Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Philrad71 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:41 pm

OMG...that is the Chairplane that used to be at Midway Park (my "hometown" park)!

I used to love that ride as a kid - it seemed to run quite fast, although when it was here it had brightly painted red wooden chairs.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby JordyC » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:43 am

I am really liking this report! Thanks for sharing.
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1. Shambhala - PortAventura Park 2. Taron - Phantasialand 3. Helix - Liseberg 4. Expedition GeForce - Holiday Park 5. Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa-Park 6. Blue Fire Megacoaster - Europa-Park 7. Silver Star - Europa-Park 8. Goliath - Walibi Holland 9. Balder - Liseberg 10. Alpina Blitz - Nigloland

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby cfc » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:57 am

If the Zippin Pippin was good enough for the King of Rock and Roll, it's good enough for you.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:20 am

Great report! I don't think I had seen a full TR of Bay Beach before but it looks like a great little park focused on preserving history.

larrygator wrote:Beech Bend and Bay Beach are the only amusement parks I have seen the SCAT ride.


A traveling carnival in New England (Fiesta Shows) also has a scat.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:48 am

How would you guys compare the ride experience between a scat, and a tempest?

It's been probably 25 years since I've been on a tempest, and can't recall.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:29 pm

Ok...so let's get back at it.

Let's take a look at our stop at six flags great America.
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We made it
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This was the busiest park of our trip.
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The first ride we hit was the new joker ride.
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Crazy ride, but too short.
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Station shot
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It looks like the enterprise ride was removed, and they are replacing it with the river crawler.
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They were working on it while we were there
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They have a staging area with all the parts for the ride where the roads course used to be.
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They added a new kids ride area since I was there last. The kids loved this ride.
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Since we didn't get there till later in the day, there was not a lot of sunshine left.
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The park has a decent night time parade.
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On our way out of the park, the American eagle dominates.
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The next morning, after it taking us an hour to get thru parking and security, we made it into the park. Not only was the view great, but the weather was as well.
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Today's first ride was a special one. My son was tall enough for his first big coaster...the wizzer.
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He loved It! This was his second ride on it. We ended up riding it multiple times. Our home park is cedarpoint, and there is not much for him to ride there, so this was a treat.
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Station shot of this classic ride.
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This used to be one of my favorite rides...untill they trimmed it to death. Nine the less, it's still a great ride.
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Raging bull dominates the sky in the southwest territory.
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One of the things I like about six flags, is the attention to theaming.
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While in the southwest territory, I highly recommend checking out the mega nachos. These things are HUGE, and enough for 3 people. It's also an option on the meal plan.
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Another ride in the southwest territory is chabasco.
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This is the 3rd bfm dark ride of the trip. Not much of any difference between this one and the others. I think these are a great addition to the park.
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This ride was very popular.
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Next coaster is the American eagle.
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This coaster is huge! I could only imagine how long it takes to paint this thing.
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This is a racing coaster.
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Station shot.
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Looks like a antique car ride used to reside near the eagle.
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Lots more from Six Flags Great America coming soon.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Vonni » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:26 am

I'd love to get back to SFGAm!

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:51 am

Vonni wrote:I'd love to get back to SFGAm!



Me too! I think we are heading back in October this year.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby cparkes92 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:37 am

thrillrider wrote:
Vonni wrote:I'd love to get back to SFGAm!



Me too! I think we are heading back in October this year.


Me three! I haven't been there since 2005!
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:59 pm

More pictures from our mega trip stop at six flags great America.
I am having an issue finding a big block of pictures I took, so I posted what I could right now.
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We started day 2 with another rude on raging bull.
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I'm glad we took the time to check out the EFX show. This show blew us away. Definitely one of the best theme park shows we have ever seen.
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This show was packed with special effects and lightning.
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Amazing show! I highly recommend checking it out.
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After the show, our family was invited up to check out some of the effects, and get our picture taken with the staff. I want to thank them if they are reading this.
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Back out into the park, we hit goliath. Very fun ride, bit a bit on the short side.
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This is one of the reasons I like six flags parks over cedar fair. Look at the theming.
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The line for superman was pretty long, and we have been on it several times before, so we skipped it this visit.
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Another fun ride. I kinda miss the pre show for this ride though.
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This Is a ride that I really enjoy, however my family does not.
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That's us!
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This wing coaster blows gatekeeper away.
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That's all from six flags. Next park is kokomos.
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