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Postby UnclePennybags on June 22nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
You guys are making me hungry.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 22nd, 2019, 4:34 pm
JT2002 wrote:^lol, lacking in the pizza department?? You have Kaiser's (probably the best), Saluto's (very good as well, a little pricey though), Bill's Pub, Giordano's, Fatman's, Chicago Woodfire Pizza Co. (they're ok I guess), and Mama K's (that stuff sucks).


Honestly, I've never heard of any of these except Giordano's. I know more of stuff like Gino's East, Unos (is gone), Garibaldi's, Suparossa, Edwardo's, Colutta's, Nancy's, Little Caesars, Domino's, Sbarros, Pizza Hut (which got smaller), Connie's, Cici's Pizza, and Lou Malanatti's. "Arcade pizza" is Enchanted Castle. Speedway carries pizza at some stations also, but not all of them.
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Postby JT2002 on June 22nd, 2019, 9:20 pm
Honestly, I've never heard of any of these except Giordano's. I know more of stuff like Gino's East, Unos (is gone), Garibaldi's, Suparossa, Edwardo's, Colutta's, Nancy's, Little Caesars, Domino's, Sbarros, Pizza Hut (which got smaller), Connie's, Cici's Pizza, and Lou Malanatti's. "Arcade pizza" is Enchanted Castle. Speedway carries pizza at some stations also, but not all of them.

I was talking about only Gurnee places (not all chains necessarily), but Nancy's is incredible.
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Postby ernstwhere on June 23rd, 2019, 3:12 pm
[quote="staticshadows"]Interesting article.

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190620/great-wolf-lodge-in-gurnee-to-offer-water-park-only-passes-rankling-great-america-exec
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Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee to offer water park-only passes, rankling Great America exec

Starting Friday, you won't have to be a hotel guest to swim and splash at Great Wolf Lodge's large indoor water park in Gurnee.

Thanks for posting this. Great news! What a relief GWL will be in the middle of winter.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 23rd, 2019, 9:31 pm
^ You had me at Giordanos!! As far as all those other restaurants, Nancy's is great too! I
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Postby gottastrata33 on June 24th, 2019, 1:28 am
All this pizza talk & no one has mentioned the best deep dish in Chicago, Pequods.

Also isn’t there some beef between GWL & SFGAm right now over this?
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Postby gottastrata33 on June 25th, 2019, 1:42 am
I know this is a double post but it’s a different topic. Anyone else get the survey for a six flags hotel possibly coming here?

The survey starts with asking what cities you’ve been to in the last few years. One of those I selected was Dallas. So the entire survey asked what I did In Dallas, where I stayed & if I visited SFOT. Then it all was about a Six Flags hotel coming to over Texas. Then it asked me the exact same questions about Chicago & SFGAm.
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Postby JackGlass on June 25th, 2019, 4:27 am
gottastrata33 wrote:I know this is a double post but it’s a different topic. Anyone else get the survey for a six flags hotel possibly coming here?

The survey starts with asking what cities you’ve been to in the last few years. One of those I selected was Dallas. So the entire survey asked what I did In Dallas, where I stayed & if I visited SFOT. Then it all was about a Six Flags hotel coming to over Texas. Then it asked me the exact same questions about Chicago & SFGAm.


Great Adventure desperately needs an on site Hotel!
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Postby cliffhanger on June 25th, 2019, 8:25 am
gottastrata33 wrote:Anyone else get the survey...

How do you sign up for surveys?
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Postby Sven18 on June 25th, 2019, 9:06 am
gottastrata33 wrote:I know this is a double post but it’s a different topic. Anyone else get the survey for a six flags hotel possibly coming here?

The survey starts with asking what cities you’ve been to in the last few years. One of those I selected was Dallas. So the entire survey asked what I did In Dallas, where I stayed & if I visited SFOT. Then it all was about a Six Flags hotel coming to over Texas. Then it asked me the exact same questions about Chicago & SFGAm.


SF was asked in one of their investor presentations in the last month about hotels. Their response was essentially thatwe are good at running theme parks and were going to do what were good at.. Then they went into an explanation of how part of the problem with SF in 1990's & 2000's besides overspending was they tried to get into too many things. SF spokesman completely shot down the idea of hotels/resorts. SF & CF get asked often about what they are doing. CF was recently asked about the possibility of adding memberships at an investor presentation and foreign license deals at another one.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 25th, 2019, 9:44 am
gottastrata33 wrote:I know this is a double post but it’s a different topic. Anyone else get the survey for a six flags hotel possibly coming here?

The survey starts with asking what cities you’ve been to in the last few years. One of those I selected was Dallas. So the entire survey asked what I did In Dallas, where I stayed & if I visited SFOT. Then it all was about a Six Flags hotel coming to over Texas. Then it asked me the exact same questions about Chicago & SFGAm.


YES. I got the same survey. I had been to OK (and Frontier City prior to Six Flags buying it) so all the questions focused on a hotel near Frontier City, and about a hotel in Chicago.
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on June 25th, 2019, 10:57 am
Can somebody post a link to this survey? Somebody usually does so please do it


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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 25th, 2019, 11:21 am
ChicagoCoasters wrote:Can somebody post a link to this survey? Somebody usually does so please do it


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Mine came in an email and I already deleted it. Sorry.

I received my first survey invitation via email, and I signed up for it. I probably got the first one since I'm a season passholder and I registered in the portal.
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Postby coasterlove on June 25th, 2019, 11:41 am
I usually get these surveys about future planning and ideas, etc but I didn't receive this one as of a few minutes ago. Bummer.

It would be nice to see SFGAm get a hotel/resort somewhere on site or close by. Of course I'm a dreamer and I always have this impossible hope in my mind that could buy out houses and other property next to the park for expansion. I always think that SFGAm is a big enough park and the Chicago area along with Milwaukee not too much further is always a big enough draw that they could have a hotel and people could stay a night or two even visiting the park and the local area of Gurnee.

I know someone asked about how do we get these surveys. I'm not sure if this alone is the reason but many years ago, I was in line for Whizzer and an employee was taking surveys in person. I definitely took part and gave my info, especially e-mail. It seems ever since then, about every 6 months or so, I get a new a new survey sent to me. I love taking them because it feels like a little insight into the park, the chain and the direction they might be considering taking. I've also been a passholder for probably at least 11 or 12 years of the last 20 off and on.

Considering too that from what I've read on here and also Screamscape that it does seem to be partly focused on Dallas and SFOT that I didn't get this survey. SFOT was actually the last park I used my season pass at a couple months ago.
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Postby JackGlass on June 25th, 2019, 12:20 pm
This is the one from Screamscape!
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 25th, 2019, 4:38 pm
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Postby UnclePennybags on June 25th, 2019, 8:48 pm
ChicagoCoasters wrote:Can somebody post a link to this survey? Somebody usually does so please do it


This survey is asking questions about hotels close to parks. Let me know if this link works for you...

https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisoryp ... l2019&cid=%%cid%%&e=&utm_source=surveyemails&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:&utm_campaign=2019-06%20Hotel%20Survey%20wave%205
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Postby B&MGuy35 on June 25th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Guys I thought this was cute and weird at the same time. Not sure if anyone else has noticed this and if it’s been posted I apologize.

This is a photo of the screen in the flash pass building today. Noticed it when we were picking up our skip the line passes today. Never noticed it before.

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Postby JackGlass on June 25th, 2019, 10:22 pm
That's awesome! Wish it was still here
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 25th, 2019, 11:01 pm
They claimed this is a better ride than the Joker. I don't know if I agree:
https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/8twgz9ov

lol lol If this doesn't make you laugh or smile, I don't know what will.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 26th, 2019, 9:18 am
^ really cute!! :)
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 27th, 2019, 2:23 pm
I found Yogi Bear. This is that statue I'm talking about: (I don't know who that person is, but I'm just saying about the statue)
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When you ride Batman indoors, they are storing this statue, and it's towards the end of the ride; you can see it on the ground.

And they put back the sign (the orange letters) in the County Fair area for the train ride. I seen it put back maybe a week or 2 ago.

Revolution has a LOT of lights out. By a lot, I mean a LOT of lights out. Are they keeping this ride, or is this the last year; or are they just waiting for them to replace all of the bulbs to LED bulbs instead. https://www.ledtronics.com/Products/Pro ... px?WP=1798

It's funny to me what they do with the lights on rides like Condor, and Revolution. They will have so many lights that are on in a row, and than they will have 2 that are off. It's like in a pattern. Revolution though (right now) has an unacceptable amount of lights off compared to Condor. Condor has maybe 2 lights off for each arm, but Revolution is like lights are off everywhere. The Balloons in comparison has no lights out except for a whole balloon which probably has to do with the wiring. The Balloon lighting is UGLY anyway! Yuck. Boring. If the balloons are purple, yellow, and green; why do they have white bulbs on it? They should have purple, yellow, and green bulbs (Each balloon have a different color).
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 27th, 2019, 3:10 pm
^ Sounds like the classic rock song "Lights Out" by UFO!!
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Postby cliffhanger on June 27th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Ilovthevu' wrote:...they just waiting for them to replace all of the bulbs to LED bulbs instead.

I love that they are upgrading the lights to LED. It makes everything so much more vibrant. Triple play looks great at night. Its my favorite lighting package of all the flats. Does Condor have LEDs yet? I dont remember if it did last year.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 27th, 2019, 3:41 pm
^No, Condor doesn't have LED. Whirligig has led though. Whirligig and Triple Play have a different type of bulb (a smaller bulb). I am not a fan of the LED light strips however due to the fact that it has to literally be pitch black to even seen them. Yes, eventually when it is pitch black, they look good; but they are such a dull LED that it takes forever to see them.

I would probably say that Triple Play has always been the best lighting in the park for me. This is even when it didn't have led bulbs. It reminds of the Kiddieland ride call the Polyp / Octopus where it was so simple (going from green to yellow lights). In my opinion, Condor, has too many colors on each arm. To me, it would look better if it had 2 colors on each arm (Either Red & Green or Blue and White), and the tower lights are kind of a mess right now, and have been for awhile. I just notice them from afar instead. lol

Lights of Polyp (This video does NOT do it justice. Remember, this was the END of this ride at Kidideland because the park shutdown shortly after. One arm doesn't spin. One arm's lights are out near the cars. Towards the end, you also had some lights not even alternating from green to yellow.)
https://youtu.be/dUpZRWi2cJk?t=45

(Back to discussing about Triple Play's LED strips) So, it's 8pm at night during the summer, and you can't even tell if those things are on whereas you could easily tell if Revolution, Triple Plays (smaller LEDs), or Condors lights are on. These strips are on Hometown Fun Machine, and Triple Play. They used to be on the Orbit also. Those smaller bulbs are better, but I think that the big led bulbs like the ones I showed that link too, do look even better.

For the Hangover FIREball / Ring of FIRE lights which I'm sure people are going to say they love them, I'm not a fan of that type of LED lights. The reason is because I think every ride should have a different light theming to it. However; for instance at carnivals, they are just trying to use that same lighting on everything. It's on the mini Skyscreamer, the Ferris Wheel, Ring of Fire, etc. That to me is very boring, seeing that same lighting on every ride.
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