SFGAm on the Travel Channel tonight

Thursday, March 13, 2003 10:45 AM
No, they aren't doing an entire show, but in the second half of the show "Chicago: Inside the Windy City " they highlight SFGAm. (According to a brief article in the Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/printedition/chi-0303130047mar13,1,2632955.story?coll=chi%2Dprinttempo%2Dhed )

Here's a link to the show description (which doesn't mention SFGAm). http://travel.discovery.com/schedule/episode.jsp?episode=0&cpi=85972

It airs tonight at 10:00E/9:00C and 1amE/Midnight and is re-aired Sunday at 5pE/4C

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*** This post was edited by redman822 3/13/2003 3:47:46 PM ***

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:15 AM
Cool. Thanks for letting us know.
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Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:50 AM
Wow!?!? The Travel Channel? Airing something other than Vegas Baby!? Doesn't it seem like every week anymore is "Vegas Week?"

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 12:07 PM
cool thaks for letting us know. i will watch and let you know what i think.

ondrew

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 12:52 PM
Thanks for the heads up!!!!
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Thursday, March 13, 2003 2:34 PM
Nice to see Great America featured on somthing... ;)

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 5:55 PM
Wow, great show about Chicago. I am surprised they ventured out to SFGAm for a segment, but anyway, it was a great segment that gave great footage of the park. Travel Channel did a great job.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:01 PM
Shoot I missed it! Guess I'll have to watch it again tonight at 1!
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Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:02 PM
agreed. I enjoyed the whole show and the SFGA segment in particular.

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Matt the mutt 1989-2003
gimmie a hell yeah!

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:04 PM
They said that Iron Wolf was is the tallest and fastest stand-up coaster. But anyway the show was really cool.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:05 PM
Heck, even some of the unknowns were news to me. Like the creator of White Castle restaurants getting his idea of the structure for his restaurants from the structure of Water Tower.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:07 PM
Iron Wolf was the tallest and fastest standup when it was built so its not far-fetched. :)

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:07 PM
It was a good show...No doubt they filmed it last season since they showed GAm Eagle Blue backwards.

And one last hurrah for Shockwave lovers out there too. ;)

Although the guy they interviewed from Theme Park Magazine (or something like that) I believe his interview was both canned and filmed at another park. That seemed to be Gemini behind him, IMHO. Opinions?

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...
Currency tracking experiment... http://www.wheresgeorge.com (Referring to The "George" on the $1 bill - Not Me)
*** This post was edited by redman822 3/13/2003 11:09:27 PM ***

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 7:13 PM
Nahh, that was Viper he was in front of. Look at this pic.

http://www.sfgamworld.com/Photos/SFGAmPics/RagingBull/RagingBull2/RagingBull12_JPG.html

You can see Viper's structure on the right side of the pic which looks like what he was standing in front of.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 7:56 PM
They also said the park has the most coasters too. Did anyone catch that? I was like hUh?

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 8:22 PM
Actually, they said something to the effect of "...one of the largest collections of coasters in the world..."

Not exactly what they said, but they didn't say they had the most, just implied that were one of the largest parks...you know, a typical pro-hype statement made in shows like this or in advertising.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 4:44 AM
Actually it was closer to the largest *variety* of coasters. They must have filmed that in 2001. As far as I know, Shockwave wasn't open at all last season.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 4:49 AM
Shockwave was open last season...it broke down in August...Plus they had film of DejaVu working - so it had to be 2002 ;)

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...
Currency tracking experiment... http://www.wheresgeorge.com (Referring to The "George" on the $1 bill - Not Me)

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Friday, March 14, 2003 5:56 AM
I believe that they filmed this either late 2001 or early 2002, beceause Deja Vu wasn't open till fall of 2001 and you see what the people were wearing, pants and jackets. So it had take place in the fall or spring. Or maybe these people came from the south and thought it was cold out, plus was nice seeing ShockWave working.

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Friday, March 14, 2003 7:18 AM
Joe Carroll said:

but they didn't say they had the most, just implied that were one of the largest parks...you know, a typical pro-hype statement made in shows like this or in advertising.

Actually, I just checked out the RCDB... Looks to me like there are only seven parks with more coasters than Geat America in the world, and only two that merely equal it. And that's with crediting SFGAm with eleven coasters, not the twelve they probably told the TV crew. All in all, I don't think it's just hype: SFGAm's got a lot of coasters.

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