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Postby ChicagoCoasters on May 24th, 2020, 1:58 am
Any news on ts construction???
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Postby DejaVu2001 on May 24th, 2020, 5:49 am
Tsunami Surge construction as well as general park and ride maintenance are still shut down. Hopefully all of that will resume once Illinois moves into Phase 3, but we'll see what happens.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on May 25th, 2020, 10:45 am
Although this is completely illegal I believe, meaning you can’t fly a drone over the park without permission from Six Flags directly, someone did it last week and here’s the video from YouTube.

https://youtu.be/Ij_P2L2VaAc

You can see no vertical construction has started as the site is still in the same position as it was back in March.

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Postby JT2002 on May 25th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Friend told me that the steel erection crews hired from Canada have been sent home.
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Postby anewman35 on July 15th, 2020, 9:56 am
I see somebody changed the title of the thread to say 2021 now. It seems obvious that's what's happening, but did they ever make any sort of official announcement of it?
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Postby coasterfanatic on July 15th, 2020, 10:30 am
They didn’t...but there’s been zero movement on it and Mike said in the last quarterly earnings call that many capital investments were delayed.


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Postby staticshadows on July 15th, 2020, 10:31 am
Yes, Tsunami Surge and Tidal Wave are listed as 2021 attractions now.

https://sixflags.com/greatamerica/newfor2020
World's Tallest Water Coaster to Debut in 2021
https://sixflags.com/magicwaters/newfor2020
Tidal Wave to Debut in 2021
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Postby anewman35 on July 15th, 2020, 2:53 pm
staticshadows wrote:Yes, Tsunami Surge and Tidal Wave are listed as 2021 attractions now.

https://sixflags.com/greatamerica/newfor2020
World's Tallest Water Coaster to Debut in 2021
https://sixflags.com/magicwaters/newfor2020
Tidal Wave to Debut in 2021


Ha, but the same page also still says:

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Check out the all-new TSUNAMI SURGE coming to Six Flags Great America in 2020. We will update more as construction progresses.
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Postby JT2002 on July 17th, 2020, 8:23 pm
I mean the parts are all chilling there in the parking lot last time I checked. As well as the new front water park entrance that's literally just wood posts for now.
https://ibb.co/G24shQD
^bottom left is new entrance I think and top right is slide parts.
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 B&MGuy35 on July 18th, 2020, 12:50 am
JT2002 wrote:I mean the parts are all chilling there in the parking lot last time I checked. As well as the new front water park entrance that's literally just wood posts for now.
https://ibb.co/G24shQD
^bottom left is new entrance I think and top right is slide parts.
I believe this shot is very old?
The ground is still tore up on the entrance to the waterpark in the pic.
And the main entrance to the park will be used to enter. That’s where the new body scanners have been installed as each park only received a few of them.


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Postby coasterfanatic on July 18th, 2020, 12:54 am
I don’t believe the park has any plan to build a new entrance from the parking lot besides the member gate. It was designed the way it was for a reason. Unless they want to make a complete standalone park and charge more than just like $10 for none pass holders, it’s entrance will continue to be by Viper.


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Postby B&MGuy35 on July 18th, 2020, 12:56 am
coasterfanatic wrote:I don’t believe the park has any plan to build a new entrance from the parking lot besides the member gate. It was designed the way it was for a reason. Unless they want to make a complete standalone park and charge more than just like $10 for none pass holders, it’s entrance will continue to be by Viper.


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I agree
But something was definitely up with the parking lot entrance this year because it was completely torn up but I’m sure that has all been put on hold now just like the water coaster was.


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Postby JimPanky on July 18th, 2020, 10:03 am
I'm sure I'm way late on this but I can't find it. Where is Tsunami Surge going?
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Postby UnclePennybags on July 18th, 2020, 10:17 am
JimPanky wrote:I'm sure I'm way late on this but I can't find it. Where is Tsunami Surge going?

This isn't my photo, but you can see the footers for Tsunami Surge next to Maxx Force. I'll see if I can locate the link to the Facebook page I mooched this from.

EDIT: On April 2, 2020 in this discussion topic, gottastrata33 posted a reference to drone footage on the Above Lake County Facebook page. If you have access to Facebook, you can see it here:

https://www.facebook.com/Lakecountydron ... 3252645424

I notice that the guy has added footage for Hurricane Harbor and some other Great America goodies. Sending a drone over the park is supposed to be illegal, but it still looks cool.
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Postby JT2002 on July 18th, 2020, 5:36 pm
B&MGuy35 wrote:
JT2002 wrote:I mean the parts are all chilling there in the parking lot last time I checked. As well as the new front water park entrance that's literally just wood posts for now.
https://ibb.co/G24shQD
^bottom left is new entrance I think and top right is slide parts.
I believe this shot is very old?
The ground is still tore up on the entrance to the waterpark in the pic.
And the main entrance to the park will be used to enter. That’s where the new body scanners have been installed as each park only received a few of them.


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From June 1st https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNUxxBc4oJ4

Next year hopefully there will be two entrances to HH. They see it as a way to increase revenue. Maybe it will be member exclusive still.
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 rctfr on July 19th, 2020, 10:01 am
UnclePennybags wrote:
JimPanky wrote:I'm sure I'm way late on this but I can't find it. Where is Tsunami Surge going?

This isn't my photo, but you can see the footers for Tsunami Surge next to Maxx Force. I'll see if I can locate the link to the Facebook page I mooched this from.

EDIT: On April 2, 2020 in this discussion topic, gottastrata33 posted a reference to drone footage on the Above Lake County Facebook page. If you have access to Facebook, you can see it here:

https://www.facebook.com/Lakecountydron ... 3252645424

I notice that the guy has added footage for Hurricane Harbor and some other Great America goodies. Sending a drone over the park is supposed to be illegal, but it still looks cool.


Slightly off topic, but considering where the footers are placed for Tsunami Surge, does anyone know what the plans may be (or have speculation) for bringing back the train? Is there any available path you can see to connect the two open-ended pieces of train track shown in the photo?
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Postby staticshadows on July 19th, 2020, 10:19 am
rctfr wrote:Slightly off topic, but considering where the footers are placed for Tsunami Surge, does anyone know what the plans may be (or have speculation) for bringing back the train? Is there any available path you can see to connect the two open-ended pieces of train track shown in the photo?

The train track will be reconstructed after Tsunami Surge construction is complete.
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Postby anewman35 on July 20th, 2020, 9:39 am
Screamscape shows a picture of the Rockford slide looking almost done. But the webpage does say 2021 now, so I guess they're gonna wait til next year still...
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Postby B&MGuy35 on July 20th, 2020, 2:57 pm
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I wonder what this huge hole is for?
The bottom is filled with water.
The splashdown pool for the slide is way on the other side so not sure what this would be.


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Postby staticshadows on July 20th, 2020, 3:06 pm
There is going to be a building in that location for the Tsunami Surge pumps and controls.
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Postby UnclePennybags on July 20th, 2020, 3:16 pm
B&MGuy35 wrote:I wonder what this huge hole is for?

The other day, I overheard some of my friends in the Mob say something about "Great America", "move", and "Hoffa", but maybe they were talking about something else.
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Postby staticshadows on October 25th, 2020, 6:36 pm
It's nice to see construction restarted on Tsunami Surge.
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