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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:45 pm

^I was wondering the same thing. And if this law is a California law, then why did Knott's have one at one point?
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Postby Tmcdllr » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:06 pm

I call shenanigans.
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Postby laqueefa » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:17 am

Its all assumptions. The name can really be used for anything. From a coaster to a hotdog cart.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby singemfrc » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:27 am

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GigaG wrote:Why is Grizzly considered the worst woodie in the world? It is horribly boring, but not very rough. I'm sure other woodies offer more unpleasant experiences.


I finally rode it a few days ago, and I feel the same way. I think it's just a fun little joke that enthusiasts have caught on to, rather than anyone's real opinion - I've been on about 250 coasters so far, and there are significantly worse ones out there. No competition at all.

I suspect part of it might be people getting angry at the ridiculously slow operations - waiting 30 minutes in the station, sitting in the brake run so long that they have an operator doing standup over the PA to keep you occupied. After all that waiting for such a boring coaster I think people come off with worse opinions than the ride experience itself deserves.

moviemansig wrote:I don’t think I’ve been to the park before when they’ve had the season pass early entry Saturdays. Is it a lot more crowded those days? Thanks.

Someone I know went last saturday and the ERT was a complete ghost town. Repeated walkons for both Gold Striker and Flight Deck with almost completely empty stations. If you want consecutive rides or the ability to pick your row on Gold Striker, the ERT is the way to go. It is a Saturday however, so after the park opens to the public it will be busier than usual, so that's the tradeoff. Of course you should have multiple rides on the two longest lines, so its probably worth it.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterchitchat » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:28 am

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2) 2015: Could it be a Star Flyer? WindSeekers won't work because of there single rail system and that's against the single rail system law in California.


Why would CGA get a star flyer when SFDK has one?


CGA does not have a 150 foot limit like SFDK so they could make it 301 ft.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterchitchat » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:31 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:^I was wondering the same thing. And if this law is a California law, then why did Knott's have one at one point?


The law came in effect AFTER Knott's installed it and it was inspected for the 1st time. Then, after the breakdown, the state of CA refused to sign off so CF decided to send it to WOF.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:55 am

^Oh, okay. Thanks for clearing that up!
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby jab88 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:04 pm

coasterchitchat wrote:
XYZ wrote:
coasterchitchat wrote:
2) 2015: Could it be a Star Flyer? WindSeekers won't work because of there single rail system and that's against the single rail system law in California.


Why would CGA get a star flyer when SFDK has one?


CGA does not have a 150 foot limit like SFDK so they could make it 301 ft.


CGA does have height limits in place, if I am not mistaken, it is the height of Drop Tower (around 225 feet) due to the proximity of the San Jose Airport, the same issue keeps height limits for Downtown San Jose.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby laqueefa » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:44 pm

Stupid flight paths...

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Tmcdllr » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:56 pm

Airplane? I love that movie.
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