Not THAT unusual for parts of SFoG to flood...low-lying areas and all.
Did get to see SFoT flooded last year, when the park opened the next day, Titan and Giant were...wet. They opened later on in the day. It was a LATER flood that actually took poor ShockWave down - thankfully SFoT recognized the importance of the ride and saved the ride. Did look close for a while there though...
I've often wondered why so many parks (past & present) build next to flood prone rivers. Think back to Coney Island Ohio and the floods that park saw back when they had coasters. Maybe it's the appeal of having a park near a river. I think it helped with access to the park back then as well. Coney Ohio eventually moved it's operation to higher ground in Kings Mill.
I wonder if SFoG ever considered a move to higher ground?
You know swampfoxer, I wonder the same thing, When I used to live in Great Lakes, IL, SFGAm was my home park, and about once every year it would flood. It wasn't big flooding like SFoG, but enough to shut down some of the park. Don't take my word on it though, I havn't been to SFGAm in a long time. I belive the river was the Des Plaines River, not sure. lol All I remember is the news chopper shooting the drains taking in water on the midways.
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