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California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:05 pm

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at California's Great America, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

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2005
March 10th, 2005 - Boomerang Bay construction photos - SEE BELOW!

2006
February 22, 2006 - Survivor: The Ride announced

2008
May 17th, 2008 - Firefall Opens
July 27th, 2008 - No new coaster for 2009 as park fails to file permits before deadline

2009
March 10th, 2009 - CGA for sale
August 10th, 2009 - Invertigo gets stuck
December 9th, 2009 - Great America files lawsuit against city of Santa Clara over 49ers stadium

2011
January 27th, 2011 - Invertigo is being removed to "open up other opportunities"
September 19th, 2011 - Cedar Fair agrees to sell park assets to JMA ventures
December 6th, 2011 - Cedar Fair comes to agreement with SF 49ers and will not sell CGA

2012
January 7th, 2012 - Information released on long term lease and parking plans
February 1st, 2012 - Grizzly being retracked during the offseason!
February 14th, 2012 - Could CGA be moving forward with a long rumored GCI woodie?
May 14th, 2012 - Building permits in place for GCI woodie
August 21st, 2012 - Construction pics of the new GCI woodie!
September 12th, 2012 - New Construction Update for Gold Striker!
November 2nd, 2012 - Gold Striker construction from CGA's Facebook page
December 9th, 2012 - Gold Striker construction update

2014
August 25th, 2014 - Confirmation that CGA will be closed on home dates of the SF 49ers
September 30th, 2014 - Halloween Haunt Media Day

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Hey everyone!

The nice PR people at Paramount's Great America sent me some new photos from their latest Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay Beach expansion (slated to open May 7).

More information can be found here: http://www.pgathrills.com/

Here's a taste of what is going on behind the scenes.
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Work continues on Boomerang Lagoon, the new 150,000 gallon heated lagoon.
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Landscaping crews begin to prepare the area surrounding Boomerang Lagoon.
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Concrete walls outline the new 11,000 square foot Boomerang Lagoon. The heated lagoon will run from depths of 0 - 3 feet.
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The slide tower for two new body water slides, Ripsnort Ridge and The Screamin' Wombat, is beginning to take shape.
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The entrance to Castaway Creek (right) will take guests on a 900-foot long journey in inner tubes along a lazy river.
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Crews work on the walls of Castaway Creek, the new 3-foot deep lazy river.
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Work continues on both Castaway Creek (foreground), the park's 900-foot long lazy river, as well as the new filtration building (background).
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An aerial view of Boomerang Bay expansion show excavation of the 150,000 gallon heated lagoon (foreground) while crews continue to work on the new lazy river (background).
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Excavation has begun on the new heated lagoon that will hold 150,000 gallons of water and will offer guests plenty of room to swim, splash and float!
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Postby c0sterfreek » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:39 pm

I cant wait till it opens!


Thanks for the pics.

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Postby Angry_Gumball » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:24 pm

Nice to see some progress with BB. I haven't seen any updates on it for a while.

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:38 pm

Two things...

1. Dude, they have a ride involving a Wombat!!! That rules!

2. Very cool having a zero depth entry lazy river...should improve lines getting in and out!

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Postby Hattuchili » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:44 pm

Great pictures. Thanks for posting .

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Postby socalMAN123 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:29 am

Nice pics. I haven't seen an update on Boomerang Bay for a while! That's awesome that they're making a slide themed to a wombat. WOMBAT"S RULE!
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Paramount's Great America Announces "Survivor: The Ride

Postby robbalvey » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:03 pm

From the PGA website:
http://www.paramountparks.com/GreatAmer ... tem_id=298

WORLD’S FIRST REALITY COASTER, SURVIVOR THE RIDE, TO DEBUT AT PARAMOUNT’S GREAT AMERICA THIS SPRING

SANTA CLARA, California – (Feb. 22, 2006) – Big time Hollywood-style reality thrills await adventurers this spring as Paramount’s Great America unleashes the world’s first reality rollercoaster, SURVIVOR The Ride.

Based on the hit CBS series that returned for its 12th installment on Thursday, Feb. 2, the ride combines the excitement and feel of the show with classic theme park thrills.

The real-life adventure show seen by almost 20 million viewers each season comes to life in an interactive attraction that recreates the rugged SURVIVOR atmosphere. Surrounded by the sounds of tribal music and jungle drums, thrill seekers embark on a journey past fiery 40-foot tall torches, exotic tribal relics and tropical landscaping reflective of previous international SURVIVOR locales. Those brave enough can participate in an endurance immunity challenge as seen on the Emmy award-winning show or relive SURVIVOR moments through memoirs of previous seasons.

And what is SURVIVOR The Ride without competition?

Guests are divided into two tribes and challenged to demonstrate their enthusiasm through tribal chants and ritual dance movements that trigger a collection of native masks to spray water on the losing tribe. Watch as tribes try to outplay and outspray castaways aboard the ride.

The adventure continues as tribes of riders board a giant circular vessel complete with a towering tribal mask looming at its center. Guests sit facing outward and experience a thrilling rocking and spinning motion as the platform swirls along a wave-like track -- all while traversing through rugged terrain and ascending hills as high as five stories tall!

“Paramount’s Great America is thrilled to open the world’s first reality coaster,” says Rod Rankin, senior vice president and general manager of Paramount’s Great America. “The alliance between SURVIVOR, TV’s hottest real-life adventure show, and coaster thrills is the perfect combination for a ride experience unlike any other,” adds Rankin.

With the addition of SURVIVOR The Ride, Paramount’s Great America offers the most roller coasters in Northern California as well as the most rides and the most water rides. The 100-acre theme park is also home to an 11-acre water park and more than a dozen Nickelodeon® characters including SpongeBob SquarePants™ and Dora the Explorer™.
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Postby Wes » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:08 pm

"Reality Coaster" :roll:
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Postby SharkTums » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:11 pm

I hope Dan decides that this is a credit so he has to ride it and get wet!!!

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Postby alpengeist04 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:15 pm

Survivor looks like it'll be a fun ride. I just hope it's as well themed as the first picture. You never know with Paramount. :roll:

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