^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:)
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.***
^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.
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? :)
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.
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.
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.
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