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

Postby traincrossin » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:03 pm

B&MIntaminGCI wrote:Was there a picture of the full layout?

Nope. Hopefully there will be once it's officially announced by Great America.

I'm hoping the layout will be intense and pretty compact, especially at 3000ft. For those wondering, Batman is 2700 ft, Superman is 2798ft, and Iron Wolf is 2900ft.

Anyone know if they'll actually remove the antique cars for X-Flight? Obviously it's closed now while construction is going on, but will they reopen it next year?
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Postby deathbydinn » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:04 pm

^ Considering they dumped rocks on part of it, part of the track is already gone, and they tore the roof off the garage for the cars..not likely.
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Postby liftsifter » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:09 pm

Cars are gone, their being shipped to other parks.

Where did the 3000 ft number come from?
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Postby Chroniq » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:10 pm

So I'm guessing we will have to wait for the official announcement to get stats tomorrow?
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Postby bearcut » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:12 pm

liftsifter wrote:Cars are gone, their being shipped to other parks.

Where did the 3000 ft number come from?



LA Times article that got leaked early.

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Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations.

New Six Flags President and Chief Executive Jim Reid-Anderson said a full slate of new additions would become an annual event, promising to add a new attraction at "every Six Flags park every year."



Six Flags' 2012 attractions include two new roller coasters, two relocated coasters, three tower rides, three water slide complexes and at least one show.

Among the highlights:

Six Flags Great America (outside Chicago) – Billed as the only wing coaster in the United States, X-Flight by Bolliger & Mabillard will feature barrel rolls and high-speed drops with seats that straddle the 3,000-foot-long track.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Northern California) – The Superman: Ultimate Flight launch coaster will rocket riders at 60 miles per hour through a towering 150-foot-high inversion and a pair of vertical twists.

Six Flags Magic Mountain (Southern California) – The Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom drop tower will be attached to both sides of the park's 415-foot-tall Superman: Escape from Krypton coaster tower. The new thrill ride will rank as the world’s tallest (400 feet) and fastest (85 mph) drop tower.

Six Flags Great Adventure (New Jersey) and Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio) – Both parks will install Sky Screamer swing towers for 2012. Six Flags built Sky Screamers of varying heights at Six Flags St. Louis (236 feet) and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (150 feet) in 2011. No word yet on the ride heights at Great Adventure and Fiesta Texas.

Six Flags America (outside Washington D.C.) – The 100-foot-tall Apocalypse stand-up coaster will travel at 55 mph through a loop and a corkscrew along a 2,900-foot-long track. The 1990 Bolliger & Mabillard coaster, formerly known as Iron Wolf, will be relocated from Six Flags Great America near Chicago.

Six Flags New England (Massachusetts) – The 192-foot-tall Goliath inverted boomerang coaster will travel forward and backward at 65 mph through a cobra roll and a loop along a 1,200-foot-long track. The 2001 Vekoma coaster, formerly known as Deja Vu, will be relocated from Six Flags Magic Mountain near Los Angeles.

Six Flags St. Louis (Missouri) and Six Flags Great Adventure (New Jersey) – Both parks will add a Bonzai Pipeline looping water slide to their respective Hurricane Harbor water parks.

Great Escape (New York) – The Nordic-themed Alpine Freefalls water slide complex will be added to the Great Escape's Splashwater Kingdom water park.

Six Flags Over Georgia (Atlanta) – A 45th anniversary tribute show will join the park's entertainment lineup.

Six Flags Over Texas (Dallas/Ft. Worth), Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio), Six Flags Mexico (Mexico City) and La Ronde (Montreal) – Each of the parks will add a still-undisclosed ride, attraction or show in 2012.

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

Postby traincrossin » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:12 pm

deathbydinn wrote:^ Considering they dumped rocks on part of it, part of the track is already gone, and they tore the roof off the garage for the cars..not likely.

Well I would imagine part of the track is gone so cranes and equipment can get through there. It's a little strip of metal, I don't think it would be that hard to replace. Although i'm not sure what's going on with the garage. Maybe with rising gas prices and maintenance it's finally time for the cars to leave.

liftsifter wrote:Cars are gone, their being shipped to other parks.

Where did you hear this from? Because if it's true, then yea, cars are definitely gone.

Chroniq wrote:So I'm guessing we will have to wait for the official announcement to get stats tomorrow?

Yup, I can't wait!
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby liftsifter » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:14 pm

Maintenance department at GAm and Park President of SFNE said they got a few cars from GAm.
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby Dietcokevan » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:15 pm

I'm happy to see that SFGAm is finally getting another 'major' coaster. Just as I am happy for the success of the B&M Wingrider design.
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby JamesMC » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:42 am

Yay for leaked L.A. Times articles..... :br

(This was inadvertently left out of my orig. post) Assuming that the leaked facts/artist renderings are not the result of "unofficial imagination....Yay for us!

I'm not saying that we couldn't use a ZacSpin in the future but not right now. I think one would be appropriate in 2013 in the Iron Wolf Area.....

However, we need a "major" new addition with some real capacity/hour.

If the news tomorrow says we are getting a ZacSpin, I will applaud SFGAM, but with the sound of One Hand Clapping.... (and I have included the audio of this as a background to this very message....can ya hear it?)

Go Wing Rider!

Please, please please let Wing Rider be true....... :b
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:48 am

JamesMC wrote:Yay for leaked L.A. Times articles..... :br

I'm not saying that we couldn't use a ZacSpin in the future but not right now. I think one would be appropriate in 2013 in the Iron Wolf Area.....

However, we need a "major" new addition with some real capacity/hour.

If the news tomorrow says we are getting a ZacSpin, I will applaud SFGAM, but with the sound of One Hand Clapping.... (and I have included the audio of this as a background to this very message....can ya hear it?)

Go Wing Rider!

Please, please please let Wing Rider be true....... :b


It was already proven to be a Wing Rider on page 224! It's called X-Flight

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