Milwaukee site says Six Flaga Great America better than ever

Posted Monday, June 18, 2001 4:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Amidst all of the negative press regarding amusement park rides, it's nice to see something positive about the new rides at a park. onMilwaukee gives you a little insight to the diversity of attractions at Six Flags Great America.

Read it onMilwaukee.

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Monday, June 18, 2001 5:09 AM
They still called it the Yankee Clipper hehehehe
lata,
jeremy
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Who didnt realize that Raging Bull and Iron Wolf wer "classic" rollercoasters...
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Monday, June 18, 2001 7:20 AM
Ice Mountain Spring Water must have paid a foutune to have the ride named after them. most corporate sponsors just have that little sign along the exit of the ride.

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this park is not copless so please don't go topless
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Monday, June 18, 2001 7:43 AM

yeah like 2 million just for one sign
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V2 all the way
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Monday, June 18, 2001 10:30 AM
The Whizzer isn't a kiddie coaster! Thats all I have to say.

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Everybodys got something to hide except for me and my monkey!
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Monday, June 18, 2001 11:48 AM
That's a first to see something positive about an amusement park (at least for me it is).

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Congratulations Ray Bourque!!

Colorado Avalanche: 2001 Stanley Cup Champions!
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Monday, June 18, 2001 2:13 PM
so what, is Deja'Vu open over there?!?!?! sure sounded like it....and is that Deja'Vu really 178ft? i thought all of em were 195ft.
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Monday, June 18, 2001 2:20 PM
The Deja's are 178 ft. not 195.

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BMCOASTER

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Monday, June 18, 2001 4:10 PM
No, Deja Vu is 195 ft. tall and drops you from 178 ft. The article says "After diving from 178 ft...." But about it being open, does anyone know?! And from what I heard, the SFOG and SFGA Deja Vus drop from 178 ft. and the SFMM Deja Vu drops from 195 ft. Does anyone know if that is true?
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Life is like a coaster---
You go up, down, turn-around, and upside-down...and then there's all that pressure on your head, too...
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Monday, June 18, 2001 7:47 PM
They're 178 feet, Six Flags is telling you wrong. They are all the same design and the village of Gurnee approved SFGam's at 178 ft. *** This post was edited by goonsta on 6/18/2001. ***
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Monday, June 18, 2001 9:59 PM
They're all the same height, but stand on different levels of land. SFMM's Deja Vu sits about 20ft higher than the others. It's all marketing, but it works.

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"Hi, my name is Lara Croft. Welcome to my world". *** This post was edited by OutKast on 6/19/2001. ***
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Monday, June 18, 2001 10:48 PM
I would like to say I have been to a lot of parks and Great America is a great run park and I have never had a bad time there. The park keeps getting better and better. Also raging bull has the best crew ever on a roller coaster. The line is always moving and they are very good at not stacking. Way to go Six Flags. This is an amazing park.
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bhilk
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 1:28 PM
Six Flags is an awesome park but it doesn't get much recognition on those t.v. shows because it doesn't have the highest roller coaster (which isn't Millennium Force) or the most coasters, but I think that it is possibly the best park overall. And if it isn't on t.v. this summer I will shoot someone.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 10:29 AM
Notice how this park opens the same way as PGA does? With a big pool in front of a double carousel? MY girl can't get it out of her head that there's some relation to Paramount's GA for sure. Well they both have nearly identical Demons...hmm...

ALso what other parks have double carousels?
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 12:15 PM
Mormoc: Both PGA & SFGAm were built by Marriot's (the hotel chain) back in the 70's. The parks were exact duplicates of each other at that time. However, after a couple of years, Marriot wanted out of the theme park game so they sold the two parks. One got bought by the city it was in and later became PGA. The other was sold to the Bally corp and later became SFGAm. That's the short story. Someone else can give the long version.
jeremy
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An SFBrat who is resigned to the fact that the world is filled with Six Flags Haters....it's tragic that they waste their lives like that
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 1:06 PM
I don't think that Magic Mountain will lie about Dejavu's height. If they were taking a 20 ft elevation of ground into account, then they would've listed Viper at about 230 ft or so cuz it's clearly much higher than Goliath due to its hilly base.
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:34 PM
How come people have Deja Vu at Six Flags Great America on their track record when it isn't even open yet? I don't think you can go on it until they are done building it!!!
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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 6:54 AM
Deja Vu: It depends on where you drop from, actuially. If you are in the back your first drop is larger than anyone elses. Actuially, the back riders have more air time than anyone else. Anyone know how many seats across Deja Vu is? SFGa has both 2 and 4 seat across inverted cars so..

2 coasters this season isn't amazing, they are both cheap(er) coasters as compared to a Viper/Shockwave(which is a copy of Demon with 2 more inversions, if you didn't know that you do now)/Raging Bull..

Six flags is also starting a new pass system to stop line jumping for their busy times. You have to make sure everything is in order and such, its a pain in the ass. They better not get a "Fastpass" type system next year, or I will be forced to put myself in a cast and act as if my arm is broken (which lets you into all the ride's via the exit, up to 10 rides, then you just loose your ticket(after you use it, of course) and go and get another one)

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-Nick Catalano
SFGA Tip: Go to any place w/soda and ask for a cup of ice water. No charge for da big cups of water. :-)
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