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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby deguy123 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:20 am

Coaster looks amazing and makes me want to visit the park even more now!

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby deathbydinn » Sat May 05, 2012 7:56 pm

Just got home from opening day. Really great day and the park looked fantastic. Clearly the big change was X Flight, but there was lots of other new smaller things. I'll post a full trip report later this week, but I thought I would just post a few pictures of other little changes besides X Flight. V2 got new seats and Revolution got new restraints but I didn't take pictures of those as I'm not quite that nerdy yet. ;)

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Karaoke is now in front of Iron Wolf's remains, which is amazing and it dramatically decreases the amount of time you spend hearing crappy singers!
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These signs are now all over the park at every ride. I believe they're for telling what rides shorter kids can go on.
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East River Crawler is down for 2012, but at least they didn't leave the spot empty.
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It does look kind of odd having a small ride in such a big spot though.
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Freestyle Machines in Trudys!
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Ok, I know this is all you really care about. I have lots of X Flight photos and they'll be up very soon!
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Shockwave 88-02 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:11 pm A video showing off X-Flight testing today at the park.

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Postby kumba830 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:32 pm

Just a quick off-ride view of X-Flight I shot at the park today.
Yes there are already two videos on here. But this is far better quality than them. ;)
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby australianalex » Sat May 05, 2012 9:41 pm

The theming on this ride is actually pretty cool, I love the water spray. Still looks like the best wingrider IMO, and the tests seem faster than the Swarm's were.

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Airtime&Gravity » Sat May 05, 2012 9:59 pm

I agree that the theming on X-Flight looks great, and the ride itself looks like the best wing coaster built so far. The layout is great, and it has some great speed through nearly the entire ride.

Can you use the souvenir cups with the Coke Freestyle, and does it serve Beverly? I don't know how many machines there are, but the line to use them is probably going to be very long given how popular they have been.

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sat May 05, 2012 10:08 pm

Definitely agreed on it being the best wing rider layout to date!
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun May 06, 2012 12:29 pm

SF Great America is looking for riders to be part of an X-Flight commercial shoot:

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Golfie » Sun May 06, 2012 12:32 pm

Jumped over to the park yesterday with some buddies of mine to check out the new ride. It is so impressive in person, and the planners have incorporated the surrounding area very well. Here is some footage to show the various viewpoints you can enjoy around the site!

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby traincrossin » Sun May 06, 2012 1:34 pm

Guess i'll throw my update from opening day into the mix as well. But first, HD video of X-Flight testing!

It's Batman's 20th birthday this year! They had balloons at the entrance and a banner.
Iron Wolf is wearing it's invisibility cloak.
Magiquest space is empty too.
New paint! It's all Coke colored now because of the new Freestyle machines inside.
The kiddie cars has a tree! Instead of driving around inside a fenced in grassy area you get to drive around a tree! Screw X-Flight, best addition this year.
Antique cars are still underneath Dare Devil Dive.
Season pass processing line was long, but only because it was opening day. They've expanded processing into the pizza place next door, but i'm guessing it's only temporary.
And then there's X-Flight
Signage on the station
Really looks great in this section of the park!
People working hard
Hangar in place
Queue line goes through the keyhole
Renamed shops for X-Flight
Grass is ready to grow and on-ride cameras ready to be mounted
The water section
Looking towards the keyhole
Just a dude and his wheelbarrow
They're re-working the train tracks to go underneath X-Flight
X-Flight testing
Wing envelope
Keyhole is pretty big in person
I mean the entire train has to go through it
First drop
X-Flight is ridiculously quiet, no huge B&M roar
The pacing and speed look great too, can't wait to ride
Testing some lighting in the queue line and station too
Dropping in
And that's X-Flight, opening soon!
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