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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby vacoaster09 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:53 am

After Look at Wodan! I really would LOVE! to see a GCI project go in to this park!
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Tmcdllr » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:16 pm

XYZ wrote:If they put in that GCI coaster, I can guarantee a huge jump in attendance with the proper marketing & advertising. CGA's marketers who do the TV ads say they have a tough time doing it because there is no new product to talk about.


Yeah its hard to make something stale look appealing, a fresh new coaster would look very attractive.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:43 pm

Yup, I've heard that before...actually, I had a small Q&A with CGA for a class project (Was taking a recreation and leisure class) and received a similar answer when I asked about marketing a park without major additions.

Oh, and random photo to add, I thought of yesterday or whenever CGA posted the photo and mentioned "Planking." And reading a Facebook comment on the photo drove me this direction :)
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:41 pm

Time to dig this up from the depths of the boards, came across this on permit page today...Hello GCI!

http://smartpermit.santaclaraca.gov/tm_bin/tmw_cmd.pl?tmw_cmd=StatusViewCase&shl_caseno=PLN2012-09049
2/14/2012
Description:
Architectural Review of revised plans for a wood coaster ride
structure to be constructed in northern portion of park;
Reference previous planning cases: PLN2008-06835 &
PLN2009-07829


So could this still be in the same spot? After all, it does note 'revised' plans...so I'm wondering if it could still even be GCI or if it could be something else of a 'quieter' type, or if it will even feature the same layout. At this point, lots of unknowns and questions other than we now know something seems to be coming to CGA.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby R.C. » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:57 pm

The Northern part of the park looks more like the catering area behind Flight Deck in this Google Maps image:

maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.398083,-121.9732&z=17&t=h&hl=en

FYI: I lined it up so that North is straight up in Google Earth before getting the link to Google Maps.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Tmcdllr » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:09 pm

Hmm...there is a lot of empty space over the lagoon....
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby CGA_88 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:59 pm

The Northern part of the park is the main gate area which includes Star Tower, which is where the proposed coaster was supposed to go back in 2009. Pretend your at Psycho Mouse and look to the front of the part. Flight Deck would be considered the east part of the park.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:19 pm

I forgot where I saw it, not sure if it was here or elsewhere but I do remember seeing some low-res image of another proposed spot for the coaster, dominating the Redwood Amphitheater spot...which is probably more north than the Whizzer site or Flight Deck. But we've got a ways to go anyway. At this point, it is however fun to try and guess where the coaster could be.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:37 pm

Well, that had me doing a double take. I think my skepticism of this park is understandable. :p

I will be so, so happy if this goes through. I suppose in a way it's not even that far-fetched, if indeed at all?
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:55 pm

cal1br3tto wrote:Well, that had me doing a double take. I think my skepticism of this park is understandable. :p

I will be so, so happy if this goes through. I suppose in a way it's not even that far-fetched, if indeed at all?


I know, right? I was skimming through the list before I got lazy and did a CTRL+F for the term "2012" when I saw restroom renovation, event going until Jan 2012...and then the news I posted on the previous page. Elsewhere on that page I had also seen an architectural review from 2009 so I had to take 3 or 4 looks to make sure I was seeing things right.

It's kind of funny because just about exactly a year ago (give or take a couple weeks) we were given the sad news of Invertigo leaving us and this year, some activity on the Lost Coaster of Silicon Valley. Lastly, someone mentioned way back when this thread started that CF is good with long term plans...maybe this is evidence to that post?

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