I heard that SFGAm was going to get the SFoG coaster but at the last second SF. Inc. decided the park shouldn't get the coaster. Is this true? Do you think SFGAm will get anything new for 2002? I hope nobody says anything about the park just getting two new coasters. Neither were full circut and SFMM got Goliath then the next year they got X, Deja Vu, Goliath Jr., and Thrill Shot. ----------------- "Get off of my moor you michtevous weeins." We prefer to stay" (eyes begin glowing) "Your thinking of hurting us." "Now your thinking, how did they know what I was thinking?" " But now your thinking, I hope that's Shepards Pie in my knickers"
And quite frankly, I think we should get the 2 new coasters mastered before we get another problem er..I mean ride. Both V2 and Deja Vu have caused so many problems. And besides, where would you put another coaster?
They could build a parking garage above and under ground and then they wouldn't have to take out shockwave and they can put it in the parking lot. Just as long as they theme it un like Shockwave.***sorry about saying take out shockwave for the people whou like the ride***
*** This post was edited by Gamfan on 12/30/2001. ***
I'm almost sure they won't get anything big next year. If they do, I will be very happy, but after 2 coasters this year, I don't see it happening. Especially with Six Flags cutting back on spending. If they get anything, it will probably a smaller ride. Probably not a coaster.
Well Split, with the live action Scooby Doo movie opening this summer, I wouldn't be surprised if SFStL and/or some of the other SF parks planned a dark ride for this year.
Don't be disappointed if SFGAm doesn't get anything new this year. Not only did your recieve two coasters in 2001, but they're two fantastic coasters from what I hear and you still have the Bull, BTR, Viper, and all of the other "Great American" rides at the park. That's a lot more than most people can say for their home parks. SFMM is just one park and they do make a little more business than SFGAm, so I'm not surprised X went there. SFoG lost a great coaster in exchange for hopefully an even greater coaster, so I'm happy to see something new there this year.
*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 12/30/2001. ***
Well, my question is: What makes SFOG so special that they get 2 GREAT new thrillrides one year, then another (presumably) great new coaster the next. They are hitting the proverbial jackpot!! In other words, it seems to me that neither of these parks are deserving of a new ride in 2002 under the unspoken rule of dispersing attractions in a relatively equal fashion.
Disneyland and Knotts is all I need to say as far as competition. There is no such place anywhere close to GAm. And believe me MM, doesn't do so much more business than GAm and GAdv like you think it may.
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Saying bye bye to Shockwave is the wrong thing to do. You may not like the ride, but believe me, there are people who enjoy it. That great big line in front of Shockwave in the morning isn't a mirage. People actually like this ride.
That said, I agree with ALF is cool and SFGRAMBoy20. Fix the rides before you add any new coasters, and what competition does SFGAm have? Santas Village? Kiddie Land? Consider yourself blessed that we have a world class park right here in Chicago. When they added RB I thought that would be it for a long while. I was pleasantly surprised with V2 and Deja Vu. ----------------- People think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time.-Paranoid
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Bull fan said: "Well, my question is: What makes SFOG so special that they get 2 GREAT new thrillrides one year, then another (presumably) great new coaster the next. They are hitting the proverbial jackpot!! In other words, it seems to me that neither of these parks are deserving of a new ride in 2002 under the unspoken rule of dispersing attractions in a relatively equal fashion. "
Well thats a very easy question. SFOG is in a very and i mean very untapped market. The South. They get tourist from The Carolinas' Northern Florida, Alabama, Tennesse and the other deep south states. Now that a big Q how come the south gets no love? And for those who say Florida, well its easier to drive to georgia than to orlando.
SFGRAMBoy20 said: Koasterking you're wrong on both accounts. Disneyland and Knotts is all I need to say as far as competition. There is no such place anywhere close to GAm. And believe me MM, doesn't do so much more business than GAm and GAdv like you think it may.
When I said "more business and more competition", I was referring to SFMM not SFGAm. I know SFGAm has no competition. The closest decent competition they have is Indiana Beach, Michigan's Adventure, and Big Chief's. I never said SFMM does a lot more business than SFGAm or SFGAdv(which I never mentioned at all and does do more business than SFMM).
So, I guess I'm right unless you just like saying I'm wrong a lot.
Im fine with no new ride because for me (and many others), Deja Vu will be new. I didnt get a chance to ride it last year but I rode V2. Im excited for next year no matter what they get. :) -----------------
I highly doubt they will put a coaster in next year, because we probally would have heard something by now. As for a new flat ride though, has anybody been by Great America and been able to tell if Power Dive is still there? If we are getting anything new im betting that it will go there. Also about tearing down Shockwave thats a horrible idea. I think the issue with that ride is height. Im 5'9" and for me to bang my head on that coaster would be impossible, when I was shorter I used to hate that coaster because of it but now that im taller I have enjoyed the ride. I think its a great coaster and it shouldn't be moved. RagingBullGuy made a good point every morning that line is packed and everyone who goes there alot usually knows not to go to it first and wait til around 6 instead when its walk on. But im sure as long as it still gets that line all morning the ride will stick around for a long time. ----------------- Da Bears- Future Division Champions!
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