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Postby DejaVu2001 on November 11th, 2020, 3:43 pm
https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/p ... -schedule/

Six Flags Great America has added three additional nights to Holiday In The Park Lights. Closing Day is now December 30th.
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Postby anewman35 on December 9th, 2020, 1:11 pm
They're going to add a drive thru Holiday In The Park mid-December through January...

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Postby DejaVu2001 on December 9th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Just to make it perfectly clear, the drive-thru is an additional event running on nights regular Holiday In The Park Lights is not open. The regular Holiday In The Park Lights will still be open as a walk through on all of the previously announced dates.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on December 10th, 2020, 9:01 pm
DejaVu2001 wrote:Just to make it perfectly clear, the drive-thru is an additional event running on nights regular Holiday In The Park Lights is not open. The regular Holiday In The Park Lights will still be open as a walk through on all of the previously announced dates.



THANKS for clarifying that! It's a bit confusing.
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Postby JimPanky on January 9th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Anyone else going through roller coaster withdrawal? Tiger Terror anything. I need a dang coaster lol. My last ride was September 22nd 2019.

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Postby B&MGuy35 on January 9th, 2021, 1:04 pm
JimPanky wrote:Anyone else going through roller coaster withdrawal? Tiger Terror anything. I need a dang coaster lol. My last ride was September 22nd 2019.

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That’s a long time!
I am but I was fortunate enough to go to several parks open this past summer so not in the same level of withdrawal as you are.


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Postby Coaster Justin on January 11th, 2021, 4:09 am
JimPanky wrote:Anyone else going through roller coaster withdrawal? Tiger Terror anything. I need a dang coaster lol. My last ride was September 22nd 2019.

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Postby CoasterDave316 on January 11th, 2021, 10:51 pm
I made trips to SFStl. and Cedar Point this year so I was still able to ride some coasters.

This was my first summer in 25 years not riding a coaster at SFGAm. So that marked the end of a pretty long streak for me. I enjoyed walking around the park for a hour during Holiday in the Park, but hope they can open some rides up next season.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on January 11th, 2021, 10:55 pm
CoasterDave316 wrote:I made trips to SFStl. and Cedar Point this year so I was still able to ride some coasters.

This was my first summer in 25 years not riding a coaster at SFGAm. So that marked the end of a pretty long streak for me. I enjoyed walking around the park for a hour during Holiday in the Park, but hope they can open some rides up next season.
Wow I didn’t even think of that!
This was my first year not riding a coaster there after a 40 year streak.

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Postby JimPanky on January 11th, 2021, 11:14 pm
I would still count the streak. No one could ride coasters at Great America this year so that doesn't really count against anyone.
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Postby JimPanky on January 15th, 2021, 12:10 am
I wonder when the park will reopen with coasters.
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Postby Coaster Justin on January 16th, 2021, 8:00 am
Hopefully May/June 2021

Depending on Vaccines... Sorry to get Political?
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Postby anewman35 on January 16th, 2021, 6:55 pm
Coaster Justin wrote:Hopefully May/June 2021

Depending on Vaccines... Sorry to get Political?


Really it's going to be about cases. Vaccines should help with cases. Some of these new variants might make cases worse. Time will tell. But nothing has changed the underlying dynamic that Illinois clearly considers Amusement Park a high risk thing so it might still be a while.
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Postby coasterfanatic on January 17th, 2021, 1:43 am
Has No Coaster con been cancelled or are they doing a virtual event? I know it’s usually around this time!


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Postby anewman35 on January 18th, 2021, 1:36 am
coasterfanatic wrote:Has No Coaster con been cancelled or are they doing a virtual event? I know it’s usually around this time!


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Appears to be a virtual thing next month...

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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on January 21st, 2021, 5:21 pm
I do not think this summer will be that different from last in terms of the status and numbers of the virus. But I think there would be a chance SFGAm get's a second look as many parks successfully reopened with new procedures and regulations. I do not think there has been a breakout tied to an amusement park, so that should increase chances we actually get some rides.
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