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Postby anewman35 on April 25th, 2018, 10:33 pm
It makes zero sense they would feel some temporary obligation to include Pictorium on the map if they knew they weren't using it this year. Theme park maps frequently just don't show things that are really there but aren't actually being used. And I'm not aware of any time (at least in recent history) that Six Flags has updated a map in midseason. I'd be incredibly shocked if they updated the map before Fright Fest.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 26th, 2018, 9:16 am
I noticed that the 2 mural images (above) are slightly different. Look at the 'S' and 'F' on both images. Are they from different sites, or is one image not totally complete?

Also, are we totally sure Pictorium is coming down? Could the "dirt pile and digging" be to repair some landscaping or even some below ground electrical or plumbing issue?
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Postby JaminOut on April 26th, 2018, 9:22 am
At the park. Pictorium is coming down. Can’t see much from the path, but when we entered the park I saw rubble through the trees. If I can get a picture I’ll send it.


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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 26th, 2018, 9:34 am
Stupid question: are they able to disassemble that massive screen and perhaps reuse it or even sell it to another park or theater?
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Postby JaminOut on April 26th, 2018, 10:18 am
Here it is...

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Postby SFGAmFan12 on April 26th, 2018, 10:37 am
JaminOut wrote:Here it is...

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In one fell swoop you just shut the nay sayers that said it wasn’t coming down.

And that’s a pretty good pic between the trees!
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Postby RBullFan97 on April 26th, 2018, 11:05 am
And just like that, a park staple for nearly 40 years is coming down.
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Postby Jodon on April 26th, 2018, 11:10 am
I don't know if they are really demolishing the Pictorium. Maybe they are just performing some renovation work on the back wall... /s

I understand the history of the Pictorium, but I don't think it has been a park staple for more than a decade. Once IMAX became more prevalent at movie theaters and (I'm guessing) SF declined to make the jump to digital IMAX, the Pictorium was never going to regain it's importance in the park.
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Postby benneluke on April 26th, 2018, 11:40 am
New paint job on the Whizzer trains this year.
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Postby MrsTaxi on April 26th, 2018, 11:59 am
JaminOut wrote:Here it is...

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Thank you. Good bye Pictorium.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 26th, 2018, 12:07 pm
SFGAmFan12 wrote:
JaminOut wrote:Here it is...

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In one fell swoop you just shut the nay sayers that said it wasn’t coming down.

And that’s a pretty good pic between the trees!

NOOOOOOOO! As much as the Pictorium wasn't used, a piece of history is coming down :( .
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Postby Ilovthevu' on April 26th, 2018, 1:08 pm
A question I have is whether or not the hypnotist will come back to the park in a different location (She has probably been going to the park for 20 years - if not more). Also, what is going in the Grand Music Hall during the summer?

I'm not that sad to see the Pictoruim go. I enjoyed those Screams and Dreams shows, but it didn't seem like non-coaster people liked them that much. One of the biggest show venue dumb decisions though was taking out the Theater Royale. That ride is a wonderful ride, but it should have went somewhere else. Technically, just the line for that ride is used. The ride itself is in a different building. I wish they could just change back that show venue to what it was, but still keep the ride.

The Wilderness show venue right by Logger's Run is just too hidden. To me, it would be better used for something else, and it's another outdoor show venue. People want air conditioning on a 80 degree day. Sometimes, you go to a show to get away from the heat - not just stay outdoors more.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 26th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Tbh I never liked those hypnotist shows. I would hope they wouldnt have to alternate between Love At First Fright and the Susan Rosen show in the Grand Music Hall.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 27th, 2018, 9:43 am
benneluke wrote:New paint job on the Whizzer trains this year.
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Love the paint job! Thanks for posting. Did the track get a repaint also?
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Postby JaminOut on April 27th, 2018, 10:57 am
Yes. There were employees on the tracks pressure washing and painting yesterday.


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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 27th, 2018, 12:11 pm
JaminOut wrote:Yes. There were employees on the tracks pressure washing and painting yesterday.


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Oh wow Whizzer is getting repainted, I hope it will look very nice. If only some other rides actually got a repaint *cough* Superman *cough*.
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Postby Sven18 on April 27th, 2018, 4:57 pm
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:
JaminOut wrote:Yes. There were employees on the tracks pressure washing and painting yesterday.


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Oh wow Whizzer is getting repainted, I hope it will look very nice. If only some other rides actually got a repaint *cough* Superman *cough*.


Hopefully, they paint and fix up the station and queue, it was looking worn last year.
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Postby Iron Wolf 90-11 on April 27th, 2018, 7:02 pm
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Postby Jodon on April 28th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Not sure if it's permanent, but when I rode Viper today, the lift chain didn't slow down at the top of the lift.


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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 28th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Jodon wrote:Not sure if it's permanent, but when I rode Viper today, the lift chain didn't slow down at the top of the lift.


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In the morning when I ride it first it doesn't slow down. Does it depend on weight?
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on April 28th, 2018, 1:34 pm
For the first around half hour of the day, it doesn't slow down at the top.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 28th, 2018, 2:14 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:
Jodon wrote:Not sure if it's permanent, but when I rode Viper today, the lift chain didn't slow down at the top of the lift.


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In the morning when I ride it first it doesn't slow down. Does it depend on weight?

Yes it does depend on weight. Weight is a factor in every coaster and it effects the maximum speed coasters go on. When I road Whizzer with my little brother earlier today there weren't much people and the train went pretty fast for me. Hopefully this keeps up and Whizzer could be in my top 5 coasters at Great America :lol: .
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Postby DejaVu2001 on April 28th, 2018, 9:45 pm
^ Um, you did NOT ride Whizzer earlier today, because Whizzer has not opened this year
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 28th, 2018, 9:52 pm
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Postby RollingCoasting on April 28th, 2018, 10:31 pm
https://www.facebook.com/JiggidyNDG/pos ... 4397910752

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