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Postby CoasterDave316 on June 4th, 2010, 10:14 am
A large standing roller coaster could be relocated to Great America from another Six Flags theme park. Details are few as park officials maintain "nothing is for sure," but the wheels appear to be turning.

On May 26, Great America received a unanimous favorable recommendation from the Gurnee Zoning Board of Appeals to exceed the 125-foot height restriction for the construction of a new 150-foot coaster. The ride is proposed for the park's Space Port area near the main entrance. The site was formerly home to Space Shuttle America, which closed after the 2007 season.

"This is our first major thrill ride proposed since Superman in 2003," said Hank Salemi, park president.

It's also the first time Great America has asked for a height variance since adding the 205-foot tall Raging Bull in 1999.

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Postby wishman35 on June 5th, 2010, 6:16 am
o rly?
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Postby Cole on June 5th, 2010, 9:14 am
Impossible!
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Postby pwn3rs4life on June 6th, 2010, 8:54 pm
as of april 26th we got it now. here are the rumors and names i heard
1. the standup cars are being used for iron wolf
2. it's gonna be floorless possibly if stand up kiss iron wolf good bye
3.there moving go karts to where splash water falls was
4. yes it will take up some of the parking lot
5.rumored names Keep it as Chang rename it to bizarro, rename it to green latern or rename it to shockwave the sequel i like that one
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Postby Goku1910 on June 8th, 2010, 1:29 am
Shockwave the Sequel? I just lol'd

How is it the first time asking for a height variance since 1999? Not only did V2 get approved for both of it's two needed height variances, it opened in 2001.
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Postby david on June 8th, 2010, 10:53 am
V2 and Deja Vu! The park really goofed on that one.
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Postby Goku1910 on July 13th, 2010, 6:01 pm
might want to post another news story on the front page. I can't believe this is still the latest one because we're not getting a coaster in 2011.
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Postby Cole on July 13th, 2010, 7:26 pm
[quote="Bizzaro Badger"]Impossible![/quote]
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Postby pwn3rs4life on August 4th, 2010, 6:50 pm
were not geting it :(
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Postby jwlnroe on September 17th, 2010, 4:08 pm
dang that would have been totally awesome if we got Chang but looks like its going to SF Great Adventure.. sorry a new coaster is long over due the waterpark doesn't need more new stuff since it is the "NEW THING" and doesn't need more new things until the Theme Park gets another thrill ride/coaster. . i'm bummed.. don't really care for the waterpark cause i live 1 1/2 hrs from wisconsin dells i can go there anytime. . six flags is like a one year if not every few year trip for me.. oh well.. maybe in a few years we will get another new coaster..
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Postby Goku1910 on September 17th, 2010, 4:55 pm
it's been said once, twice, a hundred times. Great America is in no way, in need of 15 Roller Coasters
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Postby bigshow19 on May 6th, 2011, 11:14 am
i don't think that will happen but i think they should add something new as in a thrill ride though they dont have enough of those something like a ripcord or a slingshot something big something major that would be great
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Postby Branzila on February 3rd, 2015, 1:20 am
Gurnee, Ill. – Six Flags Great America kicks off the 2011 season with a trip down memory lane. The theme park celebrates 30 thrilling years of American Eagle, the iconic racing wooden coaster. The anniversary is marked with a special Opening Day ceremony and discounted admission. In honor of the year the coaster opened, fans of American Eagle can purchase a $19.81 ticket online good for Opening Weekend, May 7th and 8th.
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Postby Branzila on February 3rd, 2015, 1:20 am
Gurnee, Ill. – Six Flags Great America kicks off the 2011 season with a trip down memory lane. The theme park celebrates 30 thrilling years of American Eagle, the iconic racing wooden coaster. The anniversary is marked with a special Opening Day ceremony and discounted admission. In honor of the year the coaster opened, fans of American Eagle can purchase a $19.81 ticket online good for Opening Weekend, May 7th and 8th.
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