SFGA 10/27/02

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Monday, October 28, 2002 9:17 AM

you know how you're supposed to get an extra hour of sleep? well I spent my extra hour of sleep standing at the chain between Carousel Plaza and Hometown Square. the good news is that we were some of the first people there.

we hit four coasters in one hour including Deja Vu front row, fourth train out of the station and Iron Wolf front row, second train out of the station. we probably could have gotten five coasters, but we waited for Iron Wolf instead of getting on Batman and coming back for Wolf.

after the running of the bulls to Deja Vu, we panted until the cold air stinged our lungs and our muscles tightened up beyond all belief. I really felt the g's in that backward loop.

we got on everything including Bull, Viper, and Batman twice. a nice night ride on Bull ended the season for me. a really fun season and a promising next season.

edit: how could I forget my rant about V2? the switchbacks weren't open when we got in line, but the queue was across the bridge. it moved at a decent pace, but would have been better without all the fast pass people. before entering the station, there was a breakdown. basically, the train was in the middle of the run when it was braked. soon enough it moved in the station, tested, and resumed operation. we were about six people back when we waited for the second row. while we were waiting in the station, the darn thing stopped twice in a row! the fans above the LIMs cut out and the brakes dropped. I don't know what was wrong, but the only let people already in the station get a ride. the whole line had to leave. wow, and you Florida people want a headache like this?

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

*** This post was edited by SFGA Bob on 10/28/2002. ***

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Monday, October 28, 2002 9:23 AM
Not to be picky, but your parks' shortform is not SFGA, it's SFGAM. QBot even confirms it on the back.

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Monday, October 28, 2002 11:03 AM

meh...it will always be SFGA to me. besides, my shirt confirms that it is SFGA. I probably should have put a "m" in the title to avoid confusion, but what's done is done.

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2002 1:10 PM
I find it interesting that I have observed Six Flags Great America being abbrivated SFGA several times in my (admittedly short) time on CoasterBuzz, but have never seen Great Adventure abreviated the same way.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2002 1:14 PM

[url="http://home.attbi.com/~geoff2222/sfgam/btrlabel.jpg" target="_blank">

Check that last pic out. In 1992, Six Flags Great America was SFGA to B&M. I guess since it's such a great coaster, it can't be wrong, so SFGA is SFGAm. Does anyone have a pic of a similar label on a crate for Superman? I wonder if SFGAm is still client SFGA.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2002 1:25 PM
Its probably also SFGA in New Jersey. I mean come on!!! Us enthusiasts are probably the only people who abbreviate the 2 parks as SFGAm and SFGAdv.

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2 superheroes in Gurnee next season? Oh the humanity. :)

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Tuesday, October 29, 2002 2:57 PM
Yes Chitown on the back of a Q-Bot at gadv is say SFGA.

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-Sean

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:19 AM
Actually I have seen the Six Flags chain abbreviate SFGAm as SFGA on their own website!!! If you watch the commercials off their website, the ones for Great America have SFGA in the intro to the commercial...

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member

Wanna Ride A Woodie?

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:42 AM
Who cares?

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SFGAm: 1)DV 2)V2 3)AE Blue 4)Viper 5)Bull


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