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Postby Muck Finnesota on July 23rd, 2018, 8:49 am
Went to the park for the first time this year yesterday (7/22) and was glad to hear some of the old themed music playing, albeit only in select spots, as advertised (upthread). The majority of the park continues to blare obnoxious ADD f**kmusic at absurd volumes. How many times can one listen to "Cake by the Ocean" before the idea of eating a bullet begins to permeate one's thoughts? I learned yesterday that the answer to that question, for me, is once. I hope the employees that hear it on loop all day have a higher tolerance.
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on July 23rd, 2018, 9:39 am
^ For serious! I echo the sentiments of many on this forum that the park music needs to come back, especially in Carousel Plaza. The next time I go there I want to hear a calliope in the front of the park. I will be going today for a birthday treat, I’ll let you all know if anything out of the ordinary is happening.
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on July 23rd, 2018, 8:50 pm
Apologies for the double post, but you all need to read this. Two kids I was riding on Raging Bull with were throwing full, full size ketchup and mustard bottles off of the lift of Bull and during the ride cycle. The bottle of ketchup landed *feet* away from Giant Drop’s queue. I notified the ride ops when I got off of the ride. I gave a statement to security. Not cool at all.
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Postby RollingCoasting on July 23rd, 2018, 9:07 pm
What is wrong with people :roll:
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Postby coasterkidd100 on July 23rd, 2018, 10:07 pm
What is seriously wrong with kids in this world today? Why can't people just go to a theme park and enjoy themselves anymore? Someone always has to be doing something stupid for no reason.
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Postby IssaCoaster on July 23rd, 2018, 11:08 pm
Can someone explain why Goliath is #10 on the Coaster buzz website?
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Postby JaminOut on July 23rd, 2018, 11:41 pm
Was it the same kids that threw the slim jim at Roaring Rapids?
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on July 24th, 2018, 2:04 am
^ Im not sure, but I wonder if the kids that threw projectiles on Bull didn’t get inspiration from the ding dongs on YouTube.
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Postby benneluke on July 24th, 2018, 8:49 am
How did they even get the bottles? I don't get how ANYONE could not see the danger of throwing heavy objects off a fast-moving vehicle. I really hope those idiots didnt get away...
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Postby B&MGuy35 on July 24th, 2018, 9:05 am
coasterkidd100 wrote:What is seriously wrong with kids in this world today? Why can't people just go to a theme park and enjoy themselves anymore? Someone always has to be doing something stupid for no reason.




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Postby IssaCoaster on July 24th, 2018, 12:05 pm
benneluke wrote:How did they even get the bottles? I don't get how ANYONE could not see the danger of throwing heavy objects off a fast-moving vehicle. I really hope those idiots didnt get away...

They were throwing them off of multiple rides. They were not caught. The employees were wondering how foolish these kids were and why noone spoke up.
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on July 24th, 2018, 2:41 pm
I guess they stole the large bottles of condiments from restaurants in the park. I pointed them out right when I got off of Bull. Security met them at the exit of Raging Bull where they were taken to the front of the park. Not sure what judgement stands against them.
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Postby benneluke on July 24th, 2018, 3:21 pm
SaveTheWAVE wrote:Security met them at the exit of Raging Bull where they were taken to the front of the park. Not sure what judgement stands against them.

Huzzah! Thanks for helping out the park. The only time I did that, I looked like a fool. Pointed out some people vaping near Ricochet only to realize 3 seconds after opening my mouth that it was a new vaping area. oops. :?
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Postby Muck Finnesota on July 24th, 2018, 4:16 pm
SaveTheWAVE wrote:I guess they stole the large bottles of condiments from restaurants in the park. I pointed them out right when I got off of Bull. Security met them at the exit of Raging Bull where they were taken to the front of the park. Not sure what judgement stands against them.


Well done. Hope the jackasses are banned.
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on July 24th, 2018, 4:30 pm
Thanks, all! Everyone at Bull was very nice and assured me that I was doing the right thing. Security personnel were equally nice and helpful.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on July 24th, 2018, 5:21 pm
^ Wow that was nice of you to do. You did the park a huge favor by getting security to stop them. Maybe this means security will now be better.
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on July 24th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Thank you for the kind words. The story has a happy ending: after security escorted the perpetrators out of Southwest Territory, I was given an exit pass for helping the park out. I wasn’t expecting anything in return, but it was really nice of them to do that. I was taken backstage to fill out a Witness Form and I got an incredible perspective of Batman: The Ride! That was amazing!
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on July 24th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Dang, that's cool. Last year I was riding American Eagle in row 4. We go down the first drop and the people in the front car were drop tiny slips of paper. I think they were receipts but I couldn't make them out. Next, we go up the airtime hill into the brakes and the guy who was sitting in the row in front of us loses his hat. It blew off his head and hit me in the lip. It then fell in front of my feet and I just stepped on it. I didn't want him to lose his hat. By the way this guy wasn't throwing the pieces of paper. We are in the turnaround and the guy is looking for his hat. I told him I had it and would give it to him when we got off. He kept thanking me the whole time. When we got into the station somebody went and reported the people who were throwing paper to the ride ops before anybody else could do it. I don't know what happened to them after that.
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on July 25th, 2018, 2:38 am
They should also kick kids out of the park on superman for spitting going up the lift hill
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on July 25th, 2018, 7:39 am
They already do it in some rides. MGH, Superman, X-Flight.
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Postby Tardis1972 on July 25th, 2018, 9:13 am
^ Yeah I see guests spitting off the SUF lift hill all the time. While we're taking about this issue of guests throwing stuff off rides I've seen some throw rocks off the coasters.
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Postby benneluke on July 25th, 2018, 9:55 am
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:They already (spit on) some rides. MGH, Superman, X-Flight.


Yeah, just another reason I dont like MGH. Even unintentional drooling is a risk.
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on July 25th, 2018, 10:35 am
I remember people throwing stuff off giant drop back in 2000 when that was a big deal
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on July 25th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Before Demon's lights were removed from the roof of the tunnel, wouldn't people throw rocks at the lights?
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Postby staticshadows on July 25th, 2018, 3:21 pm
The Village of Gurnee is interested in developing the land south of the park into an indoor/outdoor regional youth sports complex with hotels and restaurants. This sounds similar to the complex Cedar Fair built near Cedar Point, but no mention of Six Flags contributing any money or being involved in the project yet.
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Gurnee eyes major youth sports complex as its next big tourist attraction

The first step toward the potential development of a multimillion-dollar indoor-outdoor regional youth sports complex, with surrounding commercial uses, in Gurnee will be considered by the Village Board next month.

Mayor Krysti Kovarik said this week she will ask the board to approve the hiring of a national consulting firm, Sports Facilities Advisory, to complete a feasibility study, and financial and marketing forecast, for the proposal.

The roughly $48,000 study would likely be completed in four to six months, according to Village Administrator Patrick Muetz. The property proposed for the project is a 35-acre, triangular parcel bordered by Washington Street, Milwaukee Avenue and the Tri-State Tollway in western Gurnee, across Washington Street from Great America.

“If we like what they tell us, then we move forward to the next phase — financing,” Kovarik said, adding that she did not anticipate any tax impact on residents due to the project. “If it’s a great idea, people will invest in it.”

There has not yet been an estimated price range or time frame for development of the complex, but Kovarik said it would be a multimillion-dollar endeavor.

Kovarik said that the village needs to continue moving forward to stay “fresh” as a tourist destination spot, as opposed to resting on the laurels of existing major village attractions such as Great America, Gurnee Mills and Great Wolf Lodge.

She added that the goal is to see Gurnee remain as Lake County’s top municipal tourist destination, as well as one of the state’s highest tourist draws. To do that requires “bold” thinking, she said.

“We have to keep Gurnee fresh. We have to keep people coming to the village,” the mayor said.

Muetz said the proposed facility would be geared toward traveling youth leagues in a variety of indoor and outdoor sports, with a number of sports fields developed outside, and basketball courts and other indoor-sports facilities built inside.

He added that the proposal includes no plans for a stadium, and will primarily be youth-oriented, although Kovarik said she would like to see a semi-pro sports team in the village someday.

Muetz said the facility could complement existing attractions such as Great America and Gurnee Mills, adding that travel-sport families often are looking for activities after and between games, and that the mall and amusement park would be close by.

While a sports complex would be the anchor of the development, Muetz said it could also include surrounding restaurants, hotels and shops.

Kovarik said she hopes the project would be developed with a “downtown” type of feel, including boutique shops and restaurants, because she frequently is asked by residents why the village has no traditional downtown.

Muetz said the development could not support a “main street” style of downtown, such as those in Libertyville and Grayslake, but it could serve as a new “gathering place” for village residents.

The parcel currently consists primarily of undeveloped fields, but some existing businesses and residences along its perimeter would not be threatened by the development, officials said.

According to Muetz and Kovarik, Sports Facilities Advisory was selected by the village due to its nationwide work on similar projects, including Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tenn., which bills itself as “a state-of-the-art, indoor and outdoor sports campus.”

The consulting firm was also a player in the development of the Upward Star Center sports complex in Spartanburg, S.C., and the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, a 100,000 square-foot indoor sports facility in South Carolina.

Kavorik said the Village Board will consider hiring the consulting firm at its Aug. 6 meeting.
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