Wednesday, September 27, 2000 10:09 PM
Everybody loves their hometown park and SFGAm is mine. When I first came on this board most people on here either have never been there or didnt care enough to talk about it. Fast forward to today, I really love the fact that alot of Ohio natives have made thier first venture to SFGAm and have given it for the most part, high praise. I was getting worried on here in the beginning because if I talked about the coasters at SFGAm , most people on here would go, "O.K. SO WHAT!!!!!". Today, when I talk about them , members would say , Oh yeah, ive been on that and than they would talk about it. I really think this website has made people broaden thier horizons. If I get a chance to visit CP I hope people will welcome me with open arms. Lets be open and enjoy other parks for what they are worth. PEACE!!!!!
"DONT FIGHT IT, RIDE IT",,,,RAGING BULL
Thursday, September 28, 2000 5:10 AM
Given the poor performance that some Six Flags parks have given some of us, it's no surprise that some people were skeptical about Great America. I was pleasantly surprised, and felt that park was in a class by itself among the parks in the chain.
The only thing I wonder about is their ability to handle larger crowds. Do they keep people moving?
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Thursday, September 28, 2000 6:06 AM
I also was very impressed with SixFlags GreatAmerica. In fact, it gave me hope, that maybe the SixFlags Corporation can emulate that ambiance that GreatAmerica has to the other SixFlags parks that badly needs it. Ive been to 5 total Six Flags parks and out of all of them GreatAmerica is the only one I think that has substance and quality.
Thursday, September 28, 2000 6:34 AM
Well, Jeff, SFGAm is no stranger to crowds. During the summers, it gets as crowded as CP does (at least it feels that way). However, the lines consistantly move. Sometimes the lines can get long, but that just because of the sheer volume, not bad workers (for the most part). The thing that I really like is the waits are almost always less than the posted wait times. It's almost as if they factor in delays which may/may not happen. Most summer saturdays, most of the coaster lines will be about 1-1.5 hrs, Shockwave, Demon and Eagle are a little less.
Thursday, September 28, 2000 6:52 AM
That's good... there's a difference between volume and poor capacity. Sure, big parks can be crowded, but if they're moving people quickly, I can put up with it. Nothing bothers me more than a park with light crowds that has long waits.
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Thursday, September 28, 2000 10:16 AM
Haven't been to SFGAM since the drop ride opened, but was totally impressed with the park even back then. Great theming, excellent selection of rides, all the classics still in place(hope they never rip out Whizzer!). Just an awesome all around park, definitely one of my top 5 thrill ride parks(and I won't even go into how well they've maintained the original Marriott park compare to PGA!). Definitely consider yourself lucky Chitown!
Friday, September 29, 2000 5:20 AM
I have always thought that SFGAM was one of the best parks in the chain. Even though SFGAM is my home park, I feel that we have some of the greatest coasters in the world. The first Inverted, Hyper-twister, B&M Standup, and the tallest, most inversioned, largest drop coaster in the world. SFGAM has always installed state of the art thrill rides and have been the leader in that category. SFGAM doesn't like clones, and I don't think next year will be any different.