Six Flags Great America gets OK for new thrill ride
Posted Wednesday, November 22, 2000 7:56 AM | Contributed by Brad SFGA
Six Flags Great America has been granted permission to build what is described to be an Intamin Impulse coaster, similar to the one built last year for Six Flags Ohio. The best part? It sounds like it will be built over water.
Actually,(my thought), I though it was Orange with a purple-Wine colored supports. And by the way, it's RAGING BULL. One of B&M's greatest creations. And 2Hostyl is right, Shockwave is about 170 ft. high with a 155 ft. drop, or somehting close to that. But What I don't get is that they demolish The Sky Whirl, and keep the Whirligig. It makes me confused. But I can't wait until next season, it's gonnna be great. I have never been on any of these types of coasters, so I am very excited. But I also heard lines are bad, and I have had to wait some LONG lines @ Great America Before. So I'll hit these early. 2 for 1. (2 coasters for the year 01)
Reasoning behind removal of SkyWhirl and relocation of Whirligig? ShyWhirl= Maintenance nightmare, hard to keep up and get parts for it. Whirligig= routine maintenance, common ride in the amusement park industry so its much easier to get parts and take care of it. But on a side note, "I AM GOING TO MISS THE SKY WHIRL"
*** This post was edited by Chitown on 11/22/2000. ***
Why are you all mad? We getting two great coasters next year: One is S:UE the other one is like face off at PKI. Its a fun ride. These coasters are both bigger then the Shockwave. Yeah. So do be mad that the Sky Whirl had to come out, In my oppion I didn't like it that much anyways, But some people do. I don't really care.
Its no different to dump money into parks like SFGAm and SFMM as it is for Cedar Fair to dump most of thier money into Cedar Point compared to thier other parks. Like Jeff said, its where the largest markets are. Still dont know to this day why people complain about clones. If the ride is a success then it only makes sense to put it in other parks. I shouldnt have to travel to SFO to ride an impulse coaster. Now I wont have to.
I guess I'm part of the 99% group. I have never ridden an Impulse coaster, or a "super" invertigo. I am very excited. And about the clone thing-clones aren't bad, they let ridders to expeirience rides that they can't get acess to. Plus, for the invertigo, the seats are designed different, and it's going to be the tallest invertigo. And for SUE, it's just an awesome ride from what I hear. So GA is indeed "doing good" this year.