nuthin' for SFA in 2006?

Wednesday, January 4, 2006 10:10 AM
It seems that Six Flags America is not getting anything this season because they have not provided any type of clue of an upcoming development. I think SFI is focusing in cleaning up the bad rep the old execs left. If anyone know anything about SFA upcoming projects, let us know.

Also, is the selling of SFA's extra land confirmed?

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 10:19 AM
Wasn't it sort-of-confirmed that SFA is getting Ultra Twister? I thought I remembered reading that in another thread--could be wrong.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 10:55 AM
^ At this point, I would guess Ultra Twister is a 2007 project since it is already January and the parts aren't arriving yet.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 12:53 PM
First, SFA typically doesn't make an announcement until Mid-February.

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.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 2:01 PM
Your absolutely right coasterguts...however, I doubt that Six Flags will wait until 2007 to expand Hurricane Harbor. Then again, I may be wrong.

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...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 2:47 PM
They don't need a top spin. They have Iron Eagle (elsewhere in the park) to fill type of ride for the park. They have a few flats over there. A himalaya, a round up and a chaos. I don't know the exact names of the rides. But could put another flat over there especially if they need to remove the chaos since I don't believe they are long for any park with all the issues with them.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 2:49 PM
Petespeed, you missed Riddle Me This and Alpine Bobs. Krypton Comet is rumored to have been removed with Alpine Bobs moving into that area.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 3:51 PM
First off, just so we're all on the same page, there's should be a capital 'N', an 'o', and a 'g' in the word nothing. Anyway, there are still many months in which to erect Ultra Twister if that is to be. It's not a big ride, and may not even need footers. You could probably easily place it on the huge blacktop area in between Joker's Jinx and Wild One. We had a Top Spin, but those ride-starved people at Darien Lake stole it from us before it was put up:) Iron Eagle isn't very fun and is ALWAYS constantly breaking down.

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.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 3:57 PM
I agree Intamin Fan. I mean it's ridiculous. I would like to feel like I'm actually in Gotham City..because the music alone isn't doing it. You know...they could have buildings right along side of Joker's Jinx where the exit is...to hide away the bottom of Superman's drop, and the second helix. They should definitely have some restaraunts over there as well...Boardwalk Fries is not cuttin' it...nor is the other food stall near the only seto f bathrooms at the entrace of Gotham City.

Is there any other Six Flags park with a Gotham City area?

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 4:02 PM
I'm with you on that I-Fan. I'm hoping, when Mark Shapiro takes his walk with Janet Porter at Six Flags America that he gets down to Batwing, needs to use the bathroom and gets thirsty. Only to discover there is no bathroom, no water fountain nothing but the bark on the side of a tree. :) Shortly thereafter, I hope his legs begin to cramp up from walking around the park and discovers his legs wouldn't cramp up so much if the loop was completed between Batwing and Coyote Creek. :)
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 4:06 PM
PeteSpeed2009, SFMM has a Gotham, SFNE has a Gotham, SFoG, even SFGAdv (albeit small)....I think every park with a Batman has *something* referred to as Gotham. Some are more like SFGAdv's area, like SFGAm.

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*...

*** Edited 1/4/2006 9:08:58 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 4:19 PM
Oh okay. Thanks for the info rollergator!

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.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 4:24 PM
Actually Batman at SF GAdv is in a section called Movietown.

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.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 4:49 PM
^ Good catch on MovieTown....the "Gotham" area at GAdv is basically the same city park as GAm has, leading to the queue. The parks with a specific Gotham themed area, like SFoG has, typically have OTHER rides to fit the theme (e.g., Crime Wave).

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! ;)

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 8:05 PM
Then GAdv must have got another one since I rode one there this season. It sits right beside the side entrance to the Golden Kingdom.

And yes whoever gets Ultra Twister better be ready for some headaches.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 9:09 PM

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.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 10:45 PM
Absolutely, I was confusing it with the Frisbee (Pendulum, now Revolution), LOL. I rode the GAdv Top Spin myself this year...and it was a *decent* program. Certainly not up to SFFT standards, they "spun" that thing in San Antonio...
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 11:00 PM
Ok, where do I start? First off, Rollergator got the Huss product line confused. It's the Frisbee that got moved to Chicago, not the Top Spin.

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.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 11:09 PM
Wasn't it sort-of-confirmed that SFA is getting Ultra Twister? I thought I remembered reading that in another thread--could be wrong.

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? ;)

mOOSH

*** Edited 1/5/2006 4:11:31 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, January 5, 2006 1:08 AM
The difference is on the second axis of spinning. I know that. To me that would not be that huge a difference that both rides would be needed at a park. Maybe put in something else like a Frisbee or a Topple Tower. Make the experience totally different is what I was thinking over putting in something close to what exists.
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