SFGAm, short TR with pics, 04/24/2004

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 12:00 AM
I am really not in the mood to write a long TR so I will be brief.

I was able to score some tickets for my daughter and myself for Advocate Health Care Day so we ventured out to the park for the first sights, sounds, and rides of the season.

The pics I provided all have to do with anything new that happened to the park. A few of the things I didn't get shots of were that Eagle and Viper now have seatbelts. However, they were both installed with the one across belt instead of the individual crappy belt. On top of that, if I was taking pictures of seatbelts on a coaster train, people would be giving me some strange stares. :)

We received 10 Bugs Bunny bucks at the tollgate and one free admission at the main gate for each person that entered.

Upon entering we noticed the new Looney Tunes meet and greet which is on the reflection pond in front of the carousel. They also only played the new Its Playtime song during this greeting instead of pumping it through the rest of the park. Nice sound system for this new perk.

Batman's new paintjob looks fantastic, the new additions are coming along except for Ragin Cajun which isnt even constructed yet except for the foundation.

SFGAm's ride operations are already known for being great and the trend continues. 2 rideops running the flats and the coasters were running with multiple trains.

Eagle's station got a new coat of paint and looks fantastic. Other touchups but I am not going to go into all of them. Check out the pics for the latest and greatest of what is going on.

Click here for pics.

Thanks for reading. This season is going to rock. :) *** Edited 4/25/2004 5:56:42 AM UTC by Chitown*** *** Edited 4/26/2004 1:29:12 AM UTC by Chitown***

Sunday, April 25, 2004 12:52 AM
Nice pics Chitown. What's happening in that pic of the large concrete pad? Only another month to go for my first ever visit to SFGAm. I really hope Ragin Cajun is completed by then. Now you've got me all excited since I love going to parks which are totally new to me!
Sunday, April 25, 2004 1:06 AM
The large concrete pad is the future home of Ragin Cajun. Hopefully they start constructing the coaster this week.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 1:17 AM
I love the paint jobs on the new rides. It actually goes with the theming of the area. :)
Sunday, April 25, 2004 1:18 AM
Bueno, Chitown. It's still weird to see a yellow Batman. Not bad. Just weird. And how about Revolution's theming? Has anything gotten a "County Fair" theme since the Eagle?

Very cool to see SFGAm getting so packed to the gills with attractions.

Sunday, April 25, 2004 1:39 AM
Am I the only one who cant get the link to work.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 1:57 AM
Try the link again. It goes to a different site.

Sunday, April 25, 2004 2:04 AM
Great Pics Chitown, out of all the rides Revolution looks the best. Very Patriotic, and fits the theme of County Fair extremely well.

I can't wait until they open them up :).

Dave "Who's still extremely jealous Chitown got to end his off-season a week early" :)

Sunday, April 25, 2004 4:18 AM
What a good job this park is doing. I'm going to try to make the drive up there from Decatur for my first ever trip to GAm somtime this summer.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 7:52 AM
Did they fill in the pond seperating New Orleans from Yankee Harbor? As that is what it looks like they did in order to fit the coaster in there.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 11:30 AM
great pics chitown. it seems as though they won't have many of the rides working for opening day


Sunday, April 25, 2004 2:17 PM
Even though I like the old batman color scheme better, I can understand the change. What I don't understand is: why did they paint over the graffiti? For a SF park, that was a nice touch of theming.

Oh well, I can't stay mad at SFGAm. :) Thanks for the pics, they were great and answered a lot of questions. Less than two weeks till I will go for the first time of the year.

Sunday, April 25, 2004 2:32 PM
Does V2 still run with full power now that it has new supports? A lot of people complain about Wicked Twister not being as good anymore. If this really is true (I thought WT was great), then I hope the same doesn't happen to V2.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 6:33 PM
I like the pics -thanks for posting them. How many people were there for Advocate? Lines must have been really short.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 8:45 PM
So was the usual music playing througout the rest of the park?

Sunday, April 25, 2004 9:35 PM

beast7369 said:
Did they fill in the pond seperating New Orleans from Yankee Harbor? As that is what it looks like they did in order to fit the coaster in there.

Yeah. The pond and drawbridge are now gone. It looks really odd to see just a big slab of concrete there. :)

MForcer: The park wasn't crowded but it wasn't dead either. It was a comfortable amount of people. The only coasters that had significant lines were DV and S:UF.

Bullguy: The usual music played throughout the park. The VengaBoys song only played during the presentation of the Looney Tunes Characters on the new platform in front of the Columbia Carousel.

MagnumXL-200: While we couldn't ride V2 because they were testing it all day, it appeared that the train was making it up the front and back spike the same height as before the new supports were installed.

Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:02 PM
Its nice to hear Deja Vu was running. Looking forward to all the new rides as well.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 11:29 PM
Well, it doesn't look as bad as I'd feared, but... I really wish they had left Batman's paint scheme alone!!! And there'd better be graffitti back up by the time I get there! Why on Earth would you take it out?!

Anyway, the new stuff looks really good, especially Revoloution. About time someone remembered the park's name!

Monday, April 26, 2004 10:49 AM
^and if there isnt, what are you gonna do about it???
Monday, April 26, 2004 11:08 AM

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