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Postby JackGlass on August 10th, 2018, 11:52 am
I wasn't familiar with do-dodonpa until yesterday.... but my God. After watching the povs, something like that would be a solid addition to Great America!

Goliath and Raging Bull are my current favorites, I like them both equally. But something like that would probably take their place as my favorite! lol
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Postby B&MGuy35 on August 10th, 2018, 11:56 am
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Postby RaceBoarder on August 10th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Three launches is better than two...

Just sayin'....
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Postby ilrider on August 10th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Nice find on the construction company FB page! Pretty much confirms a steel coaster of some kind, which I had suspected, since that is what they build. They built X-Flight, Justice League, and Mardi Gras Hangover, at the least (see their web site below), so it seems they have a good working relationship with the park.

Just to rule out a water coaster, ProSlide designs AND builds their own rides, don't they? No third party construction on the coaster itself?

I think this is going to be a great addition to the park. I am getting excited!

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Postby Goku1910 on August 10th, 2018, 12:50 pm
They don't do just coasters. This was already explained so it can essentially be anything.

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Postby staticshadows on August 10th, 2018, 1:11 pm
JackGlass wrote:I wasn't familiar with do-dodonpa until yesterday.... but my God. After watching the povs, something like that would be a solid addition to Great America!

It doesn't even have to reach that speed to be the fastest accelerating coaster in the Americas. I believe Kingda Ka currently has that record (0-128mph in 3.5s). An air launcher doing (0-83mph in 1.8s) would be accelerating at a quicker rate.

Has anyone noticed those drop slides have what Proslide calls the SkyBOX Launch system?
https://www.proslide.com/rides/skybox/
It’s all a blur as riders instantly accelerate to top speed though the near-vertical chute, never slowing as they loop, bump or plummet straight down.
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Postby JackGlass on August 10th, 2018, 1:37 pm
I remember Hypersonic XLC at Kings Dominion. It wasn't even that long of a ride but it looked really fun, similar to Do-dodonpa.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 10th, 2018, 2:47 pm
staticshadows wrote:
JackGlass wrote:I wasn't familiar with do-dodonpa until yesterday.... but my God. After watching the povs, something like that would be a solid addition to Great America!

It doesn't even have to reach that speed to be the fastest accelerating coaster in the Americas. I believe Kingda Ka currently has that record (0-128mph in 3.5s). An air launcher doing (0-83mph in 1.8s) would be accelerating at a quicker rate.

Has anyone noticed those drop slides have what Proslide calls the SkyBOX Launch system?
https://www.proslide.com/rides/skybox/
It’s all a blur as riders instantly accelerate to top speed though the near-vertical chute, never slowing as they loop, bump or plummet straight down.


It would be HILARIOUS if the park just puts in a regular Skywarp. All this for that. LOL LOL LOL Is that a coaster 2 years in a row. LOL

Ever thought about the upper part of the mountain for this ride, and the bottom portion (in 2020) for something waterpark?
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Postby gottastrata33 on August 10th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Muck Finnesota wrote:I was ready to wave the white flag on a water park expansion after both teasers, so far. Both times, the discussion on this site has given me hope that it won't be. Whew.


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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 10th, 2018, 3:38 pm
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:I'm sorry I just have to do this. Everyone in the second teaser is looking for clues and asking questions but the real question is how the women didn't get wet :lol: .


This, this is the Six Flags quality I am talking about lol.
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Postby JackGlass on August 10th, 2018, 3:45 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:
Muck Finnesota wrote:I was ready to wave the white flag on a water park expansion after both teasers, so far. Both times, the discussion on this site has given me hope that it won't be. Whew.


You believe over hyped speculation over what the park is giving you?


It's not really overhyped speculation, people are basing this on the surveys, the trademarked names, surveyor marks stretching all the way back to Raging Bull, Prep work beginning back in April, the record spinning in the background, the subliminal racing theme of the videos, etc. Six Flags has a history of messing with people in teasers remember "The jokes on you" a few years back with Justice League when everyone thought it was a free spin?

The fist 2016 teaser showed American Eagle, and the additon had absolutely nothing to do with Eagle.

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Postby Goku1910 on August 10th, 2018, 4:39 pm
But it was Justice League in 2016, right? The video was shot near the area it ended up being built. It's a hint, just a very, very subtle one. :lol:
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on August 10th, 2018, 5:53 pm
And Dive Bomber is near Pictorium makes sense.

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Postby JackGlass on August 10th, 2018, 5:58 pm
I'm still not convinced Magic Mountain is getting a Roller Coaster in 2019. There's a lot of hype surrounding a poorly translated video that could easily be mistaken for "Carolina" instead of "California" and we already know a Mack is on its way to Carowinds. 2019 might end up being Great Americas year and 2020 might be Magic Mountains 20th coaster.

Hopefully our next teaser gives us more insight.... Why can't it just be August 30th already? lol
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Postby staticshadows on August 10th, 2018, 6:17 pm
^Magic Mountain is also teasing a racing theme and a launch.
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Postby Goku1910 on August 10th, 2018, 6:18 pm
staticshadows wrote:^Magic Mountain is also teasing a racing theme and a launch.
Here is a link to the five posters.
https://imgur.com/gallery/LgPG3Lh
That's what worries me, identical teaser themes usually indicates a cookie cutter addition.

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Postby JackGlass on August 10th, 2018, 6:21 pm
staticshadows wrote:^Magic Mountain is also teasing a racing theme and a launch.
Here is a link to the five posters.
https://imgur.com/gallery/LgPG3Lh


Awesome! Thank you!
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Postby staticshadows on August 10th, 2018, 6:51 pm
The two cleared pieces of land at Magic Mountain line up pretty well with our clearing and survey markings. I circled the clearings at Magic Mountain in red and then placed it on top of an image of Great America. Both images were at approximately the same scale.
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Postby IssaCoaster on August 10th, 2018, 7:05 pm
staticshadows wrote:The two cleared pieces of land at Magic Mountain line up pretty well with our clearing and survey markings. I circled the clearings at Magic Mountain in red and then placed it on top of an image of Great America. Both images were at approximately the same scale.
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So that rules out a Full Throttle like attraction. I'm aiming toward a cookie cutter T rex with a launch. But even that would be a good addition in my book. Better than joker. And if we do get the same thing as MM.... maybe it will be a good attraction. The some of rollercoasters there are world class.
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Postby RBullFan97 on August 10th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Honestly it doesn't really matter much to me if it's cookie cutter. As long as it's a good ride I'll be happy. Plus, I'd say that similar campaign from SFMM increases our odds at a coaster. Maybe they'll get West Coast Racers and we'll get Maxx Force.
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Postby ilrider on August 10th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Goku1910 wrote:They don't do just coasters. This was already explained so it can essentially be anything.

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Well there is no evidence they have done any water rides, which is why I asked if ProSlide does their own construction. That was not explained anywhere. I believe they do, which would rule out a water coaster, because ProSlide are building the best ones around and built the one in Texas. This company deals only in steel from what I can see. It's a coaster. It's too big a space for anything else.
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Postby gottastrata33 on August 10th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Whoa to those MM posters. Those are almost blunt teasers. Exciting!! I love SFMM but back to us...

I understand about it not being too far fetched but I’m seriously worried to be following what so many of you are saying & be disappointed at the end of this month. I don’t look into the teasers as detailed as you do & then my coaster enthusiast heart starts racing. But In the end we get a Skywarp ending in heartbreak. Lol

I’m just very skeptical at this point. As I’ve said, I’d love to be wrong & amazed but I’m nervous at this point. If it had so much to do with racing, why not have AE in the teaser. One person on red, one on blue, record who comes in first blah blah ?? I hope you’re all laughing in my face & I’m in shock to be honest.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 10th, 2018, 11:35 pm
I would only be disappointed if the addition goes to HH. I wont spend time in there. Anything to the dry park and its a win for me :lol:
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Postby gottastrata33 on August 11th, 2018, 2:11 am
I love the waterpark & I’m not ashamed of that. I’m proud that we have it (not to mention the nearly complete collection from the proslide catalogue we have is impressive) & while I do agree we need more to the water park, I do not agree with expanding it into Great America AGAIN. The land we’re seeing would be incredible to have for a coaster & flat in the future to expand that area & bring life back into it.


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Postby JackGlass on August 11th, 2018, 6:58 am
gottastrata33 wrote:I love the waterpark & I’m not ashamed of that. I’m proud that we have it (not to mention the nearly complete collection from the proslide catalogue we have is impressive) & while I do agree we need more to the water park, I do not agree with expanding it into Great America AGAIN. The land we’re seeing would be incredible to have for a coaster & flat in the future to expand that area & bring life back into it.


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Hurricane Harbor is amazing! One of the best water parks out there as far as I'm concerned.

I really liked the Deluge water coaster at Kentucky Kingdom and I think something like that would be an awesome addition to our water park! I did a quick aerial comparison on Google maps of Deluge at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Great America. If we got an exact clone of the Deluge they would barely have to remove any parking spots because of it's narrow layout and it could easily go in the parking lot.

I hope that's what ends up happening for 2020! We gent a water coaster in the parking lot and we end up getting a roller coaster in Pictoriums plot in 2019.... I hope man, fingers crossed, lol
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