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Former Great America rides - which ones would you bring back

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Postby CoasterRiderSC on September 28th, 2018, 1:32 pm
In thinking of ALL the former rides our park has had, which ride(s) would you bring back if you could?

Sky Whirl for me. This ride was fun, family friendly and had huge capacity.

Also I would bring back Tidal Wave. It was a great and fun ride, even though it was short.
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Postby UnclePennybags on September 28th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Sky Whirl.
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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on October 1st, 2018, 1:43 pm
Shockwave, I keep hearing it was a good ride so I want to try it for myself.

King Chaos: I want this back MGH has gotten really boring for some reason.
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on October 1st, 2018, 2:35 pm
Tidal Wave. It’s the perfect “rite of passage “ coaster.
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on October 1st, 2018, 6:46 pm
If it came back everyone would complain it is too rough cause it had it rough spots reason why at 3pm it had zero line
_FuryBull_330_ wrote:Shockwave, I keep hearing it was a good ride so I want to try it for myself.

King Chaos: I want this back MGH has gotten really boring for some reason.
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Postby anewman35 on October 2nd, 2018, 11:55 pm
Yeah, Shockwave, at least at the end, was pretty unrideable for a lot of people (including myself).
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on October 3rd, 2018, 3:32 am
anewman35 wrote:Yeah, Shockwave, at least at the end, was pretty unrideable for a lot of people (including myself).



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Postby CoasterRiderSC on October 5th, 2018, 4:27 pm
I have a friend who rode Shockwave 10x in a row after a very long (2-3 hours) rain delay! That warrants some type of award of plaque!!
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Postby jmanporty7 on October 6th, 2018, 10:47 am
I've always wanted to experience Sky Whirl. It's such a classic ride for this park and has Great America written all over it.
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Postby Viper 88 on October 16th, 2018, 10:17 am
Sky Whirl- we desperately need a high capacity family crowd eater.
Shockwave- maybe retooled slightly to eliminate the roughness.
SplashWater Falls-just because if you really wanted to get wet on a 90 degree day all you really had to was stand on the bridge!
Great America Raceway with 2 sides- Again now we are seriously lacking in thefamily rides department.
Tidal Wave-Replace V2 and have something that would actually fit in Yankee Harbor.
Logger's Run and Yankee Cliper- I know these are both still up and running however I am talking about opening the sides they welded off and returning it to it's crowd eater status.
Space Shuttle America- though under the guise of a motion theater with rotating movies and Elvira's Superstition for Fright Fest.
Orbit- It was an original.
Z-Force- just looked cool from the pics I've seen.
HayBaler- again crowd eating ride needed.
Eagle's Flight and Southern Cross because we need more than 1 transportation system.
Great america Scenic Railway- again I know this is still up and running but I would add another stop or 2 in Mardi Gras/Yankee and Southwest.
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Postby Coaster Justin on October 16th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Sky Whirl, I have a theory that that section is cursed cause after it got removed; Deja Vu was plagued with problems and nobody rides Buccaneer Battle.
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Postby super7 on October 23rd, 2018, 10:05 am
Skywhirl -these types of ferris wheels were very efficient, high capacity and amazing long rides.
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Postby viperchick85 on October 30th, 2018, 4:10 pm
Orbit
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The one where you're on the rapids
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on December 30th, 2019, 10:52 pm
Shockwave. If it is anything like Viper at SFMM, this is a top half coaster at SFGAm today. Much better than Superman.

Deja Vu. I never rode it at SFGAm, but I rode it at Silverwood in 2017 and it was absolutely awesome. It is in my top 25. Would love for it to return.

Sky Whirl. Seems ginormous and interesting. Would love to give it a spin.

Cajun Cliffhanger. Another ride I would love to experience and a thrilling flat we could use.
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Postby got2havefun on December 31st, 2019, 11:36 pm
Deja vu
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Postby gottastrata33 on January 13th, 2020, 5:28 am
got2havefun wrote:Deja vu


It's been about 13yrs & I'm still not over it. lol a modern version of this from Vekoma would mean everything to me if it came here.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on January 13th, 2020, 11:57 am
gottastrata33 wrote:
got2havefun wrote:Deja vu


It's been about 13yrs & I'm still not over it. lol a modern version of this from Vekoma would mean everything to me if it came here.



At least you actually got to ride it! It was always down when I went , and I wasn't going as frequently then as I am now. But I can say that I did ride Z-Force!
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Postby staticshadows on January 13th, 2020, 3:54 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:
got2havefun wrote:Deja vu


It's been about 13yrs & I'm still not over it. lol a modern version of this from Vekoma would mean everything to me if it came here.

Would you settle for a Vekoma Tilt coaster?
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Postby Falcon on January 14th, 2020, 4:56 pm
got2havefun wrote:Deja vu


X Flight's first drop would be right in the face of that monster cobra roll. Walking through that section of the park would look awesome!
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Postby forddude1416 on August 5th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Shockwave.
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Postby UnclePennybags on August 6th, 2020, 9:46 am
Dan The Coaster Man wrote:...Cajun Cliffhanger. Another ride I would love to experience and a thrilling flat we could use.

Cajun Cliffhanger was similar to a washing machine during its spin cycle. It relied on centrifugal force to pin you against its walls, then it dropped the floor out from beneath you.

I got pretty sick on this ride. I was able to hold things together until I got on Sky Whirl, then I barfed. Good times.
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Postby AirTimeDaz on August 9th, 2020, 8:20 am
Deja Vu (never got the chance to ride. was always down when i visited)

and Z Force (just to ride it one time then they can tear it down again) :lol:
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Postby ernstwhere on August 9th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Z Force was AWFUL! Sky Whirl was such an icon of the park, like Columbia.
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Postby gottastrata33 on August 29th, 2020, 1:25 pm
staticshadows wrote:
gottastrata33 wrote:
got2havefun wrote:Deja vu


It's been about 13yrs & I'm still not over it. lol a modern version of this from Vekoma would mean everything to me if it came here.

Would you settle for a Vekoma Tilt coaster?
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If it looked like that... perhaps haha the tilt concept is still awesome to me but we will see if those catch on finally.


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Postby JimPanky on September 3rd, 2020, 9:56 am
Space Shuttle America
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