Also, is the selling of SFA's extra land confirmed?
Second, Ultra Twister is a rumor. If it does show up at the park, it could be for storage and not necessarily because they're going to add it as an attraction. The park has been known to do that before. I've asked several people about it, no one will cofirm or deny Ultra Twister is going to be a future addition to this park.
Third, the last time I drove by the park (before Christmas), it was lifeless except for a few real estate agents hanging around. :)
Fourth, the only expansion that appears to be a possibility is a expansion of HH in 2006 or 2007. That's if you believe the documents on file with the county. I believe a link was posted on Screamscape or Coasterbuzz.
With that said. Season Pass prices went up to $55 overnight and that price is good thru May 7th.
SFA did so well this year with the opening of HH. We can rest assure that they generated some well earned money. However, in my honest opinion, they are in need of some SERIOUS flat rides...especially in Gotham City (Lord have mercy...). They have three rollercoasters...which is more than enough for one supposedly themed area. I think a great dark ride will do, possibly a SWAT ride, or even something like Top Spin. Right now, I think any thing will do. If they could maybe have 3 major flat rides with some substantial theming...it could spruce up the Gotham City scene...being that it only has three coasters, a water ride, a Batman Spectacular Show, and a Skycoaster...I can't tell you how many times I would go to Six Flags with a few of my friends, and we all wind up in that area first...
I would like to see more buildings in Gotham City. I know this is a broken record, but there still isn't a bathroom or even water fountains beyond the beginning of GC. For that matter, there isn't even a sit down indoor restaurant in GC (which obviously could also contain the bathrooms). I also find it sad that Gotham City is 'off limits' to the youngsters. They need to follow the Hersheypark model and add some kiddie rides somewhere.
Is there any other Six Flags park with a Gotham City area?
Oh, and SFoG has a "Metropolis" as well... :)
P.S. We've been asking for the bathroom since before Batwing opened. That park, for all its great rides, still has *issues*...
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Well, hm. I wouldn't be surprised if all of the other Gotham Cities have much better looks as far as theming is concerned. I guess I can only expect but so much from my home park. I know there's hope somewhere...but right now, I doubt if Six Flags America will ever turn around...I mean Gotham City is just looking like a Paradise Island with rollercoasters...IMO.
I know something can be done...instead of trying to pack one more rollercoaster in that area, like Ultra Twister...oohh, they better not try to do that...that's ridiculous. As much as I would love for that ride to make it's way to the SFA scene 2006-07 or whenever...they should fine a great location for that ride..instead of a blacktop...that just seems a little too tacky for me...(sorry Intamin Fan). If anyhting...they should find a much better location, where they could actually make the ride look appealing...you know, repaint it and everything.
I also agree about the issue that there are no bathrooms close to Superman Ride of Steel and Batwing at America. I was just going off the previous post about no flats being there and pointing to the fact that there were 3 (one not operational) sitting in that area. I always thought it was too sparse once you got past Krypton Comet, now that I have been reminded of the names.
As for the breakdowns of Iron Eagle. They aren't enough of a reason to add a Top Spin to the existing park unless they take Iron Eagle out. I say this because the two rides are close enough to be considered the same ride. If you want to say a top spin is more thrilling you have not rode the top spin at Great Adventure, it's all in the program. Great Adventure's Top Spin program is down right boring.
GAdv's Top Spin doesn't have that same "boring" program any more, now that it's left NJ...in Chicago they run that thing HARD... :)
Ultratwister? Better find a park with really solid maintenance crews and a lot of spare time...THAT is the AW ride SFI should have sold off! ;)
And yes whoever gets Ultra Twister better be ready for some headaches.
rollergator said:GAdv's Top Spin doesn't have that same "boring" program any more, now that it's left NJ...in Chicago they run that thing HARD...
SFGAdv never removed their Top Spin. SFGAm's Top Spin had been in storage somewhere before they bought it. Pendulum, SFGAdv's Frisbee was sent to SFGAm as Revolution.
Second, you may think that putting a ride on top of blacktop is bad, but, Six Flags has done it before (Scream, Medusa West, Roar West). Kingda Ka is also sitting on blacktop, but due to themeing and landscaping, it's not an issue. So, why not put it on the blacktop if they can theme and landscape around it? The ride already had an awesome paint job a couple of years back.
Third, dragonoffrost, a Top Spin and a Rotoshake are two completely different rides that share little in common.
That almost sounds like the kind of rumor started just to tease BatwingSFA because he's always complaining about the lack of new coasters at SFA. But who would do such a think like that? ;)
*** Edited 1/5/2006 4:11:31 AM UTC by Mamoosh***
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