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Postby Jerrykoala2112 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:46 am

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Then, 20 min later the sun came out, the Itsy Bitsy Spider got to do his thing....The Bull opened, The American Eagle re-opened, with both sides, the waits turned to almost walk-on's and in two and half hours I tripled my ride count. Bull was a little slow at first, they were running 3 trains, but only 2 with people and one empty (however, last week the 3rd train was sitting on the Transfer Track and didn't even have the T-bar restraints on it...so that's an improvement) for awhile, but they did end up loading/using it by the end of the day.



Just a random question.... Were you the couple that marathoned American Eagle blue side in the back before park closing? I went to SFGAm yesterday as well, and got 10 rides on American Eagle red side before park closing... Turned out to be a great day!
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Postby JamesMC » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:22 am

No, ^ but I moved up a seat so that they could keep theirs....rode twice on the blue side and then switched over to the red side, then ran and got on Bull one more time and Superman twice. The Last 90 min were especially busy for me.

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:08 pm

Six Flags Great America has sent us a press release regarding the debut of Riptide Bay at Hurricane Harbor, the water park's newest expansion.

Get ready to splash, slide and surf. The Best Water Park in the Nation…Just Got Bigger! Six Flags Great America unveils Riptide Bay at Hurricane Harbor, a massive 4-acre water park expansion. With the new addition, Hurricane Harbor will boast 20 acres and offer more slides and attractions than any other water park in the state.

Riptide Bay features four new daring slides with first-of-its-kind Skybox drops. Bombs away as the floor drops out from beneath you and you free-fall five stories into Dive Bomber’s loop or speed down Mega Wedgie’s 80 degree plunge. Race your friends and family on twin versions. New Riptide Bay features also include the only place to surf on Lake Michigan with Surf Rider, a 5-foot-wave surfing simulator, and Monsoon Lagoon, a 14,000 square foot activity pool complete with waterfalls and interactive spray elements. Families can splash through 400 feet of enclosed tubes in Wipeout, a double-funnel raft slide, or relax in new luxury cabanas, a gift shop and tiki snack bar.

“Riptide Bay is the perfect addition to our park's extensive collection of thrills,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America Park President. “We expanded the water park due to popular demand, and are excited to provide guests of all ages with a variety of unique and thrilling slides and attractions, that can only be found at Six Flags Great America,” said Salemi.

Hurricane Harbor opened in 2005. Construction on the Riptide Bay expansion began last fall. Riptide Bay at Hurricane Harbor is free with a season pass or park admission.

Celebrating its 35th incredible year, Six Flags Great America is located between Chicago and Milwaukee and offers fun for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a free 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, a nighttime illuminated parade and three children’s themed areas.



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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby deathbydinn » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:29 pm

Not exactly major news on anything coming in 2012, but while speculating somethings we could take into consideration:

I’ve got a few more random names of interest discovered in the Six Flags online surveys. Some names kicked back for a survey focused more on SFGAm include: Shockwave, Typhoon, Runaway Mine Train, Big Bender, Justice Leaque Watchtower, Sky Coaster, The Blitz, El Toro, Batwing and Joker’s Jinx.


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Any get the survey with the full list of names? I know it's hard to work off of some of the names, and some are probably in their just to throw people off, but still, any hints are helpful!
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby LoneRider92 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:10 am

If Great America were to get a new ride, names like Poltergeist, Atom Smasher, and Hellevator have a nice ring to them. However, if any park EVER got a drop tower and called it "OMG! 400", I think I might puke. :lmao:

An Insane model in the former Great American Raceway area would be excellent, but I agree that it would be better to get a high capacity ride.
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby deathbydinn » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:45 pm

Curious what’s happening at Great America in 2012? Of course you are. I’ve been privy to a few meetings and actually have a bit of the inside scoop. (HUGH JACKMAN DOESN’T THOUGH! WHAT NOW, WOLVERINE?! [Ok you’re right I should just drop this.]) Anyways, the Chicago park is actually gonna fill a few of you guys in early. The first 100 people who raise at least $100 for Walk in the Park will get a special email this fall letting them know the 2012 news before it’s available to the public. The one who raises the most will be getting this info straight from Park President Hank Salemi himself. This is exciting news and you’re gonna want to be the first to hear it. For more info, head to their Facebook Page. And don’t waste too much time cause Walk in the Park is tomorrow at Great America.


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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby John Knotts » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:05 pm

LoneRider92 wrote:If Great America were to get a new ride, names like Poltergeist, Atom Smasher, and Hellevator have a nice ring to them. However, if any park EVER got a drop tower and called it "OMG! 400", I think I might puke. :lmao:

An Insane model in the former Great American Raceway area would be excellent, but I agree that it would be better to get a high capacity ride.



As a company the last few seasons, the max amount spent on new additions seems to be around $10 million. Until that changes, I'm not sure what high capacity coasters you can purchase at that amount (GCI wood coasters are the best bet). SFOT decided to take that money and rebuild Texas Giant, a brilliant move. SFMM chose to spread it out over three attractions(one used, one modified and one new),SFOG went for Devil Dive (lower capacity, but still adds to the overall capacity and diversity of the park) and SFGadv chose to move and build a high capacity stand up from another park. Pretty creative for so little to work with if you ask me.

If this trend continues into 2012, it will be interesting to see how SFGam responds (coaster-wise).

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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:05 am

Hey everybody,

I'm going to be heading to Chicago in August for work and am planning on taking an extra day to head up to the park for a day. Is there any easy way to get to the park using public transportation or will I just be better off renting a car?

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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby ilrider » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:27 am

^No, there isn't a great way to get straight to the park using public transportation. You could take a train from Chicago that could get you to suburbs east and west of Gurnee, but you'd need a taxi to get to the park. That would take you a good two hours each way when you could just drive it in less than an hour each way with a rental car.
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:49 am

^ That's kind of what I figured. I will just rent a car I guess.

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