Superman:UF and Shockwave today

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:22 PM
I went to Great America today after school and got my season pass and parking pass. Then I went in the park information office to get a few park maps and I ended up talking to an older person that worked there about Superman and Bolliger and Mabillard. Evidently Walter was there at media day today, which I missed *dang*. He also stated that it was ok that I missed media day today because there would be another big one in the near future. They wouldn't let anyone go near the enterance of Superman to take pictures so I went out and around the fence. in the parking lot and got some nice shots of the ride. I then looked down that small road that goes to the back of the park and notice some blue and white track and supports. Obviously Shockwave, it was very sad for me. I walked all the way down to where it was, although I don't think guests are allowed back there... But I took some great pictures of all of the track, it had to be the entire ride because it took up a HUGE area. So I got to touch the track for one last time *sigh*. And since it has been left outside of the parks main fence for so long, I highly doubt it's going to be reincarnated anywhere. :( That's my story, and unfortunately I don't own a scanner, but I plan to get on SOON so the pics will be up and I will notify you guys.

------------------
MMM Giant Pretzel @ Great America *drool*

+0
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:33 PM
I forgot to add that The employee definately hinted toward Great America's next coaster as being a B&M coaster.

------------------
MMM Giant Pretzel @ Great America *drool*

+0
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:46 PM
first post: sounds good, makes sense.

second post: me seriously doubt. i mean come on, we just opened one coaster... we're not SFMM here... and even if we were, we wouldn't know anything like that quite yet. if that employee really said that, he was just messin with you.

------------------
"It's like something out of that twilighty show about that zone"
*** This post was edited by JD 4/29/2003 11:47:18 PM ***

+0
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:46 PM
sorry double post my bad

------------------
"It's like something out of that twilighty show about that zone"
*** This post was edited by JD 4/29/2003 11:47:07 PM ***

+0
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:55 PM
Actually, I'm pretty sure SFGAm *would* have a fairly good idea about what the next coaster would be by now. I remember knowing that SFGAm was getting S:UF way back in the summer of 2001. That, and SF Corp has stated that the "big four" will receive attractions every two years. So yeah, in a way, SFGAm *is* SFMM.

-Nate

+0
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:56 PM
Near future could mean 2 or 3 years. But I agree with you, he could have been pulling my leg. He also mentioned the floorless type of coaster a few times, but you never know what to believe, just thought I'd throw it out there ;)

------------------
MMM Giant Pretzel @ Great America *drool*

+0
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:03 PM
Coasterdude318, how did you know about the flying coaster in 2001? good sources, or did you mean 2002?

------------------
MMM Giant Pretzel @ Great America *drool*

+0
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:34 PM
Wow that would mean five BMs in the park thats amazing. If anything is going in its a floorless and I bet it pulls a Goliath and strattles the track of American Eagle somewhere (taking up some of that side parking area) but that is just my educated guess.

------------------
Summer 03-CP, HP, Canobie, SFNE, SFWOA, and SFGAm.

+0
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:21 PM
I do rememeber talking a LONG time ago to an employee at the park about future attractions, and he said they know WAY in advance what they want to get. At the time he was talking about a VR ride. Low and behold, a year and a half later, Space Shuttle America shows up. I am sure they are thinking about 2005 right now, and if I were in charge, I would be looking at a B&M floorless :).
+0
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:02 PM
Yes... definitely a B&M Floorless for 2005 (or a version of their supposed new 4-D that has been discussed in other threads). Something large, smooth, & looping to replace Shockwave would be wonderful.

I think removing the Go-karts & either moving or removing Space Shuttle America would clear enough room for a large B&M, although they might have to sacrifice a few parking spaces in front.

But in the meantime... I saw the news coverage of media day on several Chicago newscasts today. (Superman=Yummy) The pretzel loop looks good enough to eat!

Can't wait for CoasterbuzzCon on May 17th... I'm sending in my check this week.

:-)

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...