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Postby coasterfanatic on June 2nd, 2018, 3:14 am
It's been said MULTIPLE times. Great America can not build ANYTHING higher than Sky Trek Tower because of the Waukegan airport.

They would be very unlikely to get FAA approval to build something taller than it and quite frankly, there really don't need too.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on June 3rd, 2018, 8:54 pm
Umm guys please check the entrance of Hurricane Harbor and look at the non-existence gate which is now blocked by a black metal fence. I've never noticed that before but this was the first time.
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Postby jmanporty7 on June 4th, 2018, 11:42 am
FuryBull, got any pics of it?
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Postby IssaCoaster on June 11th, 2018, 3:14 am
FINALLY! Hello everyone! I've been coming to this site for years and have never made an account. I've been coming here simce 2011. I've been going to the park since I was a baby. Now... the speculation I honestly have no idea. This park is unpredeictable. Honestly, when they announced Goliath I was surpsised(I heard they cut a lot of the layout that was supposed to be by the train station due to money constraints). I don't want to get my hopes up to much because I'd rather set the bar low and surprise myself. But I think the Six flags chain could surprise us all with our park because of its unpredictability... whether it be a bad surprise or a good one. I want it to be a big coaster, but I think it will be Wonder Woman clone. The capacity is bad... yes... but does Sixflags really care that much? I wish Sixflags would save money for a big addition to or three years in advance to start building big coasters again. I feel as if our Six Flags lacks that one intense coaster to cater to the hardcore thrill seekers. Btw, Cedar Point has been running ads for their park in the towns around the park. I got mail and have seen multiple commercials for it. I some of you have been saying that Sixflags has little to no competitors, but Cedar Point is going after SFGAM's crowd. Especially with the addition of Steel Vengeance. Do you think they should answer? Or can they have an appropiate answer in 2019?
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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on June 11th, 2018, 3:51 am
IssaCoaster wrote:FINALLY! Hello everyone! I've been coming to this site for years and have never made an account. I've been coming here simce 2011. I've been going to the park since I was a baby. Now... the speculation I honestly have no idea. This park is unpredeictable. Honestly, when they announced Goliath I was surpsised(I heard they cut a lot of the layout that was supposed to be by the train station due to money constraints). I don't want to get my hopes up to much because I'd rather set the bar low and surprise myself. But I think the Six flags chain could surprise us all with our park because of its unpredictability... whether it be a bad surprise or a good one. I want it to be a big coaster, but I think it will be Wonder Woman clone. The capacity is bad... yes... but does Sixflags really care that much? I wish Sixflags would save money for a big addition to or three years in advance to start building big coasters again. I feel as if our Six Flags lacks that one intense coaster to cater to the hardcore thrill seekers. Btw, Cedar Point has been running ads for their park in the towns around the park. I got mail and have seen multiple commercials for it. I some of you have been saying that Sixflags has little to no competitors, but Cedar Point is going after SFGAM's crowd. Especially with the addition of Steel Vengeance. Do you think they should answer? Or can they have an appropiate answer in 2019?


Last year Great Americas attendance cracked 3 Million, which is very impressive, considering they were only open for about 6 1/2 months and they don't have any animal attractions like Great Adventure. I'm curious to see how Holiday in the park will affect attendance this year.

It's true that Great America has no major local competition. But the idea that they can just add nothing and still bring in more guests is laughable. If that were the case we shouldn't have Anything besides the original 1976 lineup!

As far as the 2019 addition goes. I have no idea what to expect! Six Flags has a very strict cap on spending, but there is no capital allocation formula. AKA if they wanted to pool $30 Million into one park, and give the other parks cheap attractions like Super loops and Sky Warps they could easily do it. In 2012 Cedar Fair and Six Flags spent a nearly identical sum on money on new attractions. Six Flags spread that cash around and added decent attractions to most of their parks (Great America was the big winner that year with X-Flight) but Cedar Fair pooled the majority of their money into Canada's Wonderland and added Leviathan, and the other parks got cheap additions...... If Six Flags wanted to, they could do the same thing and stay well within their spending caps. The question is would they?

Given Great Americas amazing ROI, Attendance increases, and per capita spending increases over the past few years. Nothing would surprise me at this point.
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Postby IssaCoaster on June 12th, 2018, 12:56 am
SFGAMNUT9302 wrote:
IssaCoaster wrote:FINALLY! Hello everyone! I've been coming to this site for years and have never made an account. I've been coming here simce 2011. I've been going to the park since I was a baby. Now... the speculation I honestly have no idea. This park is unpredeictable. Honestly, when they announced Goliath I was surpsised(I heard they cut a lot of the layout that was supposed to be by the train station due to money constraints). I don't want to get my hopes up to much because I'd rather set the bar low and surprise myself. But I think the Six flags chain could surprise us all with our park because of its unpredictability... whether it be a bad surprise or a good one. I want it to be a big coaster, but I think it will be Wonder Woman clone. The capacity is bad... yes... but does Sixflags really care that much? I wish Sixflags would save money for a big addition to or three years in advance to start building big coasters again. I feel as if our Six Flags lacks that one intense coaster to cater to the hardcore thrill seekers. Btw, Cedar Point has been running ads for their park in the towns around the park. I got mail and have seen multiple commercials for it. I some of you have been saying that Sixflags has little to no competitors, but Cedar Point is going after SFGAM's crowd. Especially with the addition of Steel Vengeance. Do you think they should answer? Or can they have an appropiate answer in 2019?


Last year Great Americas attendance cracked 3 Million, which is very impressive, considering they were only open for about 6 1/2 months and they don't have any animal attractions like Great Adventure. I'm curious to see how Holiday in the park will affect attendance this year.

It's true that Great America has no major local competition. But the idea that they can just add nothing and still bring in more guests is laughable. If that were the case we shouldn't have Anything besides the original 1976 lineup!

As far as the 2019 addition goes. I have no idea what to expect! Six Flags has a very strict cap on spending, but there is no capital allocation formula. AKA if they wanted to pool $30 Million into one park, and give the other parks cheap attractions like Super loops and Sky Warps they could easily do it. In 2012 Cedar Fair and Six Flags spent a nearly identical sum on money on new attractions. Six Flags spread that cash around and added decent attractions to most of their parks (Great America was the big winner that year with X-Flight) but Cedar Fair pooled the majority of their money into Canada's Wonderland and added Leviathan, and the other parks got cheap additions...... If Six Flags wanted to, they could do the same thing and stay well within their spending caps. The question is would they?

Given Great Americas amazing ROI, Attendance increases, and per capita spending increases over the past few years. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

I heard the last guardian of the demon has left the park. Any thoughts?
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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on June 12th, 2018, 4:01 am
God only knows at this point.

I personally don't think Demon is in any danger of leaving. Back in 2008/2009 when Six Flags was nearing bankruptcy and getting hit by the Great Recession, they were removing costly rides left and right and even shutting down entire areas of their parks..... Yet Demon and Whizzer just kept going and going. Which leads me to believe that they are not expensive to maintain, if they were, they would have been removed during that financial calamity.

I personally hope Demon gets a rebirth like the New Revolution at Magic Mountain or Blue Hawk at Six Flags Over Georgia.
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Postby jmanporty7 on June 12th, 2018, 8:05 am
If Demon were to get new trains they'll be those trains Blue Hawk got for sure.
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on June 13th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Here's the thing. SFGAm also cut some trees down that are next to the Whizzer and across the train tracks. If the 2019 project were to be a waterpark expansion they would have to put up a fence to block off the waterpark from the general public. They can't put the fence across the train tracks though. So, why would they cut trees down across the train tracks if it were to be a waterpark expansion. I think this just about confirms a dry park addition. Keep on the lookout for construction markers as land clearing continues. Also, regarding Demo, it isn't going anywhere. They just added the Demon laugh right before the corkscrew so it won't be going anywhere. At least for awhile. Maybe we will see new trains like Blue Hawk down at SFOG got. Who knows?
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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on June 13th, 2018, 3:14 pm
ChicagoCoasters wrote:Here's the thing. SFGAm also cut some trees down that are next to the Whizzer and across the train tracks. If the 2019 project were to be a waterpark expansion they would have to put up a fence to block off the waterpark from the general public. They can't put the fence across the train tracks though. So, why would they cut trees down across the train tracks if it were to be a waterpark expansion. I think this just about confirms a dry park addition. Keep on the lookout for construction markers as land clearing continues. Also, regarding Demo, it isn't going anywhere. They just added the Demon laugh right before the corkscrew so it won't be going anywhere. At least for awhile. Maybe we will see new trains like Blue Hawk down at SFOG got. Who knows?


I doubt it's going to be a Water park expansion. The Water park is only open for a few months and the dry park will now be open the majority of the year. AKA they can cash in on Carousel Plaza gift sales and on ride photos all year long. Plus, they could easily tear up some parking lot to expand the water park instead of spending all that money demolishing the Pictorium.

I have a feeling that it will be a large steel looper, possibly a large custom Raptor, and they will market it as "The worlds tallest Single Rail coaster" In classic Six Flags fashion, lol
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Postby WolfRaging95 on June 13th, 2018, 4:57 pm
So what are we thinking it is going to be next year? I've gotten split answers from others that they think it'll be a water coaster or roller coaster.
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Postby JT2002 on June 13th, 2018, 5:07 pm
WolfRaging95 wrote:So what are we thinking it is going to be next year? I've gotten split answers from others that they think it'll be a water coaster or roller coaster.

The only thing that I have heard in the last week or two is that it will be a dry coaster.
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Postby WolfRaging95 on June 13th, 2018, 5:38 pm
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WolfRaging95 wrote:So what are we thinking it is going to be next year? I've gotten split answers from others that they think it'll be a water coaster or roller coaster.

The only thing that I have heard in the last week or two is that it will be a dry coaster.

I saw something on Facebook that there was a T-Rex toy spotted in Raging Bull and Goliath's station.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on June 13th, 2018, 5:54 pm
^ Any pics Wolf? Maybe it's not a T-Rex maybe it's a raptor clone :mrgreen: .
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Postby JaminOut on June 13th, 2018, 5:54 pm
WolfRaging95 wrote:
JT2002 wrote:
WolfRaging95 wrote:So what are we thinking it is going to be next year? I've gotten split answers from others that they think it'll be a water coaster or roller coaster.

The only thing that I have heard in the last week or two is that it will be a dry coaster.

I saw something on Facebook that there was a T-Rex toy spotted in Raging Bull and Goliath's station.


That’s probably one of those dumb rumors... unless anyone can verify???


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Postby maxwellt on June 13th, 2018, 6:37 pm
I love this time of year, all the speculations are so fun

I'm split, idk what side to be on. I'd love to see a new coaster, and it's possible because sfgam has gotten a lot of great attractions these past few years, and I think six flags as a whole is realizing how great of a park sfgam is, not only with the diversity of rides, but 3 million visiotors in 6.5 months is insane!

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Postby WolfRaging95 on June 13th, 2018, 7:38 pm
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:^ Any pics Wolf? Maybe it's not a T-Rex maybe it's a raptor clone :mrgreen: .

I don't have any, but from what I remember it was a T-Rex toy. For all I know, it could just be a trolling joke.
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Postby WolfRaging95 on June 13th, 2018, 7:52 pm
If it was a water ride for next year, wouldn't they have put down pipes and such before leveling the ground?
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Postby staticshadows on June 13th, 2018, 8:05 pm
^No, that was just a demolition contract. I am thinking the combo of Holiday in the Park and standalone water park are needed to boost ticket sales for the new deal with Gurnee to work.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on June 13th, 2018, 8:16 pm
maxwellt wrote:I love this time of year, all the speculations are so fun

I'm split, idk what side to be on. I'd love to see a new coaster, and it's possible because sfgam has gotten a lot of great attractions these past few years, and I think six flags as a whole is realizing how great of a park sfgam is, not only with the diversity of rides, but 3 million visiotors in 6.5 months is insane!

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Postby IssaCoaster on June 13th, 2018, 11:03 pm
What is this T-rex toy you guys speak of? T-rex RMC car?

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on June 14th, 2018, 12:10 am
^ Obviously not a T-Rex car. It's rumored to be a small t-rex toy in either Goliath or Raging Bull's station.
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Postby JT2002 on June 14th, 2018, 8:56 am
Maybe this TRex toy rumor is kind of like how SF St. Louis is doing those teasers with a guy dressed up as a TRex?
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Postby Viper 88 on June 15th, 2018, 9:27 am
With the way Six Flags has been going I'm going to say its most likely a Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster. I mean Six Flags is all about ride clones now and nothing original right?
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