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Postby UnclePennybags on December 24th, 2018, 8:21 pm
JackGlass wrote:https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/aquaman-box-office_us_5c1890cde4b08db990570b98

Looks like Aquaman is doing great at the box office! Wouldn't be the least bit surprised if we see a slew of Aquaman themed rides for 2020, lol


Rumor has it that the park will be trying to improve the popularity of Buccaneer Battle by changing its name to "Aquaman: Battle for Buccaneers".
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Postby gottastrata33 on December 27th, 2018, 5:44 am
says who?
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Postby UnclePennybags on December 27th, 2018, 8:10 am
gottastrata33 wrote:says who?


kidding :D
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Postby JackGlass on December 27th, 2018, 8:29 am
UnclePennybags wrote:
gottastrata33 wrote:says who?


kidding :D


That joke gave me nightmares :lol:
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Postby Ilovthevu' on December 30th, 2018, 10:31 pm
Just a random thing, that I think it would be the best interest for the park is that Lobster needs spotlights on it. It's too dark for the ride employees to even see the seatbelts, and for a lot of people to see their own seatbelt. The LED yellow is just too dull on that ride, and it's even hard for the employees to see what they are doing. The spotlights could be on the roof or something, shining on that ride.

Just in case the facebook people look at this (They were saying Joker wasn't open on Dec 30th, 2018 / They thought it was closed for the season.), the Joker was actually open / at least later at night on Dec 30th. Maybe, it was closed early on, but I know for sure it was open at night.
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Postby Tardis1972 on December 30th, 2018, 11:48 pm
V2 is closed for the year though I know that. Maybe that’s what they were taking about.
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on December 31st, 2018, 12:44 am
V2 is closed for the year but Joker was open almost all day. It did close a bit early at night though. Around 8 I believe.
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Postby JackGlass on January 1st, 2019, 1:31 pm
Looks like Six Flags America is closing their skycoaster just like Six Flags New England did a few years back. I wonder if Great America will ever get rid of Dare Devil Dive? That would be a perfect spot for a sky screamer!
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on January 2nd, 2019, 12:13 am
^ It would, but I don't want a Sky Screamer here, but thats just me.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on January 2nd, 2019, 2:23 pm
It's a perfect spot for Wonder Woman (at Discovery Kingdom) instead of another swingish ride. This park has enough observation or swingish rides (Condor / Ricochet / Balloons / Sky Trek Tower / Whirligig). Also, Wonder Woman (Discovery Kingdom) is different than Revolution. At Discovery Kingdom, they even have both.

Remember, people this is Six Flags America in Maryland (NOT Six Flags Great America) getting rid of it, supposedly.

Just because Six Flags New England, and Six Flags America got rid of theirs, I don't expect them to get rid of Great America's yet.. Six Flags New England to me is a very small park, and Six Flags America doesn't have tons of rides even though they have more space. Six Flags Great America in comparison to what those parks HAVE is HUGE. I think Great America would rather subtract other (non-pay) rides / show buildings than add to it.
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Postby JackGlass on January 3rd, 2019, 8:35 am
Ilovthevu' wrote:It's a perfect spot for Wonder Woman (at Discovery Kingdom) instead of another swingish ride. This park has enough observation or swingish rides (Condor / Ricochet / Balloons / Sky Trek Tower / Whirligig). Also, Wonder Woman (Discovery Kingdom) is different than Revolution. At Discovery Kingdom, they even have both.

Remember, people this is Six Flags America in Maryland (NOT Six Flags Great America) getting rid of it, supposedly.

Just because Six Flags New England, and Six Flags America got rid of theirs, I don't expect them to get rid of Great America's yet.. Six Flags New England to me is a very small park, and Six Flags America doesn't have tons of rides even though they have more space. Six Flags Great America in comparison to what those parks HAVE is HUGE. I think Great America would rather subtract other (non-pay) rides / show buildings than add to it.


I would be happy if they leveled Kidzopolis and Dare Devil Dive and installed a more compact version of West Coast Racers in that plot of land. I think that would be cool having a racing woodie right next to a racing steel coaster.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on January 11th, 2019, 2:28 pm
It says on the Six Flags website Tornado - Closed for the season! I know, people are going to say; well that's because the park is not open, and the waterpark doesn't open until Memorial Day weekend. Here's the kicker though. That's the only ride that says Closed for the season, and the other waterpark rides say "Not open yet."

Do you think they are taking out the Tornado waterslide? Do you think maybe they are going to send it to Magic Waters for 2019? I don't know why they would take that ride out though. They should move Wahoo Racer over there instead.
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Postby JackGlass on January 11th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:It says on the Six Flags website Tornado - Closed for the season! I know, people are going to say; well that's because the park is not open, and the waterpark doesn't open until Memorial Day weekend. Here's the kicker though. That's the only ride that says Closed for the season, and the other waterpark rides say "Not open yet."

Do you think they are taking out the Tornado waterslide? Do you think maybe they are going to send it to Magic Waters for 2019? I don't know why they would take that ride out though. They should move Wahoo Racer over there instead.


That could definitly be a possibility! Question is, if they remove Tornado, what could replace it? Or would they just leave that spot blank.
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on January 12th, 2019, 1:35 am
JackGlass wrote:
Ilovthevu' wrote:It says on the Six Flags website Tornado - Closed for the season! I know, people are going to say; well that's because the park is not open, and the waterpark doesn't open until Memorial Day weekend. Here's the kicker though. That's the only ride that says Closed for the season, and the other waterpark rides say "Not open yet."

Do you think they are taking out the Tornado waterslide? Do you think maybe they are going to send it to Magic Waters for 2019? I don't know why they would take that ride out though. They should move Wahoo Racer over there instead.


That could definitly be a possibility! Question is, if they remove Tornado, what could replace it? Or would they just leave that spot blank.


It is arguably the most popular waterslide at Hurricane Harbor. Why would they remove it?
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Postby MrsTaxi on January 12th, 2019, 5:09 am
ChicagoCoasters wrote:
JackGlass wrote:
Ilovthevu' wrote:It says on the Six Flags website Tornado - Closed for the season! I know, people are going to say; well that's because the park is not open, and the waterpark doesn't open until Memorial Day weekend. Here's the kicker though. That's the only ride that says Closed for the season, and the other waterpark rides say "Not open yet."

Do you think they are taking out the Tornado waterslide? Do you think maybe they are going to send it to Magic Waters for 2019? I don't know why they would take that ride out though. They should move Wahoo Racer over there instead.


That could definitly be a possibility! Question is, if they remove Tornado, what could replace it? Or would they just leave that spot blank.


It is arguably the most popular waterslide at Hurricane Harbor. Why would they remove it?

Maybe we might get lucky and get a new one with a lift for rafts. Those Tornado rafts are heavy! :lol:
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Postby anewman35 on January 13th, 2019, 10:27 pm
ChicagoCoasters wrote:
JackGlass wrote:
Ilovthevu' wrote:It says on the Six Flags website Tornado - Closed for the season! I know, people are going to say; well that's because the park is not open, and the waterpark doesn't open until Memorial Day weekend. Here's the kicker though. That's the only ride that says Closed for the season, and the other waterpark rides say "Not open yet."

Do you think they are taking out the Tornado waterslide? Do you think maybe they are going to send it to Magic Waters for 2019? I don't know why they would take that ride out though. They should move Wahoo Racer over there instead.


That could definitly be a possibility! Question is, if they remove Tornado, what could replace it? Or would they just leave that spot blank.


It is arguably the most popular waterslide at Hurricane Harbor. Why would they remove it?


I mean, I have no idea if they're going to remove it or not, but you sort of answered your own question I think - it's a popular ride and Magic Waters needs popular rides ASAP. Tornado may be popular, but it's hardly going to make or break Hurricane Harbor for anybody. I wouldn't put this past Six Flags, seeing as they took out that snake waterslide from Great Adventure to send to Mexico. And if they did, they could just replace it with a new one at some point, or use that spot for some sort of new slide next year and call it the new attraction...
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Postby JT2002 on January 14th, 2019, 8:49 pm
The last few weeks I have noticed from the road a few cranes working around the back of HH, I don't know if that's related at all because it seemed pretty serious but also it's kind of far from the Tornado slide.
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Postby JackGlass on January 17th, 2019, 12:16 pm
According to Screamscape, Vertical Velocity at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom might be renamed and rethemed to the Flash!

If this were to happen, would you guys want to see the same thing happen to our Vertical Velocity?


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Postby BCarroll on January 17th, 2019, 2:51 pm
The LAST thing I would want to happen is to have another DC themed coaster!
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on January 17th, 2019, 3:00 pm
JackGlass wrote:According to Screamscape, Vertical Velocity at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom might be renamed and rethemed to the Flash!

If this were to happen, would you guys want to see the same thing happen to our Vertical Velocity?


http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_fla ... ingdom.htm

Um, I don't think that would be a good idea. I like The Flash and all but it's just going to be confusing to the GP and the enthusiasts. No more DC names please.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on January 17th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Might as well rename Yankee Harbor "Gotham Harbor since it already has Batman and Joker. I know a lot of people aren't huge fans of so much DC, me included, but if 3 out of 4 rides in that area are D.C..
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Postby JT2002 on January 17th, 2019, 10:08 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:Might as well rename Yankee Harbor "Gotham Harbor since it already has Batman and Joker. I know a lot of people aren't huge fans of so much DC, me included, but if 3 out of 4 rides in that area are D.C..

NO! If they did that, that's one step closer to taking down the flumes for another DC coaster. :?
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on January 17th, 2019, 10:34 pm
JT2002 wrote:
SFGAM_Hog wrote:Might as well rename Yankee Harbor "Gotham Harbor since it already has Batman and Joker. I know a lot of people aren't huge fans of so much DC, me included, but if 3 out of 4 rides in that area are D.C..

NO! If they did that, that's one step closer to taking down the flumes for another DC coaster. :?


Oh, I forgot Yankee Clipper existed. Good point. I guess.
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Postby RBullFan97 on January 17th, 2019, 11:11 pm
JackGlass wrote:According to Screamscape, Vertical Velocity at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom might be renamed and rethemed to the Flash!

If this were to happen, would you guys want to see the same thing happen to our Vertical Velocity?


http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_fla ... ingdom.htm

Absolutely not. I don't want to see DC Comics rides overtake Great America like it has some other Six Flags parks.
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on January 18th, 2019, 10:49 pm
^ Im with you on the whole DC coasters thing. However, three similarly themed coasters in the same section of the park might warrant a re-theme of that area.
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