Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

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Postby diggerg56 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:27 pm

Another thing to watch for is "Six Saints Cemetery" over by Pit and the Pendulum (Revolution).
It's full of tombstones of all the closed/removed rides along with a few ride remnants. Cool and sad at the same time.

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Postby GriffyTiffy » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:23 pm

The sad Mr. Six made me laugh out loud yesterday. I loved this addition to FF and I hope it is continued in the years to come!

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Postby RandallDuell » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:37 pm

How well thought out, clever, and sweet? That sounds odd, but kudos to whomever decided to own this...and do it right! Love the "inside baseball" flavor of some of the comments! Thanks for taking the time to snap these pictures and sharing them!

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Postby eddie200330 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:15 pm

Wow, regarding the cemetery signs of past rides, that would be enough to start up a half decent park of your own. So sad to see so many classic rides go by the wayside never to be enjoyed again!!!
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Postby Bolliger&Mabillard » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:45 pm

I think the Deja Vu headstone was the best play on the situation...at least of the one's that could be seen. Thumbs up to the park on that eerie tribute.
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Postby themeparkguy27 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:52 pm

Can't believe the park went there with the Cajun Cliffhanger. Edgy!

Here's an HD video link to the "graveyard". I know Cedar Point has done this in the past, so it's not like its a groundbreaking idea, but it is a great addition.
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Postby deathbydinn » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:56 pm

X Flight track arrived today!

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Track!
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More track!
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Some new Iron Wolf de-construction pictures have been posted as well.

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Anyone know why this tracks spine is so deep? Was there supposed to be a MCBR there?
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Postby Screamin_Eagle » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:47 pm

nice seeing the track arriving at the park, the coaster will be a definitely nice addition to the park, and I am very much planning on heading up there to check it out especially since I didn't make it to the park this year.
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Postby Real » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:50 pm

Dont they use track like that for kickers too? Im betting thats either a piece for the final brakes or the block before the station and they just have to install the motors and kicker wheels. Could be wrong, but I thought at one point they had kickers with motors that were positioned vertically.

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

Postby harper83087 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:53 pm

Real wrote:Dont they use track like that for kickers too? Im betting thats either a piece for the final brakes or the block before the station and they just have to install the motors and kicker wheels. Could be wrong, but I thought at one point they had kickers with motors that were positioned vertically.


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