SFGAM Opens on April 19th, 2003.

Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:41 PM

I was just looking at SFGAM web site. If you look at the PDF file for Auditions, it says that the park will be opening on weekends starting April 19th, 2003.

Here is the URL:


Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:51 PM

The important question is, will S:UF be ready by opening day?

Steve, with fingers crossed.

Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:52 PM
I can't wait! I love that park! I've gone there once a year for the past few years! Nothing brings back memories better then listening to the screams of avid fans flying down Raging Bull. I'm especially excited for next year though, I haven't ridden a flyer before....
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:03 PM

That's great news. :)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:05 PM

I bet that is the buyout preseason dates, and that it doesn't open til first weekend in May. Just my guess, that's usually what happens every year.

I also don't think SUF will open til the official GP opening or a weekend later...just like Raging Bull.

"No honey, the monkeys have already done enough damage on this trip." - Guy coming out of front gate at SFGAd

Wednesday, December 18, 2002 5:49 PM
I agree with Legendary.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 5:57 PM
All I can say is I hope to gosh that it is open for physics day!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:27 PM

April 19th...

For those of you who don't live in or near Chicago, know this.


I was there in the middle of May last year and it was in the upper forties. This goshforsaken city doesn't warm up until late in May or the beginning of June.

I'd be surprised if S:UF were open by then, as well, despite the fact that the Georgian version went up so fast. It just seems to late to start, and again, the climate doesn't exactly permit quick work. In fact, last night, it hailed pretty badly up here... :)

My best guess is that it would be open for the regular season to start (sometime around the end of the first week of May) but not for the buyout dates.

Of course, I wouldn't mind being wrong.

"Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation." - David St. Hubbins, Spinal Tap

Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:39 PM

Yes, that April 19th start date for the performers and entertainers pertains to the buyout weekends. The park wont open to the public until the beginning of May (as usual).

Godforsaken city? Dude, the weather in the Chicago area is unpredictable around that time of year as is the case for alot of other areas of the U.S. Its the time of year weatherwise going through the transition from cold to warm. Upper 40's? No problem, I say bring it on. All the coasters ran the last operating weekend in November and it was in the 30's.

'Chitown', who enjoyed the balmy 50's today in the Chicago area. :)

2 superheroes in Gurnee next season? Oh the humanity.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:42 PM

Last Blast was Cold, the park in April isn't that bad. Except for the fact the chance of rain will be higher. I have went to Advocate Health Day for the past 4 or 5 years during mid April and usually a sweatshirt is just fine to keep warm.
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Thursday, December 19, 2002 11:48 AM

Yeah the park wont open until May. All the days in April are buyouts. Plan on May 3rd being the first day of public operation.

Unless of course, you work for one of those buyout companies, then you are so very lucky.

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