SFI s new coaster for 08

Saturday, September 1, 2007 3:10 PM
^It's probably because a) they charge so much for the tickets b) they don't add coasters very often i.e. Griffon the first coaster added after Apollo's Chariot and that was in 1999 c) except for one park, they don't have those wood coasters:)
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Saturday, September 1, 2007 3:38 PM
matt.'s avatar ^That's pretty much it. For many SF parks to match the ever so slow pace of Busch coaster building they'd still have to slow down *lots.*

In the time BGW built Alpie, Apollo, and Griffon, SFMM built S:TE, Riddler's, Deja Vu, X, Goliath, Scream, and Tatsu. Correct me if I'm forgetting any.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 4:29 PM
My point is, Busch seems to have the formula working where New Coasters can be built and still have that family atmosphere all in the same package.

Six Flags needs to figure out a way to do this also.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 4:54 PM
matt.'s avatar If they really are building (or rebuilding) a whole slew of coasters this year it looks like they're going to be trying.

I mean how many SF parks have really gone *that* long without a new coaster? I'm sure for some it's been a while (compared to the mid to late 90's a long while) but it's not like SF has been in some sudden coaster drought for ages now. Especially not compared to some other chains. *** Edited 9/1/2007 8:58:50 PM UTC by matt.***

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Sunday, September 2, 2007 4:02 AM

matt. said:


In the time BGW built Alpie, Apollo, and Griffon, SFMM built S:TE, Riddler's, Deja Vu, X, Goliath, Scream, and Tatsu. Correct me if I'm forgetting any.


You forgot Canyon Blaster and Goliath Jr. :)

Though the correction only solidifies your point. BGW built three coasters from 1997 through 2007 whilst SFMM erected nine coasters in that same period.

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Sunday, September 2, 2007 9:31 AM
Goliath Jr. was built in 1971, it was renamed sometime later.

Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers

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Sunday, September 2, 2007 12:05 PM
^ Wrong. It was re-assembled in March of 2001 after having being removed as Wile E. Coyote Coaster and put into storage sometime in the 90's. The ride was rebuilt with new support columns and trains.
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Sunday, September 2, 2007 12:37 PM
Oh, I just looked at the name change on RCDB, but didnt read the rest of the stuff.

Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers

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Sunday, September 2, 2007 6:27 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:


UT is damaged beyond repair at SFA All the other SFAW coasters got scrapped with exception of GL.[/quote

Do you know this for a fact? and who told you, and why are there footer drills in the open spot between skull mtn and Jinx?


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Sunday, September 2, 2007 6:30 PM

coasterguts said:
Can we please not turn this into a BatwingFan is wanting a new coaster for SFA, so let's punch him into submission thread....

Don't forget BFSFA is the one who saw "the mouse track" LOL!

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Sunday, September 2, 2007 8:27 PM
^I think any footer drills you saw are left over from last years Tony Hawk Boom Boom Huck Jam show which was in that area. Besides the half-pipe, they had two ramps for motorcycle jumpers. Previous to that, there was a circus in that area the first year the park was rebranded.
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Sunday, September 2, 2007 9:23 PM
Now I kinda wish FC was still an SF park. They haven't gotten a coaster since 1991, this would have surely been their year.

As it is, I just hope SF starts coming up with some new creations rather than just throwing Tony Hawk's at every park that can fit one.


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Sunday, September 2, 2007 10:02 PM

Intamin Fan said:
^I think any footer drills you saw are left over from last years Tony Hawk Boom Boom Huck Jam show which was in that area. Besides the half-pipe, they had two ramps for motorcycle jumpers. Previous to that, there was a circus in that area the first year the park was rebranded.

Perhaps the footer drills are a new addition for Fright Fest? :)


A day at the park is what you make it!

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Sunday, September 2, 2007 10:11 PM
matt.'s avatar

SuperSteve said:
They haven't gotten a coaster since 1991, this would have surely been their year.

Why this year instead of the year before or the year before?

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Sunday, September 2, 2007 11:59 PM
^Hope, new management, and all that mix. You would have thought that they would have remembered the park seeing as they worked literally 15 feet away from it.
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Monday, September 3, 2007 1:33 AM
^

Looks like they got a coaster in 1993 and 1999 (though this one didn't last too long).

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Monday, September 3, 2007 3:15 AM
Sfgam really is in need of a new Coaster. Superman failed to deliver any lasting appeal. Keep in mind Cedar Fair has surrounded Great America from all sides. Maverick added to the East, Renegade to the North, Patriot to the west. Yet year after year SFGAM added nothing and this year even with just about perfect weather attendance is down. People longing for new Coasters need only drive 5:30 to Cedar Point or King Island. Seven hours to Valleyfair. Just 2:30 to Indiana Beach or The Dells in Wisconsin. Or five hours to Adventureland in Iowa. Number are are showing more and more people from Wisconsin and Illinois are heading in every direction some even passing Great America by on the Way to Maverick and Cedar Point. Acoaster is not an option it's a must have or 2008 will see more attendance losses in Gurnee.
Ronald Witrzek
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Monday, September 3, 2007 8:56 AM
matt.'s avatar ^Do you have sources for any of those numbers? 5, 6, 7 hours is much further then the average family is willing to drive for a regional park of any kind.
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Monday, September 3, 2007 11:12 AM
My family and I have stopped going to SFGAm since it was sold to Priemer (Six Flags Corp. now). We have gone to Cedar point, Michigan's Adventure, Indiana Beach, Kiddieland and Wisconsin Dells. The quality of experiance changed for the worse after Time Warner sold it. Higher prices, lose of the small amount of themeing left at the park, general cleanliness of the park including the staff. Also it was time to try new places and revisit old favorites. It still ends up being cheaper to drive Michigan's Adventure, pay 22.50 to get in with a discount ticket, $10 for parking then a one day ticket at Great America, also you have smaller crowds to deal with. You can say simaliar things other places we go instead, even the 2 day ride and slide is a great deal, but this year the food prices are a bit high at Cedar Point.

As For Busch Gardens, the reason people still go their when they only add a coaster every 3-5 years is it's a Theme Park, not an Amusement park which Six Flags has turned all of theirs into.

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Monday, September 3, 2007 1:05 PM
I go to Busch Garden every year probably because I feel obligated to visit my grandparents every year, but also Busch Gardens has my 1, 3, and 10 favorite steel coaster and Gwazi on a good day in the front has ranked 4th.

Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers

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