Tribune article featuring SFGAm's New Orleans section

Friday, April 30, 2004 11:29 AM
In the "Friday" section of today's Trib there is a brief article about SFGAm's updates for this season.

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Here's the link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/custom/friday/chi-0404300392apr30,1,4028765.story

I found the article interesting. Particulary that the article stated that the thought of updating the Orleans Place section had been brewing several years. And also that ideas used here were inspired by successful attractions at another park Six Flags owns in New Orleans.

I guess it's only logical, but It never clicked for me that the ideas were "inspired" (copied?) from SFNO.

I plan to visit this weekend. I received an E-mail that said Souvenier Cups purchased this weekend will be filled for free all day (this weekend only - not all season). So we'll see which new rides, if any, will be operating this weekend. *** Edited 4/30/2004 3:32:03 PM UTC by HardRider***

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Friday, April 30, 2004 11:53 AM
"Great America's new section is the park's third themed area expansion in less than 10 years, said Bill Schmiel, Six Flags corporate design director."

OK Mardi Gras and Southwest Territory...what's the third area?

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Friday, April 30, 2004 12:08 PM
DC Superhero City, of Course!
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Friday, April 30, 2004 12:10 PM
Camp Cartoon Network maybe?

I found it odd that they didn't mention that Mardi Gras would not be opening on opening day. Instead they almost make it sound like it will be making it's grand opening Saturday, which most of us know is not the case. Oh well.

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Friday, April 30, 2004 12:11 PM
Seriously, though, I think it's referring to the Cartoon Network area.
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Friday, April 30, 2004 12:12 PM
I'm guessing Camp Cartoon Network which opened in 1998.

I was also surprised to see the reference to SFNO. I think the only new ride SFGAm and SFNO share is the Top Spin.

Also are we sure that none of the new rides will be operating tomorrow? It seems to me that other than Rajin Cajun, the other 4 might be ready.

Mike *** Edited 4/30/2004 4:13:17 PM UTC by Riverview Mike*** *** Edited 4/30/2004 4:14:56 PM UTC by Riverview Mike***

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Friday, April 30, 2004 4:52 PM
Seriously, though, I think it's referring to the Cartoon Network area.
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Friday, April 30, 2004 9:15 PM
They might be talking about the SSA/WC area. When did Space Shuttle America first open, wasn't it '94?
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Friday, April 30, 2004 9:48 PM
Although none of the attractions are the exact same as SFNO's, many of the theme items were sent directly from SFNO or bought by SFNO's entertainment department in downtown New Orleans (which is what they did in the big 2003 expansion).
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Friday, April 30, 2004 10:33 PM

Riverview Mike said:

Also are we sure that none of the new rides will be operating tomorrow? It seems to me that other than Rajin Cajun, the other 4 might be ready.


Last I heard the new area is not expected to be open till May 20th. But The Revolution and Stargate SG-3000 should be open tomorrow.

Carlo *** Edited 5/1/2004 2:33:48 AM UTC by carlo18***

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Friday, April 30, 2004 10:54 PM
We lost our Cartoon Network Superstore at SFoG this year...:(

Guess I'll have to make do with the Aqua Teen shirt and the Harvey Birdman shirt...."Samurai Jill", of course, picked up a Samurai Jack shirt...

...oh, and I think I have a Meatwad patch around here somewhere...."The bun is in your mind"...Yes, dawn, I *do* like the "fast food cartoon guys"...:)

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