SFGAM to Open New Mardi Gras Themed Area

Friday, January 16, 2004 11:43 PM
Channel 5 NBC News just said that Six Flags Great America to open a new Mardi Gras Themed Area which is costing 6 million dollars. More info will be at www.dailyherald.com tomorrow.

Carlo

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:09 AM
I thought I heard that they were going to basically give Orlean's Place a facelift.

Thats probably going to include a couple of the flats in that section.

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:24 AM
where is the article?
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:25 AM
Given the fact that SFGAm already has a New Orleans themed area, I'm sure Chitown is correct in that Orleans Place is simply getting a facelift (in which some of the new rides will fit).

The article, as was said above, will be posted tomorrow.

-Nate

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:30 AM
I didn't see the news so I might be wrong (or the news might not have said anything) but the local nbc news has a segment I believe is called "tomorrow's headlines tonight" where they say what stories the newspapers are working on. This might be where the story came from.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:40 AM
Curious to see if they'll separate the "new" Mardi Gras area from wherever it is that Superman is supposed to reside (Gotham on the parking lot). Or Superman could just keep hanging out in the French Quarter. No shortage of crime, there.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:42 AM
Yes, Jpb that’s were I got the info from. Check tomorrow paper and it will be in there.

Carlo

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:45 AM
Sounds like they have this timed to NCC... Can't wait til GAm gives their presentation tomorrow. It should be fun if they do anything like they did last year with the video for Superman.

Ralph

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 1:02 AM

Olsor said:
Curious to see if they'll separate the "new" Mardi Gras area from wherever it is that Superman is supposed to reside (Gotham on the parking lot).

Superman technically already resides in Orleans Place, though the park did a good job blending the two themes together. I'm sure the "new Mardi Gras" area will simply be a spruced up Orleans Place, and that it will look pretty similar to what it does now. I'm quite sure there won't be any changes to Superman's theming.

As for "Gotham on a parking lot", well, you're mixing up your Superheroes. :)

-Nate

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 1:14 AM
Metropolis! I meant Metropolis! [ducking from comic book afficionados]

I was just wondering if they'd use the opportunity of the theme upgrade to possibly carve out an independent, mini Metropolis-themed area around Superman; like what they did with Batman... without resorting to a full-blown themed section.

Here's hoping they add a replica Pat O'Brien's. Perhaps a "Hurricane"-themed flat? Of course, if Six Flags wanted to be truly authentic, they'd recreate the lovely smell of the French Quarter in the morning, complete with freshly hosed-off sidewalks. *** Edited 1/17/2004 6:16:12 AM UTC by Olsor***

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 9:54 AM
Here is the article...GOOD reading!

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/main_story.asp?intID=38003303

Looking forward to this nice "change" for the park!

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 10:28 AM
Tim Black, The park's NEW general manager?!?

Did I miss something? When did this happen?

d8

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 10:36 AM
"Jester's Wild Ride will rock people back and forth on a makeshift Mardi Gras float"

That kinda sounds like a swinging ship, but the park already has one. Any ideas?

Are any of SFGrAm's older rides being removed? (besides the Ameri-go-round)

Also, notice how many of these rides are named after rides at Jazzland?

And... I was hoping a giant wheel was part of this expansion, would have been a good year for that. *** Edited 1/17/2004 5:17:25 PM UTC by john peck***

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 11:01 AM
Sounds like Jester's Wild Ride could be the Huss Frisbee that is being removed from SFGAdv.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 11:02 AM

john peck said:
"Jester's Wild Ride will rock people back and forth on a makeshift Mardi Gras float"

That kinda sounds like a swinging ship, but the park already has one. Any ideas?

Are any of SFGrAm's older rides being removed?


It sounds like a disco to me. And the only other ride that is being removed that I know of is the A-merry-go-round in County fair. But in the article it says they're moving it to somewhere else in the park.

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 11:12 AM
Way to go SFGAm! Ive allways thought it strange that we had a virtual "themeing no mans land" after you went under the train bridge to the covered bridge that brings you to Gothem/Yankee Harbor. This should fix that and add some rides to an area that is sorely lacking some.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 11:40 AM

Mustang said:
Sounds like Jester's Wild Ride could be the Huss Frisbee that is being removed from SFGAdv.

It's not the Frisbee, because they mentioned the frisbee later in the article, "Revolution"

Jester's Wild Ride sounds like a rocking tug, perhaps?

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 11:51 AM
Hey what's up with SFGAM lifting SFNO's ride names ;)
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:03 PM
It's nothing new Cameraman...SF does that all the time both with flats as well as coasters.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:20 PM
The Frisbee is being named "Revolution"

They said the Ameri-go-round is "being built elsewhere" That doesn't mean it's going back in the park.

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