Posted Friday, January 24, 2003 3:34 AM | Contributed by redman822
Red, yellow and blue colors are a dead giveaway to the Superman theme of Six Flags Great America's new flyer, as the general public learns what enthusiasts have known for months.
Read more from The Chicago Sun Times.
A Six Flags park, a new roller coaster, and a probable Superman theme..........I would think people living in the most remote places on earth could have figured out that last part by now..........obviously I don't agree with "branding"
One more request for originality from Premier/Six Flags......
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Wouldn't that be "Thuper", Mamoosh?
I'm mixed on the Superman theme. I totally understand (and to some degree, agree with) the branding thing with each SF park having the same rides - or names at least. I've never been a fan of "Superhero" rides. It seems so generic. Then to use the gazillion variations of Superman and Batman and slap them all over the place - it's so "assembly line" that it's almost silly.
This is kinda a stupid question, but will this ride be an exact clone of SFOG's and SFGAdv's? I heard somewhere that there was some minor difference, but I'm not sure if thats accurate or not.
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The superhero theming definitely does not go with Great America's original concept, and really takes away for the areas they put them in. Instead of the nice nautical feel and beaches of Tidal Wave, you get the inner-city looking building and garbage of Batman (which Chicago has areas like that for real, it doesnt need something themed like that )
I don't beleive superman was cajun. But at least their minds didn't have to put any thought at all into theming the ride for the park.
Maybe we think a bit too deeply about *amusement park* rides. Why don't we ask McDonalds for original theming and names for their fast food joints? I don't think most people even think about it anymore, it's just McDonalds.
With as many parks as Six Flags headlines, I'm not surprised at the lack of originality. Even Disney re-treads old names and themes for their parks around the globe.
Very good point DWeaver, and I think that's exactly where Six Flags wants to be with their parks. I can't say I disagree with that.
It's a personal preference on the superhero thing. Licensing a character and slapping it everywhere you can just doesn't seem personal enough.
Touchdown - should I list the millions of other things in the world that fly in some capacity? ;)
If you notice, the park did not confirm the information. They would not comment because they are having their press conference on Feb 4th. We will find out for sure then, but from what has been seen on-site, it does appear that we are, indeed, getting a clone...
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...
Bob O, perhaps they'll call it Superman: Kajun Kryptonite or something like that... ;)
this can be some stupid nonsense beacuase have you heard of superman:uf coming to sfgreat adventure.after i srfed th rcdb.com here are the stats smuf:atlis 51 mph.smufnj is 60.
smuf:ga is 115 smuf:nf is 115 ft so why is there a speed difference? smuf:atl is 1 foot longer than theone in nj
I for one am really excited about the new coaster at SFGAM. I love those B&M flyers, clone or not.
Call me crazy but the way I look at it, a clone is better than no coaster at all.
I cannot wait to check out SFGA's version this summer.
Definitely worth a trip.
So many people complain about clones, but I bet if you look at their track record you'll see plenty of them. If you can't stand them don't ride them.
Frank- who would like an original but will ride this and hopefully love it.
I get your point but i get so agervated about these clones.now i think that it might be worth it to go ride the one in sfnj.i love riding any great coasters like smuf .look at all of the vekoma clones.i bet i could name 68 of them
I don't really care if it's a clone or not. Georgia and Elitch has one.....it's only natural that Chicago is hit next!
I will look forward to riding it during my first visit to Great America during my post-SRM midwest excursions. Very cool!
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