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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:38 am

boldikus wrote:So I haven’t popped in this thread in a while. Are there actually rumors or any indication this park is actually going to convert one side of this coaster? Or are y’all just passing around the crack pipe?


Wasn't American Eagle missing in the rendering last year for Maxx Force? I believe that helped add fuel to the fire.

I've also heard a rumor American Eagle was possibly going to be RMCed, but they instead got Goliath since RMC was able to do something with the old plot where Iron Wolf resided.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MGuy35 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:07 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:
boldikus wrote:So I haven’t popped in this thread in a while. Are there actually rumors or any indication this park is actually going to convert one side of this coaster? Or are y’all just passing around the crack pipe?


Wasn't American Eagle missing in the rendering last year for Maxx Force? I believe that helped add fuel to the fire.

I've also heard a rumor American Eagle was possibly going to be RMCed, but they instead got Goliath since RMC was able to do something with the old plot where Iron Wolf resided.


Not a rumor. RMC was there to survey AE but when they brought them into the park they walked by the open plot of land where IW was. So Alan Schilke suggested they do a ground up coaster instead in that plot of land and wala...Goliath. AE then put on back burner.
Alan has talked about this when talking about Goliath.


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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:40 am

Thanks for confirming!
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Postby RollerManic » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:54 am

A water coaster is an awesome addition to any park, honestly something I personally would appreciate as much as a coaster.
I really like how’s there’s been a “resurgence” of these in the United States.

Also, get off the high horse: you guys already have an RMC, American Eagle isn’t getting the treatment. Meanwhile, other parks have NOTHING. Goliath might be the weakest RMC but it’s still one of the best coasters in the entire chain.

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby tinaalsgirl » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:24 am

So, when I went into Mooseburger Lodge to cool down, I noticed a darkened space that looks like it's a saloon... Have they ever had a saloon show there? Is there a reason that area is open (there weren't any chains or signs or whatever to keep people from wandering down into that area) but unused?

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MGuy35 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:45 am

tinaalsgirl wrote:So, when I went into Mooseburger Lodge to cool down, I noticed a darkened space that looks like it's a saloon... Have they ever had a saloon show there? Is there a reason that area is open (there weren't any chains or signs or whatever to keep people from wandering down into that area) but unused?


They have shows there every year.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:36 am

World's Tallest Water Coaster!

Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, continues its record-breaking streak in 2020 with the world-record water coaster, Tsunami Surge. Towering an incredible 86 feet in height, this innovative water coaster will be the tallest-of-its-kind in the world. Riders will reach a top speed of 28 mph over 950 feet of enclosed tunnels and open-air slides with three gravity-defying blasts and five breathtaking drops. Tsunami Surge will also feature AquaLucent technology, giving riders the sensation of traveling at the speed of light as brilliant colors and dreamlike imagery heighten the ride experience.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:41 am

Yay more water coasters! This is a good fit for them, and the "tallest" hook plays well to their strengths.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby jlp94 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:04 am

*breathes fresh air*

Oh good, nothing hinting at an RMC Eagle.

In all seriousness, this looks pretty awesome. I'm glad to see my home park is finally getting something new at Hurricane Harbor, since we haven't gotten anything new there since Riptide Bay in 2011!
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:09 am

I'm not a Water Park guy, but I AM a Water Coaster guy, so this will actually get me to go into Hurricane Harbor for the first time ever next year! GAm is my "home" SF park, and I've never been in there. I also haven't been since 2016, so I'm planning to take advantage if their steal of a Flash Sale, and get myself and my kids Memberships. It's shaping up to be a Six Flags year, next year! :lol:

Also, does anybody have any idea where in Hurricane Harbor this will go? It seems like it'd have to be a decently sized area.
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