The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:59 pm

By dome do you mean the dome that used to house the scrambler? If so, then it's still there (being used for storage) along with Nightmares building (IDK if the coaster still in there).
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby booink » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:39 pm

3Mutts wrote:[...] (being used for storage) along with Nightmares building (IDK if the coaster still in there).

The coaster is not in the Nightmare's building anymore ! The RCDB lists it as defunct, and I saw myself the building's doors open during a summer day and there was no roller coaster in it. Just a couple of piles of wood and metal, but clearly no Jet Star.
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Postby biker7766 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:17 pm

From Great Escape's FaceBook:
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Ummmm... What happened to the green dome??!
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby booink » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:44 pm

Can't wait to see screaming eagles take shape ! :b
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:34 pm

Thank god that ugly dome is finally gone! Can't wait to ride this later this years, if they're half as good as Knoebels I think The Great Escape has a winner on their hands.
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Metsfan0618 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:59 pm

Well I can confirm to everyone here at TPR, the scrambler at TGE will be relocated back inside the dome for this season! Along with that, the Bumper Cars have been completely removed from their location in the fest area and will be relocated to Ghost Town.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:27 pm

^Do you know if they are bringing back the previous theme for the scrambler?
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Metsfan0618 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:23 pm

It will most likely keep its winter theme it currently has. The sign in front of the dome with hints last year said "Hint:A Frigid Good Time"
I asked the lady at the Great Escape what the name of the ride will be but she didn't know...or at least didn't want to tell me.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:10 pm

Metsfan0618 wrote:It will most likely keep its winter theme it currently has. The sign in front of the dome with hints last year said "Hint:A Frigid Good Time"
I asked the lady at the Great Escape what the name of the ride will be but she didn't know...or at least didn't want to tell me.


Hopefully, it will have a light and music package. They could easily project snowflake patterns onto the ceiling/walls. I'm a little surprised it is moving indoors, as I'm not sure if additional precautions need to be followed in New York State after the accident at Rye Playland a couple of years ago.
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Metsfan0618 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:31 pm

I just looked through the NYS Ride Safety requirements and didn't see any "newly" added rules/regulations-just the normal ones; annual inspections, sufficient ride exits, etc...

The sad thing about the indoor scrambler at Rye is that not only did it happen and kill someone in 2004, but it happened AGAIN and someone got killed AGAIN in 2007. I understand it may have been accidental, but how are the ride ops that stupid? If you take the necessary steps before starting the ride, there will be no problem... Although the 2004 incident was virtually unstoppable because the girl climbed out of her seat mid-ride to kneel on the seat and it all went from there, but the 2007 death was pure negligence.

It was weird timing when Chipper's was removed (I believe it was after the 2004 season?) because the death at Rye had just happened, but they also gave Jumbo to GADV so they had a flat pad to fill. Could have been a combo of both to make the decision to move the Scrambler outdoors, or it could be one of the two.

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