.pdf
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Postby Sven18 on May 17th, 2018, 9:47 am
staticshadows wrote:The 2017 Attendance Report is out, the park had a 3% increase over 2016. 3,039,000 visitors in 2017.

http://www.teaconnect.org/images/files/TEA_268_653730_180517.pdf


Take TEA with a grain of salt. They reported SF chain attendance at 30.78M and SF in their annual report reported 30.42M. The year over year increase from annual reports is 313K(TEA claim 689K). The 313K is the worst for SF since being flat 2010 to 2011.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 17th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Sven18 wrote:
staticshadows wrote:The 2017 Attendance Report is out, the park had a 3% increase over 2016. 3,039,000 visitors in 2017.

http://www.teaconnect.org/images/files/TEA_268_653730_180517.pdf


Take TEA with a grain of salt. They reported SF chain attendance at 30.78M and SF in their annual report reported 30.42M. The year over year increase from annual reports is 313K(TEA claim 689K). The 313K is the worst for SF since being flat 2010 to 2011.

On the bright side we got more attendance than Cedar Fair :lol: .
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Postby Sven18 on May 17th, 2018, 3:42 pm
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:
Sven18 wrote:
staticshadows wrote:The 2017 Attendance Report is out, the park had a 3% increase over 2016. 3,039,000 visitors in 2017.

http://www.teaconnect.org/images/files/TEA_268_653730_180517.pdf


Take TEA with a grain of salt. They reported SF chain attendance at 30.78M and SF in their annual report reported 30.42M. The year over year increase from annual reports is 313K(TEA claim 689K). The 313K is the worst for SF since being flat 2010 to 2011.

On the bright side we got more attendance than Cedar Fair :lol: .


CF increased by by 600K to 25.7M and admission revenue was 734M. SF admission revenue 741M on 30.4M visitors. 4.7M less visitors but just 7M less revenue. For SF letting people in for free will give you higher attendance, with a ton of bring a friend for free day.

SF's concern is attendance increases are going to be harder as they have most of the paying customers, those that buy passes(63% of all visitors). Would be interesting if SF would ever answer questions about the bring a friend visitor number, they skirt the topic when mentioned on conf calls. Lower attendance growth has been several years running 500K, now 300K. Hence, SF are seeking the need to try to get more money from the paying customers with memberships that cost more than passes. The question is how many people will they lose at a higher price point. SF's related attendance concern is food and merchandise revenue. It increased by just 4M after increasing by 40 and 20M the 2 previous years,another downward trend despite SF heavily pushing dining options and drink bottles.
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Postby Jodon on May 18th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Whizzer was testing today.


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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 18th, 2018, 10:03 pm
^ Hmm I wonder if it will be open tomorrow on my visit to Great America for Music In The Parks. If you see a guy with a bright blue shirt and a gray and orangish strip bag with jeans then that's me and help me from my GP friends :roll: .
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 19th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Apparently Whizzer is open today
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on May 19th, 2018, 2:39 pm
RollingCoasting wrote:Apparently Whizzer is open today

Yeah the ride was actually pretty smooth and I was one of the first riders.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 19th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Updates courtesy of Jiggidy's Facebook

-Park now has WiFi
-Big Lou's got some nice interior decor
-Yukon Territory bridge got a new sign
-Sprint Experience is open

Pics can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/JiggidyNDG/
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on May 19th, 2018, 6:24 pm
I'm pretty sure the WiFi is just at the front of the park right now. Hopefully it becomes park wide in the near future though.
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on May 20th, 2018, 12:04 am
Sounds like those two immature, stupid, and obviously no life people that need the last ride on bull. It's been 8 years since that post they haven't grown up yet lol.
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Postby AirTimeDaz on May 20th, 2018, 3:34 pm
RollingCoasting wrote:Updates courtesy of Jiggidy's Facebook

-Park now has WiFi
-Big Lou's got some nice interior decor
-Yukon Territory bridge got a new sign
-Sprint Experience is open

Pics can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/JiggidyNDG/


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