Shockwave leaving Six Flags Great America, headed elsewhere

Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2002 4:43 AM | Contributed by redman822

Six Flags Great America announced yesterday that Shockwave would be dismantled and sent elsewhere to make room for their 2003 attraction. Shockwave was chosen to take the fall after public outcry forced them reconsider the removal of Whizzer.

According to posts in the CoasterBuzz forums, B&M track has arrived at the park and sits waiting in the employee parking lot. The most popular rumor is that the track is for a flying coaster.

Read more from the Daily Herald.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 4:52 AM

Lets hope Kentucky kingdom gets shockwave.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 4:56 AM
Another intersting point is Susie Storey stating that Shockwave, "...will be taken down and leaving our park, but the attraction will be put up again at another park, though we're not sure where."

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:05 AM
Hehehehehe Have fun SFFT....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:05 AM
I learn something new every day. Whizzer is a wooden coaster! I guess SFGAm has 3 woodies now (4, if you count AE as they do for their coaster count.)
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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:24 AM
Uhhh I thought wizzer was a Schwarzkopf? And where did they get the single file seating thing from?

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:31 AM

Well, to a non-enthusiast, it is single file seating...you can sit one person in front of the other, which is one of the reasons I liked Whizzer and Jumbo Jet. Gets kinda cozy sitting infront (or behind) your significant other.

I am a bit disappointed because I really wanted to ride Shockwave. Guess I'll just have to seek it out in its new location.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:32 AM
Great investigative journalism... "a new roller coaster probably would not be out of the question..."

Just drive to the back of the park, man!

I wonder what SF park has room for Shockwave? Old Indiana (ha ha ha)?

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:33 AM
Looks like they found room at SFAW after all!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:44 AM

"fairly family-friendly"...

Say that a few times fast.

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Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:48 AM
Let's just hope SFGAM dooesn't decide to get cheep on us and use the same queue house for Superman that they used for Shockwave. Tear the whole queue house down and rebuild that area. to make it grand and apealing.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:56 AM
And don't forget tearing out the old carpark concrete under SW.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 6:04 AM

Hello B&M, goodbye S&M!

See ya, Shockwave, give everyone at SFAW our best.

And this just *proves* that a 'Preservation' Con sould be at SFAW. Without SFAW, what would become of all these wonderful rides?

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 6:25 AM

I don't think they can use the Shockwave station. Superman has special loading requirements that would demand having a custom station built.


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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 6:56 AM

So, when should we expect the announcement for Astroworld's new coaster?

...has anything larger than Shockwave ever been moved before? It's no Ultra-Twister.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:03 AM

No, that whole queue will be staying. It has the good rails (unlike the ones that were at Raging Bull and pulled out of the ground easily) That queue has capacity space to handle the large crowds that will be on hand also. It will probably end where the bridge starts, so after that it will all be new. But the current one will stay.

And I think you got your superheroes mixed up BMCOASTER.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:23 AM


Lets hope Kentucky kingdom gets shockwave.

Would they have enough space?

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:35 AM

Come on people... what park is KING of park's coaster rejects?? The Great Escape!! :)

With the exception of their Boomerang, all of their rollercoasters have come from previous parks... because that park didn't want it anymore.

Do they got room? Who knows... probably, but not sure how big a footprint this thing takes... I'm guessing GE because it likes used/rejected rides.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:38 AM

I'm just happy its gone!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYA

On the other hand, it could of been a killer coaster if Morgan got there hands on it...Oh well.....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:38 AM

Can Great Escape install something that tall? I seems to recall strict restrictions on tall attractions.

Moosh - fingers crossed for SFAW

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