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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby RollingCoasting » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:20 pm

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:44 am

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby djackson » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:19 pm

Does anybody remember the price of Goliath?
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:32 pm

I think it was around $14 million, but if you look back in this thread to 2013 or 2014, I'm sure you can find it.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:09 am

New Record Breaking Coaster to Debut at Six Flags Great America
World’s Largest Loop Coaster Coming in 2018




GURNEE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, has an announcement of epic proportions. Coming in 2018 is the world’s largest loop coaster. This world-record breaking attraction will take riders forward and backward on a gigantic loop before suspending them completely upside down for plenty of wicked hang-time.

“Six Flags continues to prove that innovation is in our DNA, and we are thrilled to introduce yet another world-record breaking coaster to our impressive arsenal of thrill rides,” said Park President Hank Salemi. “Standing at 100 feet tall, this is an experience our guests cannot get anywhere else on the planet. With the multiple inversions and record hang-time, this new coaster packs a punch and is going to be one of our most intense attractions.”

This ride will have riders traveling in unique “face-off” seating. Thrill seekers will go through a whirlwind series of 360° revolutions suspended upside down for the most insane, inverted hang-time of any coaster in the park before reeling down in the opposite direction.

Highlights include:

World’s largest coaster of its kind;
100 feet tall;
360 degree revolutions with multiple inversions;
32 seats in unique “face-off” design, with guests seated back-to-back and face-to-face;
Inverted hang-time with riders suspended upside down for extended times; and
The park’s 16th coaster.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:21 am

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:41 am

Okay, looks like I don't need to go to Chicago next year. These are solid rides, though, and I'm glad they found a way to market one.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:26 am

:lol: :lmao: :lol: :lmao:

Not sure if I'm laughing at the addition, or the addition's name, or the addition's lack of a name, but I find this to be the most hilarious of SF's announcements this morning!

Honestly, the addition, for what it is, is actually kind of cool, being the largest of its kind. But WTF with the name situation??? It's almost as if (like I mentioned in the SFOT thread) they accidentally gave the wrong name to their new flat there, and that Harley Quinn name was supposed to go on THIS! :lol: Oh well... What's works in China, can work in Chicago, right? ;)
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:27 am

By making this larger, at least it does separate itself a little more than the versions that you see at carnivals. While often made fun of for now being a coaster by us, the smaller versions are pretty fun rides so I'm sure this will be the same. These give crazy hangtime.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:29 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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