SFGAm Ride News

Wednesday, April 3, 2002 4:00 AM
I heard rumors that the power dive is going to be removed for a big ferris wheel. is that true? is power dive closed again this season? and anyone have any idea when construction of a new coaster begins? i know they do it every 2-3 years so wouldnt next year be a new coaster year?
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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 4:54 AM

They are getting nothing and you will like it that way!

Seriously, the park really needs to concentrate on getting V2 and Deja Vu to work consistantly before they go off adding new attractions to the park. Corporate makes the decisions as to new ride placement and with all the headaches with V2 and Deja Vu they may put off putting another coaster there in a while. There is no set schedule as to when they receive new rides.

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Bob Hansen

Bolliger/Mabillard for President/VP 2004

*** This post was edited by Kick The Sky on 4/3/2002. ***

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 4:56 AM
I just love how everybody thinks they know everything - I just find it so humorous. Thanks for the enjoyment.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 5:05 AM
I never claimed to "know" something specific about the plans of the park. I was just speculating. I really hate blowhards like you bmcoaster ...

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Bob Hansen

Bolliger/Mabillard for President/VP 2004

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 8:42 AM

Hey, hey....how about some love and peace on the boards?

On another SFGAm note, I was wondering if you guys noticed that the schedule on the back of my season pass flyer indicates that the park will be open weekends in September. This is good news.

By the way, Kick the Sky, I agree with you that getting V2 and Deja Vu to be dependable should be a high priority.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 8:54 AM

What I don't understand is why doesn't Vekoma put booster tires on the boomerang so it doesn't stall there? I agree with you too Bob that they need to get those 2 rides running up to par before they even think about putting anything else in. Also, if noone has anything good to say, how about just not saying anything else at all? I mean don't shoot someone down here. It really does'nt make you look good. It makes you look really that much more like you don't know anything accept how to try to make someone else look like a fool, which BTW is not cool.

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Beer, my soon to be wife, coasters, and the FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Is this a great country or what!!

*** This post was edited by stoogemanmoe on 4/3/2002. ***

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 9:54 AM

I also heard the same rumor, but the park opens in about a month so I doubt there is enough time to install an entire attraction when there is no sign of parts or things like that. Maybe next year.

I also agree that they need to get V2 and Deja Vu working good at the same time. I don't think both of the rides were ever opened at the same time yet. So I think they should get that settled, then they should start to plan for the new B&M Flyer..... ;)

*** This post was edited by MF#1RB#2BVL on 4/3/2002. ***

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 9:57 AM

If that argument about the 'DV and V2 headaches' is any valid, why in the world would SFoG be getting a new coaster? Last time I checked, they still have a DV, and it's exactly like SFGAm's, and it doesn't always sound like Achrophobia or whatchyamacallit works perfectly, either.

SFGAm's new attraction this year is accually the bridge between Hometown Square and County Fair. They are opening that back up because you (and me, and everyone else) hated the wall! Be happy you get the bridge back! I know I am!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 10:06 AM
I'm happy about that lousy wall being gone too !! I hated that thing!

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Beer, my soon to be wife, coasters, and the FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Is this a great country or what!!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 12:29 PM
Wasn't a pay per ride thing put in there, nothing special they just hooked you up to a few cables and you jumped up and down getting a trampoline effect, waste of time if you ask me. I personally liked the Power dive and wish it would reopen or be replaced with a cool thrill ride. What was the last thrill ride SFGAm added? If I remember correctly (I may not) it was Giant Drop and that was in '97 right? So what's the hold up here, I think that they need to get V2 and Deja Vu up and running and then work on thrill rides before they put up another coaster.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 12:34 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot to say somthing. SFGAm_fanatic, don't get all excited in hoping for a new coaster, I think in the long run, that's bad news, reason being is that suddenly the park is filled to the brim every day and coasters are only half of the fun at a park. Before I went to BGW, all that mattered was how many coasters the parks have, but when you look at parks like BGW who spend money on their whole park instead of just their coaster count, you will find that it is a much higher quality park and the environment will add to the overall experience and might even take your mind off of the insanely priced food, parking, etc.

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Milwaukee Wisconsin, we bring you beer, brats and cheese. But don't be fooled, "Milwaukee truly is a special secret getaway that I will be sure to tell my friends about!" Erin Brockevich, not to mention that we are an hour from SFGAm........

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 3:45 PM

Well if you look at the trend, they get a new coaster, or thrill ride every other year. 1995- Viper, 1997- Giant Drop, 1999- Raging Bull, 2001- V2, and Deja Vu, so they will PROBABLY get something big in 2003. The trend doesn't go back too far, but it is pretty reliable.

The reason SFOG got Superman was because it is the park's 35's season, so they wanted to do something big, parks usually look into building coasters years ahead, they do not wake up in July of 2001, and say I want a coaster for April 2002, so they didn't know that a ride will flop, they just wanted to do something memorable .

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Welcome one and all, y'all come have a ball!
Things a bear-y fine, ridin' on the old Knott's bear-y line!

*** This post was edited by MilleniumForce6279 on 4/3/2002. ***

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 3:55 PM
I would love to see SFGRAm get a few flat rides. Maybe a KMG Afterburner, or maybe a Zamperla Mixer. Something really fun that screams "ride me". It would be nice to see the Power Dive run all the time. I mean the thing is just sitting there collecting dust. When the Power Dive was first open, boy it was "the ride". Giant Drop is the newest ride opening in '97so, yes it has been a long time since they got a flat ride. I heard someone say in a board here that they took out some kiddie rides. Are they going to relocate them? When I heard they were going to take out the HayBaler, I was outraged as that was a fun ride, and something you could ride while waiting for someone. But the biggest outrarge is them taking out the SkyWhirl. Come on SFGRAm ,what gives? Get some flat rides, fix the 2 new coasters, then everything will be ok. As much as I love this park, I have to say that Six Flags management has made some bad decisions. That is my opinion though and take it for what it's worth.

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Beer, my soon to be wife, coasters, and the FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Is this a great country or what!!

*** This post was edited by stoogemanmoe on 4/3/2002. ***

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 4:01 PM

They should put a Huss Land of the Giants in Orlean's Place. I like the theaming in Orlean's Place, but that corner of the park needs something new.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 4:30 PM
I don't see much room for a Land of Giants in Orlean's Place. I like the original theme of Orlean's Place, but after Shockwave, Condor, Power Dive, and Roaring Rapids...well lets just say the place kinda lost its Orelean's feeling.

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Knott's Berry Farm Cuba ~South Park
"Your proctologist called, he found your head!" ~Jerry "The King" Lawler

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 4:38 PM
I understand V2's problems but why can't they get these Deja Vu thingys to work? For crying out loud how can they valley so many times? They'd have better accuracy have five iron men at the top of the lift to catch and drop the train.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 4:41 PM

MilleniumForce6279 said:

Well if you look at the trend, they get a new coaster, or thrill ride every other year. 1995- Viper, 1997- Giant Drop, 1999- Raging Bull, 2001- V2, and Deja Vu, so they will PROBABLY get something big in 2003. The trend doesn't go back too far, but it is pretty reliable.

The reason SFOG got Superman was because it is the park's 35's season, so they wanted to do something big, parks usually look into building coasters years ahead, they do not wake up in July of 2001, and say I want a coaster for April 2002, so they didn't know that a ride will flop, they just wanted to do something memorable .

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Welcome one and all, y'all come have a ball!
Things a bear-y fine, ridin' on the old Knott's bear-y line!

*** This post was edited by MilleniumForce6279 on 4/3/2002. ***



Also, if you read Six Flags 2001 Annual Report, you would find out that Six Flags over Texas and Six Flags over Georiga will be getting more than any other Six Flags park for a long long time(try 25 year!)

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 5:06 PM
Hey Vertigo, where can i read the report?

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Beer, my soon to be wife, coasters, and the FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Is this a great country or what!!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 5:32 PM
MillenniumForce, I doubt the 35th season has a thing to do with S:UF. Two years ago was SFGAm's 25th season, and they didn't get diddly-squat. Well, ok, they got a nice new paint coat with a 25th aniversary logo on the covers to Sky Whirl's motors, but thats it. A multiple of 5-aniversary really doesn't mean much, and I don't see whats special at all about 35th. 25th I think would be a much bigger thing to celerate.

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Less than 2 months until SFGAm opens!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 9:03 PM
Wouldn't a Huss Frisbee fit in perfectly to the Power Dive spot? They probably wouldn't even need to move the queue. If they wanted to theme it to Orleans Place, they could just call it 'Le Frisbee', or 'Pepe le Pew: Ultimate Dark Knight Flight Escape'.
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