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

Postby robbalvey » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:22 pm

mcjaco wrote:
kidcoaster 2 wrote:Im wondering if it has to do with the Insurance Company. Anyone know if the same company covers all of the Six Flags parks? Or do they have a seprate one that covers each park?


It's a possiblilty, but insurance companies don't have that kind of pull. They can't mandate ride height restrictions. As for coverage, it would be one policy for all of Six Flags.

I think there's some truth to what we were told at WCB, but it seemed like they were skirting around some other sort of issue they really didn't want to get into, which I think Elissa hit on.

What we were told at WCB for Mr. Six's Dance Coaster is that they were "Working with the ride manufacturer to get a lower height restriction, and they felt they needed to communicate SOMETHING on the website, so instead of putting 36" and then having to raise it to 42" which would result in disappointment, they decided to put the worst case scenario of 42" and hope to get it lowered to 36."

I'm not sure if this holds true also for Little Dipper but I'd have to assume it does since the websites are done at the same location (Six Flags Corporate.) I'm not sure why they can't just put "TBD" like every other park does because IMO putting "TBD" is better than communicating information that is currently inaccruate.

Last I heard about Mr. Six is that Screamscape was told "Screamscape sources tell us to be a bit more patient for height limit issue on the Mr. Six Dance Coaster at SFMM. I’ve been given an assurance that everything should be fixed and set to a proper height limit by the time the ride is ready to open."

I would have to assume the same thing is going on with LIttle Dipper.

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

Postby mcjaco » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:25 pm

kidcoaster 2 wrote:But I know from experience that Insurance companies do have alot of pull in the industry.


I work for an insurance company that writes theme park business...... :roll:


^ Totally agree. Maybe I was just reading to far into it, as I felt he was kid of irritated with the group as a whole as the questions went on.

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Postby kidcoaster 2 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:09 pm

^^ I have a feeling when all is said and done that it will have the same requirement as when it was across town.

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

Postby kumba830 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:26 pm

From ScreamScape...
Another reader has also sent in a picture of the American Eagle that they believe shows off one of these steel sections. Given the age of all these wooden coaster rumored to have been upgraded in their old age with some new steel track sections, this is starting to sound more like that time Grandpa went in for that hip replacement...Image


I'm not sure about this... I'll have to ride up front and study the track on opening day to get my own opinion!


Edit: Actually in the picture you can see what might be the transition between the beams and the all wood track.
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby squirrelnut1416 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:00 am

When does the new park map go up? It's not on the website. It seems to be a bit late from what I remember from the past years. Although I can't even remember my girlfriends name half the time.

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

Postby traincrossin » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:04 am

^I think that the 2009 park map was posted online in February last year, so I don't know when it will be online this year. From waht i've heard though you can see the 2010 map on the new Six Flags iPhone app.
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby deathbydinn » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:37 pm

^ Yes you can see it on the iPhone app. It's the exact same as the 09 map with the exceptions of Little Dipper replacing all the rides in BBNP/LTNP and the building for Magi Quest looks the same but the canopy's are gone.
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:18 pm

Six Flags Great America has sent us a press release about their upcoming season including what to expect at the park for 2010.

Six Flags Great America teams up with Goodwill Industries to kick off the 2010 season.
Bring a bag of gently-used clothing to Six Flags Great America opening weekend, April 24 and 25, and receive a buy
one admission ticket, get one free. Plus get BOGO deals around the park on select treats and games, including the
all-new MagiQuest. Donations will be sold in Goodwill Stores where the revenues fund training, employment and
supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages.

Opening April 24 - MagiQuest is a live-action interactive game developed to bring families together and move children
from the couch to physical play. Players immerse into a 10,000 square foot fantasyland powered by a “magical” wand.
The wireless remote technology unlocks more than 80 special effects allowing players to navigate through the levels of
the game in their quest to defeat the Dragon and save the Princess.

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 15-acre water park, spectacular shows and three children’s themed areas. Also new
in 2010, the Little Dipper, a historic wooden roller coaster formerly of Kiddieland Amusement Park and Glow in the Park
Parade, a new nighttime illuminated parade with Cirque Du Soleil-style music and more than 60 performers.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!

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

Postby deathbydinn » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:26 pm

For the 24 meet up are going to play MagiQuest?
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby Mr. Starr » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:52 pm

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