SFGAM(2002)Coaster or not?

Friday, January 25, 2002 12:09 PM
I sure hope that SFGAM gets a new Roller Coaser for 2002 but i know there is a low chance of it happening.  I would really like to see SFGAM get up there in the coaster race to have the most coasters.  Also, have you heard the rumor of Sfgam buying back the tidal wave?  I dont think its going to happen but it would be nice.

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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:19 PM
I wouldnt expect it because nothing is going on at the park
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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:20 PM
did you read the No Coaster Con 2k2 thread?  it lists what SFGA is getting for 2002.  AE Blue will run backwards, the bridge near Deja Vu will re-open, Space Shuttle America is back, some chinese acrobat show will replace the Great Russian Circus and maybe one other thing.  a lot of people want Tidal Wave back, but it ain't gonna happen (no, I don't have proof its just a gut feeling)
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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:21 PM
I don't think we can expect any coasters especially since the park is scheduled to open in 4 months and no construction has been reported.  I guess that Tidal Wave could be put up in that amount of time, but I just can't think where it would fit.  I think that if we can expect anything at SFGAm this year, it would be a thrill ride of some kind in place of the Cajun Cliffhanger and the powerdive but that again seems unlikely because there is a train bridge right between the two, so anyway that's my thought.

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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:22 PM
Coaster Jedi,

Thankz for clearing that up but ure message sounded a little "snotty". NO offense.  But isnt there still some type of chance they will get something at the last minute?

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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:33 PM
What they are trying to say is that it would have been announced at the convention.  Last year was a hectic year for SFGAM, I think they are going to try to get things on track this year.  Especially with DejaVu.  Anyone know how the other models are holding up?  I mean, are they reliable now?
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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:35 PM
Tidal Wave is not coming back...why any of you still wonder about it confuses me.  Parks generally do not remove a ride that wasn't all that popular only to bring it back at a later time.  Your whining about it on here is not going to bring it back any faster either.  Just accept that ride will never be there again--When SFGAm adds a new ride or attraction they want to get potentional guests excited about it so they will have more people visitng.  Returning an old ride would not produce the desired affect.  Besides...I know V2 and Tidal Wave are not at all the same besides not being full circuit--but to most guests they think of them as being very similar.  It really is just NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:45 PM


Patrick K said:
What they are trying to say is that it would have been announced at the convention.  Last year was a hectic year for SFGAM, I think they are going to try to get things on track this year.  Especially with DejaVu.  Anyone know how the other models are holding up?  I mean, are they reliable now?

The Magic Mountain Déjà Vu has been running since 8/25 and up until early January, it had a roll-back between the 2nd spike and the vertical loop. It has been has opened since and been operating without any problems even til' this post. I'm not too sure about the Over Georgia one.

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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:48 PM
SFGAMDIE HARD the train isn't in between Cajun Cliffhanger and Powerdive.   Powerdive and Cajun Cliffhanger are both on the same side of the train.
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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:55 PM
Voss: the reason I may have sounded "snotty" is because there's a whole other thread that says exactly what SFGA will be getting.  all you had to do was do a search and then click on the No Coaster Con 2k2 thread and get the words right from (sort of) SFGA reps instead of starting a whole new topic to discuss what is/was already being discussed and you would have facts instead of whatever dilusions that people put up on the board.  nothing personal, but try a search first if you're looking for facts.

and I really must agree with SFGRAMBoy20.  I never rode TW and, as much as I may want to experience it, I don't understand why (or where) SFGA would re-install it.

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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:57 PM
I dunno. If they brought back Tidal Wave I for one would make the two-hour drive every weekend just to ride it. Heck, I'd even buy a season pass again. SFGAm is my "homepark" but only because CP is not in Illinois.
When I run into people and we get on the subject of coasters, invariably Tidal Wave comes up and, based on what I'VE heard from GP and enthusiasts alike, bringing back Tidal Wave would be a stroke of marketing genius.
People love it, people miss it. That is a fact.
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*** This post was edited by MagnificentPaganGoddess on 1/25/2002. ***

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Friday, January 25, 2002 1:36 PM
MagPagGod, you're absolutely right--bringing Tidal Wave back will have the exact same effect as opening a brand new 'flying coaster'--something Chicagoans and Milwaukeeians(??LOL) have never seen before.  Wait...let me turn on my brain and think again...
No, Tidal Wave really wouldn't do that--guests do not want a recycled coaster, they want and they expect something new.  And as I stated although V2 and TW are not similar...most guests at the park think they are...and I've never heard anyone really complain about TW not being there except for on this site.  And no offense to you, but I'm at that park a lot more than you are, so I would have a better idea.

*** This post was edited by SFGRAMBoy20 on 1/25/2002. ***

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Friday, January 25, 2002 1:45 PM
I don't want to see Tidal Wave back I would rather see something bigger and better.  I never got to ride Tidal Wave when it was here and it doesn't look like much, so I don't know what the big deal is about it.   I would rather see a 4d or a flying coaster in 2003.  As for 2002 and coasters American Eagle backwards is all we are getting this year.
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Friday, January 25, 2002 2:34 PM
at least running AE backwards means that they'll have to at least attempt to have the Blue side running at fairly regular intervals whereas lately the Blue side has been closed more than it has been open.
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Friday, January 25, 2002 4:05 PM
I never said it would have the same effect as opening a new coaster. There is no way that it could. Besides, to the peeps born AFTER 1992, it WOULD be a whole new ride. What about peeps who are just discovering coasters? I like V2 BECAUSE it reminds me of TW. Two totally different rides, but still...

And aren't V2 and Deja Vu basically the same in the GPs eyes? How come no one ever mentions that? 

All I said was that in MY 34 years of life, there has never been a ride at SFGAm that was held so closely in the hearts of all who rode it.  I was going to that park from the first year it opened and I have been there at least once every year since then, so I think I know from where I speak. You probably weren't even BORN when that park opened, SFGRAMBoy. I still miss TW and I always will.

All I was saying was that for ME, PERSONALLY, it would give me more reason to drive over 100 miles to go there. Right now, the only things there I ride are RB, Viper, V2, Whizzer and Eagle. That's it.  

 As far as you being at the park more than I am, well, there's a reason for that. They keep removing rides that I LOVE! Every year the number of things I ride at SFGAm goes DOWN. I am all for progress, but why can't parks just leave well enough alone sometimes?

 Will you feel badly when they take out Whizzer or tear down (torch) Eagle or (God Forbid) take out the Columbia Carousel? I know *I* will and I only go there once or twice a year.

So before you flame me for having an opinion about my #3 (MF #1, Blue Streak #2) favorite coaster of ALL TIME, think a little bit about how you might feel if one of YOUR favorites was gone.

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Friday, January 25, 2002 7:06 PM
Six flags will not be getting a coaster this year, they may be getting a Total Insanity, but that is about it.
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Friday, January 25, 2002 7:16 PM
I'm with M.P.G. here, Tidal Wave was one of my first coasters, I still remember talking my mom into riding it (she thought it was a water ride untill we got on it)  LOL.  Anyways, we're not hoping it comes back for some new fangled thrill, its just one of those rides kindof like the wizzer or demon.  It may be no R.B. or M.F. but its a ride we loved and wished was still around.  Noone can bash me or him for wishing.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and I hope six flags has at least considered it.  It would be a great way to help get SFGAM into the coaster race.
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Friday, January 25, 2002 7:28 PM
I'm not bashing you for WANTING Tidal Wave to come back...but everyone constantly bringing it up it getting old.  I can understand if you liked the ride, and you wish it came back...it just isn't going to happen.
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Friday, January 25, 2002 7:49 PM
But I think something major is happening in 03'. You  all just wait I got a gut feeling.
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Friday, January 25, 2002 8:07 PM
Like I have said in previous threads about Tidal Wave, they should have Santas Village or Kiddieland purchase the ride and install it in their park. Advantages to this are:

1. SFGAm doesnt have to worry about bringing back a coaster.

2. This coaster alone would increase attendance at either Santas Village or Kiddieland.

3. Chicago area coaster enthusiasts could enjoy this Schwarzkopf masterpiece once again close to home(I sure as heck know I would).

THERE!!! Problem solved!!!!!

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