Reason Great Escape expansion put off

Friday, May 3, 2002 8:27 PM
well tonight on the news they confirmed what many had believed. the great escape expansion was put off until next season so that Six Flags could spend the money up at La Ronde. :( hopefully this will be the last year that SF neglects GE.

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John
Albany Entertainment:
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Saturday, May 4, 2002 4:57 AM

D'oh!!

Is that what it was? That kind of sucks... the main question remains, however... if Great Escape expands next year (or should we say "when"), will they be getting the same stuff they would have THIS year, as well as the additional stuff they should be recieving for 2003??

That's what I'm worried about (that if a park doesn't get it one year, that it won't get what it would have gotten if it did get it in the first place... got it?).....

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 7:55 AM

hey Dawgbyte, thats what it was! all the plans that i posted here before including the pedestrian bridge/new entrance plaza were to have happened this year, but at the last minute SF decided to work on La Ronde instead :(

They better get alot more next year, this is ridiculous now. The last new ride they recieved what the Nightmare and how many years ago was that?!?

And btw...the land behind ghost town was being cleared out for a new ride, or atleast i was just told that. if you wanna know by who, im me

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John
Albany Entertainment:
http://home.nycap.rr.com/albanyent

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 12:09 PM

Last minute change!!!???

Calm down!

Back in april-may 2001, when SF finalised the deal for La Ronde, the Inverted and all changes were already planned... So, I guess its was not a last minute change. Remember also, SF has to pour 50 millions US in La Ronde over 5 years, including rebuilding park infrastructures! (new building, that house management, marketing as well as ride maintenance!).

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 2:53 PM
I am hoping for the wait to be well worth it, but I dont bank on it. I do infact think we will see a new parking lot and a new entrance with the bridge. I also see us getting a coaster and possibly a thrill ride. I would think they will try to spread the 60 million around a little. Does anyone know how long the 60 million is supposed to last?

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 8:21 PM

I'm really wondering WHY... why oh why did the not have the cash flow to get the hard-part over with.

They could have put the entrance plaza off until 2003... but it makes absolutely no sense why they delayed the widening of Rt9, as well as the bridge that goes over, and the parking lot.... I can't figure it out. That should have been phase 1, because it's going to be one HELL of a time consumer. To tear up the street, and cause all hell on the traffic is going to not be pretty!!

If they would have gotten that over with, then we could all see that at LEAST Great Escape was putting effort into a possible expansion! Now that they barely touched ANYTHING... I just can't see what's going to go on.

Hey John (CalvinJ23)... who were you told by that the cleared land by Ghost Town was to be a new ride?? Did they throw any hints or gestures as to what it was probably maybe going to be??? Just curious... obviously, everybody is.

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 8:30 PM
Sounds like typical Six FLags senanigans to me

Before you know it the company will buy the retirement home next door and let the people there run the place for a while ;)

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 7:01 AM
Hey SF can change Rt9 during night, that way, traffic can be a lot less, same thing with northway last year.

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*** This post was edited by XFan on 5/5/2002. ***

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 7:17 AM
dawgbyte - IM me on AIM and ill tell you from who. id rather not post it on here.

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John
Albany Entertainment:
http://home.nycap.rr.com/albanyent

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