Possible idea for theme change at SFGAm

Friday, September 27, 2002 5:37 PM
I just had a thought, what if SFGAm completely re-themed Orleans Place to Gotham City? It could go up to Batman but before V2. I think it would be the best choice SFGAm could do considering we are getting a Superman ride and we have a Batman ride. Put two and two together and.....

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Friday, September 27, 2002 5:40 PM
Its a good idea, but that would be moving away from the overall park theme. But, you could suggest an idea like that to PGAm. It no longer has a theme.

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Friday, September 27, 2002 5:58 PM
Isn't that Yankee Harbor?...
Friday, September 27, 2002 6:00 PM
Yeah, because Superman is as much a resident of Gotham City as he is of New Orleans...

Bad idea - let's leave the Marriott's theming alone as much as possible. V2 was bad enough.


Saturday, September 28, 2002 6:43 AM

Superman is clearly a citizen of the world, but his alter ego, Clark Kent resides in Metropolis.

But, of course, Metropolis = Gotham City = New York. And a NYC themed area would be kinda cool - an homage to the Great American city.

But I'd bet that in this episode, Supe flies on down to the Bayou...

Saturday, September 28, 2002 7:51 AM
Why would we want a New York section in a Chicago park?
Saturday, September 28, 2002 8:10 AM

IBsteve said:
But, of course, Metropolis = Gotham City = New York. And a NYC themed area would be kinda cool - an homage to the Great American city.

[nerdmodeon] Actually, Metropolis in no way resembles New York...Gotham has always been New York, while Metropolis is sometimes fashioned after Chicago or Toronto, while its 'place' in the DC universe is the midwest, usually Illionois or Ohio. And besides, a Gotham-themed area with both Batman and Superman would be perfectly consistent, since they exist in the same universe...sometimes the characters visit each others' cities.[nerdmodeoff]

Saturday, September 28, 2002 11:07 AM
I wouldnt want a NY themed section in SFGAM but they should get rid of the Orleans Place section and come up with something new to go with the new ride they are putting in.
Saturday, September 28, 2002 11:15 AM

Great america's management better use that space to the fullest. I for one do not want to see a metropolis section unless they're talking about metropolis illinois.

Saturday, September 28, 2002 11:23 AM
I think that's the worst thing they could do. If they do that suddenly our classic feel amusement park will turn into a full blown IOA theme park which I DO NOT want to see! It's an eye sore!!!

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Saturday, September 28, 2002 1:09 PM

Thanks for the claification re Metropolis, mrk468zz. I'm not the biggest Superman fan, obviously. Just remember the movie with Christopher Reeve flying around Manhattan.

My, my. What's with all the NYC hatin'? I was born and raised in Chicago but still think NYC is the greatest city on Earth. If you've ever spent any time there, you'd know what I mean. If you have and you still don't like it, well, I wouldn't even know how to respond.

We're talking about Great America, not Great Midwest or Great Chicago. New York is the greatest of America's great cities. Why would it be out of place as themed area in a park called Great America? It makes no less sense than any other themed area like Orleans Place, Southwest Territory or the Yukon. In fact, it seems it would be a perfect extension of Yankee Harbor after all, that is exactly what NYC is.

Honestly, I don't care. Whatever. Just don't ask a question like what would a NY theme be doing in Great America cause that's just...


Saturday, September 28, 2002 1:12 PM
Actually, Metropolis in the DC Comics world is *not* in the midwest. It's actually somewhere a tad north of Gotham (NYC) which puts it about in Bristol CN. A couple of years ago I asked some comic book people and this was their consensus. Though I wouldnt be suprised if "smallvile" was patterned after the midwest....

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Saturday, September 28, 2002 1:17 PM
Yeah, it may be Great America...but when you have a great city such as Chicago right there, it doesn't make sense to theme something to NYC. Have something people can relate to. At any rate the argument is moot because neither is going to happen. ;-)
Saturday, September 28, 2002 1:18 PM

The last thing we need is an overmerchandised marvel themed section that takes up a good portion of the park. Now, Captain America would be right at home with the original themeing. Anyone know where captain america was from?

edit:What about a voodoo theme for the new ride? that would fit well with the original themeing, if it is going in shockwaves lot.

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Saturday, September 28, 2002 2:00 PM
ooh! voodoo sounds great. I never thought of that. is there any chance that SFGA hasn't made the sign for the entrance yet? maybe they'll set up a competition and the person/people who come up with the best theme and name get the first ride. now back to reality, nice name, Col., but I think we're stuck with Supers. who knows, though.

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Saturday, September 28, 2002 2:08 PM

Probably isn't going to happen because of the color scheme. But FRIGHT FEST. It would be perfect. An evil spirit posesses one of the new orleans electric trolley cars. Or how about the soul of a dead new orleans prostitute/voodoo witch is out for revenge on the politician that had her killed for putting an evil hex on him because he didnt pay. She turns you into a zombie and you go on a wild chase through the swamps of the bayou.

Saturday, September 28, 2002 2:11 PM

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Saturday, September 28, 2002 4:08 PM
Does anyone know which studio that was made at?
Saturday, September 28, 2002 4:35 PM

A New York themed area in a Chicago-based park? I don't think so. That's about as likely as a Chicago themed area in a New York park, which anyone would laugh at right off the bat. A Gotham City theme would, in fact, gell with Six Flags and management in general. In fact, back in 93 and 94, the theming for Batman got so out of hand that the park maps actually split Yankee Habor down the middle and called the slice next to Batman the "Gotham City" themed area. But to go from Carousel Plaza to Batman would not be feasible. For one thing, Yankee Harbor would be gone. There's a shop already in Yankee Harbor called "Gotham City Theater," that would be a natural termination point for this new theme. The only problem; it stretches back almost to the bridge to Yukon Territory. You can't re-theme like that and keep good old Yankee Harbor (which has almost no theme left to it as it is, but that's another story). Secondly, you're talking about a major project here. This stretch covers about a third of the original loop. An after Southwest Territory, people expect new themeing done right. In order to do that, Six Flags would have to spend a huge amount of money. That's not something I see them doing the same winter they're putting a new ride in. And once the ride is up and running, it would seem a little silly to go back and re-theme it just so the ride fits.

BTW, I think a Superman ride in Gotham City makes perfect sense. In the D.C. Comics universe, Superman has gone to Gotham many times. I don't believe that Batman, howevr, has gone to Metroplois. His monomaniac obsession seems to be to protect Gotham.

Saturday, September 28, 2002 7:04 PM

All of this talk about the theming of Orleans Place into a city. That it would stretch all the way to B:TR? OK thats WAY out of bounds past the bridge seperating OP and YH. There would be 50 feet left of Yankee.

Themeing isn't in the budget (probably never will be again) That and the current leadership in the park wants to keep it as close to Marriotts as possible.


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