I just recieved a flyer in the mail from Great America and it says that a New Thrill Ride for 2006 was just announced. Any idea on what it might be, Coaster, Flat? This park really needs a new coaster.
Yeah. It'll most likely be some sort of flat-ride. I doubt it'll be a new major rollercoaster because that park really does not have the real estate to do so. No joke. Have you guys been to this park before? Not only is it ridiculously small, but all the rides that are there are packed into it so tightly you really wonder how they managed to have room to have walkways.
kRaXLeRidAh said: Yeah. It'll most likely be some sort of flat-ride. I doubt it'll be a new major rollercoaster because that park really does not have the real estate to do so.
Major misconception, there are huge plots of open land all around the park, just can't see them from the walkways. As well as open plots from removed rides that were never replaced. Check out one of those satelite views of the park and you can see how much open land they still have for any sized new ride.
Also keep in mind PGA is over 3 times the size of Blackpool, yet Blackpool manages to find the space for 12 coasters and dozens of flats. Don't buy into the "PGA doesn't have the space for a new coaster" BS.
Even though this will be the parks 30th anniversary, from what I'm hearing, the new thrill ride will be a themed Zamperla Skater or Disko and nothing more. Just as lackluster as their 25th anniversary additions of a hand me down swing ride and off the shelf unthemed mouse.
That wouldn't solve the fact that there is more boring, flat track on this coaster than any other I have ridden. What most people don't know is that it was created that way on purpose. I remember the GM at the time commenting that they wanted a ride tame enough for kids, and that kids are afraid of being thrown from their seats. LOL