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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby WayCool64 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:25 pm

Out of all the water rides they could've shut down, they chose this one? I get that maintenance can get a bit expensive with these types of rides, especially given Arrow's no longer around, but there's a perfectly bulldozable Whitewater Falls, which (last I saw) isn't that much wet and doesn't even get that many riders (plus the fact that there's a good amount of space in that area). I really hope something better replaces this (especially given one of the masterplan documents mentioned a new flume ride), but my guess is that they'll just use the space for more Boomerang Bay stuff.

Also, why do these parks gotta announce ride closures just a few weeks prior? I've been noticing a pattern with these.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby ALT2870 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:06 pm

Alright, a bizarre choice for sure. You can really start making an argument now that Six Flags cares more about the historic rides. Maybe the logs go to Illinois? :P

I'm guessing the last minute closures are so no one throws a protest similar to Whizzer.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:39 am

No surprise given the planning document, but still a shame...

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:25 am

I really liked Logger's Run, so it's a shame to see it closing. I forget what was in the planning document, but I'm guessing this area would be used for water slides given its proximity to Boomerang Bay. Their water park was extremely small back in 2014, so while I personally would have preferred them to keep the flume, I understand why they want to build in that area.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Manic Monte » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:13 am

After the park removed Yankee Clipper, Logger's Run just wasn't the same. I'm sad to see the other half go, but the writing has been on the wall ever since they split up the two. We know a water park expansion and new water ride are in the park's plans, so we'll see where this goes.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Mr. Corn » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:17 am

It worked for Whizzer, so maybe it’ll work here? (Prob not by worth a shot!!)

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby The49er » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:49 pm

Since they've already announced RailBlazer, why wouldn't they wait until next year to close Loggers Run? I doubt they'd be starting a waterpark expansion so early...
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Manic Monte » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:56 pm

The49er wrote:Since they've already announced RailBlazer, why wouldn't they wait until next year to close Loggers Run? I doubt they'd be starting a waterpark expansion so early...


Depends on how large the expansion is...

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Mr. Corn » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:09 pm

Any predictions for what'll be replacing it?

I'm guessing:
-Upgraded Waterpark Entrance
-Upgraded Restaurant
-Water Coaster
-Mat Racer
-Slide Complex
-Every Slide getting new paint
-Additional shade
-Upgraded landscaping

Also, there would probably be a new name, any guesses for that?
I'm guessing:
-San Fransisco Shores
-California Harbor
-Riptide Cove

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby WayCool64 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:34 pm

It's most likely the space will be used for something related to the waterpark. And I personally think it should be renamed Yankee Harbor since that's what part of the area used to be called when the park first opened, and I feel it'd be an interestingly nice throwback.
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