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Postby Airboss on May 27th, 2021, 8:52 am
Was there all day yesterday. All coasters running full trains. No more hourly train sanitations. Masks only required on rides and in lines, not on the midways. Image
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Postby UnclePennybags on May 27th, 2021, 10:12 pm
Airboss wrote:Was there all day yesterday. All coasters running full trains. No more hourly train sanitations. Masks only required on rides and in lines, not on the midways.

Happy to see this. Hoping for more if Illinois can make it to Phase 5.

Since last week, Six Flags Over Texas, Over Georgia, Fiesta Texas, St. Louis, New England, and Frontier City have lifted *all* masking requirements and no longer require reservations or temperature checks to get into the park. Same for Great Adventure and America, although both of these parks require masks indoors or while in queues or on rides.

Great America, Magic Mountain, and Discovery Kingdom have yet to post anything on Facebook, but it looks like we'll be seeing something before this summer heats up.

I really like going to the park on hot days, but wearing a mask in the dry park on a hot day would be too much for me. Looking forward to this summer.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on May 28th, 2021, 9:06 am
Airboss - Thanks for the update!!!
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Postby coasterfanatic on May 29th, 2021, 11:43 am
Kind of disappointing to see the park hasn’t even mentioned today being the 45th birthday! While I know this season is technically the 46th season, since they couldn’t celebrate the 45th season last year, you think they would acknowledge or celebrate the 45th YEAR, this year

Seems like the same for Eagle, where they did mention its 40th birthday, but not going to do anything special for its 40th year.


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Postby JT2002 on June 1st, 2021, 5:35 pm
JackGlass wrote:$20 an hour is awesome. Hopefully Cedar Point makes that wage hike permanent

Lol six flags would never
They'd rather have like half the rides closed due to shortness of staff.
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Postby Coaster Justin on June 1st, 2021, 8:27 pm
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JackGlass wrote:$20 an hour is awesome. Hopefully Cedar Point makes that wage hike permanent

Lol six flags would never
They'd rather have like half the rides closed due to shortness of staff.



Michigan's Adventure last weekend had 2 of their coasters closed (Shivering Timbers and Thunderhawk), their waterpark closed, all but 2 food places closed, and several kids rides closed.

Also their Mad Mouse only ran 1 car.

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Postby coasterfanatic on June 1st, 2021, 8:53 pm
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anewman35 wrote:Is a switch to Pepsi something that's officially happening? Seems like Six Flags making a deal like would have press releases and stuff, and I can't find any...


My questions exactly. Where is this info?!
No. There’s no evidence to support this and if it was happening, it’s certainly not this year. They like just didn’t want to pay the leasing fees on the Freestyle machine.

My guess is Mike would mention about a change to Pepsi in a quarterly earnings call. Plus they likely have a long term deal/partnership with Coke.


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Postby Airboss on June 2nd, 2021, 5:03 pm
Something must be up with Maxx. Seems to have been down for a few days now. I was there last Friday, it was closed all day (although weather was unfavorable so might have just kept it down for that reason - however the sign out front said technical difficulties). Saturday I'm told it opened but went down around halfway through the day, and as far as I know it hasn't operated since then. Was there yesterday and there was absolutely no activity at it, both trains in the storage and no mechanics / other employees anywhere to be seen. Hope it's not closed too much longer.
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Postby coasterfanatic on June 2nd, 2021, 8:06 pm
Airboss wrote:Something must be up with Maxx. Seems to have been down for a few days now. I was there last Friday, it was closed all day (although weather was unfavorable so might have just kept it down for that reason - however the sign out front said technical difficulties). Saturday I'm told it opened but went down around halfway through the day, and as far as I know it hasn't operated since then. Was there yesterday and there was absolutely no activity at it, both trains in the storage and no mechanics / other employees anywhere to be seen. Hope it's not closed too much longer.
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Postby gottastrata33 on June 3rd, 2021, 3:52 am
Maxx seems to have more issues now than it did when it opened. Two of my friends went separate weeks & they messaged me that it was closed all day. I feel bad for people who are traveling for it but also us haha. I mean it's still the new big thing as it hasn't really had a good run yet. Poor maxx. Lol
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Postby JT2002 on June 3rd, 2021, 5:58 pm
Airboss wrote:Something must be up with Maxx. Seems to have been down for a few days now. I was there last Friday, it was closed all day (although weather was unfavorable so might have just kept it down for that reason - however the sign out front said technical difficulties). Saturday I'm told it opened but went down around halfway through the day, and as far as I know it hasn't operated since then. Was there yesterday and there was absolutely no activity at it, both trains in the storage and no mechanics / other employees anywhere to be seen. Hope it's not closed too much longer.

I was told it's a couple electrical problems, but they seem to be taking a while. Hopefully they're fixing the root of the issue rather than slapping a band aid over it
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Postby ernstwhere on June 3rd, 2021, 8:01 pm
I looked up the Pepsi Coke thing and found a press release announcing Six Flags entered a 10-year? partnership with Cole a few years ago. It's on the corporate webpage. Also, I noticed Wildnerness Theater was on the map this year, has it always been? I thought it was used only for private events. Anything happening there? Maybe plans for an outdoor venue?
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Postby UnclePennybags on June 4th, 2021, 8:58 am
ernstwhere wrote:...I noticed Wildnerness Theater was on the map this year, has it always been? I thought it was used only for private events. Anything happening there? Maybe plans for an outdoor venue?

Wilderness Theatre has been on the maps for years. Nothing has changed here.
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Postby ernstwhere on June 4th, 2021, 6:19 pm
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ernstwhere wrote:...I noticed Wildnerness Theater was on the map this year, has it always been? I thought it was used only for private events. Anything happening there? Maybe plans for an outdoor venue?

Wilderness Theatre has been on the maps for years. Nothing has changed here.


Thanks. I remember the Marriott days of the dolphin show. Has it been utilized for the general public since? And yes, Wilderness Theatre.
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Postby UnclePennybags on June 4th, 2021, 7:05 pm
ernstwhere wrote:I remember the Marriott days of the dolphin show. Has it been utilized for the general public since? And yes, Wilderness Theatre.

I think the dolphin shows stopped in 1986, replaced by high-divers in 1987. By the mid-90's. I don't see any more shows at this location. I think it's been used for groups in the Picnic Grove ever since (not sure about this). In years past, it was also used for Fright Fest shows.
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Postby TwistedSTEEL666 on June 5th, 2021, 2:18 am
Does anybody actually know what kind of work is being done on Roaring Rapids that would require it to be closed for the entire season? Specific details?
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Postby sfgamnthemoon on June 5th, 2021, 7:08 am
TwistedSTEEL666 wrote:Does anybody actually know what kind of work is being done on Roaring Rapids that would require it to be closed for the entire season? Specific details?


I heard that concrete is getting replaced.
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Postby ernstwhere on June 5th, 2021, 9:50 am
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ernstwhere wrote:I remember the Marriott days of the dolphin show. Has it been utilized for the general public since? And yes, Wilderness Theatre.

I think the dolphin shows stopped in 1986, replaced by high-divers in 1987. By the mid-90's. I don't see any more shows at this location. I think it's been used for groups in the Picnic Grove ever since (not sure about this). In years past, it was also used for Fright Fest shows.


Thanks. Yes, I remember a private event letting out from the Theatre and assumed it's only used for groups now. I looked behind the back wall in Camp Cartoon and the original sign/gateway was still there.
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Postby TwistedSTEEL666 on June 5th, 2021, 11:27 am
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TwistedSTEEL666 wrote:Does anybody actually know what kind of work is being done on Roaring Rapids that would require it to be closed for the entire season? Specific details?


I heard that concrete is getting replaced.


That's it? They are not doing anything else, like add new soakers to the ride/ or repair them? What about getting the waterfall over the tunnel entrance turned back on?
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Postby coasterfanatic on June 5th, 2021, 11:32 am
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sfgamnthemoon wrote:
TwistedSTEEL666 wrote:Does anybody actually know what kind of work is being done on Roaring Rapids that would require it to be closed for the entire season? Specific details?


I heard that concrete is getting replaced.


That's it? They are not doing anything else, like add new soakers to the ride/ or repair them? What about getting the waterfall over the tunnel entrance turned back on?
No one knows the exact scope of the work being done on Rapids. All I’ve been told is that it needs “a lot of work”. The plan is to get all the work done that it needs and it have it reopen next year.

No one if any of this work has begun. The park has removed the sign but that’s not uncommon in a year when a ride won’t open and is going through a refurb.

Again, plans could change. I think it would be a mistake for the park not to spend the money to fix the ride, but what the company decides in terms of how to allocated funds and stuff remains to be seen.

All we know is that Rapids is closed for 2021 and is planning on getting a major refurbishment. From the few times I’ve been to the park, I have NOT seen any signs of anything being work on but only time will tell.


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Postby SFGAM_Hog on June 6th, 2021, 11:05 am
Recently RMC retracked parts of Tremors at Silverwood. I’m not sure if this was just a one time thing for them or if they might do more retracks like this, but I think American Eagle might have a bigger chance of having RMC retrack it like this than GCI. What do you guys think about this?

Here’s a CoasterForce pov of the retracking: https://youtu.be/CmqINxez6d8
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Postby coasterfanatic on June 6th, 2021, 12:01 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:Recently RMC retracked parts of Tremors at Silverwood. I’m not sure if this was just a one time thing for them or if they might do more retracks like this, but I think American Eagle might have a bigger chance of having RMC retrack it like this than GCI. What do you guys think about this?

Here’s a CoasterForce pov of the retracking: https://youtu.be/CmqINxez6d8
I think RMCing Eagle is probably the most likely route. They had plans to do that before RMC saw Wolfs space and said they can do a brand new coaster there. I’m assuming those plans are still saved some where. And can easily be tweaked if needed.


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Postby SFGAM_Hog on June 6th, 2021, 7:25 pm
I hope they are planning to do something with Eagle soon! I forgot to mention that I noticed there were pink bands tied around some of the railings on Eagle’s lift. Have they always been there? They could just be replacing only those couple of railings but I don’t know if they’ve been there a long time.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 6th, 2021, 10:37 pm
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SFGAM_Hog wrote:Recently RMC retracked parts of Tremors at Silverwood. I’m not sure if this was just a one time thing for them or if they might do more retracks like this, but I think American Eagle might have a bigger chance of having RMC retrack it like this than GCI. What do you guys think about this?

Here’s a CoasterForce pov of the retracking: https://youtu.be/CmqINxez6d8
I think RMCing Eagle is probably the most likely route. They had plans to do that before RMC saw Wolfs space and said they can do a brand new coaster there. I’m assuming those plans are still saved some where. And can easily be tweaked if needed.


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Didn't they repaint only the lift hill on Eagle a couple of years ago? That could indicate an RMC makeover since they'll keep the lift hill intact most likely and rework everything else.
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Postby Airboss on June 9th, 2021, 6:38 pm
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