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Postby DejaVu2001 on June 16th, 2020, 6:53 pm
JT2002 wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/Themepark/comments/h7oxpm/goliath_at_six_flags_great_america/fumola2/

Update on Eagle: "Eagle is being re-tracked in the helix and right after the helix this year and I think they’re done, they re-paint it every couple years. The ride is land locked right now is they tear it down they can’t build anything there because it’s too close to roads and the highway. The park renewed the lease for eagles trains for I think another 3 years."


People keep bringing up this nonsense with Eagle's trains being leased, and honestly I'm tired of it. They are not leased, the park owns them. I don't know why anyone would believe a park leases trains for a coaster that is 39 years old.

Also, the repainting every couple years bit is also nonsense. The station area was painted in 2016, and the lift was painted in 2017. Nothing since. Before 2016, the ride hadn't been painted at all since 2005.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on June 16th, 2020, 7:15 pm
JT2002 wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/Themepark/comments/h7oxpm/goliath_at_six_flags_great_america/fumola2/

Update on Eagle: "Eagle is being re-tracked in the helix and right after the helix this year and I think they’re done, they re-paint it every couple years. The ride is land locked right now is they tear it down they can’t build anything there because it’s too close to roads and the highway. The park renewed the lease for eagles trains for I think another 3 years."
And on top of that all this nonsense that the park isn’t allowed to build anything in its spot. Can someone please show me the document that states this?

Please

I’m waiting and have been for years now.....


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Postby JT2002 on June 17th, 2020, 7:54 pm
DejaVu2001 wrote:
JT2002 wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/Themepark/comments/h7oxpm/goliath_at_six_flags_great_america/fumola2/

Update on Eagle: "Eagle is being re-tracked in the helix and right after the helix this year and I think they’re done, they re-paint it every couple years. The ride is land locked right now is they tear it down they can’t build anything there because it’s too close to roads and the highway. The park renewed the lease for eagles trains for I think another 3 years."


People keep bringing up this nonsense with Eagle's trains being leased, and honestly I'm tired of it. They are not leased, the park owns them. I don't know why anyone would believe a park leases trains for a coaster that is 39 years old.

Also, the repainting every couple years bit is also nonsense. The station area was painted in 2016, and the lift was painted in 2017. Nothing since. Before 2016, the ride hadn't been painted at all since 2005.


I know the leasing stuff is questionable, but source has worked at the park for a good amount of time. Granted, that doesn't mean they'd know much that specific (they'd have to be at least a part time supervisor for that insight) but I trust the painting stuff for other reasons.
They say there isn't a spot in the park where rusting metal or peeling paint is at least 15 feet away from you.
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Postby anewman35 on June 17th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Here's what the actual law is:

c. The following setbacks are required for all structures and parking areas:
(1) 100 feet when abutting any residential district, which must be maintained in a
natural state. This buffer yard replaces any other buffer yard required by this
Ordinance. When groups of trees die in any buffer yard adjacent to residential
that result in the opening of views into the park, landscape material must be
installed to fill such gap, as mutually determined by the site user and Village
Administrator.
(2) 50 feet from Washington Street.
(3) 150 feet from Route 21 and I-94.
(4) 150 feet from Grand Avenue and Six Flags Parkway. Signs are permitted in
this setback when permitted by Article 13.

Looking at a map, the Eagle is good on the I-94 side and probably good on the Washington side (there's a tiny part that's close). I'm not exactly sure what Six Flags Parkway is, since I can't find a road by that name - if they mean the road that goes UNDER the Eagle, which Google calls Six Flags Dr, obviously that would be an issue, but I would suspect they could reroute that if needed.

So, long story short, I don't have any reason to expect the Eagle is going anywhere, but if it did I think they would be able to rebuild on the vast majority (if not all) of the land.
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Postby JT2002 on June 20th, 2020, 10:16 am
Northern Illinois food bank is doing another free drive in food pickup today until noon. I'm glad they're doing this, very helpful to many and the turnout last time was huge when I drove by.
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Postby UnclePennybags on June 22nd, 2020, 7:26 pm
Just took a Six Flags survey about virtual queues:

https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisoryp ... virtual&e=%%email%%&utm_source=surveyemails&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:&utm_campaign=2020-06%20Virtual%20Queueing%20(Round%201)
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on June 24th, 2020, 4:41 pm
UnclePennybags wrote:Just took a Six Flags survey about virtual queues:

https://feedback.sixflags.com/advisoryp ... virtual&e=%%email%%&utm_source=surveyemails&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:&utm_campaign=2020-06%20Virtual%20Queueing%20(Round%201)


I enjoyed that survey. I have always wanted virtual queuing and am thrilled to hear they are considering it. It’s a huge undertaking, and I’m sure it won’t be perfect. Even in its worst form, virtual queuing for everyone *should* be better than standing in line.
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