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Postby anewman35 on April 9th, 2020, 7:30 pm
So what are the odds we actually get this opening in 2020 now? I'm thinking slim, based on timing and cost cutting (per another thread they've already seemingly cut one ride in the chain). If we do, I expect it's our 2021 ride too...
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Postby anewman35 on April 9th, 2020, 7:38 pm
B&MGuy35 wrote:
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gottastrata33 wrote:Someone got amazing shots of the park at sunrise this morning. Go to "Above Lake County" on Facebook for some other fantastic shots but they caught some aerial construction of Tsunami Surge. Footers look to be laid out.

Check out the new photos on that page. It looks like the parking lot entrance to Hurricane Harbor was completely demolished.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 9th, 2020, 7:54 pm
To be honest, they have footers, the catch pool & the pump room installed/almost finished. I think it's def still on track oddly. But -

USO announced that it's not opening until pretty much June. So at this point, SF along with many many others if not all, will soon do the same. Which sucks so bad. So this COULD just open with the park.
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Postby anewman35 on April 9th, 2020, 10:04 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:To be honest, they have footers, the catch pool & the pump room installed/almost finished. I think it's def still on track oddly. But -

USO announced that it's not opening until pretty much June. So at this point, SF along with many many others if not all, will soon do the same. Which sucks so bad. So this COULD just open with the park.


That depends if they're working on it at all while the park is closed. Does anybody know? I know some parks are working on construction during this time and some aren't...
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Postby Sven18 on April 15th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Don't see Tsunami Surge on SFGAm website anymore, just like what happened to SFDK's Sidewinder coaster. Might be delayed till 2021.
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Postby anewman35 on April 15th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Sven18 wrote:Don't see Tsunami Surge on SFGAm website anymore, just like what happened to SFDK's Sidewinder coaster. Might be delayed till 2021.


Still appears to be there (and linked from the park page, at least on mobile):
https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/newfor2020
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Postby Sven18 on April 15th, 2020, 7:48 pm
anewman35 wrote:
Sven18 wrote:Don't see Tsunami Surge on SFGAm website anymore, just like what happened to SFDK's Sidewinder coaster. Might be delayed till 2021.


Still appears to be there (and linked from the park page, at least on mobile):
https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/newfor2020


Go to SFGAM website..GONE! Just like Sidewinder at SFDK site, on the main site, gone from 2020 in the park specific site.
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Postby staticshadows on April 15th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Sven18 wrote:
anewman35 wrote:
Sven18 wrote:Don't see Tsunami Surge on SFGAm website anymore, just like what happened to SFDK's Sidewinder coaster. Might be delayed till 2021.


Still appears to be there (and linked from the park page, at least on mobile):
https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/newfor2020


Go to SFGAM website..GONE! Just like Sidewinder at SFDK site, on the main site, gone from 2020 in the park specific site.

I can still see Tsunami Surge.
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Postby coasterfanatic on April 15th, 2020, 8:11 pm
It’s still the cover photo on their Facebook page as well.


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Postby anewman35 on April 15th, 2020, 9:25 pm
So I went through every main Six Flags website.

Almost every park has the new for 2020 ride as the top thing under 'Rides'

Great America has removed Tsunami Surge from that spot, but there's still an article about it under 'articles' and it's still there if you look at the New for 2020 link.

Discovery Kingdom has removed all links to their ride everywhere.

So SOMETHING appears to be up, they probably are pushing Tsunami Surge to 2021, they've just done a half-assed job of it so far. It'll be interesting to see if they make additional changes to the site soon.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on April 15th, 2020, 9:31 pm
It's still on the What's New tab for me. Above link showed it too.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 16th, 2020, 10:46 am
anewman35 wrote:So I went through every main Six Flags website.

Almost every park has the new for 2020 ride as the top thing under 'Rides'

Great America has removed Tsunami Surge from that spot, but there's still an article about it under 'articles' and it's still there if you look at the New for 2020 link.

Discovery Kingdom has removed all links to their ride everywhere.

So SOMETHING appears to be up, they probably are pushing Tsunami Surge to 2021, they've just done a half-assed job of it so far. It'll be interesting to see if they make additional changes to the site soon.

Yeah, it still appears under Rides for me, but yeah Discovery Kingdom removed their ride even for What's New it just shows Batman. I believe that it is most likely that Discovery Kingdom could have canceled their 2020 attraction due to budget cuts.
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Postby DeathbyDinn on April 18th, 2020, 5:29 pm
I've heard talk that Sidewinder Safari is likely delayed until 2021 as covid held up manufacturing.
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Postby DejaVu2001 on April 30th, 2020, 11:08 am
So although the Tsunami Surge page is still live and can be accessed from the national new for 2020 page, there are no longer any mentions of Tsunami Surge anywhere on SFGAm's website. Not that surprising, because with construction shut down until at least June, best case scenario would be having it ready in mid-August. So yeah, new for 2021 :lol:

EDIT They still have Tsunami Surge as their cover photo on Facebook, but my money is still on 2021
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Postby JaminOut on April 30th, 2020, 12:10 pm
DejaVu2001 wrote:So although the Tsunami Surge page is still live and can be accessed from the national new for 2020 page, there are no longer any mentions of Tsunami Surge anywhere on SFGAm's website. Not that surprising, because with construction shut down until at least June, best case scenario would be having it ready in mid-August. So yeah, new for 2021 :lol:

EDIT They still have Tsunami Surge as their cover photo on Facebook, but my money is still on 2021


I just hopped on Great America’s website. Navigating to the What’s New page, Tsunami Surge is still listed as a 2020 opening. Tsunami Surge has been removed from the Rides and Attractions page, though. Things still seem up in the air, but it looks like you may be correct!


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Postby anewman35 on April 30th, 2020, 3:12 pm
DejaVu2001 wrote:So although the Tsunami Surge page is still live and can be accessed from the national new for 2020 page, there are no longer any mentions of Tsunami Surge anywhere on SFGAm's website. Not that surprising, because with construction shut down until at least June, best case scenario would be having it ready in mid-August. So yeah, new for 2021 :lol:

EDIT They still have Tsunami Surge as their cover photo on Facebook, but my money is still on 2021


Yeah, there's definitely been (another) change. They had previously removed it from the 'rides' spot on the front page, but it was still showing under 'articles'. Now it's not.

So, yes, probably 2021, just weird that they're scrubbing their stuff so inconsistently...
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Postby DejaVu2001 on April 30th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Definitely lacking with the website updates. The website would have you believe the park is still opening May 19th :lol:
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Postby anewman35 on April 30th, 2020, 10:20 pm
To update from a few weeks ago, I checked all the Six Flags sites again and they've ALL removed all mention of their new rides from the home page (even parks like SFGAv, where it seems pretty obvious the ride is going ahead). Discovery Kingdom still remains the only one that removed the 'what's new' page for 2020, but they've at least fixed their link to go to their 2019 page instead of just a File Not Found...
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Postby coasterfanatic on May 1st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Someone I know who lives near the park says vertical construction on Tsunami Surge has begun. It’s possible the ride will be constructed but just never open in 2020.

Mike said on the Q1 call that $50 million has already been spent on capital expenditures. Things they couldn’t control per se. (like contracts to build the new rides, etc etc)


Mike made no mention of any 2020 capital expenditures being delayed. He just said the total they’d spend is $40-$50 million less.


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Postby DejaVu2001 on May 1st, 2020, 12:22 pm
If he lives so close, why didn't he take a photo to share?
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Postby coasterfanatic on May 1st, 2020, 12:24 pm
He might get a closer look today but as someone who lives close by, he probably didn’t think it’s necessary to take a photo.


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Postby DejaVu2001 on May 1st, 2020, 2:58 pm
If they did start vertical construction, that would go against everything I've been hearing.
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Postby staticshadows on May 9th, 2020, 6:37 pm
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on May 12th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Hey, I haven’t been on in a while!
Here’s a video I found with pics of Tsunami Surge pieces in the parking lot.

https://youtu.be/SBSlZjNHozk


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Postby coasterfanatic on May 12th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Nice.

And yes, my friend who lives near the park confirmed that he was mistaken when he initially thought he saw vertical construction

We shall see what happens now that parts are on site.


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