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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Shockwave 88-02 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:09 pm

http://instagr.am/p/JNXM3Ilbcb/ The Go-Carts now have a station.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Golfie » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:45 pm

sfgam#1 wrote:The roof is complete !!!
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I was not expecting a tensile roof structure. The initial concepts conveyed the idea of corrugated curved roofing. Odd choice, no?


Now that I look back at the technical rendering, the current structure is very different from the station as originally planned. I wouldn't be surprised if what you see right now is a temporary structure to protect the trains and equipment from the elements while testing commences.

Look at the series of black beams protruding from the side of the station - those show evidence of a permanent station that will take this current shelter's place.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Commando » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:47 pm

^^ I wish the go carts would just go back were they where. They are so ugly in their new spot.

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Postby deathbydinn » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:15 pm

^Well..their old spot is where Riptide Bay is.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby jzoole » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:23 pm

So this has nothing to do with X-Flight, but I was looking at SFGAm on Bing maps and noticed that they have added cool outlines of where all the rides in the park are. This must be new because I've never seen it before, and it doesn't seem to have been added for any other parks I've seen on Bing maps. Thought it was kinda cool. :)
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Shockwave 88-02 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:55 pm

Taken by Duane Marden. In the lower left hand corner you can see the former Skeeball. Is it possibly Leather Xcessories which was talked about at No Coaster Con?
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Postby Jerrykoala2112 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:27 pm

So far, I see no sign of trims? It's not the biggest deal in the world if X-Flight has them, and I don't wanna come off as a complainer. I loved Wild Eagle, and the trim on that ride barely touched the train. But with how SFGAm operates Raging Bull and it's trim :?r
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby deathbydinn » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:13 pm

The park confirmed on Twitter that there will be some sort of Flash Pass option for X Flight.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby mcjaco » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:44 pm

Shockwave 88-02 wrote:Taken by Duane Marden. In the lower left hand corner you can see the former Skeeball. Is it possibly Leather Xcessories which was talked about at No Coaster Con?


I took a similar picture on our tour. That (and I'm going off of memory), is the photo pass booth. The exit queue will come out right there.

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby AndCamSS » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:34 am

A couple of things....

Yes that is the station. It actually resembles a military hangar which uses tarps like that for the roof. You can find pictures of real ones online and someone posted a picture of one on sfgamworld too.

There are no trims and if there were that doesn't mean they are going to be like Bulls because it's not Raging Bull obviously.

The old skeeball is where the exit/photo booth is.

Those go karts get a ridiculous amount of business now compared to the old location. Maybe some trees would help it look a bit better?

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