Is Shockwave at SFGAm actually leaving?

Saturday, August 10, 2002 7:57 AM
OK, Shockwave is supposed to be removed for a new coaster/attraction for 2003. But where has the park, or SF actually said that Shockwave is leaving. The chain and trains are still there. says Whizzer will stay, but Shockwave leaving is a rumor. The park says that they're looking elsewhere to put the new coaster/attraction. Only place I have seen say anything about Shockwave leaving is from the news section. So my question is, does anybody know for sure that Shockwave is infact being removed?
Saturday, August 10, 2002 7:59 AM
I heard it was leaving also but I never heard anything from the park or Six FLags.


Saturday, August 10, 2002 8:03 AM
Yeah, everyone has "heard" it. But it is real or just a rumor?
Saturday, August 10, 2002 8:37 AM
I was told that on the 7th, the chain and rolling stocks were already removed from the circuit. But I don't understand why the chain has to be removed if the coaster encounters a collision incident?
Saturday, August 10, 2002 8:45 AM

The chain wasn't removed, the trains weren't removed. You can not see the rolling stock unless you are in line or they are going through the course, or on Sky Trek Tower. It is still just a rumor that it is leaving, and I doubt it's true. Blue, yellow, and red trains are all on the storage track, with the 2 front cars on the blue train removed. Only 2 cars being gone points to a repair job, and you don't repair something you are throwing away. And how can people be saying the chain is removed? You can't see the chain to begin with, unless you are in front row of a train or on the ground right next to the ride's lift hill base... And that just didn't happen, guests just can't waltz into that area.

BTW, the pics I've seen which show these things were taken on the 8th. I doubt in 1 day they would suddenly put the chain back on, and 2 5/7ths of all the trains back on. (Yes, in the pics I saw, you could see the chain, as they were taken from a restricted area.)

edit: Not restricted, my mistake. They were from the drop off area.

*** This post was edited by TrBiggar on 8/11/2002. ***

Saturday, August 10, 2002 8:56 AM
If Six Flags wanted to send the ride to a different park, I'm sure they would still want to repair it unless it would do there with two train operation which most of the smaller parks could and if it was staying they would try to repair it. If we know they're fixing it, I guess its more than likely we're going to see Shockwave continue at SFGAm or somewhere in operation, so luckily for its fan, it will probably still be around. I would like to see lap bars on the ride especially and I think those of us who've ridden the changed Premier coasters all know what it can do for the ride and the park. Unlikely, but I'd like to see them try it. As for now, I've not heard anything official at all on Shockwave's status.

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Saturday, August 10, 2002 10:20 AM

TrBiggar said:
BTW, the pics I've seen which show these things were taken on the 8th. I doubt in 1 day they would suddenly put the chain back on, and 2 5/7ths of all the trains back on. (Yes, in the pics I saw, you could see the chain, as they were taken from a restricted area.)"

Can you give us a link to those pics?
Saturday, August 10, 2002 10:25 AM

Sorry, the guy who took them asked me not to. I'll talk to him later for you, and give him your screen name so he can give you the link if he wants to.

Saturday, August 10, 2002 10:41 AM
I'm going up on Tuesday and Wednesday, do you think there is any chance that I will see Shockwave operating?
Saturday, August 10, 2002 10:50 AM

From the Daily Herald article about saving the Whizzer:

Great America still will get the new ride - planned to open in 2003. However, it will be staged elsewhere in the park, and not in the Whizzer's spot in the Hometown Square area.

"Elsewhere in the park" sounds pretty vague to me. Shockwave's removal sounds like it's still only in the rumor category.

Saturday, August 10, 2002 10:51 AM
rcdb says it's nothing more than a RUMOR than Shockwave is leaving.....the "space issues" are crap IMO.....until the park ANNOUNCES their intentions, all we've got is rumors.....
Saturday, August 10, 2002 11:08 AM

Shockwave Leaving is a rumor. But When I went to GAM Yesterday I notice that the Blue Train that had the accident was not on the transfer track. So, I am assuming that it is closed for repairs. But then if you think about it there is still 2 good trains. Why would they close the whole ride for 1 train when it does not make much business anyhow?

*** This post was edited by carlo18 on 8/10/2002. ***

Saturday, August 10, 2002 11:10 AM

Roomer, lol. Welcome to Cbuzz Carlo. It's actually spelled R-U-M-O-R. :)

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Saturday, August 10, 2002 11:27 AM
carlo18 the Blue train is on the Transfer track, I was there yesterday and it is missing the front 2 cars.
Saturday, August 10, 2002 1:25 PM
Ok, I called the park and and the lady told me that it is a only a big rumor and Shockwave is just down for Maintenance. Nothing more. So all this Shockwave stuff isn't true, so let's just let the rumor fade away.
Saturday, August 10, 2002 1:57 PM

I'm not saying you're wrong, or she's wrong, but wow. What to believe?! Where would the Shockwave removal rumor start? Why would Amusement Business or Amusement Today publish that?

I gotta say, this is definitely the weirdest thing to happen to that park in sooooome time.

It tastes like burning.

Saturday, August 10, 2002 2:28 PM
Can someone please fill me in I must have missed it but what was the accident

Aughhh look out there are Mice all around


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