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.

Read all about it from The Daily Herald.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 7:57 AM
Someone should share with the reporter the news about that big red and orange thing built last two years ago...

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 8:19 AM
No kidding. That's pretty funny considering it is probably the most popular coaster there.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 8:40 AM
LOL such a big deal about the coasters taking down the value of their homes and such yet people have failed to notice the new coaster put in 2 years ago lol. funny...
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 9:32 AM
Thrills-o-plenty at SFGAm for 2001.
""DONT FIGHT, IT RIDE IT" THAT BIG RED AND ORANGE THING.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 10:12 AM
I guess i shouldn't even mention that Shockwave is only 170 feet huh?
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 11:13 AM
Red and orange thing? What is that?

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"Legend 1 looks too intense for me."
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 12:08 PM
>Red and orange thing? What is that? >


Raging Bull :)




*** This post was edited by GRL on 11/22/2000. *** *** This post was edited by GRL on 11/22/2000. ***
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 12:14 PM
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)
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 12:23 PM
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. ***
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 12:42 PM
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.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 2:41 PM
I can't wait 2 go 2 S.F.G.A., I have never been there, next year looks GREAT! Finally "Raging Bull"!!!!
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 3:12 PM
Clones, clones, clones. Is SFGAm that desperate that they couldn't build 1 original design? Raging Bull, #2 steel coaster in my opinion.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 5:36 PM
in the newspaper article is says that shockwave is the tallest in the park at 183ft, but i thought that raging bull is 200ft
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 6:07 PM
Why does Six Flags dump all their money in the same parks while other parks have needed new improvements and/or rides for years?
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 6:42 PM
Matt KH...I agree. Magic Mountain and Great America get all the attention. Its a plot I tell you!
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 6:56 PM
Where are the largest markets? That's where they put the money.

Let's not get into the clone thing again. I'm sure 99% of the people who go to that park next year will have never been on an Impulse or Invertigo.

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Jeff (who once again reminds everyone that these are indeed businesses we're talking about here)
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 8:05 PM
I was part of that 99 percent until this year. In fact, I still haven't been on an Invertigo, let alone a super-invertigo.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 9:01 PM
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.

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"DONT FIGHT IT, RIDE IT",,,,RAGING BULL
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Wednesday, November 22, 2000 10:34 PM
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.
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