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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby nitro4ever » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:07 pm

sfgam#1 wrote:Wow I think x-flight is turning out to be much more taller than I thought.

Much taller than I thought too. I thought it would have a smaller lift hill, that was the way it seemed in the renderings.
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Postby sfgam#1 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:38 pm

Lol, well I just thought about it like this, It's only 7 feet shorter than American eagle!
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Postby ilrider » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:41 pm

sfgam#1 wrote:Lol, well I just thought about it like this, It's only 7 feet shorter than American eagle!


Yep, that's what I use as a point of comparison as well.
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Postby sfgam#1 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:08 pm

And then I say to myself THATS REALLY TALL LOL! So there is no way we're going too see the whole lift hill on the webcam!
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Postby sfgam33 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:48 am

They may angle the camera up more in order to view it, who knows?? ... However, Im pretty sure SFGAm will take tomorrow seriously if its crowned meaning expect to see a topping off ceremony deal on their FB page, which will be exciting to see high res pics over webcam.

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Postby vacoaster09 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:42 pm

X-flight has been topped out check out the webcame on the website
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Postby deathbydinn » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:32 pm

Looks like the first half of the twist into the first drop is up as well! =)
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Postby sfgam33 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:33 pm

Congratulations to my beautiful park on our new skyline!! Im a little excited can you tell? haha Heres a video a sfgamworld member (Rob) posted : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA36Ttv2Vdg
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:29 pm

Six Flags Great America has sent us a press release including tons of photos of today's milestone in the construction of X Flight.

Get Ready to Take Flight! Construction is underway for the Gurnee, IL theme park’s newest addition, X Flight, a ground-breaking wing coaster scheduled to open May 2012. Crews have just completed adding the highest point to the coaster’s track, the top of the 12-story drop.

X Flight will take riders on a flight that defies gravity, with no track above or below them. Riders sit in pairs, suspended on either side of the track with their feet dangling, as they begin their climb up a 12-story plunge launching them into speeds of 55mph through 3,000 feet of intense drops and five inversions, including a barrel roll and zero-g roll. One of the most adrenaline-pumping moments on the ride is an extreme fly-through where the coaster speeds straight toward a structure, before making a last-minute vertical flip to fit through a keyhole cut-out.

X Flight is designed by acclaimed Swiss manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard, who also designed Six Flags Great America favorites: Raging Bull, SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight and BATMAN: The Ride. The wing coaster will make its home in the County Fair section of the park. Construction began this past Fall. X Flight is scheduled to open Spring of 2012.

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 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, a nighttime illuminated parade and three children’s themed areas.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby UrbanLegend » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:53 pm

^Looks pretty exciting! I'll be going to Great America this summer; can't wait to wait in line for hours for this! :p

That last photo made me think of two questions, though: How are they going to add the next piece? It doesn't seem like there's anything against which they can guywire that hanging piece. Is there a second crane? Also, what the heck is that one sideways support immediately to the left of the crane for? I thought X-Flight was going to roll out to the right like the Swarm.
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