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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby The Geek Mojo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:45 pm

God this new coaster looks awesome as hell...Wished I could ride it next year. Oh wait, I can...I'm going to Texas! Who cares if they're identical, they're both originals in my book! Love RMC!

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby laqueefa » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:24 pm

Between CGA and Knott's, Cedar Fair on the west coast is killing it! If anyone doubted their 20 year plan, this ride and its theming should give the naysayers something to think about. I wonder how the construction will affect Haunt, as the construction site sits right up against one of their haunted house locations.
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Postby DILinator » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:47 am

While I was impressed the addition of Wonder Woman at SFFT, and I still think that's a great addition for that park, and looks nice there, THIS blows it away in my opinion! For me, I'm a HUGE fan of themeing, and all the rocks, tunnels, and water surrounding this installation really add to this version's presentation! I LOVE the entire look of the coaster, and its surrounding area, and think it's a fantastic addition to the park. I've never been to CGA, but I've already told my brother who lives in LA that the next time I visit him, we're taking a Bro Road Trip up the coast to the Bay Area to hit up CGA and SFDK, and I'm definitely excited to be able to get a ride on this coaster! That back seat sure looks like the "money seat" on these Raptor coasters! Coming over that first drop especially... :airtime: Woo Hoo!!! Another perfect fit for Cedar Fair!
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby PixelRush » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:55 am

chickenbowl wrote:Definitely true. I feel like some enthusiasts start cheerleading certain companies (DAE RMC?!) and hating on others (Boring & Mild). I'm certainly guilty of this with my fanboyism of Intamin. But recently I feel like everyone is significantly improving their designs and that makes me super excited for the next decade. I think it's safe to say we're living in a coaster renaissance!

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jameslofton » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:09 pm

Seeing what RMC is doing with Hurler really does make you wonder if Grizzly isn't beyond saving after all.

In lurk mode I read this whole thread and I saw many laugh several years ago when the possibility of RMC turning Grizzly shit into Grizzly salad was brought up. Most said just burn it to the ground which is something I pretty much agree with.

The ride is a bore. While I haven't rode every wooden coaster in the world obviously, I think it deserves its 'worst' label.

Torch it or give it a second life and let RMC get its hands all over it? I have no idea which would actually be cheaper. I assume a big part of that would depend on its potential replacement.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Domm » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:55 am

Jameslofton wrote:Seeing what RMC is doing with Hurler really does make you wonder if Grizzly isn't beyond saving after all.

In lurk mode I read this whole thread and I saw many laugh several years ago when the possibility of RMC turning Grizzly shit into Grizzly salad was brought up. Most said just burn it to the ground which is something I pretty much agree with.

The ride is a bore. While I haven't rode every wooden coaster in the world obviously, I think it deserves its 'worst' label.

Torch it or give it a second life and let RMC get its hands all over it? I have no idea which would actually be cheaper. I assume a big part of that would depend on its potential replacement.

Who's the guy on here that kept trolling this and the Knott's thread about that rare intamin surf rider? Quiet now. Either way, that negative energy went to way better things. Announcements period are $. We are fortunate.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Domm » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:46 am

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I mean... it fits the mold and the description from the conference call. It's also a reasonably priced coaster which is an important factor to consider when they're adding 4 coasters in one year (regardless of what the payment structure is).

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:54 am

Believe it or not people are often (I'd even say usually) wrong when making predictions about new rides with little information to go on. I fail to see the point of your post.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:14 am

Jameslofton wrote:Seeing what RMC is doing with Hurler really does make you wonder if Grizzly isn't beyond saving after all.

In lurk mode I read this whole thread and I saw many laugh several years ago when the possibility of RMC turning Grizzly shit into Grizzly salad was brought up. Most said just burn it to the ground which is something I pretty much agree with.

The ride is a bore. While I haven't rode every wooden coaster in the world obviously, I think it deserves its 'worst' label.

Torch it or give it a second life and let RMC get its hands all over it? I have no idea which would actually be cheaper. I assume a big part of that would depend on its potential replacement.


It's not exciting for coaster enthusiasts, but the ride was really smooth (as of 2014). It's a great family coaster. Most of the RMC conversions are when a ride becomes painful.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jameslofton » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:08 pm

Domm wrote: Who's the guy on here that kept trolling this and the Knott's thread about that rare intamin surf rider? Quiet now. Either way, that negative energy went to way better things. Announcements period are $. We are fortunate.
I thought you were referring to westcoasterking.

Bill most certainly isn't trolling.


coasterbill wrote:Believe it or not people are often (I'd even say usually) wrong when making predictions about new rides with little information to go on. I fail to see the point of your post.
I agree and another thing...making predictions for this park is even more difficult than most. Months ago when rumors/speculation went into overdrive, no one seriously imagined CGA getting a ride of this magnitude. Other than Gold Striker, CGA had been in a sort of limbo for years.

The announcement was best case scenario.

IMO it also allows the real possibility of parks like Michigan's Adventure, Valleyfair, etc. to get some killer additions in the coming years. Some of the fans of those parks are a tad doom and gloom but there's light at the end of the tunnel even though some believed the light was turned off due to cost cutting measures.

If they're willing to make a serious investment in CGA, it'll be their turn soon.

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It's not exciting for coaster enthusiasts, but the ride was really smooth (as of 2014). It's a great family coaster. Most of the RMC conversions are when a ride becomes painful.
Good points.

Unfortunately it was closed on the day I went a few months ago. I rode it in the 80s and 90s but wanted to ride it again now that it has that label attached to it. I don't remember it having that reputation back then. All I know is the fact it had/has long lines...so somebody likes it.

You're right. Its a good family coaster but at what point does it warrant removal? Its taking up valuable space back there that could easily be put to better use.

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