Six Flags Great America teases new ride

Posted Monday, January 20, 2003 3:58 AM | Contributed by SFGA2001

Bedecked in red capes, Six Flags Great America PR representatives Susan Storey and Michelle Hoffman played a tape at last weekend's ACE No Coaster Con that tweaks the public relation specialists for downplaying one of the worst-kept secrets in amusement park circles. The park will announce the new coaster Feb. 4 simultaneously in Chicago and Milwaukee.

Read more from The Daily Herald.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 4:05 AM

In the print version of the article, it ran with a photo, which included me.

Also, the print version was a little shorter and did not mention CP...

I will try to get the scan online today and will post a link to it...

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...

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Monday, January 20, 2003 5:11 AM

deja vu worlds tallest and fastest suspended coaster?? whatever.

hey redman what date/section was that in? i mustve missed it... but the paper's still in the recycling, i wanna see this pic youre talkin about.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 5:16 AM

alright its been conformed that opennig day it will be ready at least we hope

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Whats red yellow and blue at SFGAm...???

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Monday, January 20, 2003 5:45 AM

"It's very unique," Storey said. "There's no other ride like it in the Midwest"

If this doesnt confirm its a clone, dont know what will!!!

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Monday, January 20, 2003 5:51 AM
X-Flight, Susan?

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SFGAm: 1)DV 2)V2 3)AE Blue 4)Viper 5)Bull


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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:21 AM

X-flight was made by Vekoma, while Superman is made by B&M, that's probably their justification for that statement.

--Ryan

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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:23 AM
I think they meen its the only B+M flyer in the midwest.

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Favorite B+M's Hulk, Raging Bull, Dueling Dragons (Both), Batman the Ride, Iron Wolf

25 diffrent coasters in 2002
I love IOA

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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:29 AM

The print version DID mention CP redman.

Where are you in the pic?

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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:39 AM
Actually, the article read 'world's tallest and fastest suspended BOOMERANG coaster.' That's justified and narrows the playing field substantially.
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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:53 AM
I doubt the general public gives a rip about the designer/builder. Fact is, this is not the only flying coaster in the midwest...the statement is a bit misleading in my opinion.

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SFGAm: 1)DV 2)V2 3)AE Blue 4)Viper 5)Bull


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Monday, January 20, 2003 7:38 AM

Come-on, Jeff. SFGA can't generate it's enthusiasm on it's own. It's up to you. It's the PR specialists fault no one cares about Superman. Come-ON! Look at these great red capes!! No one in the Midwest would hawk their rides with cheap dialog while wearing cool red capes.

yeeesh. They would do just as good if they just stood up there with tears in their eyes in front of a nobody love's me sign.

Me

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Monday, January 20, 2003 8:23 AM

"Other Six Flags across the county opened or are building similar flying coasters."

Really? I didn't know Gurnee was so big. ;)

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800,000 years in 7 seconds: Time Machine the movie or next S&S creation?

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Monday, January 20, 2003 8:59 AM
While i would pefer something new and unique instead of a clone. I wont complain and im very happy that SFGAM is invetsing this money and in the park and building a new coaster!!!! I havent ridden a flyer yet so im really looking forward to it!!!
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Monday, January 20, 2003 9:03 AM
Ok, here is the link to how the article appeared in my area.

link

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon... *** This post was edited by Jeff on 1/20/2003. ***

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Monday, January 20, 2003 9:47 AM
Well, what suspended coaster is taller and faster than a Deja Vu?
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Monday, January 20, 2003 9:53 AM
Vertical Velocity, Wicked Twister

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SFGAm: 1)DV 2)V2 3)AE Blue 4)Viper 5)Bull


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Monday, January 20, 2003 10:41 AM
Vertical Velocity is not taller than Deja Vu, and Six Flags won't acknowledge WT as a coaster until... ;)

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Superman:The Escape(1997-2002) May he one day fly again.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 10:48 AM
Bob! You did it! You didn't complain, hurrah! :) Hehe, just playin' with you.

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"If two coaster trains almost hit each other, why is it called a near miss and not a near hit?"

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Monday, January 20, 2003 10:55 AM
Hmm. I wonder how Gadv's superman is being prepared for opening day.


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