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Postby sfgamnthemoon on March 29th, 2023, 12:56 pm
sfgamnthemoon wrote:2 new permits just appeared on the Gurnee permit ARCGIS map:

- Exterior bar addition to Chubasco's Mission building
- Antoine's Ice Cream in Orleans Place gets an interior remodel


Just re-read and found that the bar was already mentioned, so not really "new".
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Postby Agent on March 29th, 2023, 6:46 pm
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Agent wrote:On top of the above:
  • Nightly parades will be back.
  • Trudy's Sweet Shoppe in Hometown Square is getting redone and renamed 'Coaster Candy' (RIP Marriott-era remnant of the Opera House Sweet Shoppe) which has apparently worked well in other parks.


Good to see we keep neutering our park's history. The "remodel" of Carousel Gifts for Maxx Force to me was a total miss and I hate what it has become.


Definitely heartbreaking, the mismatch and neglect in theming makes our park look tacky and falling apart. The park definitely had the potential to be the Midwest's Disneyland but Six Flags keep homogenizing our park. At least we're not like California's Great America. Paramount absolutely neutered everything, it's surprising the Carousel didn't get bulldozed.

staticshadows wrote:Buccaneer Battle and Dare Devil Dive are missing from the rides list.

https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/things-to-do/all-rides


And nothing of value was lost. It's the curse of Sky Whirl, every ride that has gone in its place has been a maintenance nightmare. RIP Deja Vu and now Buccaneer Battle. In all seriousness though, I can still access the page for Buccaneer Battle if I search for it in Google so maybe it's temporary. If not then oh well. Here's hoping that whatever goes in its place is a cool new ride.
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Postby Coaster Justin on March 29th, 2023, 6:46 pm
Wow, We can't even get a repaint on anything?
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on March 29th, 2023, 7:12 pm
Agent wrote:
Goku1910 wrote:
Agent wrote:On top of the above:

And nothing of value was lost. It's the curse of Sky Whirl, every ride that has gone in its place has been a maintenance nightmare. RIP Deja Vu and now Buccaneer Battle. In all seriousness though, I can still access the page for Buccaneer Battle if I search for it in Google so maybe it's temporary. If not then oh well. Here's hoping that whatever goes in its place is a cool new ride.



ANYTHING is better than Suckaneer Battle! Would be awesome if we get a screaming swing or giant discovery! They really need to take away Revo-Loser while they're at it also! That ride is horrible and a waste of space.
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Postby Agent on March 29th, 2023, 7:15 pm
Coaster Justin wrote:Wow, We can't even get a repaint on anything?


Unless they nuke another section of the park like they did when they turned Yankee Harbor into DC Universe then no. Who else is ready for Orleans Place to be turned into Gotham City? Or Southwest Territory into Metropolis? Only time we'll probably see a full scale repaint of those sections.
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Postby sfgamnthemoon on March 29th, 2023, 7:15 pm
Wonder if they’re actively demolishing Buccaneer Battle as we speak or they’re just keeping it behind a fence for the season (like the past 2 seasons or so)
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on March 29th, 2023, 7:16 pm
Agent wrote:
Coaster Justin wrote:Wow, We can't even get a repaint on anything?


Unless they nuke another section of the park like they did when they turned Yankee Harbor into DC Universe then no. Who else is ready for Orleans Place to be turned into Gotham City? Or Southwest Territory into Metropolis? Only time we'll probably see a full scale repaint of those sections.


I agree with you and others that they are killing the park with all the homogenizing of it. It's losing its uniqueness sadly! Hopefully SW Territory and County Fair are never renamed or rethemed
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Postby sfgamnthemoon on March 29th, 2023, 7:18 pm
I saw DC Universe from a mile away but if they re-theme anymore areas I will be pissed like they better not touch SWT or Hometown Square !!
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Postby Agent on March 29th, 2023, 7:28 pm
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Agent wrote:
Coaster Justin wrote:Wow, We can't even get a repaint on anything?

Unless they nuke another section of the park like they did when they turned Yankee Harbor into DC Universe then no. Who else is ready for Orleans Place to be turned into Gotham City? Or Southwest Territory into Metropolis? Only time we'll probably see a full scale repaint of those sections.


I agree with you and others that they are killing the park with all the homogenizing of it. It's losing its uniqueness sadly! Hopefully SW Territory and County Fair are never renamed or rethemed


Losing any part of the park would suck. So many sections have been extremely watered down that they feel out of place. Yukon Territory is basically on life support. The only thing which even remotely resembles the Canadian Yukon is Loggers Run (which, fun fact, actually has authentic Canadian trees from the Yukon region planted around it). I wouldn't be surprised if Yukon Territory gets axed next which is sad as looking at old photos, the place used to be beautiful with a lively atmosphere and great views in the old back porch area.

sfgamnthemoon wrote:I saw DC Universe from a mile away

Yep. Once Batman: The Ride replaced The Tidal Wave in Yankee Harbor, it's days were counted. The nail in the coffin was Joker being added. Honestly surprised they didn't retheme it earlier.
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Postby Agent on April 2nd, 2023, 12:46 am
...and the pages for Buccaneer Battle and Dare Devil Dive were finally deleted. They return a "Not found" error now and the direct links to them have disappeared from Google so it's basically a given. RIP Buccaneer Battle and Dare Devil Dive.
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Postby sfgamnthemoon on April 2nd, 2023, 8:27 am
According to Screamscape (via Theme Park Tourist), a new replacement ride is planned to open in 2024. They expected the ride to be demolished in 6-18 months since August 8, 2022.

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https://www.themeparktourist.com/news/2 ... at-america
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Postby Coaster Justin on April 3rd, 2023, 9:53 am
I hope not for a CRaptor due to terrible capacity
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Postby Goku1910 on April 3rd, 2023, 10:23 am
Coaster Justin wrote:I hope not for a CRaptor due to terrible capacity


I'm much inclined to agree with you, but it beats Buccaneer Battle's capacity by a long shot and what else would fit there? Giant Discovery maybe?
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 3rd, 2023, 8:17 pm
Coaster Justin wrote:I hope not for a CRaptor due to terrible capacity



Agreed!! We already have low capacity rides in Joker, Maxx Force and Goliath . Love the name you gave it!!

But Goku does bring up a great point! Pretty much ANYTHING we get is better than Suckaneer Battle! Hopefully our new park president plans strategically and wisely on the new ride.


I'd actually be thrilled if we got a screaming swing after riding one at Cedar. Super fun ride and tons of airtime!
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 3rd, 2023, 8:20 pm
sfgamnthemoon wrote:According to Screamscape (via Theme Park Tourist), a new replacement ride is planned to open in 2024. They expected the ride to be demolished in 6-18 months since August 8, 2022.

Thoughts?

https://www.themeparktourist.com/news/2 ... at-america



The article says "Popular water ride to be removed". WHEN exactly was this ride ever popular?
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Postby Coaster Justin on April 4th, 2023, 9:33 am
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
sfgamnthemoon wrote:According to Screamscape (via Theme Park Tourist), a new replacement ride is planned to open in 2024. They expected the ride to be demolished in 6-18 months since August 8, 2022.

Thoughts?

https://www.themeparktourist.com/news/2 ... at-america



The article says "Popular water ride to be removed". WHEN exactly was this ride ever popular?


When Hurricane Harbor is crowded and all the water rides have hour waits?
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Postby sfgamnthemoon on April 5th, 2023, 6:07 pm
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Postby LuigiU2 on April 6th, 2023, 8:53 am
sfgamnthemoon wrote:New map:

Epic, thanks for sharing!
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Postby HCF on April 6th, 2023, 1:46 pm
sfgamnthemoon wrote:According to Screamscape (via Theme Park Tourist), a new replacement ride is planned to open in 2024. They expected the ride to be demolished in 6-18 months since August 8, 2022.

Thoughts?

https://www.themeparktourist.com/news/2 ... at-america


>Screamscape
Don't even need to read the rest to know that whatever they said is not happening.
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Postby Goku1910 on April 6th, 2023, 1:54 pm
HCF wrote:
sfgamnthemoon wrote:According to Screamscape (via Theme Park Tourist), a new replacement ride is planned to open in 2024. They expected the ride to be demolished in 6-18 months since August 8, 2022.

Thoughts?

https://www.themeparktourist.com/news/2 ... at-america


>Screamscape
Don't even need to read the rest to know that whatever they said is not happening.


I mean.... It's pretty obvious that Buccaneer Battle is dead and it's most likely due to a planned replacement.

Screamscape didn't provide anything specific so we can't really say they are 100% wrong.
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Postby HCF on April 6th, 2023, 2:41 pm
Goku1910 wrote:
HCF wrote:
sfgamnthemoon wrote:According to Screamscape (via Theme Park Tourist), a new replacement ride is planned to open in 2024. They expected the ride to be demolished in 6-18 months since August 8, 2022.

Thoughts?

https://www.themeparktourist.com/news/2 ... at-america


>Screamscape
Don't even need to read the rest to know that whatever they said is not happening.


I mean.... It's pretty obvious that Buccaneer Battle is dead and it's most likely due to a planned replacement.

Screamscape didn't provide anything specific so we can't really say they are 100% wrong.


Buccaneer battle has been long rumored to be removed and the map confirms it along with DDD, screamscape has just been wrong so many times I don't ever even think to look at them for sources.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 6th, 2023, 7:52 pm
Coaster Justin wrote:
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
sfgamnthemoon wrote:According to Screamscape (via Theme Park Tourist), a new replacement ride is planned to open in 2024. They expected the ride to be demolished in 6-18 months since August 8, 2022.

Thoughts?

https://www.themeparktourist.com/news/2 ... at-america



The article says "Popular water ride to be removed". WHEN exactly was this ride ever popular?


When Hurricane Harbor is crowded and all the water rides have hour waits?


I was being serious! I rode Suckaneer Battle 2-3x and the line was like 15 minutes!
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Postby CarouselEnthusiast on April 7th, 2023, 8:54 am
sfgamnthemoon wrote:New map:

Thanks for sharing this!
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Postby CarouselEnthusiast on April 7th, 2023, 9:47 am
From SFGAm's facebook
Get ready... We've been waiting for this one! Some of the ALL NEW food menu items this season include:
NEW DOLE SOFT-SERVE Flavors & Flavored Cones
Bubble Tea Drinks
Steak, Chicken, Brisket or Veggie Loaded Nachos
Chicken & Waffles (coming in June)
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Postby sfgamnthemoon on April 7th, 2023, 9:48 am
CarouselEnthusiast wrote:From SFGAm's facebook
Get ready... We've been waiting for this one! Some of the ALL NEW food menu items this season include:
NEW DOLE SOFT-SERVE Flavors & Flavored Cones
Bubble Tea Drinks
Steak, Chicken, Brisket or Veggie Loaded Nachos
Chicken & Waffles (coming in June)

The bubble tea actually looks good... at least I can try it at the low price of $8!
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