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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby stricklandCC » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:20 am

Speculation only?? I say Ceder Point if anywhere. It kind of fills in their collection (boomerang/ SLC/ 6 more inversions) and would tie SFMM in numbers. :lmao:

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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby ScottBrown » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:56 am

stricklandCC wrote:OK, well I seem to be alone on this one, but the park is no longer dying, its dead. I have a very hard time believing that they will replace Invertigo with a new ride/coaster. IF the rumors are true, and they are in fact removing Invertgo, that will be the beginning to the end. Nothing will take its place, not a new GCI, and (sorry Scott), not even a wind seeker. I hate to see it happen, but with all this douche-bagerry and the 49'ers. I doubt it. Anywhere else in the country theme parks survive next to major stadiums with success...I think there is enough "bad blood" in this case to seal the deal on CGA's fate.

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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:25 am

If I may speculate. This sounds like a financial decision like the removal of Greezed Lightning and Stealth may have been...

To me, it looks like CGA doesn't have either 1) the maintenance staff to truly keep up with these coasters, or 2) these coasters were not fiscally useful to the park.

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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:28 am

Reminds me of Geauga Lake when X-Flight and Steel Venom were removed..................And we all know what happened to that park :?r
My question is, could Invertigo be relocated to a park that could use a major new attraction?? *cough* Valleyfair* *cough*
Invertigo was in decent condition when I rode back in September of this last year and was a hell of a lot smoother than Deja Vu. ;)
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:41 am

Well it's official. Invertigo is being relocated to another park to "open up new" opportunities for CGA. This was from their Facebook.

Update: official from CGA:

I was kind of in a rush this morning when I saw the news, and posted this from my iPod. But thought I should share it before I head off to work.
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby technfxrick » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:48 am


Invertigo Going to a New Home

After 12 years of service at California's Great America, Cedar Fair has decided to move the ride to another Cedar Fair park, and open up a new opportunity for Great America.

This is a business decision that is taking into consideration all of the Cedar Fair properties and allowing us to infuse capital into another park and opening up a great opportunity for a new attraction at Great America.

Although we do not discuss future plans that are not definate, our Corporate Design team has evaluated the location and plans are underway for the future of the location.

This is not unusual, in 2003 the ride Stealth was removed and relocated to Carowinds in Charlotte, N.C., to make way for what is now know as Boomerang Bay water park.

Stay tuned for more details as they are available!
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:51 am

I'm not sure if the few of you were being sarcastic or not, but there's a better chance at Obama and Palin running together for pres/vice pres in 2012 than there is of ANY major Vekoma even SNIFFING the midway at Cedar Point.

Some of you people need to ingest a little dose of reality. Paramount didn't want to expand this park, and Cedar Fair doesn't want to expand this park. Read between the lines a little bit.

Edit: And as far as which park it goes to, there really aren't many viable choices. I think we can eliminate CP, KD, KI, Carowinds, CW, and KBF right off the bat. WOF has a Boomerang, so it won't go there, either. That leaves Valleyfair, Michigan's Adventure, and Dorney. All three would make sense, but I don't think we'll see it at MiA since they just got Thunderhawk. Dorney also just got a relocated GL coaster, so Valleyfair would seem to be the most logical choice.
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby Bolliger&Mabillard » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:56 am

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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:03 am

The bad news for me is that I liked Invertigo. The good news is that that there are still two operating installations (one in the U.S.), and that this one will become a third. Looking forward to learning which park and when.

I can totally understand the "park is dead/dying" comments, but if we really do get a new coaster out of this, I'll be sure to make a visit. I don't like the park too much, but I could stand to hit some more flats and a few coasters.

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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby montezooma » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:04 am

Someone stick a fork in this park...IT IS DONE!
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