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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Password121 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:37 am

DILinator wrote:
mark549 wrote:Cedar Fair had the lower quality B&M stand ups.


Interestingly enough, this is pretty much true! Aside from finding Mantis better than "Iron Apocalypse", I do think Riddler's Revenge and Green Lantern Chang are better than Mantis and certainly Carowinds' Vortex (the worst B&M Stand up I have ridden, easily!). I haven't ridden Georgia Scorcher or CGA Vortex personally, but everything I've heard about GS is that it is one of the best Stand-Ups out there. I makes me wonder why it is that SF had such better success with their models...?

With Iron Wold being the lone exception, they waited. There were three earlier, smaller models (two of which are Cedar Fair coasters), the three large stand up models, the later two are Six Flags' coasters, and Georgia Scorcher, which was just better engineered and is obviously much newer. If you do the same thing over and over, you're bound to get better at it. By the time Six Flags really got into the stand ups starting with Chang, they actually started to get decent.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby dannyboy13 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:08 am

Rest assured, CGA's Vortex absolutely sucks. One of my least favorite coasters ever. Thankfully it's really short

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:45 am

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RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:It's been a while since I've bought a pass from CGA or Knott's, but does a Platinum pass get you into both Haunts? It's been a few years since I've been to CGA Haunt but I really want to make it this year and hopefully Knott's as well! :br


Platinum will get you into both parks + CGA haunt. Knotts Scary Farm is extra

Well I'm not sure if I'm going to Knott's of CGA any other time besides Haunt (and WCB). Gold Pass for CGA does work for Haunt, correct? And it would still work for Haunt next year?

What's the price of a single day ticket to Haunt and Scary Farm? I couldn't figure it out online, is it the same price as a regular single day ticket?
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Tmcdllr » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:03 pm

dannyboy13 wrote:Rest assured, CGA's Vortex absolutely sucks. One of my least favorite coasters ever. Thankfully it's really short


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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby laqueefa » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:45 pm

RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:
Domm wrote:
RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:It's been a while since I've bought a pass from CGA or Knott's, but does a Platinum pass get you into both Haunts? It's been a few years since I've been to CGA Haunt but I really want to make it this year and hopefully Knott's as well! :br


Platinum will get you into both parks + CGA haunt. Knotts Scary Farm is extra

Gold Pass for CGA does work for Haunt, correct? And it would still work for Haunt next year?


This is true. Gold pass includes parking and CGA Haunt this year and the year your pass is validated.

dannyboy13 wrote:Rest assured, CGA's Vortex absolutely sucks. One of my least favorite coasters ever. Thankfully it's really short

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:15 am

dannyboy13 wrote:Rest assured, CGA's Vortex absolutely sucks. One of my least favorite coasters ever. Thankfully it's really short


Based on the POV it looks like it would make a really fun (though unorthodox) floorless. I still think they need to leave the Carowinds Vortex alone though and that's the only standup I'll say that about. The layout is way too boring without the standup gimmick and it's actually an enjoyable coaster.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Andrewoplis » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:56 pm

Although I agree that Vortex is a total piece of crap, I don't get the point of converting it since the Bay Area already has a floorless coaster is much taller and faster, and has way more Inversion than Vortex (Which is very, VERY import to the GP.). Think about it, you see two commercials: one advertises a new floorless ride at CGA (Which if you're from the area then you would most likely know that SFDK has a much bigger one), and the second advertises a crazy new hybrid ride at the SAME park where you can ride the taller, faster, and "Loopier" floorless ride. And even with new trains, it seems like all they would be doing is making it more tolerable, it's still not a very exciting layout. Having it meet Mr. Wrecking Ball would be the best thing to ever happen to that ride, but oh well. One can dream.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:28 am

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Superbatboy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:54 am

Andrewoplis wrote:Although I agree that Vortex is a total piece of crap, I don't get the point of converting it since the Bay Area already has a floorless coaster is much taller and faster, and has way more Inversion than Vortex (Which is very, VERY import to the GP.). Think about it, you see two commercials: one advertises a new floorless ride at CGA (Which if you're from the area then you would most likely know that SFDK has a much bigger one), and the second advertises a crazy new hybrid ride at the SAME park where you can ride the taller, faster, and "Loopier" floorless ride. And even with new trains, it seems like all they would be doing is making it more tolerable, it's still not a very exciting layout. Having it meet Mr. Wrecking Ball would be the best thing to ever happen to that ride, but oh well. One can dream.


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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby JonnyRCT3 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:01 am

^Exactly. Regardless of what some other park may have, it's still something new the park offers. And if it draws in more customers, or even makes the ride more popular, it will be a success. Which is exactly what CGA want's it to be. Win, win.

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